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Marysville Stream

One from a few months back from Marysville, Victoria.

I’ve made a few trips out to Marysville since moving over earlier this year as it’s a beautiful place especially during miserable weather. The waterfalls come alive and the hills are surrounded by fog. Perfect conditions for landscape photography.

This photograph is actually a two shot stitch as I wanted to capture the beauty of the surrounding trees while leaving some space around the foreground rocks. It leaves a lot of empty space but hopefully works okay. While I also used a Canon 5D Mark Ii, Canon 17-40 lens, circular polariser filter and tripod to capture the image.

You might be interested in a recent waterfall photography guide I published on my blog which explores the equipment needed for waterfall photography, compares shutter speeds and how these can affect your image and other bits.


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Tasmanian Landscape

Tasmanian landscape

I’m alive!

Now that I’ve moved to Melbourne I probably won’t get a chance to shoot for a little while so I’m going to try push through some old posts that have sat in drafts for too long.

This is a little stream that runs off Snug Falls. A little cold standing knee deep in water but worth it.

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Tasmania Stream – Daytime Long Exposure Photography

30 sec exposure / F9 /Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 17-40 /  B+W 110 neutral density filter

A nice little running stream found on a recent drive down southern Tasmania.  It’s always nice to stumble across something by complete luck that hasn’t been overly photographed. I spent an hour or so with an umbrella above my head firing photos off without interruption. As this was captured in the middle of the day, it was still quite bright which meant I couldn’t get the exposure times I was after (5-30 seconds). For this reason a B+W 110 neutral density filter was used which allowed me to have a decent daytime long exposure.

In case you haven’t noticed, I recently changed my blog theme over to something a little more developed with photographers in mind. Better? Worse? And have also implemented Commentluv which is a plugin that rewards users who comment by removing the ‘nofollow’ as automatically added by WordPress. This is beneficial to you as it adds a link back to your blog or website which adds value to your Google search ranking. Obviously this can be abused so commenting for the sake of it to get your link out there will be marked as spam as per usual.

Two links that caught my eye this week..

Martin Pot has recently written a great article on understanding shutter speeds. I’ve always wanted to write an article about understanding shutter speeds but am hopeless at explaining things. This article sums it up perfectly with pictures to help guide your understanding. For anyone interested I too have written a small guide on what equipment I recommend for daytime long exposure photography.

And something quite irrelevant to this post, DIYPhotography posted a helpful guide on making a  DIY follow focus unit for your HDSLR on the cheap. I love playing around with video mode on my Canon 5D II, especially changing the focus whilst recording. However have found changing focus without any devices to aid in the smoothness leaves the clip looking quite average at best. I’m now rather tempted to put together something similar to this guide.

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North West Bay River, Tasmania

North West Bay River, Tasmania3 image stitch with a 4 second exposure at f.20

Apologies for the over load of posts lately. Not being able to take photos during exams was painful so I’ve been making the most of my free time.

This is a long exposure photograph captured at the North West Bay River, Tasmania. I was put onto this location by Ben Short who posted a photo from it a few months back. It’s not far from Hobart (25~ minutes) so I’ve been waiting for an overcast and wet day to come along to make a quick dash for it.  Standing, clutching an umbrella above the camera and ankle deep in water, I’m quite happy with how this came out.

Photographed with a Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40 lens and a circular polariser. No neutral density filter were used for this one (no need).