Yesterday I took a quick drive out to Mantom Dam. After our recent monsoonal weather, the dam is now full and the dam wall has become a powerful waterfall!
As most of you who follow me on Facebook will know, things have been a bit hectic recently and I have had very little time to get away to take photos. My partner and I decided to grab one night away whilst we could, before the Christmas rush starts! We left Darwin at around 5am, to get to Robin Falls (near Adelaide River, NT) for dawn. We were a little bit late, but turned out to be near perfect timing – we walked along the creek to the falls, arriving when the light was shining perfectly on the rock face. Bad news was,
The skies are starting to get very exciting here in Darwin. Our storm season has set in quite early, and we have already had quite a lot of rain which is unusual for so early in the season.
Professional landscape photographer’s always talk about the “light” in their photos. For me, I agree. To achieve an exceptional landscape photograph, you need to be able to use the light – and wait for the “right” light.
June and July were pretty quiet months for me in terms of getting out and taking photos: not only am I very busy with the tourist season and making stock for markets, but we are also nearing the “biggest” part of our house renovations – the kitchen! We’ve been working hard to get ourselves a working kitchen, and we are still going….. the end is now in sight, so another few weeks and the house should be complete.
A few of you who follow me on Facebook or Flickr will see I’ve had a couple of recent attempts at taking photos of the stars. This was all sparked by me hearing about the Perseid Meteor Shower.
I’ve just bought myself a Canon 1.4x Extender for my 300mm F4L lens, and I thought a trip to Fogg Dam would be the perfect place to test it out – great bird life, lilies, and bugs galore.
Every month I want to start doing a blog post for the “unseen” photos I took that month. I take photos at least five days a week. In wet season, I usually go out everyday, sometimes twice a day! Although I am not as “trigger happy” as I used to be, I still end up with a LOT of photos. Each sunset shoot I probably come back with between 15 and 30 shots. On a longer trip I can take hundreds of shots. I only usually post one photo a day to social media – Facebook, Flickr and G+ – I pick my favourite shot from the day to process and then share online. A lot of photos become archived, and forgotten about, all because…