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South Australia & Victoria

Portland Sunrise, originally uploaded by BrendanDavey.

Over the past week or so I’ve been travelling the great ocean road, many days were a wash out, but there were a few nice mornings where I managed to be up for some great sunrises.

Portland and Lorne were two towns where I grabbed some great pics, over the comming weeks I’ll upload a few to the store, and this time around I managed to shoot a lot in landscape, rather than portrait.

The attached picture is from Portland.

Mayfield Moonlight

I’m currently in the process of creating a Blurb book, and I’ve decided to use this image as the last one in the book.

This image was taken about 9 months ago at Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve, just south of Swansea.

It was taken at night with moonlight and campfire glow and it’s a 30 second exposure. It’s quite grainy and I’m not sure how well it will print above 8×10″. If the results are good I guess I’ll add it to the store. Because of the moonlight and campfine glow I think this looks great as a sepia.

Tessallated Drama

4:19 Soundly asleep.
4:20 Abruptly awoken by alarm.
4:35 Start driving to Eaglehawk Neck for sunrise.
6:00 Arrive at the tessellated pavement, setup equipment.
6:10 Start shooting sunrise.
8:00 Depart.
9:10 Arrive at work.

End result, grumpy, tired and frustrated with nothing more to show than a couple of sepia shots. Why? For some unknown reason all the shots turned out extremely red. From some reason I’m still yet to explain or replicate my new hi-tech filters caused the sky to turn red, resulting in nothing more than b/w usable images. *sigh*

Planet Snow

Planet Snow, originally uploaded by BrendanDavey.

I decided to head out again this afternoon and take some more snow picture, after the last filter disaster.

Winter this year has been really good in Tasmania. There was so much more snow than normal, in some places they had cut through 2 meters of snow to uncover the road.

The new hi-tech filters I purchased are working great. This shot was taken with my 16-35L. I really wish I had a full frame body…. soon maybe… 

I’ve added this picture to the store, in A3 and A2 format.

Mayfield Sunrise

This shot was taken at the Mayfield Bay Coastal Reserve, just south of Swansea on the Tasmanian East Coast.

The outlook from this beach stretches around to The Frecinet National Park.

This shot was taken direct from the Camera with no tripod or filtering. The shot was taken on a 40D Canon Camera. Using the 14bit sensor information I was able to turn this picture into a single shot HDR image.

This image is available for purchase in A3 format from the shop link.

Purple Rain

Bellerive beach is located just across the river from Hobart (pictured in the background), it has fantastic rock formations which when combined with the sunset resulted in a wonderful variety of colors and textures.

This is a HDR image created from 3 individual shots, exposure times were long and all shots used a Cokin ND graduated filter. This filters is synonymous with creating wonderful purple skies.

This picture is avaliable for purchase from the shop link.

Fossil Rock Lookout

Fossil Rock is located in Pirates Bay on the Tasman Peninsula.

This shot was taken late afternoon just prior to sunset, the exposure length was quite long, in the order of seconds, a ND graduated filter was also used.

The water was very violent that afternoon which resulted in white swirls and a deep aquamarine color in the water.

I have added this picture to the shop in A3 format should you wish to purchase a copy.