Climbing The Rock again was a pleasing experience. The weather was great, it was pleasing to be able to share the experience with Sue, Faye and Charlie, and we certainly enjoyed the wine which Charlie carried to the top. The views were stunning with views of the snow in the distance. However I was captivated by some dead trees and the colours of the landscape, especially with the canola crops in flower. Enjoy the photos!
Last week we set out to visit Lake Buffalo. As we travelled we went through rain and sun intermittently and wondered what conditions would be like when we arrived. As it turned out, these variable conditions continued. We did however have some wonderful opportunities to capture some promising images. Here's the first one which I have processed in both Lightroom and Photoshop. I'm still learning but appreciating the greater control that Photoshop offers. There will be more photos published in the album as I slowly work through them.
I've really enjoyed the fog, but as with everything in life it loses its charm. While I still enjoy the foggy mornings, now I look to see if the sun is coming out. When the sun comes, it raises my spirits. Here's a photo with the cattle grazing in the paddock next to the cottage.
Over the last weeks we have experienced quite a few foggy mornings. This brings a cold start to the day which on some days has remained as the fog stays and the world seems to close in around you. It can create a mysterious and ethereal sense of space and light. At times like this our view of our world can be magical and bring memories of fictional worlds.
One of the delights of Albury is their Botanic Gardens, especially in Autumn. The variation of colour and light was exquisite. Here are a few memories of the delightful hour I spent there!
This was a magical shoot! It was early morning in the blue hour - the light was great with some fog which set a mystical mood! As I shot I thought about some of the scenes in Lord of the Rings. Is this what Rivendell might have been like?