Rock, Wood and Water_Central Victoria

Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 lens Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon 24-105mm f4 L series USM lens Exposure Details 1/8 second @ f5.6 ISO 400

I’ve just returned from a great weekend away. I ran a natural light workshop in and around the town of Chewton, near Castlemaine, in Central Victoria. The weather was bleak with heavy, overcast skies and cold conditions making life difficult for facilitator and participants alike. Fortunately all that was required to turn a potentially uncomfortable experience into one of joy was a positive frame of mind and a measure of physicality in the way we all approached our photography.

Of course the great thing about winter skies, even in the middle of spring, is that they provide lovely, soft lighting and, as a result, lower the Scene Brightness Range (contrast) to a degree that allows for the camera to be able to hold detail from shadow to highlight.

The above image is one of a number that I made late on Saturday afternoon at the rarely running waterfall that cascades down over the spillway from Chewton Lake and flows into Forest Creek. I have visited this lake on possibly 70 occasions over the years. From all those visits this is only the second time I had seen the waterfall flow. As you can imagine it was quite exciting to behold and great fun to photograph. I will post more images from the weekend over coming days.

Adobe Lightroom 2 and Adobe Photoshop CS4 were employed to process and render the original color files into black-and-white.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography
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