So far I have:-
1. Tried a hear of water droplet projects (two hot days spent in air conditioned comfort!)
2. Today went to the Den of Nargun solely for photography and it was great!
Basically a friend Brent, and his mate and I all went up the Dargo road talking about cycling and ended up at Den of Nargun looking like major tourists with cameras in hand!! Now I just wanted to get some nice pics, Brent was testing out his macro lens and his friend Sheldon studies Botany and so took a major interest in just about any plant and weed that crossed our path. So we walked for about 3 hours stopping and photographing along the way.
My main test was to try and manage the dark surroundings, I was shooting in RAW but found on my 15-85mm lens, the lowest aperture of 4 was pushed along with slowish shutter speeds and I even at one time bumped up ISO to 500 (and forgot to change it back).
|This is the Den of Nargun, Quite Beautiful really|
|I wanted to get more than the usual bochure style images. There were lots of stalactite type formations on the walls and lots of cobwebs|
|This was sticks and rocks although looks like more of an x-file!|
|This was a really good pathway. It was either flat path, steps, or clamber over rocks!|
|See the path - EXACTLY - I COULDN'T SEE IT EITHER...Just clumsily climb over rocks. The Sign that reads "Den of Nargun 15 minutes" is obviously written for mountain goats or contortionists.....well not me anyways!|
|More paths with lots of greenery and plants and botanists stop more often than my dog on a walk (but for different reasons!)|
|Another reasonably good pathway|
|I got the plant bug and tried some MACRO, buit my 15-85 is not a MACRO specific lens, but can come up with the goods when it has too|
|My favorite image of the day. I was rapt as the eyes were in focus and not just the wings|
|Look everywhere as there is interesting colors and textures everywhere!|
|I tried the very slow shutter speed with no tripod and this effort was ok, SS was 1/10th|
I am excited as I am taking pics at Lakes Entrance over the weekend and then off to Adelaide for more cycling at the Tour Downunder.......will be fantastic.