Coastal Walk

On a nice sunny day Sunday we decided to wake up at 6am and walk 28kms over cliffs and beaches and through bushland. At 7:30am we left Otford station, at the southern end of Royal National Park and started our trek to Bundeena. Here's some photos from along the way:

Enjoying the early morning start.

Enjoying the early morning start.


The morning's progress behind us.

The morning's progress behind us.


I tried taking photos of birds.

I tried taking photos of birds.


They flew away a lot.

They flew away a lot.


Vanessa tried to fly away as well, but in a joking way.

Vanessa tried to fly away as well, but in a joking way.


We had morning tea at the top of a cliff with a waterfall. I drank a fruit box.

We had morning tea at the top of a cliff with a waterfall. I drank a fruit box.


And there were dinosaurs. Then we had to leg it to catch the ferry, so I took no more photos.

And there were dinosaurs. Then we had to leg it to catch the ferry, so I took no more photos.


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Night Photography

I went for a walk on a very chilly night tonight with my camera and tripod. Mainly because my holiday To Do list had "use new tripod more" on it.

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I think I've got a lot to learn about night photography, it's hard to really know what to take photos of. Fortunately because it's expensive to take good night photos they look kind of cool anyway.

Tonight was mainly about making myself take photos at night and become more comfortable with the process of deploying tripod, adjusting the settings and not being scared about muggers. Thus, it was a successful mission. I kept to only well lit streets though, and not only for exposure reasons. I theorised that staying in crowded areas would make me safer, but that didn't stop me from regarding with steely suspicion everyone I crossed paths with. I realised later that these were the same people I was expecting to protect me if I needed it, so later when I was waiting at a crossing I gave a head nod to a guy on a bicycle who pulled up beside me.

I also remembered that if I was mugged while night shooting, my tripod is solid but also lightweight and if wielded with the illusion of competence might be a deterrent.

Besides experience, all I ended up with was some clich├ęd North Adelaide photos. And - see if you can spot it - a thumbs up from a bored bus driver.

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