I can’t believe this is the last post of my 365 day project!! What a year! Thank you to everyone who has looked, liked and commented, it really makes doing these images each day worthwhile. I have learned a lot and I feel I have improved – especially in “seeing” things.
My last post of the project is from our trip today to the Barrington National Park where we walked the Blue Gum Loop Track with John’s Uncle & Aunty from the UK. Fungi is the thing that I like to shoot here, so that is my first image. My second is an image of a bridge handrail with Phil & Dorothy crossing it in the background. I couldn’t walk past the mossy blanket growing on it!
I hope you enjoy my last two images. Next year I am venturing into the world of iPhoneography – a whole new challenge!
I’m pretty sure this will be my last image in the Paterson Flood series. In my home town, this is the Vacy Bridge over the Paterson River. The river beneath is usually barely visible when you drive across it, usually so much lower you would actually need to be walking along the bridge edge to see it. I have been told of previous floods where the water was actually across the road between the Vacy shop and the Vacy Bridge. Scary stuff! I hope I never see that – it would be very damaging to our little town.
John thought of a great spot to catch some photos of the steam train heading out to Paterson. It was on a little dirt road which really only leads up to some homes, and there is a great little wooden bridge. The best thing was, because it’s out in the country, there were no fences to obscure our view! There was only one other photographer there, and one family from up the little road had brought their kids down to see the train. The sound of the train approaching still amazes me at my age!
I got down to Ethan’s level to see what he could see up at Nobby’s. This white brick wall really created a fortress-like atmosphere for the young ones! Anyway, what did I find but a different but interesting frame for the Stockton Bridge. So occasionally, child height does work!
The rail line goes right through the middle of Paterson. So while on the rail theme, I captured a common sight in Paterson of a goods train coming over the bridge. It was just lucky timing that I was near the bridge at the time, trains usually only come through when you’re running late and need to cross the tracks!
Well, this is the same location as yesterday’s post. I thought I would try and capture the detail in the wooden bridge. I have used 5 exposures here, and have had a bit of a play in post processing. I was attempting to convert to B&W, and was mucking around with opacity and came up with this, which I quite like. I love all the different colours in the wood. I would love to know your thoughts, good or bad. Constructive criticism welcome.
This size really doesn’t do the photo justice – I would love to know what size images other photobloggers post, and whether they use a gallery system or not. This is all very new to me, so any advice would be appreciated.
This is our own little haven on the Paterson River in Vacy. Just a 5 minute drive away, this little bridge is a popular swimming spot. I used 3 brackets to create this image, and I’m fairly pleased with the results. There will be more to follow.