Learn the Lesson

View Large and fill that 16:9 screen with what its meant to be filled with – panorama love 🙂

A number of lessons I learnt (or re-learnt) on this day 😉 1) A camera lens continue to fog up for a good 15 or 20 minutes if it has been stored in a airconditioned room at 18 degrees then brought out in the QLD winter weather that is 27degrees (yeah thats winter lol) – and that was with only 50% humidity! doh.
2) just because its mud does not mean the oyster shells don't hurt any less when you walk on them in bare feet 😉 3) Damn mozzies in QLD are freakin insane..wear insect repellant fullstop.

I love this tree, its so photogenic, i would walk over oyster shells with no shoes to even photograph it, oh wait… i did that 😉

My last visit to this awesome spot was timed at high tide, see here:
This time it was low tide and I had 40 minutes or so to burn so I took the opportunity to get out on the mud flat and get up close to my favorite tree – rest assured, I will be back for more when the opportunity arises 🙂

I think this is a great example of image that you can take without any special equipment, this was with no filters, no polariser, no bracketed shots – it was simply the right time of day with the right light and right place.

Techie data:
3 shot panorama (probably should have added a few frames for some more overlap – but i was being carried away by mozzies)

D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 19mm- Aperture: f/9.5 and Shutter Speed: 4 seconds
out front – absolutely nothing but gerry madly wiping the lens to get the condensation off it 😉

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or

34 thoughts on “Learn the Lesson

  1. Sorry, I had a little chuckle at your wanting comments to improve your photography, as from where I look, your images are always flawless.
    One of your strengths, apart from your photographic skill is the ability to stay grounded and always strive for improvement..
    Thanks for sharing your images, commentaries and tips 🙂

  2. Ouch, why barefooted? Is it b/c the oyster beds are to delicate, or something of that nature? Forgive my landlocked ignorance. It's a beautiful picture.

  3. Thanks +Alison Christensen , something I learnt very early on in photography is that everyone has different tastes and views on a image none more correct or vaild than the next – as such i feel that anyone can offer constructive views and comments on a image, i actually find my 4 yro gives me great feedback (not all good btw) 🙂
    As for striving for improvement, I am yet to take my best image, I just keep telling myself its gonna be the next one 🙂 (been saying that for awhile now lol )

  4. +Liz S-B thats right awesome place (except for teh mozzies)
    I noticed you have some images from Nudgee beach, i drive past there from time to time when in Brisbane and looking at your shots (which are very tidy) I think I will have to check it out.

  5. +Betty A
    long story 🙂 i had dress shoes on and the mud was a bit too soft and hence I rolled up the trousers and went bare foot, the shells there are a mix of normal ones and some very sharp oyster ones, i don't think they are as delicate as the bottom of my foot. 🙂
    Thankyou for having a look and commenting!

  6. Great shot +Gerard Blacklock and I hear you on the insects up north. I got eaten alive by March Flies whilst taking pics of Walsh's Pyramid up near Cairnes.
    A couple of handy hints for that fogging problem. If you store the lens in a plastic ziplock bag and give it 20min or so to acclimatize will prevent this. Also I use hand warmers (the chemical reaction ones you can buy at camping shops) to prevent this from happening when I take night pics. Just attach it to the lens barrel with a rubber band and it will keep the lens warmer than the dew point. Very handy up in the blue mountains in winter when its not just fog but frost forming on the lens.

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