Despite the cloudy sky I decided to go out and explore he options for photographing an Aurora Australis from a location near home. The outing wasn't a complete success but I was reasonably happy with my first effort. I'll have to keep my eye on the Aurora forecast and refine my night sky technique.
The green and slightly purple tones in the back ground are the Aurora the orange pink colours in front are clouds.
Day seven's offerings are from an afternoon wander around Latrobe, after more than 3 years in the area I found there are still a few places I haven't seen and one of them is the Teddy Sheehan memorial walk, remembering Australia's and Tasmania's contribution to World War conflicts.
I had plans for a photo session on wednesday, my sixth day of break but it didn't happen. So today, day seven I got out early despite the weather being a bit damp, I needed to exercise my body and my eye. So heres my results.
A range of Metamorphic rocks are easily observed on the Mersey River near Latrobe at the Warrawee Reserve.
Deformation of Precambrian rock, resulting in Quartz-Mica Phyllite and Schist and some hornfels probably relating to Tertiary Basalt flows, as well as well worn Quartzite conglomerate boulders from higher up the catchment.
The 4th and 5th days
Day 4 was pretty quite on the camera front, but I made myself stop on the way home from town, to get a couple of shots.
Day 5 I went out with intent, Took a nice bush walk and got some good shots, right up until I got distracted by the rocks.
My second day of break & my boys were playing rugby.
Day three, I took a short geology drive, just scoping out the paleozoic uplift of the Gog Range and Mt Roland, I'll be going in for a closer look later.
What a contrast and I'm not talking about the images above, I'm talking about my anxiety levels. Semester One university exams are done, and its time to spend some time behind the lens instead of the books. I haven't yet found a project as such, but I'm just going to aim to use my camera everyday of the 3 week break before Semester Two.
A June morning in Tasmania and a frost is pretty much a given. The difference today was that I put down my coffee cup, moved away from the woodheater and dressed myself for the outdoors.
I didn't venture far this time, just a quick wander around the front lawn with a macro lens, but maybe this is a project to consider for my break.
Just looking for something to keep me motivated, and give me some ideas to explore once my exams are through.
Gee I'm sounding repetitive, but it's a strategy for getting through the short but crucial part of my semester.
Just a little project to fill in a couple of weeks between semesters, I want to get out of the house, get some exercise and be creative.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born