|Posted by wolfersphotography on July 11, 2007 at 12:57 AM|
Yep is the middle of winter and its cold down under here in Melbourne (yep, theres snow on them nearby hills) !!
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Thanks to the recent bad weather, we now have had some decent rains and our dams are on the rise.
No need to water the garden any more until next summer !!
(dont worry i use my own water tank anyway)!!
I have to say i prefer it cold and wet as it brings out all the moss and fungi in the forest for me to photograph. It also means there will be no snakes around the forest floor as I regularly go wandering through the bush (off track) to find new things to photograph. I wear gaiters and good boots but im sure my legs would be tasty to prospective snakes (maybe id be a little bit tough n chewy).
The freezing cold days are just awsome to do some frost macro photography and i just love those little frosted ice crystals on flowers and grass (go and see Macro shots) !! I even got one shot (the Autumn leaf) in the Herald Sun newspaper in June 07 for the first frost of the year in Melbourne (I was pretty stoked about that)!!
Winter is great for cloudy days and fog. I love the fog on the mountain tops (especially up on on Mt Donna Buang). I do all my main forest landscapes on cloudy days as it really reduces the contrast levels and minimises dark shadows making water fall and forest floor shots easier to expose correctly.
We have been up to the snow a few times this winter (only on beautiful blue sky days) but i have not done much photography up there as it was too bright in the clear blue skys (its way too contrasty). There will only be a few snow and wombat shots online.
Im hoping to go bush again soon (my Mothers Day pressie was a day by my self in the bush without the kids) so i cant wait to get out there !!
Cheers & see you again soon,