the TBDO… (Tony Birthday Day Off)
Well today is my birthday and having it this time of the year is great as I have never gone to school or worked on thanks to Australia Day and occassions where the long w/e public holiday don’t favour me I take it off anyway.
I was planning to do a chopper flight over the coast here this morning as a special little treat but it is currently very overcast despite the hot forecast for the day…so I may have to do it later on or another day this week.
So in a bit of contrast I’ll post a shot I have been holding onto for a while. I love this shot for a few reasons, planning, the event, and the fact I got it right !
This from a spot where the creek only flows in earnest after big rainfall events which only occur 1-2 times a year. I forecast one of these and camped there whilst 120mm fell overnight – just the right amount to enable me still to just be able to access this spot, yet it still be in this spledour. So it was an unreal seeing the event unfold and then the gorge be transformed into a new type of magical place. With it still pouring with rain I hid under an ancient rock overhang that has been used for shelter for thousands of years. I shot this on my 6×17 and it was really a hard exposure in difficult conditions to try and get right and I feel very happy with this result.
‘under the ledge’ – Fuji G617, Velvia 50.