Going away for two days after 2 years at home

The recent trip to Port Campbell was meant as a way to get out again, but also to experiment with new gear. I did do that with the Tamron lens, and I got to really try out one of the bags, but I had hoped to do some timelapse photography using the new levelling base from 3 Legged Thing.

However, the first day was a beautiful sunny day, and no clouds, while the second had all the clouds but I was exhausted. I know that sounds weird, but when you haven’t been out of your house for months then going out can be tiring. Plus, while I have been doing a lot of work in the garden I am not walk fit. Plus staying out until after sunset and then getting up at 5am the next morning for sunrise was a bit exhausting.

As you can imagine I didn’t get to play as much as I would have liked to. I am glad that I did take a lot of photos with the Tamron 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di III-A VC VXD lens and I did try a few different things.

One thing I tried when I was taking photos in a cove was looking on the sand for found objects, then pointing the camera straight down, zooming in, and clicking. It isn’t something I’ve ever really done before. I like the scientific nature of the photos. The way it spotlights one thing that is sitting on near-perfect sand. It is something I might have to try again.

Here are some photos of that. I’m worried that I might not be able to get out again now with Omicron making its way around the world. There aren’t many cases here in Victoria, but they will go up. It is hard to see them doing another lockdown. People are over them, mind you that doesn’t mean we can’t put ourselves in lockdown and continue doing what we have for the last two years.

Time will tell. Take extra care everyone. Let’s talk soon.

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  1. I admire your close shots from the perfect sand treasure… the detail is so good, it is almost as if one could pick up that stone and hold it in hand. Although I am fully vaccinated and boosted, it seems I can still feel the oppressive atmosphere of the COVID, or its offspring Omicron…hard to distinguish between real or imaginary symptoms. The holidays have always been downers for me, even as a child…but that’s another story. I’m glad you are venturing out of your home, it reminds me that although not in official lock-down, I have not been out of my house for months. Merry Christmas and holiday cheer to you and may your photographic ventures expand. 🙂

    1. Thank you, I loved how perfect the sand was too. Oh yes, with covid, I think everyone is a little unsure. I know that they are saying it is even more contagious, but not as severe if you get it. Who knows, I think it is best to stay safe, and not put yourself at risk. I have a love hate relationship with Christmas, but since becoming an adult it has been better. I had been venturing out a little bit, but think I will be staying closer to home, or making sure I spend time outside and away from lots of people. You take care.

    2. Two days sick in bed is my limit. Doing OK. I’m not cooking anything this year…yay! We ordered a “Christmas Feast” from Bob Evans Restaurant…let Bob do the fixin’ 🙂 I’m the same, ambivalent about xmas. Always, even as a child…it just ain’t what its cracked up to be with all the happy-happy-joy-joy stuff. I always did as much as possible to make it happy when my kids were young, and the real little grandkids. I once did presents for five kids for $25. The oldest was nine, the youngers all under four, so it was possible. Dime store toys, some handmade things, We were always poor as church mice, but we won’t go into that… I just spent two days in bed sick, but I’m better now Hope you have happy holidays and a happy and productive New Year 2022. Did you see my Holly photos? 🙂

    3. That doesn’t sound good, being sick is always terrible. I was sick all day on Christmas eve and it put me behind on all my cooking. I had to get up very early on Chirstmas morning to make up for it. The rice pudding needed time to cool down for a while after it cooked. I think I enjoyed Christmas the most when my girls were small and still believed. It was fun to plan things for them. I hope you are feeling better and Merry Christmas and all that. Take care and we can talk soon.

    4. Bob Evans cooked our holiday feast…and what a good choice that was! The food was delicious, and we still have enough food left over for at at least two more meals. This is one of very few times in my adult cooking life that I have not cooked most if not all of the food. That would be about 60 years give or take a few. I enjoyed the effort much more when my kids were little. Now with Covid resurgent each family had their own workings.
      Btw., thanks for signing on to my blog! 🙂

    5. Left overs are always a good thing, I love them. Good that it was delicious. It is nice to have a break from cooking. I think I worked constantly until we sat down to eat. After eating I had all the dishes and cleaning up to do. Covid has changed a lot of things. We are lucky here, at the moment as the new strain is here, but hasn’t spread a great deal. We will need to be careful though. You’re welcome with the blog. Thank you for visiting mine.

    6. I especially like the photo-spreads of places in the world where I have never been…there are so many places I never went to, and probably won’t now because I am old…and broke.

    7. I have to admit, I like that sort of thing from others too. I will never travel though more through choice rather than anything else.

  2. Great you managed to get away somewhere near even though it was a short one. The images look great, and looks like there were many objects on the sand. Agree with you that cases will probably go up here. Not the best situation at all but the least we can do is try to stay as safe as possible. Take care and best wishes for the year ahead, Leanne.

    1. It was nice, I think when we knew that Omicron was coming we realised it was our best chance to go. I have always looked at the sand but never really photographed it before. Yes, staying safe and healthy is very important. You take care too Mabel and all the best for the year ahead as well. Thank you.

  3. This virus has changes us all and everything else, stay safe, be well, Leanne and have a blessed Christmas. ❤️

    1. It certainly has. I never thought I would see the day that I would be almost too scared to leave my home. I am doing what I have to stay safe, thank you John, and same to you, Merry Christmas.

    1. It is and new lenses, to see what you can do with them. Though borrowing always has the downside of having to give them back. Thank Dorothy.

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