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.