I’ve been going through some of the photos that I took on my trip along the Great Ocean Road back in June. I have three images for you today.
The trip along the Great Ocean Road was fantastic and I got to see many parts that I haven’t seen before, then others that I haven’t seen since I was a child. It is a magical part of the country and having two people in the car that have never seen it before saying “wow” over and over was quite wonderful. Pam and Mike loved it and thought it was special.
Busy day ahead and I considered not doing this post, but thought I would do one briefly. I need your thoughts on something.
Dynamic Range Magazine
We are all set for publishing and should be ready to go in just over a week. It is a nice edition and some of the articles are very close to my heart, in that they are things I love and others that I feel strongly about. I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Will let you all know when it is ready.
I’ve been doing a lot of macro. I have to admit I really enjoy taking the photos, especially with my Lensbaby gear, and I enjoy seeing what I can do to them in post. I mentioned that I was going to set up a page for people to purchase images if they wanted. They are one size and one price. If you are interested take a look here, Macro Flowers.
Blog Posts and Newsletters
I have been doing some research on making my blog more successful and one thing that keeps coming up is newsletters or email. I am just not sure about them. The theory is that people might not read your blog post, but they will read an email.
So, I started wondering about this. I get so many emails from so many different places, I can’t possible read them all. I feel overwhelmed by them sometimes. Especially people who send one nearly every day, seriously. So if I start one will the same thing happen. Just because you send an email, doesn’t mean it will get read.
The question becomes if I started a newsletter who would benefit from it, or would I just be adding to a pile of unread emails?
Do you get sick of the emails? Do you think I should also start an email newsletter? Or would you prefer to just come here and see what I have in the blog posts? Let me know.
Today I am revisiting a trip I did two years ago to Apollo Bay. I do love it there. I am looking forward to going back.
On my other blog today it is all about Monochrome Madness and for it I did an image from Apollo Bay that I took recently on a trip there. I have made it black and white for MM, but I also wanted to put the colour back into it. So I thought I would show the colour version here as well.
I went to Apollo Bay with a new friend Karen and this is one of the places we went to on the first day.
It was such an amazing spot to go. The walk down was good, but the walk back up was a killer. Still it was worth it. The only thing that ruined it was a couple of girls insisting on taking selfies. It is amazing how much people enjoy taking photos of themselves at these things and not really looking at where they are. It was such a beautiful place, but they had their backs to it more.
This is a long exposure, and was several seconds long. I love doing this for waterfalls, though the selfie girls made it very hard.
Recently, I’ve been talking about this quite a bit, car boot photography. It is something that I really enjoy doing, and something I have to thank Moose Peterson for introducing me to.
It is an interesting idea and something that really suits the type of photography that I like to do. So what is it?
I should also explain that in Australia the back part of the car where you put your luggage is called a boot, in other countries it is referred to as a trunk. So basically Car Boot Photography is taking photos from the boot of your car, well sort of.
When I used to go out and take photos I would take everything I needed in one bag, which meant that since I would have to carry the bag, I wouldn’t take too much stuff. The downside to this is if you are out and realise that you could have done with a different lens, then too bad, you don’t have it with you.
I have two Tamrac camera bags, a big one, the Expedition 7x, and a smaller one, the Aero Speed Pack 75. They are both great bags, but one is too big for carrying around all the time, the other too small. So now I take most of my gear in the Expedition 7x, but I also take the Aero Pack. I leave the larger bag with things that I’m not sure I will need in the boot, and take the smaller bag with camera, spare lens and any filters I might need. If I am out taking a photo, then I know I don’t have to go far to get another lens, or something else from the bag.
When I went to the harbour in Apollo Bay, I was using my 24-70mm and then thought it would be nice to use the 80-200mm, but it was in the other bag, so I just went back to the car got it, and then continued taking photos with it. A couple of months ago I would have stood at the harbour and been disappointed that I hadn’t brought it with me.
I think I really like car boot photography, it also means that you take photos that aren’t too far from the car. So driving somewhere, stopping, taking photos, than driving somewhere else. You can’t always get access past a public road, but you can take photos of things from the road. In Australia you can take photos from public areas of private places, as long as you are on public land. I think most of my photography is probably this sort.
Do you do any car boot photography?
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