I appreciate this image won’t be everyone’s cup of tea! This is a complex reflection of a cliff face with gums trees growing on it, taken a few weeks ago at Turpins Falls. (The website image looks like it was taken at about the same time of day) The reflection is on a very large pool which in turn is being distorted by ripples from the distant waterfall. I found the patterns literally mesmerising as the late afternoon sun sank lower and the reflections became more vivid 🙂
I’ve had the last week off work and the weather hasn’t been brilliant. On Tuesday, the weather was dark with heavy drizzle and I was inspired by a post on Leanne Cole’s ‘second’ blog to visit a local waterfall. This was taken at Trentham which is one of the highest single drop waterfalls in Victoria at 32 Metres (35ft), taken with both a long and short lens 🙂
I’ve been too busy to really play with the near IR camera but now I have a week off…I found the website for this garden, Alowyn Gardens, in Yarra Glen, and immediately thought of IR for the topiary (I have a BIG weakness for formal gardens!)…so here is the first of a few 🙂 Also my entry for Monochrome Madness, week 29 hosted by Leanne Cole.
It’s early spring here in southern Oz and the weather can be very dramatic! I took this on my way home from work last Tuesday – 5 minutes before the thunder and hail was so bad we had to pull over due to no visibility and localised flash flooding…then I saw this scene 🙂 A little unnerving as new thunder cells to my left and behind me rumbling away, but in front of me this passing cell with HUGE boiling clouds – I felt very small 🙂
At long last I took the plunge and had an old camera converted to near infrared 🙂 It is genre I have long admired and more recently the beautiful work of some fellow bloggers – Infrared Robert, Cybeleshine and Jan Flieger to name but a few. I took my first images on Friday and in the last 36 hours I’ve had a lot of fun and an equal amount of disasters. I thought I would share these two taken from outside our house this morning (not the most exciting scenery!) …I have SO much to learn 🙂 🙂
I haven’t had any time to go out and about with the camera of late and so another macro – this time of a Protea flower and also my entry for the 25th Monochrome Madness Challenge which is diligently curated by Leanne Cole. Do check out the post (published Wednesday mornings AEST). As always I was drawn to the pattern in this beautiful bloom with it’s incredible ‘fluffy’ texture and nature doing what she does best 🙂
On Friday, another visit to my favourite florist (Flowers in a Vase) resulted in me coming home with this beautiful orchid bloom (amongst some other specimens!). I believe it is a genus of the Lady Slipper family (Paphiopedilum). I found it both beautiful and wondrous – the insect falls down into the ‘lip’ and it’s only means of escape is a single ‘ladder’ of hairs which leads directly to the flower’s reproductive parts – amazing! I would love to see what this would look like in UV 🙂
I took this image on my way to work this morning – very cold (-1C) and watched the colour unfold as I was driving. I saw this dam with the wonderful reflections of the (very large) lambs against the increasing fog and warm pre-sunrise light – I had to stop and get out with the camera 🙂