36 Hours, 5 Locations, 3 People : Part 1

May 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

An off the cuff question from a friend turned into a weekend jaunt to the sunshine coast as three of us set out early on Saturday morning for what ended up being 5 locations in 36 hours!

Our initial plan had been to shoot the following locations….

  • Cedar creek [Saturday am]
  • Glass house mountains [Saturday pm]
  • Dickie beach [Sunday am]
  • Buderim forest [Sunday am/pm]
  • Nudgee beach [Sunday pm]


Rolling no more

Rolling no more
Canon 5D, 17-40L @ 40mm, f22, 8 sec

We arrived at Cedar creek in bright sunny conditions, but as luck would have it the cloud cover soon rolled in. The conditions became too good to walk away from with the high clouds diffusing the light beautifully and water running at a good level, so instead of spending the forecasted 3 or 4 hours at the location, we made the call to stay on and shoot most of the day.

IMG_3156Go with the flow”
Canon 5D, 17-40L @ 29mm, f22, 2.5 sec

The low light point of the shoot came when reviewing shots, and finding that something had gone haywire with my polariser, leaving just about every image I shot (I had the polariser fitted almost permanently to help reduce reflections and saturate colours) had come out very flat and with a strange brown/orange cast which I have had a terrible time trying to deal with. I’ve only managed to salvage a couple of shots it would seem. I guess that makes for a good excuse to return though!

Canon 5D, 100mm , f32, 1 sec

Coming up in part II, we rearrange our schedule to meet the conditions and encounter a brief moment of truly wild light.



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