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      Hard to nail down just 3.  There’s so many.

      Maybe:

      Following fast moving targets (birds, aircraft etc)

      Astro with foreground exposure

      Finding features in featureless landscapes

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      Thanks @tersha, @robertapple and @dahliaambrose for the comments.  I took the photo after an overnight camp to get meteor photo’s during the Delta Aquariids shower which peaked on Sunday morning.  Got plenty of those but this simple drone image ended up being one of my favourites.

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      Taken with my old iPhone (5 – I think) off the back of the ferry on the return journey from Alcatraz back to the city.  After visiting the prison and hearing the audio and stories of inmates from that time, I could only imagine those same inmates seeing these gulls and wishing they could fly off too.  A bit cringeworthy perhaps but it told the story of my thoughts at the time.

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      found this very useful tip on Nigel Danson’s YouTube channel to do with masking and more specifically with merging/intersecting masks.  It’s really simple.  You may all be familiar with it but if not, I’m sure it’ll come in handy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HV5cC76zM2E

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      really like this….

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      Thanks for the comments.  Still finding my way with photography so its nice to know some others enjoy some of the things my eye sees.

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      Nice shot Robert.  I miss your corner of the world.  Hope to get back over there soon.

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      Always been fascinated by lightning and we do get to see a lot of it up here where we live in the tropics.  This photo was taken from the relative safety of my back verandah and kinda looked to me like dancing/fighting snakes.  Unsure if I’ve posted this on here before but I though it fit the brief somewhat. Click to enlarge.

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      haha, cheers Robert.  They’re actually not mine, just a couple of randoms that photobombed my shot.  Owners were just out of frame.  As Diane says though, they helped tell a story.

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      Thanks Diane.  I thought so.  Better than just a boring old sunset shot.

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      Thanks Federico

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      Thanks Dahlia

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      Thanks Tersha, appreciate the comments.  As I said to Patrick, good luck trying to select just a few images for printing from your library.

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      Cheers Patrick and thanks for your thoughts.  I don’t envy you on printing your images though.  Trying to determine which photos of yours you’ll print sounds like a daunting prospect.  I’ve seen lots of your work and I have no idea how you’ll cull them down from what must be dozens of print-worthy images to a smaller number for printing.   Good luck!

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      thanks Lenny.  I am interested in the Mat process and have started watching online video’s on how others go about it.  As for the framing,  I hadn’t though of the idea of sourcing them from garage sales etc.  I like it.   Cheers.

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      Hi Anne,

      Sorry its taken so long to reply, I’ve been travelling (to another cold location as it happens – Tasmania).  I think my camera and lens are good for temperatures down to around -10c and from memory, on that morning it would have only been around -6c to -8c so I may have just been lucky. I will keep your experience in mind if I find myself back at those temperatures though. Thanks for the comment about the photo.  It was certainly a fun time taking it.

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      Hi Dahlia,  unfortunately (warning: excuses incoming), conditions on that night were pretty awful.  Cloudless sky but really humid with a heavy dew and a really dirty sky from seasonal burnoffs in the area.  Had to keep stopping the intervalometer to wipe the lens it was so damp.  Managed a few shots of meteors but they were certainly nothing to write home about. haha.

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      Hi Sharon, thanks for the comments and good pick up about the sky behind the tree.  I actually didn’t do much to this as it is a jpeg from a drone which reduced my options somewhat.  I didn’t replace the sky but I did use a circular gradient mask over the tree just to highlight it a little (a little too much maybe).  I should have merged that mask with another (maybe luminosity) so that the sky behind wasn’t affected.  Silly oversight on my part and good pick up on yours.  Thanks for pointing it out.

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      Thanks Federico.  Despite the difficulty breathing at the time, I certainly enjoyed taking it.  haha.

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      Thanks Dahlia,  yes….many other photos of many many peaks.  My photo taking became the excuse for our group to take the breaks they so desperately wanted.  So rather than being an annoyance, they actually looked forward to me yelling “photo”.  But then, the EBC trek is just one big postcard from start to finish.  It really is the most photogenic place.

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