The purpose of this particular trip was that I planned to do some long-exposure night images to capture the Orionid meteor shower with a light-painting of the ubiquitous grass-tree in the foreground. Unfortunately my planning was awry so only managed to get a few shots before the rising sun burnt-out the stars. Alas, no meteors included in the images but I am well-pleased with the resultant grass-tree images.
On the drive to the region we passed through the Geographe Region and a wonderful little ruin near the town of Boyanup. We captured some images of this ruin during the day and determined we would return to “light-paint” the building and its associated trees that night.
Here is the ruin by day
Here is one of the light-paintings from that night.
The following images are all from the Blackwood River Valley – this is a typical scene.
A bold and very vivid splash of color from a very small little bird.
Soft morning light backlights foliage and warms the pasture after a chilly evening.
Grass-trees and southern stars as first light reveals itself.
Grass-trees and southern stars; a light-painting.