Blackwood River Valley Region and Geographe Region – Australia’s South West

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

Boyanup Ruin 2AM-112251Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. © Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Boyanup Ruin 2AM-112251
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Boyanup Ruin 2AM-112258_7D

Boyanup Ruin 2AM-112258
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Here is one of the light-paintings from that night.

Boyanup Ruin Lightpainting 2AM-29856_30D

Boyanup Ruin Lightpainting 2AM-29856
Canon 30D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The following images are all from the Blackwood River Valley – this is a typical scene.

Rural Scene 2AM-113052Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Rural Scene 2AM-113052
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A bold and very vivid splash of color from a very small little bird.

Splendid Fairy-wren 2AM-30032Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens.© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Splendid Fairy-wren 2AM-30032
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Soft morning light backlights foliage and warms the pasture after a chilly evening.

Morning Grass 2AM-29905Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Morning Grass 2AM-29905
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Grass-trees and southern stars as first light reveals itself.

Grass Tree Lightpainting 2AM-112328_7D

Grass Tree Lightpainting 2AM-112328
Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Grass-trees and southern stars; a light-painting.

Grass Tree Lightpainting 2AM-112325_7D

Grass Tree Lightpainting 2AM-112325
Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

35 images over 35 hours – in the heart o’ Texas

Thirty five hours driving and photographing around Eden (and Brady, Pontontoc, Castell, and Menard), Texas with Ken Zoller.

Although my total trip time was 35 hours, the images in this blog essentially follow the progression of actual shooting time from 11 pm on June 1st through 1 am on June 3rd, though the order of images may not necessarily be strictly as shot.

 

Pontotoc Ruins 2AM-110394
Illuminated entirely by waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens.f5.6 for 46 seconds at ISO 400.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Ruins 2AM-110400
Illuminated entirely by waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 46 seconds at ISO 400.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Ruins 2AM-110391
Illuminated entirely by waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f4 for 30 seconds at ISO 400.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Ruins 2AM-110390
Illuminated entirely by waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 30 seconds at ISO 400.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Rural Dawn 2AM-110403
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 1.6 seconds at ISO 400.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Hay Bales 2AM-110412
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 0.8 seconds at ISO 200.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wild Oats 2AM-110425
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/125 seconds at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wild Oats 2AM-110432
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/200 seconds at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Locust and Thistle 2AM-110423
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/40 second at ISO 500, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Coreopsis 2AM-110452
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/20 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Sunflower and Ladybird Beetle 2AM-110488
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/640 second at ISO 500, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Sunflower and Ladybird Beetle 2AM-110490.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/800 second at ISO 500, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Thistle and Coreopsis 2AM-110455
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/15 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Thistle and Sunflower 2AM-110468
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 1/25 second at ISO 500, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch and Wildflowers and Old Implement 2AM-110546
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/125 second at ISO 200, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch and Wildflowers and Old Implement 2AM-110547
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/125 second at ISO 200, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch and Wildflowers and Old Implement 2AM-110556
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/125 second at ISO 200, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Wire 2AM-110495
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 1/13 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Lake 2AM-110499
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f20 for 1/15 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Sky 2AM-110541
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/200 second at ISO 200, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Fence 2AM-110506
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/60 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Fence 2AM-110507
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/50 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Fence 2AM-110508
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/50 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Yucca 2AM-110503
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f20 for 1/40 second at ISO 400, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Yucca 2AM-110505
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/60 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch Wildflowers and Trees 2AM-110522
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/40 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch Wildflowers and Fence 2AM-110532
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/25 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ranch Wildflowers and Trees panorama
Two-image stitch. Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/30 second at ISO 100, handheld.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Shed 2AM-110573
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/60 second at ISO 100.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Shed 2AM-110588
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 1/13 second at ISO 100.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Pontotoc Ruins 2AM-110605
Light direction by Andrew McInnes (exterior light painting by Andrew McInnes, interior light painting by Ken Zoller).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 20 seconds at ISO 100.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Presidio de San Saba 2AM-110607
Illuminated entirely by waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 30 seconds at ISO 200.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Presidio de San Saba 2AM-110622
Light direction by Andrew McInnes – interior light painting by Andrew McInnes, exterior walls light painting by Ken Zoller.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 8 seconds at ISO 640.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Presidio de San Saba 2AM-110624
Light by Andrew McInnes and waxing gibbous moon (2 days before full moon).
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 8 seconds at ISO 640.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Presidio de San Saba 2AM-110625
Waxing gibbous moon.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.6 for 8 seconds at ISO 640.
Copyright © Andrew McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

 

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