Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive – Eidsvold, Queensland, 2018

This photo essay shows a portion of the experience of the 2018 Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive. To watch a short video I made of the 2018 cattle drive, click here.

The second running of this cattle drive occurred 8th-14th  April, 2018.

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So there you go, a sample of the experience.

Cheers 🙂

Gostwyck Chapel, NSW.

When your heavily pregnant wife reckons she wants to go on an overnight camping photo-shoot adventure with you, even though the forecast is 3 degrees C overnight where you are going, then you drive more than 7 hours, arrive after dusk, do a little photographing, climb into the swag, then wake up in the morning and you get this
To top it off, this was a Sunday morning, so the sound of the church organ wafting through the fog and morning light was a lovely addition to the morning.

This is Gostwyck Chapel, near Uralla in the New England Region of NSW.

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Cheers 🙂

Inaugural Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive – Eidsvold, Queensland, 2016

This photo essay shows a portion of the experience of the inaugural Eidsvold Charity Cattle Drive from 2016. To watch a short video I made of the 2016 cattle drive, click here.

The second running of this cattle drive will be run 8th-14th  April, 2018, and I will again be participating.

 

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Cheers 🙂

A few hours in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

On the first day that the National Parks were reopened to the citizens who own them, I drove to the Smoky Mountains to have a few hours in Cades Cove – a truly remarkable location, and a visit I highly recommend.

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I feel so very fortunate to see a family of American Black Bears up close and personal – sort of.

Peek-a-boo 🙂

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Mama bear ascends. Such amazing claws/claw strength!

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Unlike the assorted yahoo’s who observed the scene with me, I did not approach and stand under the tree!

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The fog was very thick when I first arrived. This scene/habitat is very similar to that where I observed the bears.

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Morning light flashes the prairie through the fog.

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This is not a monochrome/black-and-white treatment. Rather, the fog and rain and mist altered the light to what you see here.

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The lovely winding road that leads to Cades Cove follows a stream for a good portion, and this lone tunnel is always intriguing to me. I stopped to take this image on my way out – the fall leaves are beginning to turn on  a show right now!

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Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105MM f/4L lens. f22 for 6 seconds at ISO 800.
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These images are a mere sampling of the wondrous place that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more of my images of the park, swing over to some of my earlier/archived posts:

https://2amphotography.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/a-bloody-cold-shoot-in-the-mountains/
https://2amphotography.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/serenity-in-the-great-smoky-mountains-national-park/

 

Cheers,

Andrew