Drought Busters 2018 – western QLD

These images are from documenting the Drought Busters 2018 hay run to Thargomindah, in western Queensland. It was bloody dry with not a blade of grass to be found, and although good rains have recently fallen, our battling bushies still have a long row to hoe. My movie of the hay run can be found by clicking here or on the “movies” tab on my webpage.

Drought Busters 2AM 0110-0117 stitch
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Cheers 🙂

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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.