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Outback Stream

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 12 October 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.


During our September wanderings in search of golden canola fields we ventured up to a small town of New Norcia north of Perth. I believe that it is the only monastic town in Australia, founded in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine Monks. The monastery was not the reason for visiting this time around, although we very much enjoyed walking around the town. This place definitely warrants an extended visit in the future.

While walking behind the monastery we discovered a small outback stream which has turned into almost a river after recent rains. I am always fascinated by movement of water in nature and the water swirling around small stone pylons caught my attention immediately. I quickly had a composition in mind with a particular vision for a long exposure in monochrome. The rapid movement of the clouds enhanced this idea even further.

It took a couple of attempts to get the image I wanted. During the first session rain started to fall heavily and we were forced to retreat back to the car. After about 30 minutes it passed and I went back to try again. Weather cooperated the second time and I managed to photograph the scene in the way that I envisioned.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 240 seconds F/16.0 ISO 100 24 mm

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