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On Golden Pond

Jonathan Stacey

Perth, Australia

Artist's Description

Another in the “Rainbow” series from Augusta…

As the sun faded way off to the right, the white clouds took on the typical last light orange hues before the sun disappeared behind a thick band of cloud….stunning light !!

Had a fantastic weekend in the South West of WA, a real test of my photography skills…you see, I’ve realised something..!!!.I don’t take day shots !!!…in fact other than to check settings, clean or get my gear ready for a hopeful sunset..my camera does not generally come out in daylight so with only a limited time to spend in the South West and just an endless array of stunning spots to shoot….I was up for a real challenge.

We had mostly rain the first day with the light doing all sorts of strange things….the scenery is amazing with such a varied coastline from stunning beaches and rocky outcrops to monolithic rock formations….all just begging for the right light…but quite literally…it just didn’t happen the way I had planned it…but lets face it…life rarely does !…

So….. time to learn a few NEW techniques and how to cope with thick cloud, rain and strong but very occasional sunlight…coupled with bringing the camera out in daylight !!!!!…a recipe for some fun.

This shot along with all the rainbow series was one of those “Oh So Lucky” moments. It was approaching late afternoon and I was trying to find a suitable spot to set up for the “hopeful” sunset which didn’t happen by the way…we had showers all afternoon and the strong contrast between the heavy rain cloud, showers and glimpses of sunlight made for some wonderful light

This shot was taken at the Blackwood River Estuary, Augusta in the South West of WA, Australia as the rain clouds cleared…..Fantastic..

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm
3.0 Sec Exposure
F/11
ISO 100
Hitech 0.9 & 0.6 ND Filters
Hitech 0.6 ND Grad Filter
Heliopan Polarising Filter

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