A few weeks back I was all organized to do a landscape photography clinic at the Pinnacles with a school group as part of their outdoor Ed course. Unfortunately the day it was to happen was one of heat and high winds and with the Black Saturday fires still burning the government placed a blanket ban on all school camps state wide.
Originally the clinic was to be held on Phillip Island so I did the conscientious thing and drove all the way down there staying overnight to get a sunset and sunrise and scope out locations properly. When this fell through we re-organised a bay location so I spent another afternoon evening scouting locations and ended up at MT Eliza, Pelican Point being my favorite spot.
I’ve now been on two field trips and on top of that spent 20+ hours writing a nine page handout and prepared a 130 page powerpoint presentation on the assurance that the photography clinic would be re-scheduled. My thanks for all this effort has been to have my phone and email messages ignored when I’ve tried to reschedule the date of the clinic. The fact he doesn’t even have the common decency to even let me know whats happening I find appalling, even if this was just to say we’ll do it next year.
Still I loved every minute of my two field trips and got some shots I’m really happy with. Just disappointed that my efforts and fee have come to naught.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D mkII
Lens: EF 15mm fisheye
Shutter Speed: 1/60th sec
Exposure Compensation: +2/3rds stop
When: 7:28pm on 11/3/09
For other shots in this genre check out my Melbourne/ Urban Landscapes gallery.
$30 a month of photography related profits go to the Wilderness Society