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As if I’ve not got enough to do already…

I knew this day would come, but I’m so good at procrastinating that I was hoping to put it off for some time longer. I finally filled my SD card on the camera – ok, that in itself is not an unknown thing, but on my walk this morning with the intent to take loads of pictures, the point was reached where I could take no more. I am usually pretty good and at the end of each month move and/or delete said pictures. Well, I’ve been procrastinating, not wanting to get stuck with this mundane job, that I’ve now got 1100 pictures dating back to November.
Eek!  So along with everything else I now have to sit and do it. Maybe that will teach me something. Well, of course it will, but will I learn from it, probably not this time round. 😉 I did get a few nice pictures. I’ve not had the inclination to go out with the camera, but an odd comment on one of my photos prompted me to get back out. It was the photo not the comment that did this.

So with less chatter, I’ll get another coffee and prepare myself to spend some time at the laptop. IMG_2471
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Have a great weekend 🙂
Jen

Pelverata Falls – the goat track to a photographers paradise.

It was time to take the camera out again for a trip. And I was after any excuse to test out my new camera bag. I had seen this particular satchel in the bag shop ages ago and fell in love with it. Getting a birthday voucher from said shop made the decision easier so I bought my own birthday present. Given the rain we have had lately, a waterfall was suggested and once I make up my mind I am set on making it happen.

After a midnight night and very little sleep on Saturday I rose to an overcast Sunday morning with hints of rain. I hoped not so we could still make the most of our trip to see the waterfall we hadn’t visited since the eldest was still a a baby. After dropping him off at work we headed to our destination. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere – bush, farms, and empty paddocks – we found the turn off. One km to the car park. Easy. And then the moment of truth. 3 hrs return. Not too bad, but we didn’t realise then the state of disrepair the track was in.
Having a drink and a bite to eat we organised cameras and the dog and started off.

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The beginning, just a basic track through the bush. The middle, steep, rocky sections and close to the end, the goat track appears.
We came out of the bush and walked along the edge of the hill. Near vertical on the left side and a lovely vertical drop to our right with the track itself barely more than a for wide. Only enough for one person at a time. And not a dog wandering back and forwards between us all.
There were one or two spots where there was nothing between you and the drop. Scary stuff.
Photo taken by hubby.

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The dog certainly surprised a few people – who expects to see a feisty black dog just wandering around the bush where we were?? – but was otherwise well behaved.

Wen we arrived at the falls themselves we were in for a surprise. They had erected a lookout! Bah. You can’t get decent pictures that way, but the track to the base of the falls and the lower areas had been eroded so they were playing it safe.
However, we decided that we would rather be at the bottom on the rocks.
Hubby found a way to get down and off we went. Clambering over the boulders and being careful of the slimy rocks, we got our pictures spending well over an hour there.

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We looked through each of our pictures doing our own critique. What we liked and what could have worked better. When I first got the camera hubby tried to teach me how to use it. Aside from being stubborn, I wasn’t in the frame to learn. I was happy to do things my way. Fast forward a few years and I am ready to make full use of the camera’s abilities. My camera has several settings for changing either the aperture (light) or shutter speed and I have been playing with those. And apparently getting it wrong most of the time.
Hubby was very patient Sunday night and showed me a few other things to look at. There is a manual mode where I can adjust both plus over or under expose the picture and the camera will show me before I actually press the shutter what it will look like.
This suddenly made so much sense and I am now even more excited to take pictures and test out what I can do. I may be slow at picking things up, but once I get it, I run full speed and maximise my new found knowledge.
Hubby has reignited my passion for my camera.

Photo from hubby.

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Hoping your weekend was fun 🙂
Jennifer

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Sneaky preview

Cows have infiltrated my Box of Photos blog.  If you would like to see what they’re up to, head over here and check it out.  Provided they haven’t eaten the flowers or scared the dog away, there should be some pretty pictures to see.

Hopefully these guys are still there, after all they can’t get away very easily.

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Welcome Monday Morning

What a beautiful sight to wake up to this Monday morning.
Have a great day 🙂

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Jennifer

Spare moments

There is dew on the grass. Untouched and clean.
A kookaburra flies past. Silent and free.
The dog goes nuts as I walk out the door.
The sun is rising, the fog is lifting.
The roses are waiting for their time to shine.
The house is quiet for a few more minutes,
as I sip my morning coffee.

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A little something to keep you going while I work out what I’m doing.
Have a great day 🙂
Jennifer