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Flinders Ranges. Sth Australia.
Lens: DFA 24-70 Camera: K1.2 Photo Location: Flinders Ranges 
Posted By: Mallee Boy, 05-14-2019, 09:51 PM

A couple of shots from a few days camping in our Flinders Ranges at Edeowie Station.



The camp site. Located on the banks of the dry Brachina Creek amongst these majestic gums (trees for you Nthn hemispherians).

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The desperados...four days of bliss....lots of lies told around the campfire (like all campfires )

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The Lightning Tree....whats left of it after a strike.

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Some astro over the Edeowie pub ruins, built 1830. (great history in these old ruins)...look carefully for two (2) meteor trails.


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Wow, Grant - what a cool series. Looks like you guys were well away from civilization.

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Thanks Jer, about a 5 hour drive north of Adelaide (our capital city) in South Australia and the "gateway" to the Australian outback.....you could drive for several days north of here and only come across a handful of people, very few townships, and see a whole heap of very little. Its a place you use extreme caution in and go well prepared, with a good vehicle (mainly Toyotas out there, a few Nissans...not much else survives), fuel, although the stations (ranches) carry fuel and water, precious water. Get any of those factors wrong and you will more than likely die. Its tough unforgiving country.
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Thanks for sharing, great series and story.

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Hi Mallee Boy...I recently purchased this lens and will be well happy to come close to these images...thanks for posting.
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thanks for looking folks, glad you enjoyed the journey. photomax....I find on the K1.2 all i need is the 24-70 and the Sig 70-200 f2.8 (although I did not take that on this trip, not being weight restricted, I took the heavenly DA* twins of 200 & 300mm).
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
thanks for looking folks, glad you enjoyed the journey. photomax....I find on the K1.2 all i need is the 24-70 and the Sig 70-200 f2.8 (although I did not take that on this trip, not being weight restricted, I took the heavenly DA* twins of 200 & 300mm).
Nice shots.
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Beautiful shots Grant!
Can you share your method for the astro shot?

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Beautiful shots.

I particularly liked the last two.
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Beautiful shots Grant!
Can you share your method for the astro shot?
I am still very much learning about Astro, so what I offer may not necessarily be what is best.
There was another photographer about 20 - 30 metres to the right of my position, we were each trying to 'light paint' (in consultation with each other) and were both getting too much foreground light, so I started shooting off of his light and he mine....and it worked.
Settings I would have to check (I am not near that computer now), but would have been something like f2.8 - f4, iso 800 or 1600 and the time was around 30 seconds. Tripod of course and remote release. The astro setting was activated.
What I am discovering is that taking a shot that you can work with is 50% of getting a good image....the other 50% is in the post processing which I am very much in discovery stage.
There are more on the website. www.scenicrimphotography.com.au
Cheers.

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Beautiful shots.

I particularly liked the last two.
Thankyou. I have printed off the astro ruins shot and will use it in an exhibition in July, prints up really well.
Cheers

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Nice shots.
Thanks Dave

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
I am still very much learning about Astro, so what I offer may not necessarily be what is best.
There was another photographer about 20 - 30 metres to the right of my position, we were each trying to 'light paint' (in consultation with each other) and were both getting too much foreground light, so I started shooting off of his light and he mine....and it worked.
Settings I would have to check (I am not near that computer now), but would have been something like f2.8 - f4, iso 800 or 1600 and the time was around 30 seconds. Tripod of course and remote release. The astro setting was activated.
What I am discovering is that taking a shot that you can work with is 50% of getting a good image....the other 50% is in the post processing which I am very much in discovery stage.
There are more on the website. SCENIC RIM PHOTOGRAPHY - PHOTOGRAPHERS - BOONAH - IPSWICH - BEAUDESERT
Cheers.

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Thankyou. I have printed off the astro ruins shot and will use it in an exhibition in July, prints up really well.
Cheers

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Thanks Dave
Thank you. Very interesting. What were you using to "light paint"?
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Thankyou for your kind words Mark.
Used a small "military style" torch, punches out a fair bit of light, both of us had similar torches. It was only a sweep of light, maybe 1 or 2 seconds, at the beginning of the exposure.
I can confirm the settings as follows:
Astro tracer was activated. Lens: DFA 24-70 @ 24mm. F2.8. ISO 1600. Exposure via Bulb function was 30 seconds and activated using a wireless remote.
Cheers.
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