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Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Sat 10 May, 2008 9:52 pm

Did anyone take a photograph of Friday night's Sunset?

I have been in Hobart at a conference and then business in Launceston for the last three days. When I packed on Wednesday night I picked the camera up and put it down three times. I was worried about leaving it in the car all day while I was at the Conference. I didn't want to lug it into the conference either. In the end I left it at home.

Well shot me! Thursday morning's sunrise was simply superb. As I drove through the midlands without a camera I already knew I had made a mistake. Mind you, I would have been late to the conference if I had taken the camera. Thursday night as I drove over the Tasman bridge and looked up the river another superb photo went begging as a glorious golden sunset was reflected in the river.

Then came Friday night. I was heading to Launceston and the sunset was brilliant. Simply awesome. If I had driven past a camera shop I would have purchased a new camera there and then. Nature was just doing this to spite me! How could anyone travel the length of the state and not take a camera. That'll learn ya!

But nature wasn't finished. Saturday mornings sunrise was pretty damn good too. Well never again. The camera will always be the first thing packed from now on.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby tasadam » Sun 11 May, 2008 7:43 am

You mean you actually put your camera DOWN?? :wink: :lol:

I did take a few photos of the sunset over our neighbours house but they're still in the camera, haven't looked at em yet. Don't know if they're a postable quality.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Sun 11 May, 2008 12:07 pm

tasadam wrote:You mean you actually put your camera DOWN?? :wink: :lol:


Yes! Yes, Yes! I deserve to have ridicule and scorn heaped upon me. However, I wasn't to know, I mean a good sunset is a rare enough event, a really spectacular sunset is even rarer, but, and awesome sunset sandwiched between two wonderful sunrises in the space of 24 hours - and me without a camera - that is a *&%$#! conspiracy. ...And two sensational sunsets and three note-worthy sunrises in 48 hours! Its just unbearable! :cry: Sob! How could nature be so cruel! :cry:
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby Son of a Beach » Sun 11 May, 2008 2:07 pm

Even in the middle of the afternoon, as I was driving home from work on Thursday afternoon, I noticed some really bizarre and beautiful cloud formations (heard on the weather the next day that there was some particular cloud phenomenon reported by the BOM). I was considering going back to work to grab the work camera, but didn't. Then I heard that everyone raved about the sunset that night - somehow I didn't see it at all.

The next day was when I saw a most magnificent sunset from the supermarket. But by the time I got home it had mostly gone. :-(
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby Joe » Sun 11 May, 2008 4:54 pm

Dont be too despondent folks...at work we have a term...ABS. unfortunately this forums ridiculously overcompensating swear filter will kill the term a bit...but printing thousands of photos a day you soon get tired of sunsets....so A. B. S. Another. *&%$#!. Sunset.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Sun 11 May, 2008 8:13 pm

taswaterfalls.com wrote:...so A. B. S. Another. {bleeding}. Sunset.


That is a little sad TW, I hope you're not really that jaded. :(

I am only miffed because nature "dared" to put on such an awesome display over two days when I couldn't access my camera (the only two days in the last twelve months when I couldn't reach my camera, *%&#, *$%@#). They were the two best sunsets this autumn, if not this year. Gorgeous even without the three sunrises. I don't think I could ever dismiss a natural display of that magnitude as passé.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby Joe » Sun 11 May, 2008 9:22 pm

oooooooohh come in spinner eh?

Nah that wasn't my point...its not the sunset...its the 5 billion photos of sunsets....bit the same as Shots of Cradle taken over dove lake....everyone has one.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Sun 11 May, 2008 9:35 pm

Sad! Very Sad!

Every snow flake is unique, and uniquely beautiful. No two snow flakes are every the same. Granted, that is a bit hard to appreciate when you are caught in a blizzard.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby Joe » Sun 11 May, 2008 9:45 pm

Cliche != beauty....
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Sun 11 May, 2008 10:02 pm

And "familiarity breeds contempt", (which is itself a bit cliché). I hope you don't think I'm having a personal dig at you, because I'm not. I just think the whole ABS proposition is a little sad! Can any of us really get that familiar with natural beauty?
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby tasadam » Mon 12 May, 2008 9:33 am

OK I did a search and have discovered it was actually Thursday that I took photos.
On Friday I just stood there on my verandah with a glass of wine and watched it - had to put the camera down to pick up glass of wine :wink:

Here is one from Thursday, with a bit of HDR work from a 3 image input.

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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Mon 12 May, 2008 9:47 am

Nice! I am jealous.

A bit more pink than in Hobart. That golden yellow was sitting on the western suburbs and reflected in the river as I drove over the bridge.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby tas-man » Tue 13 May, 2008 10:26 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:Even in the middle of the afternoon, as I was driving home from work on Thursday afternoon, I noticed some really bizarre and beautiful cloud formations (heard on the weather the next day that there was some particular cloud phenomenon reported by the BOM). <SNIP> Then I heard that everyone raved about the sunset that night - somehow I didn't see it at all. <SNIP>:-(


I was out past Exeter last Thursday afternoon and noticed the amazing cloud formations. I stopped on my way home to take this panorama.
Clouds 8-5-08.jpg

A close up detail of one cloud looked a bit like a UFO!
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The sunset later that day was spectacular, but passed quickly. I managed to get this remanant from my verandah at Riverside looking East towards Mt Barrow.
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Re: Where was my camera

Postby Mickeymoo » Thu 15 May, 2008 9:07 pm

Only just noticed this thread :( I was out taking photos on friday evening and it was a great sunset down this way, actually one of the best I'v seen in a while, anyways I thought I'd post a photo I got of it :D just to make you feel that bit worse about missing out on it :twisted:

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Re: Where was my camera

Postby walkinTas » Thu 15 May, 2008 10:17 pm

Thanks Michael - just what I needed :( - great composure 8) . I like Ian's clouds. I tried to find some more information on the BOM report Nik mentioned, but I couldn't find anything. I hope it wasn't a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
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