Some photos of NE NSW

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Some photos of NE NSW

Postby phan_TOM » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 12:26 pm

My plans to go bush this weekend to explore the rainforest and photograph some local waterfalls have been thwarted by the tail end of ex-Cyclone Marcia as it lingers on our doorstep. I've been trying to study for the upcoming weeks lectures at uni instead & as always this has turned into a case of major procrastination, mainly looking through my topo maps, at internet trip reports and through my photo folder...

There are some okay ones in there so I thought I may as well share some of my recent shots for those who are also trapped inside and/or needing an excuse to avoid something more important. Hopefully we can get our outdoor fix soon (or just harden up and go for a walk in the rain, which I will be doing this arvo!)

Another Yuraygir trip, in the rain, which was as good as always with no-one else on the track due to the weather, a night at a quiet campsite right on the hind-dune and a chance to test my new (second hand) Osprey pack. It carried well enough with the 12 or so kg I loaded it with but I don't think I would like to carry much more with it and I'd rate it's upper limit at 15kg as there was visible strain in some of the stitching and seams.

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On the return leg to the car there were literally thousands of these spiders all through the bush and blocking the track, a shock seeing as there were none on my way in. In some sections there were several per metre which took the relaxing out of what is usually a relaxing walk, having to concentrate on not bumping into one instead of plodding along enjoying the scenery. I was only partially successful, stepping out onto the road at the end with sticky white and yellow web on my arms, clothes and head. I used a stick to clear a path for myself, trying not to completely destroy the webs but clearing one or two strands instead so that I could squeeze past. This was also only partially successful as after a couple of hours I was becoming tired and careless and managed to bump into several fat spiders followed up with some funky dancing and swearing :oops: The joy of walking by oneself and not having the shame of someone's laughter!

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Postby phan_TOM » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 12:27 pm

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Next few are taken from local day trips, mainly of the beach, clouds and a sunrise or two etc

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Postby phan_TOM » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 12:28 pm

A summer sunset taken at the beach on a hazy afternoon thick with a rich smelling sea mist

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Some random attempts at spider macros. Made even harder when the jumping spider you are trying to photograph keeps jumping onto the front element of your lens!

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More shots from another week down at Yuraygir, taken a bit further south than the first set

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The last 3 shots, of a storm cell that passed across the coastline and then stalled out over the ocean. It was lit up by the setting sun and slowly fading away to darkness through nearly every colour in the spectrum.

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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby cams » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 6:32 pm

Great shots as always Tom.
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby eggs » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 7:44 pm

Brilliant shots
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby walkon » Sun 22 Feb, 2015 8:01 pm

Top pics across a broad spectrum mate.

I love a good cloud shot & the spiders eyes, well they look great in a creepy way.
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby ofuros » Mon 23 Feb, 2015 2:47 am

I'm drawn to the brooding bad weather shots. :wink: ....great pics.
Mountains view are good for my soul...& getting to them is good for my waistline !
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby iandsmith » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 5:04 pm

Indeed, some lovely stuff there. Personally thought a little editing wouldn't have gone astray though. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 20 Mar, 2015 5:19 pm

Amazing photos through the wonders of nature. Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby phan_TOM » Sat 21 Mar, 2015 10:25 am

Thanks all, I appreciate the positive feedback. I've been managing to get out often enough for my current favourites folder to fill up so I'll post another bunch when I find the time.

iandsmith wrote:Indeed, some lovely stuff there. Personally thought a little editing wouldn't have gone astray though. Keep up the good work.


Thanks Ian. I'm curious to know what sort of processing you'd like to see, Feel free to elaborate :)
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Re: Some photos of NE NSW

Postby weighty walker » Mon 20 Apr, 2015 10:11 am

WOW!!!! havent been on for a while and look at these amazing photos, thanks for sharing :D
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