a shot in the dark

Car fully loaded with kids, dogs, kayaks etc, we were heading south to Currarong for the long weekend.
My daughter mentioned she had an art project on and could we take some photographs, so knowing how full our days would be with walking, kayaking swimming and eating, I thought I would swing by the studio and grab one of those three-legged things that can extend your day by several hours.

Sure enough time was short, you come back from these trips exhausted as you try to cram a summer holiday into a long weekend. Early mornings were booked up by the kayak and that was followed by hikes and swims, so one evening we headed out to see what we could create.
Bringing the tripod was a bonus but the list of things we didn’t bring seemed to grow with each idea we had, no cable release, no timer, no flash etc etc etc.
So armed with a camera, tripod and a torch we managed to have a bit of fun and expand Maiya’s concept of what a camera is and what it does.

Deciding whether a series of shots should be black and white or colour used to be so much easier with the prior commitment of buying film. This series felt like it should be B+W as we were shooting but it is a tough call having to make that decision later as the shots will always have merits in both camps.

trees and stars

trees and stars

storm coming

storm coming

torched grass

torched grass

kw13_1995-copy

boat ramp

boat ramp

kw13_2015-copy

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