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Ed,Those of you who follow the main thread showing medium format images will have seen the results of my recent trip to photograph Liddell and Bayswater Power Stations in NSW's Hunter Valley. Here are some images showing the 'taking of' some of those shots. They don't quite show the faff and puffing involved in the process! Different conditions and focal lengths needed the tripod to be positioned in different places to get the right foreground/composition, so I kept running up and down a section of road; sometimes I wanted the chimneys to sit in nice gaps in the reeds; other times it was important that the sun sat in the right place in relation to th shoreline; etc.. All shots needed a high tripod position to see over the undergrowth. Lens changes for the main shots (using GFX100S) were frequent, and also physical since they involved removing the camera from a high vantage point, often changing to a different Fotodiox adaptor (depending on whether the lens was a Pentax 645 or 67 lens), re-climbing the ladder, remounting the camera, etc.. Not to mention the trouble of repeatedly moving the tripod when it's extended so much. Oh, and I had the Pentax 645Z on a second tripod with the 67 400mm EDIF lens on it for close-ups too, and that also was set up in a slightly different position - so I had to run to that and back lots of times as the light changed. I must have run and climbed 10 miles over a period of about four hours as a result!
Anyhow, all worth it and most enjoyable.
All images are Copyright 2022 to my friend Dominik Giemza, who accompanied me for some of this mad shoot. My warm thanks to him, both for the pictures and also for his companionable presence. These images are used here with his permission but all rights are reserved.
If anyone wants to see the finished images - perhaps if this is being viewed some time after the original shot postings on the other thread - they can all be seen here:
Liddell and Bayswater Power Stations
Love it, Greg!
Thanks Warren! My wife and I love sitting on the beach at sunset and I find it hard to resist the temptation not to take my camera, but wow the sand gets everywhere if I am not careful.Hmmm...going to have to disagree...there's something to this shot that is really nice Greg, very calm and relaxing composition, execution, and colors. Great job!
I'm with Warren on that one. I would even venture so far as to say that this is probably one of your best images.Hmmm...going to have to disagree...there's something to this shot that is really nice Greg, very calm and relaxing composition, execution, and colors. Great job!
Victor, that will be so much fun and so many interesting things to photograph! I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labor!Greg.... you're charging my batteries!! I'll be in Key West in 10 days for sunrises and sunsets and red wine. I intend to shoot with my Actus and 100s so no FA but I'll give my stoppers a workout.
Great shot.... thanks for posting.