I can’t believe it is almost to the end of the month and I made it. Well almost. I still have lots of photos left, so might even see about posting more in December. Perhaps a Christmas theme, or not. Anyway on with today.
This is a very grainy image I took at Malmsbury. I had been too Harcourt for the Masters and was very kindly given some accommodation for the night. I stayed with Shirley, and her husband, who is a Reservoir keeper and she took me on a walk to look at the reservoir. I didn’t have my tripod with me, so I had limited chances to get any good photos. The sun was going down, so I put the ISO way up and got some very grainy, but interesting images.
The one above I took, and thought it looked good in the camera, and I think it still does. I have to say, though that the image is pretty much how it was taken. I tried to change the curves, but it didn’t work. Sometimes you just have to leave an image alone. This is one of those rare times where I can’t think of how to make the image better. That’s not to say I think it is a fantastic image, I just think it works best as it is now.
This old railway bridge was also part of the walk that Shirley took me on. It was built around 1870 and is still used today. Trains going to and from Bendigo to Melbourne use it. We looked up the train timetable and I was going to go out in the morning to get some photos of a train going over it, but when I woke up it was all fog. I decided that I should wait and go up another weekend, which I must organise.
It is funny how you don’t see anything when you travel on the same roads all the time, you have seen it all, but if you turn off and go in a different direction, or seek an alternative way to your destination how a whole new world can open up. Of course, you also have to be prepared to stop and get the camera out as well.
The weekend is upon us again. It is raining here in Melbourne. I have to get my breakfast and get ready. Metropolitan Track Championships are on today, with countries tomorrow. I have to go take lots and lot of photos and see if I can make any money. Time to work.