Phase One Tour Day 3 23/2/13

I Slept in the car at Hellfire bay car park and boy did it rain all night even had a lot of lightning and thunder but with the rain as heavy as it was I had no chance of getting any lightning shots.

Anyway I drove around to Thistle Cove to see if I could get a nice sunrise shoot but had no luck there as it was very grey and dull I then headed for Frenchman’s Peak and for about a minute I got an amazing light show

as you can see by the two images below. both 2 image stitches with the 28mm lens. while running around like a mad man I ended up putting a stick into my big toe but soldiered on and got the shots.

Still cant believe that I could pull detail out of the shadows while shooting directly at the sun with no filters!!!!!!! What a camera!

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After the morning shoot I headed out to the sand dunes just west of Esperance town and along the way stopped at a tree plantation. I have added a 100% crop of the shot with no sharpening so you can see the Phase at work below, This time taken with the 80mm

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I got stuck down a sand dune and after taking a good 6 run up’s I finally got out of the sand dunes and headed to Bremer Bay  at a place called Reef Beach, boy did I scratch the shit out of the car along this track!!!!

A very bumpy 40 min drive later I made it to Reef beach with about an hour and a half before sunset which is lucky because it took me an hour to dig myself out of the beach after getting the old tyre pressure wrong!!! Idiot!

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After the hour upper body work out I finally made it!!!  Here are a few shots from the sunset at Reef Beach

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Some clown had to walk on the dune!!  F14 ISO35 28mm 1.5sec.  You can see the sand mobile off to the right.

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F14 ISO35 80mm

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Same stats as above.

Day 4 to follow soon……

Enjoy.

~ by Cleggy on March 25, 2013.

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