Flowing Down Around Bright
When I was first asked to go and run some workshops up in Harrietville for the Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild my first thought was, what me teaching, haha, then I thought, mmm, weekend in Harrietville, only have to run 3 workshops, 6 hours all up, then time to take photos, okay I’m there. I have already said what a fantastic weekend it was and you will hear more specifics about it on the weekend. I did get many opportunities to go out and take photos. I haven’t really had time to go through them all and work on them, but I have done one for you.
On Sunday afternoon, once all the sessions had finished, we drove to Bright and then start up towards Mt Buffalo. On the way up are some waterfalls and at the bottom is this, Lady Bath Falls. It is one of those falls you first see and go, wow.
I went to take photos, my friend Teresa drew, and my other friend Rhonda went for a bit of a hike. We were all happy. I scrabbled over rocks with my gum boots on and tried to protect my camera from slamming into the rocks as I went across them. I found a new use for my tripod, very handy walking stick, stopped me from falling into the water quite a few times.
I did do a HDR image with this using Photomatix, though, I took 5 bracketed shots I only used the first 3. It is hard to stop the water from going completely white. I also found that the image was quite busy. I liked the way you could see where the water went, but the rocks were distracting. I tried to darken the rocks so they would blend in more and let the water stand out. I hope you like that.
I took so many photos of running water on the weekend. I had a ball with it. I am looking forward to finding some time to work on them. I have some more work for the Manchester Unity Building to do, and then off to the bluestone of the DCA tomorrow. It is all happening.