Sunday: East Coast Daytrip

by Adam

Here’s a photo of the canteen this morning (still with the decorations from last night).


Constantin, Marius and I departed camp at 8am.

We stopped at the shop to buy food and drinks.


Then headed over the hills, to the East coast.

We stopped on the way.  It was a bit tricky climbing down as the rocks were quite slippery on the wet sections.  So we had to walk very carefully.



The rocks are very beautiful.



_DSC2387I tried out the new “Smooth Reflection” app on my camera.  You can select the type of scene “Twilight Reflection”, “Water Flow”, “Silent”, “Smoke Haze”, “Monotone” or “Custom”, then you can select the smoothing LO, MID or HI, which varies the number of exposures it will take.  So instead of using an ND filter, you can use this!  Here’s the results, usually from 32 shots.





and some self-photos before we continued our journey!


When we arrived there, there was no one else there, but by the time we left, there were about 5 other cars there!  We continued on our journey and passed through Poindimie, towards a camping site.  The East coast is very friendly, everyone you drive past will wave.

We arrived at the camp site, it was very well maintained, with a nice breeze and many trees.




Marius started the fire and prepared the meat.








It was delicious.

After lunch, we took more photos.  Marius and Constantin were taking photos of a blue kingfisher.



I tried, but with only a 75mm lens, I could barely see it, so I took other photos.





and used the smooth reflection app for a few more shots.



Here’s Marius doing macro.


Then we headed back.  It started raining, and I had a nap, then we stopped because the fog rising over the hills looked great.






When we arrived back, it was still very foggy over the hills, so we stopped at the industrial area for some photos of the windmills covered in fog.


But the mosquitos started biting, so we came back to camp.

All of these photos today are JPEGs straight out of camera, because I don’t have time to go through them in Lightroom right now!  I’ll try to update with the previous few weeks worth of photographs and activity, I’ve just been so busy!