Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Capertee Valley NSW Australia
Just got back from Capertee Valley. The widest valley in the world. Yah. I was planning to shoot the stars but too cloudy tonight. Oh well next time. This was my third time shooting this location and I'm still not happy with the photos that I've got.
The first time I was there was afternoon, the light is okay but not spectacular and there was not a single cloud in the sky. I was in awe of the size of the valley but photography wise it was just a snapshot. Usually with good landscape you need good light which mean sunrise or sunset.
The second time I was there was around 9am, it is still magnificent view but the light was too harsh and I took a few snapshots. This time I drove two and half hours to get to this location. Initially I was planning to shoot some stars spot and maybe experiment with stars trail. Unfortunately with my current camera, I can't really do long exposure because of the camera limitation. Also tonight there was too many clouds around, so no stars spot but I know where the location to shoot it now. There was no light pollution around there and it great for astrophotography but just the distance from where I live makes the trip difficult.
You can't have everything go well in outdoor/landscape photography and especially astrophotography. But that the challenges we must overcome to get the shot that is truly memorable.