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Old May 21, 2012, 11:26 PM   #1
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Last month (April 2012) - I went for a drive on a Saturday, enjoying warm mid autumn (fall) weather here in South Australia. It was a glorious sunny day, and I even went for a swim at the end of the day.

I'm sharing a few of these scenes with you here from that day. We are now nearing the beginning of winter - and I look forward to spring (I don't like winter much - but then again, it's not that miserable here in Adelaide, which has mild Mediterranean-like winters)!

Your comments and feedback would be appreciated. Hope you enjoy.

#1 - Myponga Reservoir. Built in the early 20th century, this stores water the nearby community.

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A ferry coming from Kangaroo Island to the mainland (at Cape Jervis). Kangaroo Island (KI) is one of Australia's larger off-shore islands, and can be seen in the background.

KI is also reputed to be the most expensive Strait of water to cross, per kilometre.

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This photo I like, because (to me at least) it so strongly emphasises the 'land, sea, sky' elements!

The wispy clouds on a deep blue sky really came out well.

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And here is a view of a beach, taken from a cliff overlooking it.

There were a number of people on the beach (also cars are allowed on this beach). Some people fishing, others camping in tents.

Looking forward to your comments, friends.

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G'day, Paul, from "up over"..

You really have a good eye for composition. I like all three shots, but number one makes me want to be there.
I know we all have different tastes, and differing opinions on what constitutes a good photograph. For me, good focus notwithstanding, the three elements I look for are composition, color and contrast. That's why I like number one the best. The shot with the 10-20 Sigma is nice, I need a wide-angle zoom badly.

Thanks for the mini tour, I always enjoy your Australia pics!
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Paul,

Nice to hear from you. This is my kind of photography. Rewarding to study. The small details make the picture. There's something to discover

#1 - the dam building on the upper left hot spot

#2 - the people on the ship

#3 - the motor home - is it?

#4 - the beach arrangement - what is it?

(My wide angle is being looked at by CSC- 10 days now - I miss it)

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Hey Robert!!!

Thanks for your kind post and thoughtful words as always. It is an honour that you write I've got a good eye for composition.

It might be something different between 'Up Over' (aka 'Down Under') counting and you there, but aren't there 4 photos I posted?

Indeed - you're right that we all have different tastes, etc. I agree that those 3 "C"s - composition, colour and contrast are key elements.

Photo number 1 was probably the most time consuming to compose and do a few tweaks post processing.

Glad to share the mini Aussie tour with you (and others).

Best wishes... and hope you might manage to get a wide-angle sometime, my friend!

Paul

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Hi Torgny

It's likewise great to connect here again. Thanks also for your post.

You are a person that understands the 'detail' - and I'm so glad you could pick up on some of the 'small - but interesting' elements in each photo.

#1 - yes, the dam has some functional buildings on it, and a few more nearby.
#2 - Ah yes, in the full resolution photo- I can make out more details of them, even guessing some of them are looking at me?
#3 - Yes, you are exactly right - it's a motorhome!
#4 - I'm not sure you mean, but I am looking down from a cliff to a natural beach. There are no rocks 'arranged' as a break on this beach (some beaches are). There is a road towards the beach, but out of this photo... you can see tire-tracks and vehicles on this beach.

Thanks again! I hope you'll get your wide-angle back soon. What exactly happened to it??

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