160227, Orroral Homestead
Last night I headed out to the Orroral Homestead about 60km south of Canberra. There in the middle of a field is a Homestead from the days of Stock Stations originally purchased in 1837 by William Herbert. (Click here to read more about Orroral) This homestead is not from 1837. I have just purchased my first off camera flashes and a few other goodies and wanted to try them out. With my new kit I was able to fire the flashes and camera remotely from a distance. This gave me the opportunity to move around the site while adjusting settings without having to walk back to the camera each time. I already know what would make my life easier if I do more of these shoots so I will start saving my pennies for them.
This shot that I ended up with is of the Orroral Homestead with stars and the light of Canberra in the background. It was shot as a series of photos that had me moving flashes about the area in an attempt to be creative. It came out not too bad for a first try and so here it is. Its shot over a series of 9 or so photos. Next time I will make sure the weather is better as some of the clouds that were floating by ruined some of the stars in the background. Lessons learned for next time. Best viewed full screen by clicking on the image twice.
Orroral Homestead, 50km south of Canberra
Orroral Homestead again!
After a bit of critiquing I have corrected a few issues with the image, see if you can spot the difference. Which do you prefer? Leave a comment and tell me which one you like and why.
Lovely image Jeremy. I like the first one with the darkened window. Is somehow more light and shade and more evocative. I love the textures you have captured on the walls and roof. The level of stars and light is quite balanced too. This image brought back memories of some of those magic places around the ACT and the rural history there. xxx
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