The story behind my “Sun Kissed Brook” image:
I had held a landscape photography workshop at Tangerine Mountain, Queensland, and as it was such a beautiful day I decided to do some scouting for places for Wildlife Photography Workshops and stumbled across this magnificent babbling brook at Cedar Creek.
As soon as I saw the sun rays peeking through the trees and kissing the water as it tumbled across the rocks and pebbles I knew it would make for a very picturesque landscape scene. Now I don’t usually use my Nikon D7100 for landscape images as it is primarily used for Wildlife and Sports photography however as it was the camera I had on me at the time ……. well you know what they say “The best camera is the one you have with you”
As I said this was to be a scouting expedition aimed at wildlife so I had packed lightly and only had two lenses with me, the Tamron 100-400mm on the camera and an old 55-200mm Nikon kit lens, so it was off with the Tamron and quickly mount the 55-200 to get the widest possible field of view I could with the limited equipment I had at hand.
A quick sizing up of the lighting conditions and with composition in mind I wound the lens out to 55mm and set my aperture to f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/250th, I decided on an ISO setting of 350 as I knew from past experience that this would produce the least amount of noise in my final image due to the lighting conditions.
So as I didn’t want to lose the light and especially the rays, I quickly walked the scene to scope out what the best angle to get the desired photo and composed my shot, focused and fired off the shutter.
As it turned out I was lucky to capture this scene as a massive storm hit literally just seconds after and we had to make a dash for the car, the storm was huge, flooding low lying areas and pushing trees over in its wake.
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