State Forest 21st January 2020

  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
  • 2020:01:17 14:59:29
  • 0.006 s (1/160) (1/160)
  • f/9.0
  • 100
  • 2020:01:10 11:04:28
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Shot Notes

This is the Hampton Pine Plantation near Oberon, which sounds like a planet from Star Wars. There has been a good dose of rain in the last week which has helped suppress many of the fires in Australia. Most of the national parks in the Great Dividing Range have been burnt out leaving very few bush campsites open. To get my forest fix I am staying at Millionth Acre which is one of three sites in this state forest outside the fire affected area.

One way I will reduce my carbon footprint this year is to use altitude instead of latitude to avoid the summer heat. I am currently above the height of Snowdon in the UK (the highest mountain in Wales). In 2018 & 2019 I travelled South in the summer and North in the winter to stay in the comfortable zone which increases the number of shooting days I can do and makes #vanlife more enjoyable. This year the fires to the East and dust storms to the West will also affect my trajectory.

My next restock will be in Bathurst after the Elton John gig which sounds like it could cause traffic chaos for days.

This image has been accepted by Shutterstock for Stock Photography and is available for download here.

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