On a Len Metcalf photography workshop in Kangaroo Valley one of our shoots was at Fitzroy Falls. This was taken along the west rim walk between Paines and Twin Falls lookouts just near Yarrunga Creek. I noticed new leaves shooting from a shrub that were purple and contrasted with the shrubs yellow / green foliage. De-focusing highlighted just the colours rather than the shape of the leaves. Processed in Adobe Lightroom to enhance the colours. See more images here: Portfolio

LENS XF60mmF2.4 R Macro
ISO 200
FOCAL LENGTH 60.0 mm (90.0 mm in 35mm)
EXPOSURE TIME 1/40 Seconds
DATE TAKEN 2016-07-29 at 08:34



In The Bag

Gear, everyone always asks what your shooting with. It only matters when it’s relevant to what you intend to do with your images. It is important to know how to use your equipment, and shoot regularly. As Dorothea Lange said “A Camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera”. All of our resources need to work together to make a photograph that holds interest. Arnold Newman summed it up as “Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it’s own; if it doesn’t, the thing collapses.”

So with that in mind… Continue reading