Images of a Big Island

Morning Mist

This image is another one to inspire Jamie Patterson on his next trip to Tasmania!

This is what Christian Fletcher would call a ‘drive-by shooting’. Scenes like this one are very common early in the morning in Tasmania, problem is that finding a place to pull over on the side of the road so you can set your gear up is not that easy!
When I saw this scene I was on a main road with long grass verges which may or may not hide a large ditch. Pull off the road as far as you dare, hope your car doesn’t (A) Get sideswiped by a log truck or (B) Capsize into the ditch!
Mist was dissipating quickly, so quickly put on a telephoto lens, run across the road and squeeeze a couple of exposures at a shutter speed that really is too slow for for hand-held shots. Thankfully there was a fence post that was reasonably clear of blackberries to brace myself against.
I am actually amazed that they came up as good as they did!


6 responses

  1. True North Mark

    That’s a cool image Tim!

    i think it lends itself to a crop taking off the lower darker and less interesting part to just under the right hand diagonal….I reckon it will balance it a bit as well!

    October 10, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    • Yep, I was considering a crop Mark,couldn’t decide exactly where.

      October 10, 2010 at 11:50 pm

  2. Oh, very nice! I will have to have a look at your blog and add you to my blogroll! Great work!

    October 11, 2010 at 12:15 am

  3. I’m always looking for these sorts of morning shots. It is a nice one. I reckon try a std 3:1 crop just above the background trees to where ever it end up on the fence line and see how that comes up.

    October 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

  4. Thanks Andrew, I’ll give both suggestions a crack and see what i come up with!

    October 11, 2010 at 10:23 am

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