I walk through the Cataract Gorge almost every day. The one thing that stands out as a characteristic unlike almost any place I have known is that this almost natural basin and the gorges leading in and out have their own micro climate. When this photo was taken the the area had clouds flowing through it not mist as there was a bit of breeze these were clouds drifting down and flowing out. It was quite an eerie sensation…
Having spent the best part of the last six months building a new home and studio it was a pleasure to actually get out and shoot a few frames. Eventhough there was no sun and it drizelled with rain periodically I was surprized (again) at the IQ and depth of colour saturation available from my Xpro1 at ISO3200. This was processed in Luminar which seems to be very good at extracting detail at relitively high ISO’s
In another 28 days that ole moon will rise slap dab in the centre of the bridge but unfortunately it won’t appear as large as this one! Raw image processed in Luminar. The app is very nice to use I feel the noise reduction could be a little stronger and a little better. This was shot at ISO 640 resting on a rail. I havent done a side by side comparrison yet but it seems about the same as LR.
A newly hatched peafowl chick this one looks to be about a week old and is a single chick of a two year old female. Normally peahens will lay anything up to 12 eggs 4 to 6 being the average. So this single chick is a bit unusual its siblings have likely been predated upon by possums or more likely cats.
Fuji Xpro1 ƒ4 1/600 ISO 640 18-55 lens
With a bit of adjustment to the dynamic range settings in camera and careful exposure, the Xpro sensor is capable of wonderful things. It works from darkest shadows to the most delicate tint of the last reflection of the setting sun on the clouds. I am very fortunate to live close to the Cataract Gorge in Launceston and I walk through this wonderful place almost every evening in all weathers and seasons.