I’ve had an inquiry about Mt Franklin, and so last evening I thought I would venture down and see what I could find. After checking out Google Maps I had found 3-4 locations which seemed ideal to capture it in advance. Thanks goodness for Google Maps eh, saves so much time for such things.
Well it turned out to be quite an experience. I arrived an hour before sunset and all the paddocks were lush green. Perfect. And all the while there, while on Porcupine Ridge, from every direction one could hear the Baaaaaaaah of sheep. Lambing is done now and all the new lambs were quite curious as to what I was up to. Otherwise such peacefulness as the sun set last evening. What a great place to live.
Early images proved quite difficult with the glare of the setting sun, which turned out to set much further left of Mt Franklin than I thought, but I have set up a new gallery so as to browse the results – a total of 18 photos so far, might add a few more. To refer to any image in this collection, simply raise the thumbnail scroller, then hover your mouse over the one you wish to refer to, next look to the lower left and you will see the URL and the reference to the photo (e.g. MtFranklin-1.jpg – my favourite so far, #16 is also pretty good). This slideshow is set up to display photos sequentially by date and time taken, so the presentation order will remain the same with multiple viewings.
The idea is to next attempt this at sunrise and then perhaps another time later in the morning around 11 AM to see how the colours vary and which look best. With trips to and from Ballarat this one should be very easy to revisit again and again to capture Mt Franklin in its best possible light. In any event I am happy with the first attempt as it provides an idea of various locations to take the photo from. In time it should be possible to gather 50 or so images into this gallery, from which I will place 4-5 on Red Bubble based on feedback received. Please don’t hesitate to comment below.
So far I think I like the featured image for this posting as it provides a foreground fenceline and tree to add depth to the image. It also provides a nice variation in greens all the way up to Mt. Franklin which is about 1.5 km away from where this photo was taken.
As a tribute to the requester of this image, thanks for the feedback (yes the horse referred to earlier was actually where he was supposed to be), lets turn back to ELO and their 2001 Reunion concert after a 17 year hiatus from playing together live. So good to hear their sound again, as its been a while. It’s always good to have music to listen to while editing photos.