Adelaide Hills Church

Here is a photo of​ our local area, which shows the St. Paul’s Anglican Church at Montacute, South Australia.

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This building was originally constructed in 1885 ​but was destroyed by bushfire in 1955 and then rebuilt.

The photo was taken with a DJI Air.

Glacier National Park

We were not blessed with the best weather whilst at the park earlier this week. I have managed to salvage some shots – and here are early some early previews.

Buildings of Montana

Here are some early shots of buildings that I have found in the USA state of Montana.

Hopefully I can come up with some better versions of these when I am back at home (this trip has been so hectic).

Jackson Hole – Mormon Row

I have been looking forward to getting back to Mormon Row at Jackson Hole WY for near 20 years for a chance to re-take some of my most cherished shots. The last time that I was here, I was taking photographs on slide film.

After convincing Julie to be up at the crack of dawn and getting out to the area, the weather was not the greatest. There were some rain clouds around and earlier in the morning there had been some lightning around the back of the Tetons.

So, I have resigned to the fact that the photos will be processed in order to rescue them.

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Yosemite Park Photos

We went through the famous US park of Yosemite in CA a few days ago. Unfortunately, I have not had any time for the photo processing as yet, but here is a preview.

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Bodie Photographs

Bodie State Historic Park – California

We spent some time at Bodie in California and it provided some good photographic opportunities. The weather was great and the crowds were low.

Bodie is close to the town of Bridgeport in the Yosemite area. It is easily reached, but the last few kilometres is dirt road in good condition (by Australian standards).

This ghost town was a former large gold mining town that has been abandoned for many years. It was so large at a point in that it had 60 saloons.

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Travel Tripod

As a photographer, I prefer to use a tripod for travel shots – particularly landscapes. For shots taken early in the morning, or late at night, having a solid platform to keep the camera steady for long exposures is a must.

Choosing a tripod can be a quite a personal thing for photographers. Everyone has their favourite style or brand.

I have a number of great tripods of different styles which are solid but mostly are pretty heavy as well as cumbersome.

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Our favourite travel gadget

The one thing that always finds a place in our bag is a compact bluetooth speaker.

We love to have a bit of sound playing in hotel rooms and cruise ship cabins (or balconies). It sets the mood for our holiday. They are also very handy in noisy rooms as we can play white noise to overcome sounds like road or corridor noise. We quite often fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean played through a phone.

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Technology for the plane trip

Well, we have a long plane trip coming up going to San Francisco.

We first have to travel to Sydney (Australia) and then after a layover, head off to the States. According to the trip plans, it is 2 hours to Sydney, 3 more hours on the ground there, and then 13.5 hours up to the California. Add some time in the airport at each end and in total we will be commuting for around 21 hours.

With all of that time to kill, I am going to need some serious tech to get me through.

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