Water study #2 – Hume Dam, near Albury. It seems a living, breathing, roaring thing. It tumbles and thrashes and spits and howls. We watch in awe, delight, breathless.
Cockatoos… they are everywhere, I know, but still one of my favourite birds. Can’t go past their cheeky attitudes, delicate colours, and that sound! They glide through the air with grace and poise, all the while making a noise like they are tearing a jagged hole right through the sky…
It might look as though the birds are frozen mid-flight, but in fact they hung in the air like this for some time, riding the currents, hanging like unanswered questions in the sky.
Day 202. One of the things I think I’ve learnt along my way here, stumbling into 202 days, is that one bird is an interesting photo, but two birds is the start of a story…
Day 88. A day for looking up. A day for feeling free. A day for circling in the currents, letting yourself go where the world wants you to. A day for knowing how small you are, and that that’s okay, in fact it’s more than okay, it’s wonderful and special and true.
[Big clouds, little birds. I need to look up more. ‘They’ will tell you that the Nikon 35mm f/1.8 is a DX-only lens… don’t listen to them! I don’t actually know who they are, or why ‘they’ would tell you this, but I’m getting sidetracked… this was that, along with the D700… shot in FX mode. Works great. Particularly if you like vignetting!]
Day 36… Back to Doctors Rocks for one more image of the locals. In between rain showers, hail, and a swelling tide… then it all cleared and here I was. And they were here too. Something a little brighter than the last few days!
[I’ve shot from almost this exact spot before – see Day 22 – although at a very different point in the tide. I kind of like the birds just waiting. Taken with the OM-D and the Nikon-mount Samyang 85mm f/1.4. A moment of silence please for my trusty Hoya NDX400 filter – this was almost its last exposure before I cleverly dropped it in the water, chipping a big chunk off it in the process… 😦 ]