Rolling Hills | Mt Mee

A lovely sunset on Friday evening from Settlement Road at the top of Mount Mee.  

I took Friday off to take the family to the local show (helps to avoid crowds with young kids), we spent the morning there and then decided to take a drive up the mountain to check out the views.  

I had been searching for rolling hills and went in search of them in the local landscape, this particular location on Mt Mee is only a 30 minute drive from home and the scenery changes dramatically.  It was peaceful at the top, in the fresh mountain air watching the sun set in the west, I think the kids had a good time exploring the fence line and the country roads.

Nikon D610 | Tamron 24-70 F2.8 @ 70mm | 1/50sec | F8 | ISO200 | 13 shots stitched in LRCC and shot using a Nodal Ninja NN5

Mornington, VIC

One of the perks of my work is I get to travel a little bit, this week I found myself on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Since it is the middle of summer sun down isn’t until really late, 8:37 to be precise, I made my way down to the bathing sheds at Mornington to take a few photos. 

I found my location and set up the camera on my tripod with a wireless remote and took a few test shots to get exposure and focus. The sky was completely blown out so I added a 3 stop soft graduated filter diagonally over the sun to darken the sky (the sun is still blown). I like to use hyper focal focusing when doing landscape shots, this is where you set focus so that most of the frame is in focus. Using an app on my phone I key in the focal length and the aperture that I wish to use and it determines where I need to manually set the focus ring, in this case it is focused at 1m which makes this particular set up easy to remember.

Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-12mm | 13mm | 1/25sec | F8 | ISO100 | 3 stop soft grad filter over sky