One Shot, Two Ways

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August 11, 2013 by JesstheMess

Inspired by the unusually warm weather we have been having and this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge theme, One Shot, Two Ways, I headed off on a bit of a photo expedition.  Three children were away celebrating friends birthdays, so Miss Six and I decided to head off to explore the much talked about Nichols Creek (known for its Glow Worms).  She loves an adventure and doesn’t mind meandering along while I take some pics.

On arriving at our destination I was soon reminded how vital preparation is for a photo shoot. I knew that our destination was going to be a great place to practice some slow shutter speed shots amongst the low light and moving water.  Amongst the chaos preparing for kid parties I even remembered to grab the tripod.  I did not, however, check that the camera attachment for the tripod was in the gear bag that I had with me.  My One Shot, Two Ways challenge just got a whole lot harder.

I decided to find rocks to work as tripod replacements.  Finding a place to balance the camera was not easy!  The access steps were a logical start, but that meant that this big ugly branch cut the picture in two.  I would need to explore further.  I gave up on the rocks, instead resorting back to the tripod, and with a bit of balance and ingenuity I managed to get some unobstructed shots of this beautiful cavern.

This weeks lesson was definitely about ‘doing the best with the equipment you have’.  In the future I will be double checking my equipment before heading back to do some more playing up in this beautiful spot.

Leith Valley, Dunedin

As a deer pants for flowing streams

 so pants my soul for you, O God.

Psalm 42:1

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3 thoughts on “One Shot, Two Ways

  1. The Rider says:

    I love your post, thanks!

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