I am now back home after a hectic period of travelling during March. There were a couple of trips to Wellington to photograph around Wellington quickly followed by one to attend Photobook/NZ. After that I made a couple of trips to Swan Hill in Victoria for the Mallee Routes 2018 exhibition.
We are now easing back into our daily routines and poodlewalks at Encounter Bay. The Easter holidays are a few days away. That means huge crowds in the coastal towns and along the coastal walks.
It is autumn in South Australia. The light has softened, there is now more in the way of morning cloud cover, the winds have eased, and the temperatures are mild (in the mid 20’s C) . It is still very dry, as there has been no rain.
Autumn means that it is now time to move beyond scoping with the digital camera whilst on the morning poodlewalk with Kayla amongst the coastal rocks, and to start to use the film cameras and tripods to photograph the specific locations.
However, it is not just a case of re-discovering the selected locations in the intertidal zone for the large format photography photo sessions. I also need to understand how the selected locations are affected by both the autumn light, the high and low tides and how quickly dusk falls.
Some of the locations that I had previously scoped I will not be able to find; or if I do then they will not be suitable to photograph working with a camera on a tripod:
Some of the selected locations are almost at ground level, and often there is not have sufficient space amongst the granite to be able to set up a tripod. Then it is hand held work–usually with a Rolleiflex medium format camera.