I spent a few happy hours last weekend at the Casterton Street Drags, where I tried out a new (second hand) Panasonic zoom lens, the 45-175mm (90-350mm ff equivalent), which I’ve decided that like using. Here’s the first of many shots from the event.
These days I don’t shoot as often “on the fly” as I once did, but that’s how this photo was taken. Somehow, I like the result – I think has something to do with the dead trees at the right of the watercourse.
If you stand at the gate in the previous post and pivot clockwise, this is the view you’ll see. Where the other photo was coloured and showed off the late-springtime green of the valley, this photo could just have easily have been taken in late summer. That’s one of the reasons I like black and white photography – things can seem ambiguous, and therefore be more broadly representative.
I like the diagonal sweep of the passing road as it is gathered towards the bottom of the hill.