My previous attempt to photograph Lake Buninjon, east of the Grampians near Willaura, was thwarted by heavy rain, and I’m not the hardy type. Happily, the next visit yielded good photo opportunities, as the late afternoon midwinter light was very appealing.
Sometimes I don’t feel like going for a walk on the roads close to home, so this track a few kilometres west of Harrow is another favourite, especially after rain when the scent of the native bushland is magnified. This photo, taken after a wintry summer’s day, reminds me of walks taken long ago through dripping pine forests near where I grew up. I was recently reminded of these times when I got in touch with a kindhearted man who gave me art lessons back then, and showed showed me new perspectives on art, life, music and cooking.
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.
Some photos lend themselves to being changed utterly in post editing. This one, taken on a clear late spring day, started life looking quite different to how it ended up after editing with Snapseed app. I thought it suited Dickinson’s writing tone, so added her words to complement it using Pixlr app.
Here’s the original unedited photo taken with Olympus XZ2: