I think this shot highlights how a bright colour can change the whole aspect of a photo. The arrival of the white duck lifted the whole scene. I find it interesting that it has also lifted the white faces on the other birds. The shot has also captured the turmoil of the arrival. ISO 100, 1/500, f7.1, hand held using 75-300 lens.

I think this shot highlights how a bright colour can change the whole aspect of a photo. The arrival of the white duck lifted the whole scene. I find it interesting that it has also lifted the white faces on the other birds. The shot has also captured the turmoil of the arrival. ISO 100, 1/500, f7.1, hand held using 75-300 lens.

This was taken on a very bright day. The shot was taken from slightly below the subject thus I think creating a harder image against the plain sky. ISO 100, 1/160, f11, hand held using 18-70mm lens.

This was taken on a very bright day. The shot was taken from slightly below the subject thus I think creating a harder image against the plain sky. ISO 100, 1/160, f11, hand held using 18-70mm lens.

Of all the shots I took under the tree I like this one the best. I feel the shot has a good balance of light and shadow and the bright clothing lifts the subject (me) from those shadows. Prior to staring this course I would have probably put the subject in the middle of the shot whereas i think this captures a better balance between the subject and that great old tree. ISO 100, 1/125, f9, Tripod with 10 second timer using 18-70mm lens.

Of all the shots I took under the tree I like this one the best. I feel the shot has a good balance of light and shadow and the bright clothing lifts the subject (me) from those shadows. Prior to staring this course I would have probably put the subject in the middle of the shot whereas i think this captures a better balance between the subject and that great old tree. ISO 100, 1/125, f9, Tripod with 10 second timer using 18-70mm lens.

I like this shot as I have managed to catch the gutters overflowing after a downpour. Camera was hand held, on Auto and shot taken at 8.30pm. I think it also captures some good perspective. ISO 400, 1/13, f4.5, using 18-70mm lens.

I like this shot as I have managed to catch the gutters overflowing after a downpour. Camera was hand held, on Auto and shot taken at 8.30pm. I think it also captures some good perspective. ISO 400, 1/13, f4.5, using 18-70mm lens.

Just caught the last of the sun going down behind the neighbors hay shed just after 8.30pm. ISO 200, 1/40, f5.6, hand held.

Just caught the last of the sun going down behind the neighbors hay shed just after 8.30pm. ISO 200, 1/40, f5.6, hand held.

I quite like this shot under the tree. ISO 100, 1/80, f11, Tripod using 18-70mm lens.

I quite like this shot under the tree. ISO 100, 1/80, f11, Tripod using 18-70mm lens.

Another shot under the tree. A bit too much shadow on the subject in this one I think, although the bright colours help lift the subject out of the shadow. ISO 100, 1/100, f10, using Tripod with camera in vertical position, used 18-70mm lens. Shot taken at about midday.

Another shot under the tree. A bit too much shadow on the subject in this one I think, although the bright colours help lift the subject out of the shadow. ISO 100, 1/100, f10, using Tripod with camera in vertical position, used 18-70mm lens. Shot taken at about midday.

This is one of several shots taken with me under a gnarly old tree in our paddock. Difficult to get bright sunlight as the tree has a large canopy. I think maybe being slightly back allows the tree to dominate the picture. ISO 100, 1/80, f9, Tripod with 10 sec timer, using 18-70mm lens.

This is one of several shots taken with me under a gnarly old tree in our paddock. Difficult to get bright sunlight as the tree has a large canopy. I think maybe being slightly back allows the tree to dominate the picture. ISO 100, 1/80, f9, Tripod with 10 sec timer, using 18-70mm lens.

Again finding a location for time of day shots. this is the house from back paddock. Sunrise will be directly in front. This shot taken at about 3.30pm and hand held. Time of day shots will be tripod. ISO 200, 1/320, f10.

Again finding a location for time of day shots. this is the house from back paddock. Sunrise will be directly in front. This shot taken at about 3.30pm and hand held. Time of day shots will be tripod. ISO 200, 1/320, f10.

Finding some locations to set up for time of day shots. Front of the house will catch sunrise so will be interested to see how shadows change. ISO 200, 1/250, f10, hand held at this stage but will use tripod for actual time of day shots. This was taken at around 3.30pm.

Finding some locations to set up for time of day shots. Front of the house will catch sunrise so will be interested to see how shadows change. ISO 200, 1/250, f10, hand held at this stage but will use tripod for actual time of day shots. This was taken at around 3.30pm.

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