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Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

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  • Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

    I took these two photos nearly 13 years ago near Murrindindi, which is about 100km north-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

    This part of Australia has a Mediterranean climate with cool to cold and wet winters and warm to hot and dry summers.

    This was taken on 27th October 2005, which is in mid-spring, which is the green season after a lot of rain during a wet winter. (Taken with an Olympus mju 500, which was my first digital camera.)

    This was taken about two and a half months later on 4th January 2006, which is mid-summer. Fairly clearly, there had been little to no rain since the top photo was taken. (Taken with an Olympus E-300, which was my first DSLR camera.)

    This area is also subject to periodic devastating bushfires.

    Cameras: Olympus OM-D E-M1 II, Olympus OM-D E-M1 | Flash: Olympus FL-50R
    Lenses: Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 12-40mm f/2.8 PRO, Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100mm f/4.0 IS PRO, Olympus MMF-3 adaptor, Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f2.8-4.0 SWD, Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-45mm 1:3.5-5.6, Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5, Olympus Zuiko Digital 70-300mm 1:4-5.6, Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmar 100-400mm f4.0-6.3 ASPH

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    Re: Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

    Starkly contrasting images, illustrates how quickly our landscape can change.
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    * mark * Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia **
    The OM-D E-M1 Mark II * OM-D M5 MkII * XZ2 * XZ1 * E3
    On post-processing: The camera kneads the dough, PP bakes the bread - Greenhill


    • #3
      Re: Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

      Surprising what a few drops of rain can make. In the 70's, whilst in Kuwait, I saw the desert go from brown lifeless sand to lush green vegitation. Those 'few drops of rain' lashed down for almost a whole month washing away roads and bridges. Mother Nature is nothing if not resilient.
      It's not what inspires us that is important, it's where the journey takes us.

      Wally and his Collie with our Oly bits & bobs


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        Re: Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

        It is quite a contrast.

        I'm looking forward to the rain starting tomorrow. Right now we need some more decent rain.

        Then I can break the mower etc some more.

        I fiddle with violins (when I'm not fiddling with a camera).
        Cameras: OM-D E-M1 & Mk II, Olympus Stylus 1, OM-D E-M5.
        Lenses: M.ZD7-14mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD12-40mm f2.8 PRO Lens, M.ZD40-150mm f2.8 PRO Lens, MC-14, MC-20, M.ZD45mm f1.8, M.ZD12-50, M.ZD60 Macro, M.ZD75-300 Mk II, MMF-3, ZD14-54 II, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM.
        Flashes: FL36R X2, FL50R, FL50.
        Software: Capture One Pro 10 (& Olympus Viewer 3).


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          Re: Australian Contrast - Rain / No Rain

          Fascinating contrasting views.
          Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
          Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
          Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
          Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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