Visit to Kangaroo Island, South Australia – Part 3 – Pelican in Flight, Starscape, Lighthouse and Long Exposure Seascapes
This pelican in flight has been captured at Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. This is surely the place to see pelicans, as there are literally dozens of then around this town, they even have pelican feeding times to attract them to the area. This image has been captured with my much loved 300mm f/4 telephoto lens.
But there is much more to Kangaroo Island than just the nature photography and the animals that I have captured in this series of Blogs.
I really love taking starscapes and as Kangaroo Island is very remote and quite uninhabited there is great opportunity for this type of image, with the dark skys at night time.
The following image has been captured at the Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park. At this location there are many different rock formations to give foregrounds for my star images. Generally for this type of image a tripod is essential and I will normally give an exposure of 30 seconds at f/2.8, ISO400 with my 28mm f/1.8 wide angle lens. The foreground rocks were light painted with a small LED flashlight for a very short time to bring out some detail.
Around the rocky points of this island there are quite a few lighthouses, many preserved in their original state. The following image is of the Cape Du Couedic Lighthouse, Flinders Chase National Park. I liked the aspect of this lighthouse with the S-curve of the road leading up to it from the Cape. This image has been captured at f/6.6, 1/2000 sec, ISO250 on a very overcast day with my 105 f/2.8 Micro lens, this lens is great for landscapes as well as for macro photography.
The following image is from Hanson Bay, located on the south-west side if the island. I really liked this area because of all the green weed in the foreground and thought it add to the image. The image has been captured using a Lee 10-stop filter (Big Stopper) to give a very long exposure, 10sec, f/16, ISO250 with the 28mm f/1.8 lens, I really like this lens for landscapes.
The last image below, is at on the south side of the island at Vivonne Bay. This is a panorama captured from several exposures at 3 sec, f/16, ISO800 with the 28mm wide angle lens. This image has also been captured using the 10-stop, Lee Big Stopper filter. The several images have been stitched in photoshop to form a composite image as follows.
I really loved visiting Kangaroo Island as it is a wonderful place for both nature and landscape/seascape photography.
The equipment I currently use for my photography is as follows:
I really like some of the Hejnar Photo brackets and equipment; it is top shelf equipment from my experience and I have used the following from them:
- Camera L-Brackets
- Multipurpose Rails, suitable for nodal rails and flash brackets.
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