I feel good . . .

From my head tomatoes.

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 28 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: No editing!

Notes: Last one from that night (for now!!). It’s amazing the buzz you get from aurora hunting. Especially when it’s so exciting as it was for those two nights! This night, I have never seen so many people down on the beach catching the aurora! I honestly would not have been surprised if there had been hundreds down at Taroona Beach trying their luck . . . always good fun!

Went to a seafood disco. . .

Pulled a mussel.

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 28 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: No editing!

Notes: Another shot with the Lady Aurora australis dancing for us. While often the aurora can only be picked up in camera, this night and the night before were perfect opportunties for those who don’t do photography to view it. It was easy to watch the beams dance across the sky…

Without dance . . .

What’s the pointe?

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 28 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: No editing!

Notes: The second night we’ve had the Lady of the night (Aurora australis) dance for us! And did she put on a dance for us or what?

Dancer’s turn out better

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 27 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 800, 11mm, f/2.8, 30 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: The Lady Aurora Australis has been making a show the past few nights. Part of the reason why I’ve been slack in updating my website . . . And boy has she been putting on a show for us! I pulled up at the beach to try my luck and spotted this from the car.

Those of you who aren’t aware of aurora hunting in Australia, the southern lights are normally along the horizon, and most of the time you need to get away from any artificial lights to let your night vision develop to see it. Not this night.

I spotted it before I got out of the car – I’ve never clambered out so quickly. Was halfway down the beach before I realised I forgot my tripod.

Unusually, it was also high in the sky. I shoot with a wide angel lens which warps the scale in the final photos in the lens. That higher, outer loop of the aurora sat about 45 degrees off the horizon, so about half way up the sky. I’ve never seen it that high in my time aurora hunting.

I totally, and guilt free admit to sitting in the sand, clicking my camera away and giggling like a kid at the circus through this entire show that night!

Mountains aren’t just funny . . .

They are hill areas.

Where: Mt Wellington, Tasmania

When: 8 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 19mm, f/18, 1/200sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Went up the mountain to scout for the perfect sunrise location. Was unusually warm and barely any wind up there. For those who aren’t Tasmanian, Mt Wellington is normally quite cool at the top, even in summer. And almost always windy. This day I was walking around in a t-shirt with my hair down, without having to worry about knotting, witch-standing-on-end hair!

Resting beach face

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 17 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/11, 1/160sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Another from the Canon Collective Festival shoot here in Tasmania. Had a very convenient cloud hanging above Mt Wellington as we watched the sunset. I think it looks a little like a halo. Does that make Hobart the new city for angels?

You Sun of a …

…Beach!

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 17 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 19mm, f/14, 1/160sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes:A bit of a last minute decision for me to go down to the beach for this shoot. The Canon Collective crew had arrived in the state the day before and I found out just before bed that night that they were here. If you haven’t heard of it, neither had I until this point. They a group of talented people who hold photography workshops on a regular occasion. They were holding a Tasmania festival over the weekend with majority of the sessions free – worth it if you ever get a chance. They were blessed with perfect warm weather (though some argued that they were wearing jumpers!) and clear skies. This photo is one from my shoot on the beach with them.

How do you organise a space party?

You planet!

Where:Mount Wellington summit, Tasmania

When: 9 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 500, 11mm, f/2.8, 15secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Took advantage of clear skies and warm weather to drag my sorry butt out of bed (unnaturally early hour for me!) to watch the sunrise from the mountain. Got up there in time to snag this shot of the pinnacle and the tower just getting lighter (sun wasn’t up yet) and the milky way!

What time does a duck wake up?

At the quack of dawn!

Guess what! I have an Instagram account now! https://www.instagram.com/kelliereevesphotography/

Keep an eye on my Facebook or Instagram account for my most recent photos. Most of them will end up here with all the relevant and juicy technical details soon after. Anyway, onto this photo…

Where:West Hobart, Tasmania

When: 16 March 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/18, 1/5sec

Editing: No editing to the image, aside from scaling down to size.

Notes: This is one of four shots from that morning. All taken from the same spot but totally different. The fun of sunrises – the can change so dramatically in such a short time!