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Softly, Silently | Be Still!

On the morning of this photoshoot, the morning air was invigorating, tinged with a sharp crispness that inspires the soul.

This location boasts an affluential suburb, an immaculate, well-manicured golf course and a club house/restaurant, with views that are beautiful beyond description. It is well appointed, with a desirable address.

My journey through almost impenetrable bush, as time was ticking by, realising first light was about to make an appearance behind the mountains, was upmost in my thinking. I weaved my way through the extensive bush, with a strategy of deliberation, ensuring I remained strong footed, as it was easy to surrender to the tough terrain.

When I approached the small lake, a host of ducks became very vocal. It was the last thing I wanted as they were intent on disturbing the water with their erratic behaviour.

It was important at that stage, to work my way to the water that was tantalising close, with calmness, eliminating the cacophony of the ducks. As I secured my tripod on the stones on the fringe of the lake, light had snuck out from behind the mountain range. Perfect timing. I had just enough time to compose myself, in selecting the correct filters for that specific light. I crouched down in an attempt to hide myself from the ducks as they are curious birds, enabling me to focus on my photo shoot.

The conditions were superb. I lowered my tripod legs, whilst my camera was close to the water, then I commenced the clicking of my shutter release. Composition is relevant. My intention was for the warmth of the lights from the clubhouse/restaurant to be a focal feature.

After the photo shoot, I placed my filters in my field pouch, slung my camera and tripod over my shoulder and returned to my vehicle. I was in an elevated state of mind, having experienced a magnificent display of nature. Memorable moments!