A cold and frosty morn

At the moment here in Brisbane we are reaching the end of winter (final week – yay!!!) and while our weather is generally pretty mild there are spots near the New South Wales border that suffer the reality of winter with seriously chilly mornings. As weather often does, winter decided to throw a last hurrah and drop a seriously cold snap on the border towns meaning they were getting lots of frost with overnight temps dropping into the minuses.

Stanthorpe is a little community on the Queensland side of the border where they regularly suffer through lots of frost so with the cold snap promising a good coverage I thought it might be fun to go for a road trip. I pretty much just arrived home at midday and suggested to Dave that a trip to Stanthorpe could be fun and we were off (love last minute plans).

The down side to last minute is that we actually arrived into Stanthorpe after dark but found a pub for the night and settled in for dinner and few drinks and games of pool (a game similar to snooker).

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ISO 200, 1.8, 1/80sec

(Shooting from the car as we drive into Stanthorpe in the dusk)

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ISO 1000, 1.8, 1/15sec

We got up early the next morning and upon the advice of a couple of locals we headed down to Storm King Dam just out of town. It was glorious!!! I dream of scenes like this and have to say that it was a morning of pure photographic pleasure. The only thing missing was a bank of swans cruising gently through the mists. The photos below were all taken at or nearby the dam. Hope you like ’em 🙂

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ISO 800, 9.0, 1/200sec

While I may not like the cold of winter I certainly love the beauty of a truly wintery scene and have to say that I really can’t wait to do winter in the northern hemisphere where I can shoot the classic snowy scenes. In the mean time I am happy that winter is losing its grip and that spring is juts around the corner. Bring on the heat 🙂

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ISO 800, 9.0, 1/200sec

 

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ISO 800, 9.0, 1/6400sec

 

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ISO 800, 9.0, 1/640sec

 

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2 Responses to A cold and frosty morn

  1. Ashley Hodson says:

    Awesome shots, well worth the trip I say

  2. Judi Neumann says:

    Beautiful images Augustine! I have never heard of Storm King Dam but I may have to investigate after looking at your stunning images. I love the high key one that looks like snow 🙂
    Thanks for sharing – am enjoying your bloggs

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