Pic of the Week - Dingy, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia

 

Leica M6 rangefinder camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film Leica M6 rangefinder camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

 

This image was made on a bleak, overcast morning in the seaside tourist town of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia. Ironically I was in the area for a series of photographic workshops run by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Queenscliff is a lovely town and, wanting to come home with at least one great image, decided on a sunrise shoot on the last day of the conference.

Murphy's Law of Photography tells us whatever can go wrong will go wrong. I can describe how the day started as follows:

  •       The alarm in the quest house in which I was staying failed to go off

  •       I awoke, some time later, by fairly heavy rain

  •       I hurriedly dressed and headed out, hoping for a break in the weather

  •       There was no visible sunrise


Experience has shown me that, when weather conditions are unfavourable for the grand vista, it's often a good idea to concentrate on subjects and details closer to the camera. Color can often be found, even during poor weatheryou just have to be selective where you point the camera and move in close.

Glenn Guy