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Intro to Astro Photography

Intro to Astro Photography

Friday 02 August
Wentworth Falls Picnic Area - 7pm - 2 Hours
Robert Palejs
Do you gaze up at the night sky with wonder?

What about looking up at the stars and thinking, how old that light you are seeing is?

Maybe you watch as day and night morph into one, and the stars come out to play.

This meetup is going to cover everything you need to know to start capturing amazing single-shot astrophotography and a few extra bits of helpful advice. The learned basics of capturing a single frame will form the building blocks of your astrophotography journey. Think of this meetup as your first step on that journey or for those who have already started, maybe a road sign.

Astrophotography looks amazing and packs a real punch, however, you do not need to spend a fortune to partake. Does gear make a difference, the simple answer is yes, but it is not the deciding factor when it comes to astrophotography.

This meetup will look at planning your session, camera settings, and required equipment. I want this meetup to help you maximize your current gear as your start capturing milky way shots.
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$148       2 places left

Nearby Photography Groups

Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 20 July
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
Join this session for tips on how to use your camera settings to creatively capture nature in a visually interesting way. We will be looking at composition, focus, and colour.

Many professional offices and places of business have large prints gracing their wall space of things such as fields of flowers, a butterfly perched on a leaf, and a single dew drop on a rose petal. These beautiful images are all around us in nature. It just takes that special "eye" to not only see it but to capture it in a way that will turn that simple little piece of nature into a beautiful piece of art. We will learn how to use different angles, light and shadows, and settings to make subjects pop.
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$47      
Angles and Views

Angles and Views

Saturday 20 July
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
In this session we'll be looking at how we can challenge ourselves to find new viewpoints and perspectives when out with our camera, and how different angles can tell different photographic stories.

Finding strong landscape compositions using Angles and Point of View.
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$47      
Creative Photography

Creative Photography

Saturday 27 July
Centennial Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
We are all creative beings. We cannot be taught creativity. We can be taught how to unravel it from within, capture it and use it.
This workshop is about learning how to recognise it and use it to solve problems, communicate, capture images and generate new ideas.
We will go through all the different ways we see it within our own lives and how we can use it to communicate it through our images.


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$47      

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Motion Blur - Using Blur in Photography

Saturday 03 August
Mallett St, Camperdown NSW - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Learn to use intentional motion blur to enhance your photography. We will cover a range of blurring techniques including long exposures, panning and intentional camera movement for artistic purposes. Not all blurry photos are accidents!

Knowing how to control the blur can help lead you to new creative opportunities, expanding your photographic possibilities.
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$47      
Macro Photography Meetup

Macro Photography Meetup

Saturday 17 August
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.

The class will start when the insects are more active. So be ready to explore and capture breathe-taking macro images.
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$47      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Manly - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 31 August
Parramatta - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Photography Group
Ali Vaziri
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
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$148      
Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 07 September
Centennial Park - 12pm - 3 Hours
Eastern Suburbs Photography Group
Mel Koutchavlis
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Join us for a comprehensive beginner's class on shutter speed aperture and ISO.
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$148      
Street Photography

Street Photography

Saturday 14 September
Mallett St, Camperdown NSW - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practised skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail. The most rewarding part of the class is learning how to approach interesting people and have them willingly pose for you.

We will also go over settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
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$47      

Beginner's Photography Class

Beginner's Photography Class

Saturday 28 September
Mrs Macquaries Road - 10am - 3 Hours
North Shore Photography Group
Peace Brown
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!

Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.

We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
book now
$148      
Nature Photography Meetup

Nature Photography Meetup

Saturday 28 September
Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney - 3pm - 2 Hours
Sydney Photography Group
Francisco Carcamo
Discover the art of capturing nature's beauty through photography with an engaging session dedicated to teaching you the intricacies of camera settings, allowing you to create visually stunning imagery. Explore the fundamentals of composition, focus, and color, as you learn to transform the simplest natural details into captivating works of art. With professional spaces often adorned with breathtaking large printsthink fields of vibrant flowers, a delicate butterfly at rest, or a single dewdrop on a rose petalyou too can master the skill of seeing and immortalizing these moments. Delve into techniques that utilize different angles, light, shadows, and various settings to bring your subjects to life and ensure they stand out with striking clarity. Join us for a journey into the realm of photographic artistry, where every shot becomes a testament to the beauty that surrounds us.
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$47      

Other Nearby Groups

Loose Watercolour Painting

Loose Watercolour Painting

Saturday 13 July
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
This meetup is all about embracing the free-flowing and expressive nature of loose watercolour techniques. You'll have the chance to mingle with fellow artists, share tips and tricks, and explore various styles and approaches to watercolour painting.

Whether you're into landscapes, florals, abstracts, or anything in between, this meetup is the perfect opportunity to unwind, paint, and connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for watercolour art.
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$47      
Wahroonga Park Winter Sessions

Wahroonga Park Winter Sessions

Sunday 14 July
Wahroonga Park
My Family Photo - Sydney
Do you need an updated family portrait? Come along to our mini photo sessions.Mini-sessions are short 30 minute photo sessions for up to 6 people - perfect for families with little ones who can't sit still for too long.

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Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 20 July
Top Ryde Shopping Centre - 9:30am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
Join the Beginner's Crochet Class offers a fantastic opportunity for individuals to learn a timeless craft and unleash their creativity. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, participants will receive step-by-step instruction on essential crochet techniques, making it accessible for beginners. Whether you're completely new to crochet or looking to refresh your skills, this class provides a supportive environment to explore the art of crochet and create beautiful projects. Don't miss out on the chance to join a community of fellow enthusiasts and embark on a rewarding journey of skill development and self-expression through crochet!
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$92      

Painting a Comic

Painting a Comic

Saturday 20 July
Sydney Central Business District - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Watercolour Group
Jane Osypenko
Join us for an unforgettable afternoon of watercolour wonders as we blend the vibrant world of comics with the soothing strokes of watercolour painting.

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting your creative journey, this event is tailored for all skill levels. Unleash your imagination and bring your favorite comic characters to life on paper! Our experienced instructor will guide you through the techniques of watercolour, helping you add depth, dimension, and a burst of color to your comic-inspired masterpieces.
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$47      
Beginners French Class

Beginners French Class

Saturday 20 July
Menai - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney French Group
Fatima Malagouen
Parlez-vous francais? (Do you speak French?) Unlock the beauty of the French language with our Beginners French Class! Whether you're a total beginner or seeking to brush up on your basics, our interactive and engaging classes are designed to make learning French fun and effective.

Key Features:
Interactive Learning: Dive into the language through immersive activities, games, and conversations led by experienced instructors.
Practical Skills: Master essential vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and everyday phrases to confidently communicate in French.
Cultural Insights: Explore the rich culture and heritage of French-speaking countries, adding depth to your language learning experience.
Small Class Sizes: Benefit from personalised attention and ample opportunities to practice speaking, listening, and reading.
Beginner-Friendly Environment: Embrace your learning journey in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, free from judgment.

Who Should Attend:
Absolute beginners with little to no prior knowledge of French.
Individuals looking to develop a strong foundation in the language for travel, work, or personal enrichment.
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$47      
Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Winter Wonderland: Snowy Crocheted Snowflakes Class

Saturday 20 July
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
Dive into a winter wonderland of creativity with our enchanting crochet workshop! Join us as we weave delicate threads into intricate snowflakes, bringing the magic of the season to life with every stitch. In this cozy and festive atmosphere, you'll learn the art of crocheting snowflakes, creating beautiful decorations that sparkle like freshly fallen snow. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, come join us and let your imagination drift into a world of snowy stitches and wintery wonders!
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$92      

Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 21 July
Ermington, New South Wales - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Art Group
Vittorio Pagani
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Beginner's Crochet Class

Beginner's Crochet Class

Saturday 27 July
Church St - 10am - 3 Hours
Parramatta Crochet Club
Vivian Pham
If you are brand new to crochet, haven't picked up a hook in years, or simply want a little more guidance on those all important basic stitches this is the class for you. We will start with techniques for holding the yarn before moving onto forming the stitches that make up a traditional granny square.

Crochet materials are included as well as a free tea or coffee.
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$92      
Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class

Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class

Saturday 27 July
Top Ryde Shopping Centre - 10am - 3 Hours
Sydney Crochet Club
Sara Fardi
For those ready to move beyond the basics, the "Mastering Crochet: Advanced Stitches and Techniques Class" offers an exciting opportunity to elevate your crochet skills to new heights. Delve into the world of complex stitches and techniques as you refine your craftsmanship under the guidance of experienced instructors. This class is designed to challenge and inspire participants, providing a comprehensive exploration of advanced crochet methods. Whether you're looking to create intricate lacework, textured patterns, or elaborate motifs, this class will equip you with the knowledge and expertise to master the art of crochet at an advanced level. Don't miss out on the chance to unlock your full creative potential and take your crochet projects to the next level with our Mastering Crochet class!
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$84      

Chess Adventures for Beginners

Chess Adventures for Beginners

Saturday 27 July
Parramatta - 11am - 2 Hours
Sydney Chess Group
Mirza Baig
Are you intrigued by the captivating world of chess? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of strategic mastery? Look no further! Our Beginner Chess Class is your gateway to unraveling the mysteries of this timeless game.What You'll LearnBasic Rules Fundamentals From the movement of each piece to the objective of the game, we'll lay a solid foundation for your chess prowess.Opening Principles Discover the secrets behind powerful openings and how they can set the stage for your victory.Tactical Maneuvers Learn to unleash devastating tactics like pins, forks, and skewers to outsmart your opponent.Endgame Essentials Master the art of endgame strategy, turning even the simplest positions into triumphs.Practical Play Put theory into action with hands-on practice sessions and friendly matches.
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$47      
Drawing City Scapes

Drawing City Scapes

Sunday 28 July
Parramatta - 10am - 2 Hours
Sydney Drawing Group
Mansi Parsana
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork of the city.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.
Our Instructor will bring a print out cities of Asia and Manchester for your reference during the session.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
Walk and Workout -Clifton Gardens

Walk and Workout -Clifton Gardens

Sunday 28 July
Clifton Gardens - 7pm - 2 Hours
Walk and Workout - Sydney
Joshua Boxsell
Join us for a revitalizing fitness adventure along Sydney's stunning harbourside! Our walking-based fitness activity starts at Clifton Gardens Reserve, winding along scenic paths to Balmoral Beach. Along the way, enjoy bursts of energizing bodyweight exercises to boost your workout. Experience the beauty of Sydney's coastline while enhancing your fitness level. Don't miss out – meet us at Clifton Gardens Reserve and embark on a journey of wellness and discovery!
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$15      

ABOUT BLUE
MOUNTAINS
PHOTOGRAPHERS
Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations in Blue Mountains.

  • New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

  • Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

  • What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

    The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

    Join the Blue Mountains Photographers on Facebook to share your photos after the session.

    Got a question? Try our FAQ.
  • REVIEWS
    great class, highly recommended
    5/5
    Stefan
    2023-09-25
    It was a good introduction to milky way photography.
    5/5
    Nick
    2023-09-18
    Informative and helpful. Rob was excellent.
    5/5
    Mr Colin Cayless
    2023-09-18

    Very happy with the photos I was able to take on the night. In addition, Rob was an excellent instructor - very patient and knowledgeable and spent time with each of us. I would be very happy to book again with him.
    5/5
    Lorraine
    2023-09-17
    Rob shared his knowledge of astrophotography with us and then spent time with each participant ensuring that everyone captured the photo they wanted. A great experience.
    5/5
    Sharon
    2023-09-17
    As usual, Rob led the group well and managed a range of experience levels well. Recommended
    5/5
    Neil
    2023-09-17

    Very informative and small group size enabled more focused attention. Much better understanding of manual settings now.
    5/5
    Susan
    2023-08-22
    I was very impressed even before the course started as Rob sent out an email the day before, with the meet up details along with what would be covered during the course. I had a couple of questions and he replied very promptly. During the course, I was also very impressed how Rob explained the technicalities of astrophotography and took the time to guide and comment on everyone's images throughout the evening. I learned how to use the infinity marker on my lens for focusing and also asked Rob for his advice on lenses and what to consider when choosing lenses. I also had my camera fail on two occasions during the evening and Rob explained how to go about resetting the camera and overcoming the problem. We had a brilliant night for astrophotography and I came away with quite a number images that looked fanatstic without needing to be edited. Thank you very much Rob!
    5/5
    Sue
    2023-06-18
    Really enjoyed the session. Rob was so informative and helpful. He encouraged us and spent time one on one with everyone there. Thoroughly enjoyed and so happy with my shots. Absolute beginner and my photos, with a little adjustment were wow!
    5/5
    Helen
    2023-06-18

    This was a fantastic night of learning. Rob is an excellent presenter/teacher and made everything super easy. He also went to each person giving individual assistance which was extremely helpful. The photos I took are great in an area I didn't think I'd be able to do. I've recommended going along on one of the upcoming events to everyone I know in photography and on Facebook.
    5/5
    Tony
    2023-06-17
    As always Rob's knowledge and communication skills puts everyone at ease and no matter what your level is he imparts little bits of knowledge which helps your journey into photography.
    5/5
    Richard
    2023-06-08
    This is a well thought out class. Beautiful location with some many different aspects that can be photographed. Rob is a brilliant teacher, and his advice is priceless.
    5/5
    Jane
    2023-05-24

    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    Robert Palejs
    I received my first camera at 8 years old and photography has been a part of my life ever since. For me photography is not just a job, it is something I am extremely passionate about and love to do. Photography has always been about the next image for me and the adventure to get it. What makes that adventure is the experience and people along the way. I believe that Photography should trigger a response and move a viewer.
    PHOTOS
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-06-16
    Title or Location: Katoomba in the Blue Mountains
    Hi My name is Stephen Georgiou, I specialise in panoramic photography of the Blue Mountains in Australia.- "Three Sisters Sunset" Echo Point at Katoomba in the Blue Mountains is a panoramic photograph that I took on the metal bridge.I waited patiently for the sun and cloud colour to be just right as the sun was setting.I was looking for a unique perspective, I have been here many times over 23 years.Please check out more of my work here:To purchase a print check out my websitewww.ste
    Credit: Stephen Georgiou
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephen.georgiou.90/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephen_georgiou/

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-06-07
    Title or Location: Mount Banks
    This photo was taken at Mount Banks in the Blue Mountains.
    Credit: Stephanie Martelli
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stephmartelliphotography
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-06-05
    Title or Location: Kings Tableland Wentworth Falls
    I was shooting sunrise up on the Tablelands with a friend when the distinctive call of the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos rang through the air. These guys are my holy grail of bird photography - I can never seem to get that perfect shot. Their call was enough to send me running across the rock platform for a lens change and without even the time to change all my settings I was able to get off a few sharp shots as they ascended from the valley below.
    Credit: Holly Jayne
    Facebook: Best of Blue Mountains
    Instagram: bestofbluemountains

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-04-04
    Title or Location: Hawkesbury Lookout, Blue Mountans.NSW
    Just completed a sunrise capture and was leaving site when I saw family group in reflection on lookout with fog in background, quick handheld shot ISO 100. 105mm F11 1/500.
    Credit: Richard Hurst

    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-03-17
    Title or Location: Goulburn
    I attended Goulburn Rodeo on 03/02/24 , it?s a ritual every year as I enjoy the excitement and the atmosphere of a good rodeo , seeing Cowboys and Cowgirls do there thing ..
    Credit: Western Sydney Dog Lovers Photography
    Blue Mountains Photographers
    2024-03-14
    Title or Location: Devils hole -Katoomba NSW
    This shot was taken the day after I heard my best mates sister had died. I walk in this location when I need solitude to reflect on life. On this day there was light rain and fog in the slot canyon with the light and shadow delicately balanced.
    Credit: Shayne Alexander
    Instagram: Landscapesinsolitude

    Nashville Photography Society
    2024-07-11
    Title or Location: Percy Priest lake
    Just out to clear my head before a busy work week.
    Credit: Dave koz
    Facebook: Dave koz
    Instagram: Kozkreationphotography
    Fort Collins Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Rocky Mountain National Park
    The day before taking the shot, I drove up to RMNP to scout a possible Milky Way shot with Nymph Lake in the foreground. The scouting was successful as it did look like I'd be able to have both the lake and the Milky Way in the shot, so I made a plan to head up there again the next day (July 3rd) and capture what I planned. Prior to heading back up to RMNP, while looking at the map of the area, I noticed another possible location where Fall River would be in the foreground and in my mind, having
    Credit: Danny Matriccino
    Facebook: dannymat03
    Instagram: dannymat_photography
    Lancaster Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location:
    A friend of mine discovered this bald eagle nest just north of Lititz. I've been keeping an eye on it for a decent shot. This adult has been keeping guard of its juveniles for some time now. I finally saw the adult sitting just to the right of the nest. I am a very new and amateur photographer and still very much learning. I travel quite a bit and enjoy shooting the places I visit but also love wildlife photography. I really didn't process much other than bring up some of the exposure to g
    Credit: Eric Anderson

    Aurora Photography Group
    2024-07-10
    Title or Location: Summit Lake, Mount Blue Sky
    This photo was taken mid morning at Summit Lake on Mount Blue Sky. It was a calm but cloudy day with a few patches of blue sky reflecting in a pool of water. No edits other than exposure and cropping.
    Credit: Sarah Christian
    Facebook: sarahchristianart
    Instagram: sarahchristianart
    Middlesbrough Photography Group
    2024-07-09
    Title or Location: Bempton Cliffs. Unsociable puffin
    Me and my partner spent the day at Bempton cliffs and this was the only lone puffin that had it back to the sea, He/she was clearly not wanting to socialise with other birds. Possibly in a bad mood. This is why this particular puffing grabbed my attention.
    Credit: Daniel Twiss
    Instagram: daniel_twiss_
    Vancouver Photography Group
    2024-07-08
    Title or Location: Gordon Creek, Oregon
    Hiked to the upper level of Gorton Creek Falls in the Columbia River Gorge. Quite the scramble up over boulders to reach the falls. Canon 5Diii, ISO 100, TV 4 minutes, AV f/10Canon EF 24-105mm F/4.0L IS USMFilter BW ND 3.0 ?black glass?
    Credit: Robert Holcomb
    Instagram: Robert Holcomb

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