Mad about Lensbaby | 'Abyss' | Mt Macedon

May 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

“Like legend and myth, magic fades when it is unused - hence all the old tales of elfin kingdoms moving further and further away from our world, or that magical beings require our faith, our belief in their existence, to survive. That is a lie. All they require is our recognition.”

~Charles de Lint

Abyss #19Abyss #19Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

Abyss #7Abyss #7Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

I took one of my many drives up to beautiful Mt Macedon a few weeks ago. All I took with me was the Sony A6000 and the Lensbaby gear. I wasn't sure what the weather was going to be like. But once I got up past the township and into the forest area towards the top of the Mount, I was delighted to find that it was heavy fog, mist, cloud, cold blustery wind and rain. The perfect Autumn day!

Abyss #12Abyss #12Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

Abyss #8Abyss #8Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

It was too wet to take the gear out of the car and shoot, so I mostly manoeuvred the car around and into position, and shot through the front windscreen, or quickly wound down the window, just long enough to get a shot and close it again. It was cold! The only thing missing was snow.

Abyss #10Abyss #10Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

I love this place so much. I feel such a strong spiritual connection to Mt Macedon. I've had so many magical experiences here. It's a place I come back to again, and again. It's very special.

Abyss #1Abyss #1Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

Look closely and you'll see there's a little Kookaburra sitting in this tree (above). I composed and took a shot. He/she wasn't there. Then I recomposed and took another shot. I looked at the tree, and there he suddenly was. And then I noticed that he was in my second photo. He just appeared out of the mist, stayed long enough for one shot, and then disappeared back into the mist again. It was kind of a special moment.

Abyss #11Abyss #11Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

Abyss #18Abyss #18Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

It would be somewhat of an understatement to say that I have fallen hopelessly in love with Lensbaby. There is nothing that I love shooting with more now. I love, love, love the beautiful, soft blur and bokeh effects that this system creates. I've found the one thing that suits my shooting style and subject matter better than anything else.

Abyss #2Abyss #2Lensbaby Autumn. Mt Macedon. Victoria. Australia.

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