Scattered Light 98 St Bathans

Saint Bathans is a location with a lot of history, dating back to the gold rush with estimates that by 1870 over 2,000 people lived & worked there! Now there are just six permanent residents but it is a spectacular landscape and an incredibly peaceful place, especially in winter! The apparently haunted Vulcan Hotel was built in 1882 – must have been before Spocks TV career!

St Bathans!

History casts long shadows…

St Bathans!

St Bathans!

St Bathans!

St Bathans!

shot a beautiful time lapse of sunset of this little pier – will upload it when I get time

St Bathans!

St Bathans!

This last shot was taken 9pm at night (f/16 iso200 107 second exposure) – I headed out to do some recording, as I wanted to capture the very quiet lake waterlap without any birds present… I’ve been reading a great book on shooting landscapes at night (Seeing the Unseen – How to Photograph Landscapes at Night, great value at $8 for kindle version) so this was a little test that came out beautifully…. It was a full moon and I took my torch along but it didn’t take long to realise it was mostly unnecessary – had totally forgotten how light it is outside under a full moon!

Shot Aug 20th 2013

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