The Canolas

For the first time in 24 years of living in Perth, WA I decided it was time to visit the canolas and see what the big hoopla was all about. So I drove to Northam and stopped at the petrol station to get directions.  Was told to drive out of town and head toward York.  On the way, there were fields of gold as far as the eye could see.  I stopped at Quellington and York Road, where I drove down a few more meters and parked.  There was the most brilliant color of gold canolas.  As the sun was moving to a lower angle that afternoon, the canolas just became a glimmering gold sight.  I had made up my mind to come back to this location in the morning, so a few days later, I arrived at 5:30 am and waited for the sunrise which was due at 6.07 am.  As the sun rose I could see a bank of fog in the background and all around the fields.  As the sun rose higher and higher the colors of the canolas started to come through.  What a beautiful day it was, no canolas was touched or stepped on as the farmers has requested that vistors do not step on their property.

All images were shot on a Canon 5D Mark II using the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens, also was used the Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens.
Shot on a tripod to get greater DoF using f/29 @.8sec ISO 100, f/18@1/4sec for 125mm images.

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