Here is a shot taken from the cherry picker in Boranup forest. From the ground you cant see through the forest like this because you are stuck in the undergrowth that you see the top of here. At this point the sky was cloudy and the light was beautiful, very soft. Soon after this the sun burnt off the clouds and the light became very harsh – very contrasty, and the results were not as good.
Mark Stothard was (is) in Dunsborough this weekend to do some commercial shoots. For these shoots he needed to hire a cherry picker and he asked me to help out. It turns out it is really a two man operation anyway – partly for safety reasons, but also logistical. However this meant we had a new toy to try out for the weekend, and we gave it a pretty full workout, exhausting the batteries and ourselves over a 15 hour stretch. It was great fun and the cherry picker certainly gives a fresh perspective to shots of places that have been extensively photographed. (Many passers by commented on our super tripod!). I will post some shots later when I have them stitched, but here is a shot of Mark in action.