Jimmy, a friend of mine from Queensland was in town for work and had a free afternoon – asked if I would like to come do some landscape photography with him.
He picked me up and I directed him up to Kuringai Chase National Park where we drove around looking for the ideal spot to take some sunset photos.
We had to be a little careful, since they close the gates around an hour after sunset and it can be very costly to get someone to come out and unlock them.
After taking some photos at West Head, we drove back and walked down to America Bay and stopped to take photos of the sunset over the water.
Jimmy let me try his 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens which I had never used before, while he tried my 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens. I was quite impressed with the quality of the shots taken with the 70-200 … but then I would want to be – this is considered one of the best zoom lenses that Canon make and is more expensive than my 100-400!
Jacob C. Myres says
In 1943 I was in the 1st Cav. Division stationed in Strathpine and was sent to Kuringai for Jungle training. We took our training from Australian Troops who fought the Jap’s in New Guenia. I may add what I learned probably saved my life. I ended up spending 28 months in the SWPA 17 months fighting Jap’s Admiralty Islands Leyte and luzon in the PI. They mainly taught us how the Japs would react when they lost face I got to where I could read them like a book. I give those Australian soldiers credit for the understanding of what to expect in diffrent situations while fighting them. Jacob C. Myres T/Sgt E Troop 7th Cav. 1st Cav. Division. I did love Australia and it’s people