The view from my Balhannah kitchen window is glorious and a breathtaking work in progress.
If you’ve been following my Instagram account you might have noticed that I’ve taken to sharing the Adelaide Hills view from my kitchen window via smart phone snaps a couple of times a week. The autumn morning light has been breathtaking and every time I look out of the window the vista has subtly altered – sometimes dark and brooding, sometimes misty and mysterious and sometimes highlighted by the first rays of the sun.
I take the photos from the exact same spot in my back yard every morning at roughly the same time (give or take a 1/2 hour). I’ve chosen the spot because it offers pretty much the same view as I get from the kitchen window, minus the smears on the grubby glass. My brain is slow to crank up in the mornings and it took me a few days to realise I could also be capturing these images on my DSLR, rather than only with the phone.
The images were all taken over the last couple of weeks and are not filtered at all. Aside from a little cropping, I’ve done almost no editing on any of them. They may look as though I have applied a vignette, but this effect is because I am focusing the camera through a gap in the scrappy old windbreak which protects the back of the house from the sometimes fierce weather which comes in from the west.
I’m well aware that I’m not the worlds best photographer, but with a very good camera and the outstanding lighting effects provided by mother nature, it’s almost impossible to go wrong. I never, ever get sick of this view so I wanted to share it with all of you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.