Tenterfield Panorama

We took the new Prado for a run-in drive today to Tenterfield. I'd hoped to catch some Autumn colours, but it's still a couple of weeks too soon for that (some trees turning, but none fully turned yet).

So while there, we did the tourist thing and took Tourist Drive 9.

This led out of town and to a single lane dirt road (in fairly good repair) that wound itself amongst the granite strewn hillocks such as these.

Some excellent locations along that road for night/startrail shots were discovered, and some pretty vistas captured.

This shot is a seven shot panorama, stitched in AutoPano Pro.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th March 2010, This photo: 10:27am

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Comments

  • kth_friend said:
    nice work
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  • aramisfirefly said:
    Lovely work Dave. We'll have to head out sometime for some nightwork.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Bit of a mammoth trek today Matt, did 862km all up (bringing the Prado up for it's 1,000km check/service in a matter of just 3 days from new).
    Some really nice dead trees and boulders on this road, with good access to clear skies behind.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Ah very nice indeed! One day! We covered about 950 in two days last time we did TF and Glen Innes. Man that was a crazy Friday night/Saturday. We're heading there over Anzac Day weekend, fingers crossed that its good.
  • pohuman said:
    Nice view!
  • sjmc1 said:
    Beaut scape dave wonderfull scenery out that way.
  • Adam Randell said:
    Beautiful blue sky pano David!! Love that dirt road running through the scene.
  • fotoscape2009 said:
    Great work and indeed a great spot for star trails and in my opinion black and white shots with all those boulders!
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Sweet shot man, wow rich colours.... gees, take the 4x4 in for a service... the'd be like... wow... ehhe/
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    'twould love to spend a night in the area and be able to shoot dawn/dusk and night there too. Great potential.
    It was good to get on the dirt too Adam, gave me a feel how the Prado handles an easy dirt track.
    That's true - definitely plan on heading back.
    Yeah, we did the initial booking for 3 weeks out, but I've clocked it over in 3 days!
  • Bron..T.. (aka summerdaze) said:
    wow - great image! excellent colour
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  • dtmateojr said:
    Perfect exposure. I like that dirt road.
    I have just arrived from the long round trip drive to Canberra. Lots of nice views along the way but there's no spot to park for some shots.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Yeah it's a good trip down that way, lots to see, and I hear you on the problem with being able to stop. I've sometimes, if the opportunity was too good to miss, stopped 500m or more down the road and then walked back with the camera. Sometimes even that isn't possible though. There was a stretch of amazing ghost gums on a winding road we passed through on the weekend, but absolutely nowhere to stop safely.