Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

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Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Pehpsi on Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:01 pm

Hi all.

Love my road trips, so when the interstate trips are on I hop aboard the big-rig with my old man and head off. This time was Sydney/Brisbane with a 40ft container of PS3s worth $3m and weighing 9 tons. The comfy Scania is only a single-bogie and couldn't handle the weight, so the Sterling was called to duty. With no AC or Cruise Control, my old man was kept busy the whole time.

We left at 5am on Monday and got home just before midnight on Tuesday.

I rarely use my 12-24mm, so decided to take only this lens attached to my D70. There's no time for stopping, so 99% of the pics were taken out the truck window and most at 100km/h which was interesting to say the least. I was shocked at how un-blurry most of the pics came out considering the speed we were doing.. The cam was on Aperture Priority the whole way with ISO Auto or 800+.

Anyway, here's a few snapshots I took. Not really worth the PP, so I just used Auto Levels/Exposure :)

Cheers.

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Last edited by Pehpsi on Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:49 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby surenj on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:45 pm

Like your series... Sounds like hard work, driving for long distances like you do... BTW you may be able to take out some of the last few images...They are all evoking the same feeling of movement, chaos anyways so one might be enough.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Pehpsi on Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:06 pm

Thanks for the reply mate :)
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby blacknstormy on Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:42 pm

Hey James - great series, and glad you had a safe trip :)
Some of those shots are amazing considering the conditions you were shooting under !!! I really like the shot of the clouds over the cane fields, and have sent you a pm..... well done !!!
(I agree with Surenj re cutting a few of the final shots though :) )
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby mistadasO on Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:25 am

Well done enjoyed your photos keep on truckin.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby matt_au_70 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:46 am

Great story and images to go along with it.

Much better view from up high , thanks for sharing these.

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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby ozimax on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:08 am

Frederickton, Nambucca, Murwillumbah bypass, Urunga...I know all these places like the back of my hand...great series of shots, you really had me interested!

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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Pehpsi on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:22 am

Thanks lads, glad you enjoyed the post :)

The road trip was just what I needed. It's great to just drop everything and hit the road for a solid few days and check out the towns and countryside along the way..
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby blacknstormy on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:25 am

James has given me permission to post this, so this is a reworked shot of the cane and storm clouds shot from above. I kept on coming back to it, and well, this is the result ...
Thanks James

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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Pehpsi on Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:33 pm

Lovin' the rework, looks great.

Here's a few more snaps of bridges from along the way:

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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Greg B on Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:11 pm

Great series James, I really enjoyed the whole thing. Some shots are routine, some are unusual, all are interesting and engaging.

Great post.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby surenj on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:44 pm

Great reworked shot blackandstormy!
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby No Body on Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:02 pm

James. Great series. They bring back some terrific memories for me when I used to travel with my dad on school holidays. Air con, cruise control! One truck dad had had armstrong steering.

Regards, Neil.
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Postby ebarra8 on Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:05 pm

Wonderful series of photos. Good to see what a truckies view is like on the road.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Pehpsi on Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:16 pm

No probs, glad y'all enjoyed, makes the post worthwhile.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Analog6 on Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:06 pm

Terrific effort - know all the road so well it's intersting seeing your take on it. And what a great exercise taking only one lens - well done. You've told the astory so well.

And what a good exercise it would be for a grou to to - drive somewhere and all have only one lens with restricitions on size.
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby kitchenwench on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:19 pm

Aww, I can't see any of the original images :/ but BlacknStormy, that pp is absolutely amazing! Hard to judge how much has changed without seeing the original. but it's beautiful any which way you look at it :)
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Re: Road Trip - Sydney to Brisbane (Warning: Large Post!)

Postby Dave-D40 on Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:38 pm

kitchenwench wrote:Aww, I can't see any of the original images :/ but BlacknStormy, that pp is absolutely amazing! Hard to judge how much has changed without seeing the original. but it's beautiful any which way you look at it :)




I can only see the pp image aswell :evil:
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