Weekend at Perisher
Getting out of the city is always a good thing. At least for me. Being able to enjoy the snow, for the first time in Australia, is just made the trip that much better. Even though a ski resort is not usually a place of choice I would go, for a weekend getaway it is good. For skiers, the snow conditions were superb. The weather was nice and sunny. Great time to be outside and enjoy a little bit of nature. Of course, I had my camera with me. I didn't expect any portfolio worthy shots from this trip. The only thing I wanted, is to be outside, enjoy the sun and the snow and of course occasionally snap a photo or two. Setting was gorgeous but surprisingly hard to photograph. It's a ski resort after all so there is always plenty of people around. Sun was strong and extremely harsh. Sometimes it was challenging to see the framing, even through EVF due extreme sun glare. Sky got little bit more cloudy towards the end of the day. To such an extend that I couldn't see the sunset as it was completely covered by clouds. I got few usable shots though.
On the second day I opted to stay of the resort. Instead I hit the bush and explored the area around banks of Thredbo river. Such a contrast to environment I was in the day before. No snow, no people. Very nice weather again. There is plenty of wildlife here in relative close proximity to Perisher Ski Tube station. I bumped into a kangaroo. I saw a deer but I was unable to approach it close enough to take a good photo. All in all it was a very enjoyable day. Just the nature and myself. Exactly the way I like it.
Here is the small selection of photographs. Taken by Fujifilm X100S and Fujifilm X-T1 coupled with 14mm prime and 50-140mm zoom lens. Photos were developed in Adobe Lightroom.