During the past month, I have had one reprieve from the rigours of writing reports and playing with bacteria. That reprieve was, in and of itself, not that relaxing: I took a walk to the Organ Pipes on Mt. Cargill for the first time.
Walking to an elevation of over 600 m, in jeans, on a blazing hot day, is obviously a recipe for unpleasantness. Fortunately, this was countered by some excellent views of native forest and the afternoon sun streaming through the conifers growing around the lower reaches of the track. There was to be a good view of Blueskin Bay and some columns of basalt (the Organ Pipes), but sadly, this was thwarted by low cloud engulfing the area.
I have selected ten photos from the walk to display in this post. All of them were converted to monochrome with varying levels of film grain simulation in Capture One Pro 9 – thank the announcement of the Olympus PEN-F and its monochrome profiles earlier in the same week as the walk.