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    Canberra next week

    I have a daytrip to Canberra for work purposes next Tuesday and will be free for about three hours in the morning. Any recommendations as to where I might schlep the 4x5 system? Will be on my own and have a rental car.

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    Re: Canberra next week

    Quote Originally Posted by polyglot View Post
    I have a daytrip to Canberra for work purposes next Tuesday and will be free for about three hours in the morning. Any recommendations as to where I might schlep the 4x5 system? Will be on my own and have a rental car.
    I'd do the grounds of the National Gallery of Australia and environs. There's big and small outdoor sculpture, big deciduous trees, glimpses of Lake Burley-Griffin, and fancy architectural forms. And the best part is a security guard told me it's forbidden to photograph in the gallery but everything outside is freely available for the camera. Then again Australia is in a security panic about homegrown ISIL operatives. A guy with a big camera on a tripod could attract misguided attention!
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    Re: Canberra next week

    thanks, I'll have a look.

    Is it worth getting up on one of the neighboring mountains?

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    Re: Canberra next week

    I'm not sure about the mountains in Canberra. Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie are both drive-ups with the usual views; you see a lot, it's far away, everything looks small. The Telstra Tower on Black Mountain is is a grand (gross?) architectural spire with look-outs accessible at several levels after you pay the admission fee to go up in the elevator. I don't know what the tripod policy is but last time I was there the trend was innumerable selfies by telephone camera.

    An evocative, slightly spooky, ground-level alternative is the Cork Oak Forest at the National Arboretum. I'm doing it on 8x10 next time I'm in Canberra.
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    Re: Canberra next week

    cheers; that should keep me entertained for a couple hours!

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