A mighty sapling: sound and image

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As we headed across the open country near Braidwood on Saturday afternoon we drove into a huge storm. Blacks clouds licked the horizon and lightning struck the ground. By the time we descended the escarpment into the Araluen Valley we were in the midst of a deluge. Melody kept on driving her Ford truck, towing the camper trailer across rising streams and fords, down the dirt road running alongside the Deua River.

When we reached Bakers Flat we quickly set up the camper trailer, and got ready to endure a long night of inclement weather.

For nearly 8 hours the thunder did not stop. In a slight break when it was raining lightly, Melody suggested we go out and take some photos.

I set up Chamonix in the tent with an Apo-Sironar-S 150mm lens, grabbed a Grafmatic film holder loaded with Shanghai 100, put a plastic cover over my equipment…

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