I recently got the chance to take a drive over the hills, through the Blue Mountains from Buff Bay to Kingston. This was something that had been on my to-do list for a while and just like I thought, it didn’t disappoint.
A few years back I attempted this trip, but unfortunately at that time the roads were impassable due to landslides. These roads are somewhat vulnerable to heavy rains and since then I just didn’t take the time to try again.
When a fellow photographer mentioned that he was taking a visiting friend from the US (another photographer) for a drive via this route, I jumped at the chance to accompany them. All along the way you are tempted to pull over and get out the tripod, but it helped that he had a lot of local knowledge as he frequently travelled this route and his aim was to take us a bit off the beaten path which resulted in us visiting the location where this photo was taken.
This building had long been abandoned with its only obvious residents being a colony of bees busily going about their business. According to my friend he thinks this building was once a part of a coffee plantation. I will try and find out more, but just this one building provided many photographic opportunities and there were a couple more buildings that I just didn’t get to.
Yes, I have a few more trips there to look forward to.
I liked how this image turned out and had to see it in print. It met my expectations.
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Taken with a D800E, 17-35 f2.8 @ 17mm and processed using Lightroom 5.