As part of our endeavor to get through all that we wanted, I was invited to do work. Take photos of a country house that is going to be advertised in Airbnb: Forest View Lodge. It is in Deans Marsh, just 15 minutes from Lorne.
In exchange for the photos, I would get accommodation in the lodge. Because Lorne/Deans Marsh is on the way to the Twelve Apostles, we jumped on the opportunity. Moreover, Deans Marsh is remote from major civilization. With that I decided I would also take photos of the night sky, as I much appreciate doing. So, I debated with my new husband (of a couple of days) and we got to a consensus that I would not be spending $1500 on a Sigma 20mm f/1.4 lens for this exercise. It was the right decision because we don’t have our home loan yet and having my pay a bit more stable would be better (just changed jobs and taking a lot of unpaid leave because of the wedding and the 40th). The solution was to try to rent it, but they didn’t have it. Instead, I rented a Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 lens (yes, no aperture variation with the zoom), which is estimated to cost as much as my Big Bertha (Sigma 150-600mm).
The weather did not cooperate for a night sky shot (cloudy/rainy), but I do not regret renting the equipment. I loved how bright that lens was and the shots of the lodge were great. Here is a few of the good photos from the lodge. It is to be advertised, if I’m not mistaken, next week or the following one, with my photos.