I'm in the process of considering an equipment upgrade, and after using the Canon 30D, I think the upgrade will be happening sooner rather than later. I'm looking forward to our next outing, and shooting some more of our beautiful surroundings.
To view more Blue Mountains and the waterfall images please go and view Peter's gallery here and Tatiana's gallery here. Their works are available for sale as greeting cards, matted prints, wall art and canvases through RedBubble. when you view their gallery of images, I think you'll agree that getting up at "stupid o'clock" is well worth it if it means being able to achieve such wonderful results.
To view more in my series of the Blue Mountains, see my flickr gallery.
Peter and Tatiana in action - if you've taken a look at their galleries, then you'll see that getting up at "stupid o'clock" is certanly vital to getting the perfect shot. And yes, that means not only all the necessary camera equipment, but also good shoes, cap - rearward facing, flask of tea, chocolate and a beanie - preferably with a pom pom, good shoes, and a heap of patience and stamina.
undergrowth 3, originally uploaded by Adriana_G.