Magical Wave Rock
This weekend I attended a music festival at the beautiful Wave Rock in the central wheat belt of Western Australia. Wave Rock was formed weathering and water erosion spanning 60 million years. It is an ancient granite formation 15 metres high and approximately 100 metres long.
The rock has cultural significance to local aboriginal people who believed the rock was a creation of the Rainbow Serpent dragging its body through country after consuming all available water. The rock absorbs sunlight during the day and is protected from the wind at night which makes it a very comfortable place for star gazing.
Using a Macro Lens
Due to the remarkable rainfall this year there were plenty of wildflowers (and unfortunately mosquitoes) to be found in the surrounding national park. The SnapLens Macro Lens allowed me to get up close to see all the intricate details of the orchids and other wildflowers.
The Macro Lens is part of the dual SnapLens Wide-Angle/Macro Lens. To use it, unscrew the Wide-Angle lens and attach to the Macro Lens to magnetic ring on your phone giving you instant close-up photography previously unattainable with your smartphone.
I was able to fully capture the beautiful scenery by attaching the SnapLens Wide-Angle, Super Fisheye or Fisheye lens to my smart phone (Samsung Galaxy S5). The Wide-Angle Lens has 0.67 wide zoom allowing me to capture landscapes that were outside of my existing mobile's lens field. The Fisheye lens captured scenery from 180˚ which made for a very pretty bushwalking shot. The Super Fisheye lens captured photos from an astonishing 235˚ which looked fantastic when photographing the ancient rock formation.
Likin' the Lichen
I’m slightly obsessed with lichen, the "not-quite-plant" and "not-quite-fungi" creature, which is generally a composite organism made up of algae and cyanobacteria. I made use of the SnapLens Macro Lens to get some unique close-up photos of the crazy organisms.