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The Summit Track - Continued...


 

 

 

 

View to the North, with close Trees


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 12:48 pm.

I continued along the track a little and saw that there was another peak higher than where I was. I continued. The track was now going along the top of the outcrop I had been coming up. The area I was now going through had more small trees, and had more small bird-life. I saw a couple of larger black cockatoos fly across and perch in some small trees nearby. I heard some wrens in the small shrubs all around. I noticed that as long as I kept walking along the track, making crunching sounds from walking on the rocky trail, the wrens were happy to chirp. As soon as I stopped making noise, they would stop their chirping as well.

 

 

 

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Black Hill Summit


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 12:58 pm.

I continued and eventually came across a clearing surrounded by small trees, with a pile of rocks about 1.3 metres high that to me indicated the summit of the mountain.

There was a wide vehicular track on the other side of the pile of rocks that seemed to make its way to the main vehicular track I had been looking for. I heard a strange crackling sound. I worked out that the crackling was coming from high voltage electricity lines that were nearby. There were about 6 lines running across large gantries spanning the park, and coming across from the mountain peak to the south. This was obviously carrying a huge load of electricity – possibly one of Adelaide’s main distributors.

It was 1:10 pm, and I decided to stop and eat my lunch.

 

 

 

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Along the Top Ridge



After lunch, I went for a walk towards the north to see what views easily presented themselves. There was a forest of small trees on the top of the mountain which made it difficult to see the views that may have been all around. I could see glimpses of nice views to the east, to the south and to the north. I went north along Black Hill track until I saw views of the Three Sugarloaves, and realised that they were still some distance away.

I was feeling tired and knew that it would take me some time to get back down again. I had been in the park for 3.5 hours already. I realised that the mountain and the park were larger than I had originally expected.

 

 

 

 

Wallaby Droppings?


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 1:22 pm.

I saw quite a number of similar groupings of droppings like these throughout the region at the top of Black Hill. They would indicate that there was a good population of the animals that produced these, living up on top of the mountain.

 

 

 

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A Stand of Small Trees with a Fallen Trunk


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 1:33 pm.

 

 

 

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The Forest at the Top


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 1:48 pm.

 

 

 

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View of the City


6000 x 4000 pixels digital photograph developed using PhaseOne's Capture One Express from a RAW file taken with a Sony A6000 Digital camera.
Taken at Black Hill Conservation Park, 24th November 2016, 2:11 pm.

 

 

 

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An aircraft has just taken off from the airport.

Overall, I was impressed by the detail that was captured from quite a modest handheld 210mm telephoto lens.

 

 

 

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