The Lesson by Leanne Lindsay

On a family holiday to Tasmania, we decided to hike through a beautiful rainforest to a spectacular waterfall. Half of the family turned back during the walk as it was quite a hike, but my eldest grandson and I decided to push on. The rainforest we were walking through was thousands of years old but bore the scars of gold mining – old, abandoned mine shafts, leftover pieces of tram tracks, and abandoned mining equipment littered the rainforest. However, the rainforest was taking back its territory; the tram tracks were disintegrating and had moss and lichen growing over them. I used this opportunity to teach my grandson about the destructive nature of mining and how we must preserve our rainforests and native vegetation. I am also teaching him photography, so I set the camera up on a tripod, set the timer, and took this photo. It was one of those moments you want to remember.

Nikon D850 | Exposure f/5.6 @ 1/50 sec | ISO 1000 | Focal Length 29mm

The Lesson by Leanne Lindsay

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Born in Adelaide in 1962, Leanne Lindsay’s family moved to Sydney when she was 12 years old. She was gifted her first camera for her 21st birthday but a break-in saw her precious camera stolen just 3 years later. It was only in her late 50s she was able to afford to replace it and now in her 60s she has discovered a passion that was sadly lost many years ago. She now photographs families and newborns but enjoys architectural photography and landscapes in particular.

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