Sunday, October 17, 2010

Six Foot Track, Blue Mountains, Fly Fishing

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Commissioned Work, Mrs Mac's Chair

On the way to a quick shoot at Mrs Mac's Chair, Asian Hipsters get in the way! Fixies rule!

Warriewood Beach

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ye Olde Lens

I was rummaging around the garage and found an old Nikon lens my father had bought back in the early 80s. It is an 80-210mm f4, manual focus.

Bolted it onto my D700 and tested it in the garden. Looks good! Only problem will be action shots, where one needs super quick auto focus. Have been spoilt by Auto focus, and most importantly image stabilisation.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

More beaches

So am continuing on the Beach sunrise thing for the moment and really loving just being there for the black to light sunrise, listen to the waves, capture some great scenes (well try)

It's fun and gets me out of bed early. I really want some filters now though!


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New Tent (shot on phone)

With all this camping I have been doing this year - I have decided it is time I got a good tent for hot Australian conditions. The current tent is from UK made for Alpine conditions, so its really hot and uncomfortable for the heat of Australia.

I wanted something a little bigger too, so very comfortable for one, with lots of mesh and cross ventilation as it has 2 doors, and best of all, Australian designed.

It is a Wilderness Equipment Dart 2.

Nice and easy to set up, with lots of smart small details. I can't wait to use it this weekend.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Shooting from the car window, on Auto

Taking a que from my Camera Course and shooting from the hip - I tried shooting from the car window on my drive from town to Hurstville the other day. So much traffic, I just needed something to cut the edge off the stress, and taking photos was great fun! Just see the scene ahead, hit Auto on the SLR and fire away without looking through the view finder.

Lots of dud photos but some really interesting ones, the kind of things I have always wanted to photo, but have chickened out whilst on foot. A car lets you get away quick! Also having an Auto car helps too.

These guys had a minor prang at the lights, I was just staring at it unfold, until I remembered I was holding my camera. Snap Snap.

Another Northern Beaches sunrise

Another dawn on the Norther Beaches. This time, a new favourite, Avalon. There is Gil all set up for some rock pics as the tide is going out.

This was a total fluke and I love it - I was just taking a shot for reference of the location and the wave it while I pressed the shutter , sometimes you have gotta love dumb luck.

I really need some Cokin filters....These are all shot with 50mm f1.4 handheld and on tripod.

A reference shot and somewhere I want to come back on a different feeling sunrise. The surfers and the rocks and waves from ground height would make amazing compositions I think.
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