Monday, December 31, 2012
365 - 30/12/12
2nd last day of the year. Spent most of the day avoiding the heat outside and then the evening playing football in the heat. Anyway, thought I'd post this shot from a week ago, it's Christmas eve this time and all the kids are just waiting for the clock to tick over to midnight, so that they can open their presents. You could call this the calm before the storm. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
364 - 29/12/12
It's only a few more days to the end of another year, and that usually means the yearly card game at the Grosse's. Thanks guys for the hospitality and thanks Damo for taking our money. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
363 - 28/12/12
The obligatory shot of my dad's flowers. Again I can't recall the particular species of flower, but still it looks pretty cool blossoming in the hot Perth sun. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 28, 2012
362 - 27/12/12
Happy Birthday young Owen. My cousin gave birth today to a baby boy and we're over the moon... so to speak. Congrats Tasha and Ryan. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
361 - 26/12/12
Playing around with the flash and long exposure (about 1 second) and camera movement.
Dad got these LED garden lights in the shape of butterflies. A bit tacky I thought at first, but they do make for a good photo subject. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
360 - 25/12/12
Merry Christmas everyone. Here's a shot of my nephew and niece on their way home from an visit. All I can say is thankfully I'm not on the road when he takes the wheel... Just kidding Jean Paul! More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
359 - 24/12/12
Christmas eve and here's the darling little Ashley waiting to open her presents as the clock struck 12. Sadly she didn't last that long and went off to sleep. But she did wake up in time for the handing out and opening of presents, which soon brought back a smile. More tomorrow and Merry Christmas everyone.
Strobist info: HVL
F60M with defuser set about 4 feet away to Ashley, camera right.
Monday, December 24, 2012
358 - 23/12/12
Playing with droplets this morning. Had the camera set to multi shots and a fresh set of batteries in the flash which was soon to get drained. Really all that was missing was a tripod, which I will get sometime soon for Perth.
Anyway really like this shot just as the droplet falls. More tomorrow.
Strobist info: HVL F60AM on a stand camera right on full about 6 feet away from the droplet.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
357 - 22/12/12
A bit of creepy crawly shooting today. I took this insect on the back fence of the house. Really wanted to put a coin or something to show its size, but this unwilling model would not let me even get close before flying off. It is about 15cm in length. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
356 - 21/12/12
As I post this, I'm glad to announce that the end of the world was a hoax, it didn't happen and all is back to normal.
Had our work Christmas party today, and here are just some of the decorations that were on display. Mind you those cardboard trees and reindeer were close to 2 metres high and they were all hand cut without any online template. You could almost say they were bespoke. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 21, 2012
355 - 20/12/12
This will be the last photo of kite sailing for the year, or if the Mayans are right, ever!
Happy eve of the end of the world. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
354 - 19/12/12
Something from yesterday. Shot a bit more video today, and got a few shots of a CPR training session, but really they don't stack up to a posed portrait. More tomorrow.
Strobist Info: HVL F60M handheld with diffuser bounced off the ceiling and camera right.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
353 - 18/12/12
Out shooting videos today and got to try out my new Flash unit that also has an LED light built in for video.
Anyway here are the nurses from the skin and cancer foundation that were very good in their bit of the video. Thanks Flor and Candice. More tomorrow.
Strobist Info: HVL F60M with a diffuser handheld camera right bounced off a white ceiling.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
351 - 16/12/12
Out doing my Christmas shopping today. It's nice that in between shopping malls, there are some outstanding entertainment with many high quality buskers. Here's one of them, really outstanding dance music with a drummer and violinist. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
350 - 15/12/12
Glorious day of feasting today, and on the menu was satay. And it's the real satay, charcoal fired, 100% authentic and oh so yummy. Here's a close up of one being cooked... thanks Uncle Ricky. More tomorrow.
349 - 14/12/12
Another late night, so here's one from earlier today. I thought it was really interesting work on the sleeve, almost like a wash of brass studs on the cuff and similarly on the collar. Enough fashion talk, time for some sleep. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 14, 2012
348 - 13/12/12
Out tonight. It's late, I'm tired and sometimes it's nights like tonight that I wish I hadn't committed to a shot a day. Still, I've been doing this for 3 years... so how's that saying go? Fool me once... More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
347 - 12/12/12
We've been resisting putting up Christmas decorations in the studio, mainly because we're a bunch of lazy so and so's. But along comes the new girl and bam we have fairy light, baubles and streamers all over the studio... very festive indeed.
Here's a shot of the fairy lights with little plastic stars. It's really quite nice. Thanks Mags. More tomorrow.
346 - 11/12/12
More proof of the sweet bokeh my 200mm lens can deliver. Took this a few weeks ago at Fed Square and really like how the guy stands out from the crowd. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 10, 2012
345 - 10/12/12
Took this at about 4 this morning... gorgeous crescent moon just waiting for HDR to bring out the dark side. Really should have set up the 400mm, but this is still pretty cool. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
344 - 9/12/12
Just a tender moment between mother and chick... notice how I used the word mother instead of identifying the bird... geez I really don't know my geese from swans. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
343 - 8/12/12
Space where my paintings will be hanged have increased by 100%. Here's Fifi with some of the paintings that she's offered to hang in her place... kind of a semi-permanant loan.
So take good care of them and enjoy. More tomorrow.
342 - 7/12/12
Out for dinner tonight and a little drive around the city. It was a warm night and it seemed like everyone was just hanging out trying to wait out the heat or just enjoying the night before tomorrow's really hot day.
Anyway took this shot of a couple deep in conversation. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
338 - 3/12/12
My cousin and I had plans of doing of doing a shoot with him on his bike going full tilt around a corner. Until then however, this will have to do. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
337 - 2/12/12
Not exactly super sharp, but I reckon it's sharp enough considering it's a gull in full flight. I thought the 200mm F2.8 is still pretty fast and sharp, and I really do like it. Wondering what other old minolta lenses are out there that are as remarkable as this one. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
326 - 1/12/12
30 more days to go till I finish year 3. Still contemplating if I'll do a year 4... I probably will. I might have to set new ground rules again, we'll see. Stay tuned.
Went for janaese today. Not from this place with the tepanyakki chef, but a few doors down at a quaint little and a lot less showy Japanese restaurant. I couldn't resist taking a shot of the more showy restaurant though, just wished I'd caught a shot of the burning flames as well. More tomorrow.
Friday, November 30, 2012
334 - 29/11/12
Spent some time at the Air Museum and had a great time taking photos and listening to the guys who ran the place talk about the collection. It was all great except for the 40+ degree weather.
Here's a shot of a Fairey Gannet A.S.4 roasting under the sun. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
333 - 28/11/12
One really pissed off looking gull, you could even call it an Angry bird... OK cheap joke. Still really loving the separation the lens gives with the bokeh. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
331 - 26/11/12
God light at sunset. I've been chasing the god light for a while now, and was really glad to see it today. I had to stop and take the shot. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 25, 2012
330 - 25/11/12
Another Sunday at the markets and walked pass this bottleshop (shop that sells alcohol) couldn't resist taking a shot of their wares. So simple, yet so effective display units, just fits the market feel down to a tee. more tomorrow.
219 - 24/11/12
Out at St Kilda this evening and took this shot of a boat that looked very different from any other boat in the harbour. Gone is the white hull and white masts, this was black. In fact it was such a black sheep, it was anchored well away from the other boats. In any case I thought it looked cool. More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
328 - 23/11/12
Close encounters of the feathered kind. These... swans/geese/ducks (as you can tell I don't know my fowls) inhabit the lake across my place. I've got to say they look pretty menacing up close. More tomorrow.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
327 - 22/11/12
Free WIFI, as rare a commodity as gold in this internet backwater. OK before I start ranting, I've got to say that at least we're trying. Anyway, one of the places that does have free WIFI is Fed Square, which is why you'll see many of this all over the square. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
326 - 21/11/12
More from the other day at Fed Square. Meet Gretchen, my somewhat reluctant model. Love the somber profile and that lovely beanie along with some really cool bokeh. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
325 - 20/11/12
Took this a couple of days ago... agh, young love, in spring. What really struck me was the richness of the colours. Man, I love this camera and lens combination. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 19, 2012
324 - 19/11/12
More from the Latin festival yesterday. I can't tell my salsa from a cha cha, so here's another dance act doing quite amazing stuff. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
323 - 18/11/12
At the Johnston Street Latin Festival today and took over 1000 shots. It's going to take a while to process the lot, so here's one of the early ones. More tomorrow.
321 - 16/11/12
Been a busy shooting day today... actually well over 500 shots today. Most of it was for a work do. Something however stuck with me from last night... this shot of the lights at Taste Melbourne. It's a like a light bulb smiley face. More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
322 - 17/11/12
Out today at a Sony Masterclass at Fed Square. Was a good 2 hour session about Sony cameras, and a good 30 mins of shooting around the area.
Took quite a few shots today, and I suspect I'll be posting quite a few from the day's shoot. Here's one of a really good street performer that had the crowd of about 100 in his hands during his show. More tomorrow.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
320 - 15/11/12
Out at Taste Melbourne tonight, 5 days of food and drinks at Albert Park. Quite interesting. Here's a shot of one of the many bars at the show. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
319 - 14/11/12
There are few iconic sporting venues in the world that can match the MCG. Before moving to Melbourne, the G always held this sense of awe and wonder. Now that I've been to the stadium, nothing's changed. I still get tingles every time I see it. 100,000+ capacity, 100+ years of sporting history... you get the picture.
I took this from the rooftop car park at Fed Square. Might get back there at night when a game is on and take a shot under lights. Should be grand. More tomorrow.
318 - 13/11/12
At a work do today and here's an outtake from the morning. It's SunSense's new ambassador Carrie Bickmore during an interview. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 12, 2012
317 - 12/11/12
Out tonight and had to detour through the city to get home. The detour did allow me to get this shot... shooting the shooter. It's quite funny a few seconds after this when they realised I had shot them shooting me and they both laughed with thumbs up. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
316 - 11/11/12
Had to do a loop of the city today. And what a lovely day it was. Ended the loop with a quick shopping trip in South Melbourne.
Anyway I took this while waiting for the lights to change under a bridge with the sun at full bore just beyond. Lighting conditions were slightly challenging, but not for my new baby. Did I say I love this camera? More tomorrow.
315 - 10/11/12
Spent most of the day vegging out, so didn't do much shooting. So here's something from a week ago. Also I haven't done a black and white in a while.
So here are the drunk people in black and white. More tomorrow.