Sunday, September 30, 2012
273 - 29/9/12
Grand Final Day today, Hawthorn vs Sydney Swans. Here's a shot of a poster I did for work that didn't get the nod... still don't get why. More tomorrow.
Strobist info: HVL F42AM with defuser sock on full about 3 feet away camera left.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
272 - 28/9/12
Guess who came visiting during the a break in the weather today?
Had a sausage sizzle in the rain at work today, and when the rain finally abated, this little fella came flying in, said hello, and then flew off... just like that. More tomorrow.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
270 - 26/9/12
As you can tell, 1000 days. Really wanted to take this shot on the new Sony a99, but alas it still isn't in stock. I have spent a whole lot of time thinking about what to shoot... Some strobist stuff, maybe a bit of bokeh, something old, something new, a bit of light painting, HDR, so the answer was yes. Here's to another 1000 days... or at least to the end of the year. More tomorrow.
Strobist info: HVL F42AM with a defuser sock, on the jeans, about a foot over the camera and about about 3 feet behind.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
268 - 24/9/12
Longer days means getting home in time to get a shot of this glass building reflecting the sunset sky. A bit of HDR to really bring out the skyline. More tomorrow.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
266 - 22/9/12
Didn't shoot much today... been a bit slack, and still thinking of what to do for my 1000th.
Here's one from a while back... photoshopped, but I think Brooke still looks cool. More tomorrow.
Strobist info: One SB 900 on full with a Lasolite as a defuser, both handheld from about 6 feet, camera left.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
264 - 20/9/12
This just came in today. My new telecaster. Used to have one many years ago, actually belonged to my dad, but that got sold years ago, and there's been an empty feeling till today. Can't wait to start playing it now. More tomorrow.
Strobist info: 1x HVL F42AM on full through a Ring Flash on a stand about 4 feet above the guitar.
263 - 19/9/12
Playing around with photoshop again. Here's a "double exposure" shot of a balloon and some bokeh courtesy of the street lights from the Greek district in Melbourne. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
261 - 17/9/12
9 more days till I hit 1000 days doing this shot a day thing, and I'm cracking my brain trying to think of something to shoot to commemorate the day. It is just another day, but I do think 1000 days is something to celebrate. Any ideas would be much appreciated.
Today's shot is another one of the birds that stop over outside my window every Spring day. Here's one right at the close of day. More tomorrow.
Got my shot of the day not 6 hours into the day. Was up really early on a Sunday morning and when I looked out, I saw the balloons flying across the lake, this time they were landing. Pulled out my beercan lens with a 2X converter and snapped.
In hindsight, I should have pulled out the 200-400 f5.6, but by the time I set up the tripod, I feared the action would have been over. Next time, I'm setting the big fella up on a Friday night, just in case. More tomorrow.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
259 - 15/9/12
A very late post. Took this along South Melbourne tonight on the way home. Initially I thought it was a bit eerie, just her walking in the cold, but while processing, something about it just struck me. More tomorrow.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
258 - 14/9/12
They buried an old friend today. I didn't make it to the funeral, but I thought remembering him with some of the funny things we liked. So here's one for you my friend... I know how much you/we liked women in boots.
Composite shot put together in photoshop. Bokeh background from the lights in the city, boots from a shot a while back. More tomorrow.
Friday, September 14, 2012
257 - 13/9/12
Another glorious evening today although a bit on the chilly side. Managed to get this shot while waiting at the lights... had a bit of photoshop work to get rid of some lampposts and power lines, still I like the end result. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
256 - 12/9/12
Got to work this morning to be greeted by this colourful fella in the window. It stayed around for a while, showing off and then left... never to return for the rest of the day. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
255 - 11/9/12
Got this from my mom from a holiday in Hawaii. A pretty little ukelele that has problems holding its tuning but nonetheless quite fun to play. Wanted to get that sun burnt feel from this picture, I stuck a HVL F42AM into a Lumodi Beaty Dish and held it about 3 feet above the ukelele Camera right. HDR completed the rest of the look. More tomorrow.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
253 - 9/9/12
Got up to news today that a good friend had passed away. And although I haven't seen him in years, it still pains to think of all the sadness his wife and parents are going through right now. Well Eugene, this one's for you.
Shot in an alleyway in Chinatown in Melbourne. RIP my friend. More tomorrow.
252 - 8/9/12
Another flying machine shot. I see these flying ambulances going back and forth all the time, but this is the first time I've seen them up close on the helipad.
BTW you actually drive under the helipad at the Alfred Hospital. More tomorrow.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
250 - 6/9/12
More evidence of Spring, with the birds and the weather doing their things. Mind you minutes after this the weather did turn and you'd never have known it was Spring. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
249 - 5/9/12
Fifi showing off her new matte black nail polish, and how badass she reckons it makes her look. Oooo... scary!
Sadly the black wasn't as matte as we hoped, but hey it's still very badass! More tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
248 - 4/9/12
Took this on the way home. Another glorious Spring day, and it seemed like everyone was out enjoying the sun.
This shot was taken from the car, I had to do a bit of photoshop work to get rid of some distracting power poles, and really liked the end result. More tomorrow.
Monday, September 3, 2012
247 - 3/9/12
Went nuts with my available flashes the other day. So here's my 3 flash set up for the shot. I had 2 Yongnuo speedlights on full, bouncing off the ceiling from either ends of the bed. A HVL F42AM with a Lumiquest SBIII at the foot of the bed directed at the flying feet. All shot in a dark room. More tomorrow.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
246 - 2/9/12
At the airport today, with camera in hand and thought I'd get some shots of planes taking off and landing. Just my luck I was at the end of the airport where more taxiing occurs than anything else. Anyway, here's one of the national carrier. More tomorrow.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
245 - 1/9/12
First day of Spring and i was up at 5.30, in time to catch these hot air balloons taking off and floating away on to their destination. There were about 8 that took off in the hour. I was lucky enough to have my 200-400mm on the tripod so it was shooting galore... About 200 shots later, I thought this was the one I liked most. Lots of negative space. More tomorrow.
244 - 31/8/12
Last day of winter and the birds are out to play. This little sparrow was just outside the window and I couldn't resist a shot with the beercan lens at 210mm with a 2x extender.
Starting to see why people really get into birdwatching and photography. It's not easy, considering these little creatures move so fast. More tomorrow.