Tuesday, December 31, 2013
365 - 30/12/13
The second last post of the year and the possibly last feature of Owen for the year. Actually today's shot was between this of Owen playing with the world's best Aunty (Nadia) or the reddest redhead I've ever seen. As beautiful as the redhead was, Mr Cutiepie Owen won out.
I might post the shot of the reddest redhead some time in the future. But for now on the second last night of the year, here's wishing one and all a happy new year. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 30, 2013
364 - 29/12/13
With the count and the days left in the year, it's obvious something has gone awry here. At some stage during the year, I must have added an extra day or something to that effect... nevertheless I'll try and correct it somehow in the next few days.
Today's shot is composite of the 2 things that take up most of my day... the garden and Owen. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 29, 2013
363 - 28/12/13
The obligatory shot from Dad's garden. I do a few of these shots a few times a year, and they never fail to please. And I never ever know the type of flower... ever. Well, more tomorrow I guess.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
362 - 27/12/13
In keeping with the Christmas spirit, here's the little drummer boy... who also happened to celebrate his 1st birthday today. Happy Birthday Owen. I see a drum set as a present in the very near future. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
360 - 25/12/13
Meet the newest edition to the family this christmas. Young Owen was born 11 months and 28 days ago, so he's spending his first Christmas with us. I doubt he'll ever remember this, but he's brought all of us a lot of joy, and to think, he almost couldn't make it down to Perth this time.
So it's a merry Christmas from Owen to everyone! More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
359 - 24/12/13
Merry Christmas Everyone in Flickr/Blog/Facebook/Twitter World.
A simple bokeh Christmas shot today. Have a safe and blessed holiday. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
358 - 23/12/13
The ceremonial washing of the lawn chairs before Christmas... yes it's a thing. I take out 2 dozen or so lawn chairs from the shed every year, give them a good spray down and wipe, in preparation for the christmas party.
Here they are glistening in the morning sun after being washed down, only complaint is HDR really brings out the years worth if dust... damn you HDR for exposing my cleaning inefficiencies. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 23, 2013
357 - 22/12/13
Got up to this amazing site this morning. And the best part is realising that it's going to be the first Christmas in about 5 or 6 years that is not in the 40 degrees. And also, in a very long time, we're going to have a very packed house for Christmas, which I am very grateful for.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
356 - 21/12/13
Were down to single digits for the number of days left in the year. Flew into Perth this afternoon, and apart from the food, we've been slightly less busier with the preparations for Xmas and just eating in general.
It seems that there will be a little jam session on Xmas day, so we've been pulling out the old drum kit and cleaning it running it through it's paces. Here's a shot of my old snare circa late 1960s. Still one of my favourite snare drums of all time. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
355 - 20/12/13
Flying off in a few hours for the holidays. It's been a very long, last day of work, but a whole lot of fun. Luckily I had enough time to take a shot of some recently procured jewellery... that's the middle snake ring. More tomorrow from Perth.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
354 - 19/12/13
It looks like I'm not a multi-millionaire, I was a mere 7 numbers short of the winning numbers. Oh well.
As it happens, there's also a full moon out, and as you know, it brings out the crazy in a lot of people... wish I could say that was what was happening here. More tomorrow.
353 - 18/12/13
Out to a little reunion tonight at St Kilda Beach. It was a gathering of 6 current and ex colleagues... fun times.
Took this shot just before taking a seat and a few drinks. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
352 - 17/12/13
13 days to go to the end of another year. While 13 may be an unlucky number to some, I am not superstitious. Besides, today has been rather momentous; The coach of my favourite football club finally gets the sack (something I've been calling for since his appointment 18 months ago), Australia wins back the Ashes, and if all goes well, I should be a multi-millionaire, once i check my lottery ticket. Fingers crossed, touch wood, throw salt over the shoulder...
Here's Ashlee Anne surrounded by light, rather christmasy in a dark/goth sort of way. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
351 - 16/12/13
Spent most of the morning trying to get tickets to Rolling Stones, but to no avail. Was pretty pissed off at the end, but I'm sure something will come up, at least i'm hoping something will.
Anyway, here's one from another concert. Though you don't get to see the act, i thought the silhouette and Bokeh was just too cool. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 16, 2013
350 - 15/12/13
Spent the whole day in recovery mode, which means parked for hours in front of the TV with the cricket on and falling in and out of sleep.
Anyway here's one from earlier with a background i shot at the party last night. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
349 - 14/12/13
Had the big company dinner and dance last night, it's 8.30am the following day and I've only just got back in... so you can imagine how I feel right now.
Took this during the dance portion of the night... here's Eugene showing off his moves. All class. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
347 - 12/12/13
Less than 20 days to the end of the year, to the end of year 4... And it's a thursday, so here's some crazy composite work... all I can say is I started with a nude Elizabeth and built the image up from there. Lots of fun and it's now 2.30 in the morning. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
346 - 11/12/13
VEry late post today.Sleep got the better of me last night, so better late than never. Here's one from earlier in the year. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
345 - 10/12/13
The lights are flashing, the mood is light, the weather is tending towards warm... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
343 - 8/12/13
Spent most of the day in recovery after the concert and a marathon football watching through the night. So here's something I put together... Elizabeth doing a golf clap at the concert. Hey it's the weekend... I'm allowed some fun. More tomorrow.
342 - 7/12/13
At Bon Jovi tonight... Managed to sneak my camera in this time... I really don't understand what the deal is with camera restrictions at concerts. After spending hundreds of dollars, why deny us the chance to keep some mementos.
Anyway enough ranting, the concert was his usual good, but not at his best... maybe he was really missing Richie Sambora... who knows.
I'll post more in a Flickr set. More tomorrow.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
341 - 6/12/13
Haven't done black and white in a while, so here's one with some intense bokeh in the background, and a tender moment with Elizabeth. More tomorrow.
Friday, December 6, 2013
340 - 5/12/13
Was working on my Workshop image, and decided to play around with this shot I took the other day. It sounds weird to be taking a break from one photoshop project with another photoshop project... but it makes sense in my world.
Anyway thanks to the great legs of Ashlee Anne, here's today's shot. More tomorrow.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
339 - 4/12/13
Took this a few days ago in the city. Just another random street shot at night... got to say it's still my favourite kind of photography. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
338 - 3/12/13
It's getting to that time of the year where I start asking myself if I'll do this 365 for another year. Which will take me into year 5. I've missed a total of 6 posts in that time... 6 out of over 1400+ days isn't bad. I've been through 3 cameras from entry model to a full frame, I've worked with studio lights, flashes and ambient, and I've come to realise that for me, post production is just as satisfying as shooting.
So the question of whether to continue will linger for another 27 days, and I'll decide on New Year's Day.
So here's another composite picture of a car I shot yesterday and of a towelled Elizabeth from the workshop... It's funny how a little bit of design and coloured vinyl really made the car look much better, and Elizabeth clad in simple white towels cannot dampen her beauty. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
337 - 2/12/13
A bit of bokeh with Elizabeth. I'm still in the midst of finishing off my Aurum Light Workshop image and I have to admit it's really a long process.
Anyway here's a little something I shot on the side the other day. More tomorrow.
Monday, December 2, 2013
336 - 1/12/13
More fun with photoshop for this Sunday after Saturday's shenanigans...
A strange thing happens at the polo, a whole line of women stand in line and sprint a good 50 meters just to snatch a hat off a polo player... I don't get it. And apparently neither does the towelled Elizabeth. More tomorrow.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
335 - 30/11/13
Out to Paspaley Polo in The City today. Was my first time there and it was quite interesting. Lots of food, alcohol and photo ops, such as the fashion on the field. Here's one I quite liked. More Tomorrow.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
334 - 29/11/13
More from the workshop. Here's Elizabeth striking a pose... very forward looking.
I eventually had Elizabeth as my model for the Milk Dress, and she was absolutely amazing. More tomorrow.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
333 - 28/11/13
Another really interesting day at the Aurum Light Workshop. While the final product is still a long way from being finished, here is another shot from the prep and behind the scenes.
Here's Ashlee Anne in really nice light, even though it was just the modelling light. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
332 - 27/11/13
It's been a really long and fun day at the Aurum Light Workshop. Here's a shot of Ashlee Anne, one of our models for the day. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
331 - 26/11/13
Off to a photog workshop tomorrow and can't wait to try some new techniques. In the meantime, here's a bit of photoshop fun with Fi. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 25, 2013
330 - 25/11/13
The view of Crown Casino and the World Trade Centre from South Wharf. The grey skies just makes for a more dramatic effect in HDR. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
329 - 24/11/13
Out at South Wharf today for a bit of Christmas Shopping... no luck by the way.
It's so close to summer, yet everyone's still in winter mode. i.e. cold! More tomorrow.
328 - 23/11/13
More fun with HDR. Haven't let the HDR monster come out fully to play for a long while, so here's one with the play on the dynamic range of the night scene, clothes and hair. More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
326 - 21/11/13
Making the slightly inebriated walk back from the city tonight and was glad to see I wasn't the only one walking funny. More tomorrow.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
325 - 20/11/13
Out today in the city for work and it was busy during lunch time. It's amazing the lengths people will go to get some peace and quiet. More tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
324 - 19/11/13
Saw the Flickr Blog the other day, and was rather inspired. So here's my go at "out of proportions"... quite fun. More tomorrow.
Monday, November 18, 2013
323 - 18/11/13
Another play with some photos I took over the weekend and of an old warehouse I was in a few weeks ago.
It's those pegs... they get me every time. More tomorrow.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
322 - 17/11/13
So here's more from the Johnston Street Festival. Another one of those really beautiful latin girls at the festival... Wow. More tomorrow.
321 - 16/11/13
At the Johnston Street Latin Festival today, and along with the music, dancing and food, we all know those latinos are famous for one other thing... Miss Universe contestants. Here's one I thought was well on her way to the crown. Or maybe that's the Sangria talking. More tomorrow.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
320 - 15/11/13
Out to Taste of Melbourne today. Basically a glorified food and drink fest where people pay big money to try small morsels of different restaurants' cuisine. But the food is that good, so there isn't much to complain... it's been a long day, so that's probably why there's a hint of moodiness in my tone. More tomorrow.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
316 - 11/11/13
In Singapore yesterday, I had the rare opportunity to walk through a Cosplay convention. With camera in tow, here's one of the shots... must say that it was like walking in a different world altogether. More tomorrow.