Friday, December 29, 2017

Week8 51

Week8 51 16-23 December

The reason why our past 2 weeks have been filled with laughter from dawn to way past dusk. Sadly they just got on a flight back home and so I'm posting the penultimate post of the year in a somewhat solemn mood.

Missing them already. More in a couple of days.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Week8 50

Week8 50 9-16 December

Thought it might be time to do a holiday bokeh shot. This is of a 3 storey high X'mas tree at the Crown casino and resort lobby. More next week.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Week8 49

Week8 49 2-12 December

Only 3 more weeks left to the end of another year doing a shot a week.

This or rather last week's shot is something we did on Saturday. That's Bindy and Max and this was for a shoot of their wedding invite. Couldn't have asked for a smoother shoot. Great talents, excellent location and perfect light. More next week.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Week8 48

Week8 48  25 Nov - 2 Dec

Took this on the Friday before the weekend storms were supposed to hit Melbourne.

We were warned of flooding and what seemed like storms of apocalyptic proportions. As it turned out, there was pretty heavy rains throughout the weekend, but the flooding and the major storms bypassed Melbourne and affected some flood prone areas and mainly the outer suburbs.

Still it did give me a chance to capture those menacing clouds as they approached my balcony. More next week.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Week8 47

Week8 47 18-25 November

Really got to keep up with these postings better. It's not like I'm ever late for any thing work wise or even socially, so maybe late posting is just my little chance to be tardy.

Anyway, here's this week's shot. I was working on something else but that was going to take a whole lot longer than a week to finish, so here's one I prepared earlier. More next week (or hopefully tomorrow)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Week8 46

Week8 46 11-18 November

Been working on some new techniques for portrait post processing. I needed to get a look for a job I was doing and so I'm now trying to expand it even more. Well, that's my excuse for the late post.... more next week.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Week8 45

Week8 45 4-11 November

Only 7 more weeks till the end of the year... where has the time gone? And then I'll be on to my 9th year.

Anyway, this week's post is a composite I took from on Friday at South Wharf and one from Taryn a month or so ago. More next week.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Week8 44

Week8 44 28 October - 4 November

This is probably the latest Halloween post ever, I guess I needed a holiday to get up to date to with my posting.

So here's my halloween post, actually a composite from a few Halloweens, this and a year ago... The Joker and Harley Quinn... Spooky!  More next week.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week8 43

Week8 43 21-28 October

The totally adorable and somewhat grumpy Jack came visiting and we couldn't resist a quick photoshoot.

So meet Jack on his belly looking slightly stunned and annoyed but still cute as ever. Surrounding him were his very calm Mum and 2 Aunties, one of which was particularly anxious that Jack would start to learn to crawl and fall off the table. Jack on the other hand was just wondering what the fuss was about. More next week.

Strobist info: 2 x Elinchrom on about 4. The fill was shot through a 175cm Rotalux Octa about 5 feet away and almost inform of the camera right. The other was to background on a C-stand through a 65x65 soft box.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Week8 42

Week8 42 14-21 October

Out on the weekend with the gorgeous Taryn-Ann Swyny (SkyeLineManagement) on her first trip to Hosier Lane.

It was a very chilly evening and she really wasn't prepared for the cold, but she braved on and pushed through. More next week.

Strobist info: One LED Light Cube bare on 1/50 at full power at about 10 feet camera left held by the best light stand in the world - Ian Richards.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Week8 41

Week8 41 7-14 October

Playing catch up with my postings It seems forever and an age that I've last posted, but I'm a little over 2 weeks behind.

Here's one of the outtakes from a few weeks ago. Just trying to mimic a lab scene in the studio. More next week.

Strobist info: 1 x Elinchrom BRX 500 on about 5 through a 175cm Octa about 6 feet away camera right.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Week8 40

Week8 40 30 Sep - 7 October

Finally posting on time! About to head out for a shoot, but I thought I'd get this post out.

Here's one from Singapore... shot during a really hot day in Chinatown. Then again, they're all hot days in Singapore. More next week.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Week8 39

Week8 39 23-30 September

If you're ever at Terminal 3 at Changi Airport Singapore, stop by at the Butterfly enclosure, and don't forget your camera.

There's a great 10m by 10m, 2 story space that is filled with hundreds of all kinds of butterflies at various stages of their lifecycle... it truely is wondrous.

This shot was taken while one of the more majestic looking ones just came to rest not even a foot away. More next week.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Week8 38

Week8 38 16-23 September

Another late post... about 5 days late... might be a record. I'm just playing a bit of catch up while I get my shots from Singapore sorted.

Here's one taken at the National Gallery in Singapore. This was taken at an installation that essentially was a room full of balls that change colour every few seconds. Here's another instance of shooting the shooter. This time a mobile phone  shooter taking a shot of the installation. More next week.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Week8 37

Week8 37 9-16 September

Very late posting, but I'm on holidays. Here's a shot taken of the 2 Red Bull cars during free practice at the Singapore F1 Grand Prix.

Ended up being a race of contrasting results for the 2 cars. with the car in front not even completing a single lap and the car behind coming in second in a wet race. More next week (or in a couple of days or so).

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week8 36

Week8 2-9 September

2 Chinatowns in a week... surely there must be record for some thing like this. Was out walking yesterday in Singapore and caught this shot of a couple of tourist shooting a statue, only thing was one was doing a selfie. You could say I was shooting the shooter and so was the selfie taker. More next week from the Grand Prix.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Week8 35

Week8 35 26 Aug - 2 Sept

Missed last week's post because it was a really heavy Friday night, that kind of lasted most of the weekend. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

This week's shot, taken only hours ago, takes us back to the streets of Melbourne. This one's from the top end of Chinatown... there's just something about Melbourne's laneways. Full of character. More next week.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week8 33

Week8 33 12-19 August

It's been a couple of weeks of a serious man flu and lots of aches, so I've missed another week of posting and shooting. Anyway here's one from a couple of weeks ago. Hosier lane again, without the obligatory bum shot... I'm unpredictable like that. More next week.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Week8 31

Week8 31 29 July -5 August

Finally got round to processing the shots from last Sunday walkabout in the city. This is the iconic Hosier Lane, and what seems to be the obligatory bum shot every time I'm there. More next week.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Week8 30

Week8 30 22-29 July

This week's shot was taken during the Melbourne Open House weekend. It's the one weekend a year that lots of buildings in and around the city are opened up for the public to see and experience.

This year, I had the pleasure of Sophia's company, along with her dad and a bunch of friends. Here's Sophia running about and taking flight while the older ones took rest. More next week.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Week8 29

Week8 29 15-22 July

On a nearly 2 week hiatus from posting, so it's good to be back posting again. Took a little trip to Singapore for 10 days, didn't do much shooting, but there was enough shots for a nice little album. I'll probably do that on Flickr some time soon.

So here's one of the iconic Marina Bay Sands and a random tourist who was nice enough to be part of the picture. More next week.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Week8 26

Week8 26 24 June - 1 July

Heaps of shots in the studio this week... quite a few on black as well. Here's one of the out-takes from one of those shoots. More next week.

Strobists info: 2 Elinchrom DeLite. 1 from 45 degrees bottom left of Kristy and the other from the right. Easy setup... great results.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Week8 25

Week8 25 17-24 June

A day late on this week's post, I had to look really hard for something to post this week... didn't get to do much shooting for fun. So it's back to my go to double exposure shots. More next week.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Week8 24

Week8 24 10-17 June

Playing with bokeh the past few days... and not all of them round. Having quite a ball. More next week.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Week8 23

Week8 23 3-10 June

Late to posting this week. Didn't get much outside-work shooting done last week, so here's one of a cold winter's morning. Brrr. More next week.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Week8 22

Week8 22 27 May-3 Jun

Happy Wonder Woman Day for yesterday. Out in the city yesterday to see said day in action and was glad someone came to the rescue. More next week.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Week8 21

Week8 21 20-27 May 2017

This puppy, Kodi and his sister, Fraie, were my breakfast company this morning. Lucky they had their walk and treats before joining us... would have been a bit of a nightmare if they were restless and hungry. That's not to say they were little angels either, just less devilish! More next week.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Week8 20

Week8 20 13-20 May 2017

Ladies and gentlemen... Dancing Girls.

Was at the GABS festival today and apart from the beer, there was the entertainment, which some how everyone found this to be the most entertaining. Ah beer drinkers... such simple people... salt of the earth. More next week.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Week8 19

Week8 19 6-13 May

One more double exposure. Really like playing with these kind of shots at the moment. There might be more of these in the near future, just depends on my mood, I guess. More next week.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Week8 18

Week8 18 29 April - 6 May

Been working on several double exposures for a few weeks. This is one of them. Did a few test portrait shots with different lighting options and used some of those to work in the double exposure. More next week.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Week8 17

Week8 17 17-29 April

Was at the State Library earlier in the week. It's an amazing building on the outside and the inside is equally impressive.

Was curious about the relevance of the library in this digital age. Interestingly, there were desks full of students enjoying the free wifi; there were lots of exhibits surrounding the main hall of the library that were well attended; and there were quite a few book shelves that well patronised. Glad to see I wasn't the only curious one that day. More next week.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Week8 16

Week8 16 15-22 April

The obligatory moon shot. I seem to do this a couple of times a year... I guess there's just something about that rock in our night sky that's just so appealing.

Just heard news of a new Sony camera coming out in a few months... the A9. If I do eventually get it, I guess there'll be more moon shots to follow.

More next week.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Week8 15

Week8 15 8-15 April

Quite a few to choose from this week. Had a couple of moon shots, did a few double exposures and then... we went for lunch in the city and stumbled onto the graffiti at AC/DC Lane. Took this while a friendly passerby walks in front of the shot. Good timing. More next week.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Week8 14

Week8 14 1-8 April

Out at a pretty good restaurant in Melbourne and the setting was great for this composite with Brooke Hogan. That dress! More next week.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Week8 13

Week8 13 25 March - 1 April

Off to the South Melbourne Markets with a 50mm f1.4. Stopped down to f1.4 quite a bit and really loved the results... it was like bokeh heaven. Anyway, this was my favourite shot of the day, I call it "comparing". More next week.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Week8 12

Week8 12 18-25 March 2017

Lots to choose from for the week. What with the Grand Prix on. So this week's was always going to be about those fast cars. Here's Daniel Richiardo in his Red Bull zooming past during qualification. More next week.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Week8 11

Week8 11 11-18 March

Another catch up shoot. Took this on a Clean up Australia Morning with work, at a park not oo far away. Birds were singing, sun was out and it was glorious! More next week.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Week8 10

Week8 10 4-11 March

Bledsoe, Thompson and Harden in one shot... at least facsimilies of at least. Had my 50mm with me and saw these 3 "action figures"... couldn't resist stopping down to f1.4 and bokehing the crap out of them. More next week.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Week8 09

Week8 09 25 Feb-3 March

Got back from the Australian Airshow, and was too tired to post my favourite shot from the day/week. Fast Forward 20 hours, and I've just spent hours pouring over a thousand plus shots to find the one that I liked best. So here it is... an F16 in the process of final check before taking off. Just looks menacing... More next week.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Week8 08

Week8 08 18-25 February

Another week of shooting and this is from last weekend's White Night festivities. This is from the all night dance party called Swing City. These people danced from dusk till dawn... Wow. More next week.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Week8 07

Week8 07, a photo by DarrenNunis on Flickr.
Week8 07 11-17 February

Lots of options for this week's post, but I figured it had to be this one of the original members of Guns n Roses- Duff, All and Slash. What a concert, what a night. More next week.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Week8 06

Week8 06 4-11 February

At the BBQ festival last weekend. Caught site of the biggest smoker/BBQ I'd ever seen... sadly I wasn't the only one. More next week.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Week8 05

Week8 05 28 January - 4 February

Back on track with the posting. Here's one from a few days ago. It's a compilation from the Springsteen concert at AAMI Park in Melbourne.

These were taken with my trusty point and shoot Canon in one hand, a walking stick in the other and standing for 7 hours... well worth the effort. More next week.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Week8 04

Week8 04 21-28 January

Was in Sydney over the Australia Day weekend and took this shot of a couple strolling by the harbour... love is in the air.

This is another late post, but I'm still going to keep up with the project, watch out for the next one in a few days.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Week8 03

Week8 03 14-21 January

I'm a day early, but thought that this shot would be very poignant, considering Genie valiantly lost in Round 3... shame.

Anyway here's one from when she won at this year's Australian Open. More next week.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Week8 02

Week8 02 7-14 January

More catch up, this time only about 5 days late....

Just a lazy Sunday afternoon in Melbourne city, someone texting and the iconic Flinders Street Station in the background. More next week.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Week8 01

Week8 01 1-7 January

Here we go again. Im endeavouring to do all 52 weeks and already I'm 2 weeks behind. Nevertheless, I'm going to keep plugging at it and catch up when I have to. So expect more than a post a week, and week(s) without a post... but I'll get all 52 weeks in... yes I will!

Here's coming from the air. Somewhere between Perth and Melbourne, more likely somewhere over country Victoria. More next week.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 52

Week 52 29-31 December

Needed a day to recover from a New Year's Eve Party to post this.

This last post for Year 7 is of my Dad's band, Take 3, at said new year's eve party. I was roadie, Photographer and guitarist for the night, it was 6 long sets; really tiring, but a whole lot of fun.

So that's the end again of another year in photography. I'd like to thank everyone that has been, willingly or not, part of my various shooting escapades. And I'd really like to thank everyone that was come by and visited the various sites on Flickr, the Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. I think I managed about 40+ weeks this time, a poor showing, considering it's been a weekly and not a daily occurrence. I'll endeavour to do better.

So here's to the next year. Happy new year all, I'll have more in a week's time.