Saturday, September 25, 2010

learning :)

Fishing around for ideas today and stumbled accross this video, quite long but also quite interesting - Its a clip where three photographers discuss their blogging strategies.

The sites of the photographers in question are -

All worth a good look at :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Wow been a while!

   I realised I haven't posted anything since June -- dreadful really. Well one thing that happened in the interim was I bought a AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR1. I went for this was because of cost and also the various reports about the "shortness" of the various focal lengths.
   The VR2 is a superb lens, which I've used a few times (and it really is a superb lens), so it really came down to cost. As I'm trying to phase out my old "other brand" gear and phase in the return to Nikon. So I'm trying to build up a usable kit to carry on forward. :-)
   There will still be pictures from the other brand for a while to come yet, but more later...

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Been ages since I've posted anything, but heres three pix I took from the office of the moon rise today (Saturday, June 26, 2010) This was more an experiment in using Picasa to upload the pictures.
For techie types this was taken on a Nikon D300s with an old borrowed and cantakerous Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dead Computer!!

Argh I have found the pitfalls of not backing up when my computer died today...Hope they can recover the data upon repair

Monday, January 25, 2010

(photography) 20100125 Out for a stroll

Just some pix from an after dinner stroll, all on the Olympus Mju Tough 8000

(photography) 20100125 Experimenting with selective colouring

Experimenting with selective colouring...once upon a time we called it hand colouring :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

(photography) 20100123 playing with themes in street photography

The other day I spent the day wandering the streets, poking about in alleys, and in parks, across bridges and all the while taking snapshots of what was going on up down and around. Upon editing there started to show a range of themes running through the images so I've made separate entries  with various picture selections from that day, but its definitely worth exploring further! :) They are:

Nature and Man

Little bits of nature existing in man's environment


The past that was the Cafe de Savoy, over taken by Nagoya

Solar panels on an old saw tooth roof

Ned Kelly and guttering

Man in the layers of the car park

A splash of Yellow

Maybe this will lead into a splash or red?


Making tracks


Sun about

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

(photography) 20100119 playing with the Olympus Mju Tough 8000

I love using the Olympus Mju Tough 8000 after all you can ...

Use it underwater...

...take it near the surf...

...on the shoreline...

...produce details shots of rocks...

... or of sand ...

...or take in the scenery...

...And at the end of the day its an easy clean up!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

(photography) 20100106 still life

A little experimentation with a cockatoo feather  that I found while wandering around. All on a Canon 5D and 50mm f1.4, available light... I really should carry the 50mm macro around for just such an occasion :)