Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dead trees

The Dead Tree

My life is a dead tree;
Spring is a mockery to it;
But in the winter it shall bear the snows
And rear aloft its stark and hopeless branches
As bravely as another.

Thomas E. Moore.
Helen Rhoda Hoopes page 87 (Kansas City: Joseph D. Havens Company. 1927)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Some times its great to get in close and personal, capture all that detail and sometimes its nice to stand back and get the full picture.
This fella was at Healesville Santuary in wonderful lighting.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Flowers flowers and more flowers, you can sneak up on them and as long as the wind dies down you can get some great shots.
I just love the colour, the detail and the variety!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New lens like new car...mmm

Smell that leather, appreciate the interior, what colour is it?

How fast does it go, how many kms to the litre do you get?

Well it’s the same with a new lens.

What brand?, what is the mm range on it?

Is it macro?

Is it zoom?, does it come with VR or camera shake stopping features?, did you get any filters?, what can it do, are you happy with it!??

How does it work with your camera, how does it rate with another brand?

Oh I'm getting dizzy....

From one camera lover to another - a nice new piece of glass is another opportunity to explore and try new subjects.

To enjoy and see how they interact with you, your camera and your veiwer as you showcase the story you are trying to tell in each shot.

Call me a romantic...a thrill seeker of the frozen moment in time....thats me!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Merge to HDR

Isn’t the ol Adobe Photoshop’s merge to HDR command just a great tool to combine those multiple images with different exposures of the same image or scene?

This handy little tool although a memory grabber of the biggest proportions can result in you capturing the dynamic range of a scene in a single HDR image.

Most people try scenes, and producing stunning results, I have been experimenting with still life and having a ball!
More next time....