Wednesday, January 31, 2018

old photo #73

Chalk - 2nd January 2013 - Kangaroo Point cliffs, Brisbane.

for a brief part of my life, I was fortunate enough to be in a position to do some regular climbing at the spectacular cliffs in downtown Brisbane.

I'd normally bring a camera, and when not climbing (or belaying), could play a little.

I love the way that the chalk from Tom's hands hangs in the air...

Nikon D3100+50-1.4, @f1.4, for 1/1000th sec, ISO 200
HDR post processing 

Bonus photo of Blake setting the ropes on a different day

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

new photo #94

Light, shadow, and texture - 29th January 2018 - Chester, NS

As there's another winter storm on the way; I spent yesterday cleaning up debris around the yard.  Stumbling upon this stick, I thought it could be a nifty subject for some photographic exploration...

The entry hall-way had some awesome soft-light spilling in, and a shipping box waiting to be discarded provided a nice texture for the hero-branch to sit on.

Sony a6000/35-1.8, @f8, for 5 sec, ISO 100 (I think there's a 10mm macro bellows in there as well...)

and some alternates I thought worked out pretty well

Monday, January 29, 2018

new photo #93

Kevin - 24th January 2018 - Chester, NS

Sony a6000/35-1.8, @f2.5, for 1/400th sec, ISO 100

Saturday, January 27, 2018

speed recap #56

it's a small world - sat 27th January 2018 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8 (10mm extension bellows) @f2.8, for 1/400th sec, ISO 400  

...a few alternate angles, before showing their real-world location

Surprise - It's a car roof

Friday, January 26, 2018

new photo #92

Front harbour sunset - Friday 26th January 2018 - Chester, NS 

iPhone 5S back camera, f2.2, for 1/100th sec, ISO 40

Thursday, January 25, 2018

old photo #72

coffee with a view - 10th August 2010 - Goat Island, Sydney Harbour, NSW Australia

First? week of Panic At Rock Island, out on 'the island' - taking in the sights with a nice 'lil coffee from the espresso machine (see post 'old photo #27')

panasonic LX-3, 24mm (35 equiv.), @ f5, for 1/1000th sec, ISO 80

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

new photo #91

Another spectacular sunset - 21st January 2018 - Chester, NS (off the back deck)

sony a6000/35-1.8, A f8, for 1.3sec, ISO 125

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

new photo #90

Chester Harbour - 18th January 2018 - front harbour, Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8, @f8, for 1/200th sec, ISO 100

Monday, January 22, 2018

new photo #89

more shape and texture - 18th January 2018 - Chester, NS

Sony a6000/35-1.8, @f7.1, for 1/100th sec, ISO 100

...and a bonus of the photo in it's original colour version

Sunday, January 21, 2018

new photo #88

Wood-stack - 18th January 2018 - Chester, NS

Sony a6000+35-1.8, @f2.8, for 1/60th Sec, ISO 250

Friday, January 19, 2018

new photo #87

Icy - 18th January 2018 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8, @f4, for 1/250, ISO 100

Thursday, January 18, 2018

new photo #86

Owl  - Wednesday 17th January 2018 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8 @f5.6, 1/60th sec, ISO 250

and some alternate crops  


...and closer

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

new photo #85

snow - Wednesday 17th January 2018 - Chester, NS

a6000/35-1.8 @ f2.2, for 1/1000th sec, ISO 100

Saturday, January 13, 2018

new photo #84

Playing with some new extension tubes to allow for...

extreme! close focus - 12th January 2018 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8+10mm ext. @f2.2 for 1/80th sec, ISO 1600

Thursday, January 11, 2018

new photo #83

fire-kitten - 10th January 2018 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/35-1.8 @ f1.8, for 1/3rd sec, ISO 320

bonus shots of the awesome sunset...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

new photo #82

frozen basin, frozen boat - 8th January 2018 - Chester Basin, NS

sony a6000+35/1.8 @ f9 for 1/500th sec, ISO 100

Bonus photo 

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

new photo #81

Frozen Basin - 8th January 2018 - Chester Basin

sony a6000+35/1.8, @ f9, for 1/1000th sec, ISO 100

Monday, January 08, 2018

new photo #80

here. we. go... 8th January 2018 - Chester, NS

Sony a6000+35mm, 1.8 @ f2.5, for 1/60th sec, ISO 400 - post B+W in Luminar

Thursday, January 04, 2018

here's a link #78

war and filmmaking...

Specifically the Thin Red Line.



This image (credited to Merie W. Wallace, from the American cinematographer magazine feb '99) was the absolute distillation of what I wanted to do when working in Film + TV

Just the sheer audacity of putting such a large crane on top of a hill, and using it to move a camera smoothly... leading grubby A-list actors in-close, with hundreds of soldiers and back-ground performers playing out their own little story-lines in the far off distance...

...There's even a microphone attached to the camera for a closer perspective (no real chance for a boom op to safely move with the camera) 

As a newly graduated film student, the fact that this shot in my home state (up north obviously) amazed me, and I was extremely fortunate to work with many of the same crew over the next 15 years.

Several projects had their own mini-battle scenes, with full military might, and at times, hundreds of extras... 

While never easy - it was always a pinch-yourself moment, when looking around at what it took to make it look right.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

new photo #79

Full moon - Tuesday Jan 2nd 2018 - Chester, NS

Sony a6000/55-210 kit, f9, for 1/50th Sec, ISO 100

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

new photo #78

Kevin in da house! - December 31st 2017 - Chester, NS

sony a6000/n35, f2-ish, for 1/80th sec, ISO 1600

and a final bonus photo of the cute-kitten for 2017...