All posts tagged: light

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Quiet Thursdays

Quiet Thursday or Frantic Thursday, I wasn’t really sure what to call this post. I have five days left to get things organized for my trip so I’m busy trying to some things finished. While I haven’t had a lot of time to go and take photos there has been a couple of opportunities. I’ve also done some work on some other photos taken at different times. I’m trying to build up my Flickr profile so I’ve been trying to get more photos up there. I like the way my page is starting to look and how it showcases me. So I thought I would show you some of the photos that I’ve had up there this week. A lot of the photos I put up there I have already had on this blog. I also put up the image from Monochrome Madness yesterday, but the colour version. I think it gives it a very different look. I like the lushness of the green. The same day that I took the above image I also took …

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Weekend Wanderings: Off to Flinders Pier

Today’s post really is a continuation on from yesterdays. After walking all the way back up the steps at Cape Schanck Chris and I went to Flinders for breakfast. We went to a place that I’ve been to many times, Flinders Village Cafe. I like their french toast. After breakfast we headed down to the pier. I like this pier as there are lots of things around it to photograph. You just don’t know what you will see. It was one of those places that when I think of it I think of textures, it really is full of them. Look at those on the rails of the boat ramp. There has to be a photo under the pier. There are two piers here, the original one and a newer cement one. It is always great when you can get underneath, though the wood ones are far better and you can see how the wood has worn with the water, There are patterns on the beach from the water. Because this part of Flinders is …

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Weekend Wanderings: Autumn Mornings in Banyule Flats

Yesterday morning I took another trip back to Banyule Flats.  I have to return the Tamron 150-600mm next week to Maxwell International Australia and I want to get lots of use out of it before it has to go back. It was a gorgeous morning, the perfect autumn morning. I started at the swamp taking some photos of the birds with the Tamron lens. There was a white faced heron feeding there, that was a treat for me.  I’ve been enjoying watching the herons. There were also lots of ducks, lots of Pacific Black Ducks, I think they were.   I loved this, I think these are Eurasian coots walking on the water, quite funny. I really like it when the moon is out during the day. It is quite surreal this view of the moon, it almost looks like it is blending into the background. Once I was done with the birds I put the macro lens on and went for a walk around.  As I said the light was just stunning, it was a perfect …

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Introductions: Paul Barson

There are photographers all over the internet, we see them all the time, and many of them are not on WordPress, and today I would like to introduce you to one that introduced himself to me on Facebook and then I saw his work. I was blown away and I am sure you will be too.  I think the reason I showed the flowers that I processed yesterday was so you would like mine first, then fall in love with Paul’s.  I got so much inspiration from his work and as soon as I saw it I couldn’t stop thinking about it.  Shall I just get on with it and show you some of his work? I see so much photography, but it isn’t very often that work stops me in my tracks, gets my mind going and then there is a need to find out how it was done.  I have to work out how I can use that for myself and how can I adapt it to my work. It is just stunning. …

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Weekend Wanderings: Yackandandah Part 2

Here is the second part of my trip to Yackandandah.  The man from the Spiritus Art Gallery and gave me some directions and ideas of where to go.  I knew I had to get a move on, as I would have to head back to Wodonga soon, and also the sun was starting to get to high for any decent photos, so they aren’t great, but they do give you an idea of what was there. This was part of the road into town, beautiful scenery really, the whole drive, from Wodongo to there. After leaving the main street I went to find petrol for the car, and saw a lovely park that I went for stop in. It had a small creek or something at the bottom and they had built steps that you could walk down and then go and walk around.  It was really nice in the morning light. At the back of the petrol station I saw this building, another art place, only this one is fall of studios.  My friends who told me about Yackandandah had …

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Introductions: Jesse Martineau

Late last year I introduced you to a photographer that I found on Google+ and today I have another one for you.  Google+, I’ve found, has some amazing photographers, and I find myself going there more and more to find photographers to introduce to you.  Today I would like to introduce you to Jesse Martineau. As I said I first came across Jesse’s work on Google+ and I am so happy to have found his photography.  I think his work is incredible and I think you will think so as well. Those of you who have followed me for a while know how much I love winter shots, and the ones that Jesse does of winter in Canada are fascinating, well to me they are.  Scenes of calmness, yet, there is evidence of more, it is quite amazing. My first questions, as always, where in the world are you? I am located in Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada, just 10 mins west of Edmonton. One of the things that has really struck me in his images is …

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Quiet Thursdays: Out Bush

Yesterday I had to come to Wodonga, not for photography but for my daughter.  She is at University and because of some recent events had to miss some classes and was told that she would need to come to the Wodonga campus to catch up.  Luckily we only had to stay one night.  The internet here, where we are staying is shocking, and I’m having trouble doing anything I want to, so I am keeping this quick.  Hopefully it will publish. I thought today I would show you the the reverse colour of my Monochrome Madness image yesterday.  It is something I nearly always try and I enjoy seeing what I come up with. Sometimes it doesn’t look that strange or different and other times I get really amazing results, then again sometimes the results are so weird I know I can’t use them.   This one wasn’t bad, kind of in the first category. I’m just going to leave you with the image, hope the internet will work enough for me to publish, and …