All posts tagged: St Kilda pier

Boat Ramp


Today has been crazy.  Nothing has gone as planned this weekend.  I had a family portrait session this afternoon, and then I went to St Kilda.  It has rained most of the day, so being able to go out and take photos hasn’t been great.  So when I got to St Kilda, I took very few photos. I haven’t done this very well.  I am so tired, and when I got this image on the computer, I just didn’t know what to do with it.  I think part of the reason is, because it doesn’t really fit in with the type of work I want to do anymore. Sometimes, I find, I am just not in the right head space.  I don’t really like this image now, but you may find it appealing. I think this is what can happen when you try and force yourself to do something that you don’t really want to do. This is a HDR, though again, it isn’t a good one.  I think, I think I am really tired, …

End of the Pier HDR

HDR or Not to HDR

In yesterdays post I showed you some images that work better with HDR and you see more detail.  Today I have some images that I took last night at St Kilda and this time you can see whether or not the images are better for using HDR or not. Same thing again, originally exposed image first then the HDR image with the bracketed shots I took. This is St Kilda Baths, I think that is what it is called.  There are swimming pools, gyms inside and outside around it are restaurants.  It is a very popular place in summer. This is the HDR image, it is not really that much different.  I don’t know about you, but I love the original one more, the colours seem richer some how. I have taken images of this before, but from the other side and very early in the morning.    It was very dark or starting to get light.  It is nice to take some photos from this view and I must say if I go back …

Early Morning at St Kilda - Take 2

Different Types of Photographers

Of course, there are photographers that take different images in different genres, but this week, I’ve realised that many of us can be divided into two different types of photographers, the technical ones and the non-technical ones.  I am pretty sure I fall into the second category. I met a woman while I was down in Geelong and she was into photography, has done photography all over the world and when we talked, she talked about technical aspects of photography.  She talked about her zoom lens and what they really were compared with her camera, she talked about the Calvin temperature scale for taking photos.  I understood most of what she was saying, but it has occurred to me, that I am a lot more ad-hoc when it comes to taking photos. I know a lot of the technical stuff, you can’t really do photography without knowing some, but I enjoy more the element of surprise, of trying something weird and wonderful and hoping I will get the weird and wonderful.  I love it when I go …