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Up for Discussion: Camera Bags

Each one of us who is into photography is looking for a camera bag, be it a small one, or a large one. I got my first bag about 22 years ago and I still have it, though all I use it for these days is to store things. Still the decision about what to buy and what you need to put in it is still a big thing. Since buying that first one I’ve had a number of bags, all good in different ways.  So today I thought I would go through what bags I have purchased and why I got the ones I did. The first bag was a Lowepro and not a bad buy, but it was a normal bag and I realised fairly quickly that I wanted something else. Lowepro Mini Trekker At least I think that is what it was. I got it about 18 or 19 years ago.  I really wanted a backpack, something I thought would be easy to carry around.  I have to say after going the …

Retracing My Steps at Heide

Saturday morning I went back to Heide Museum of Modern Art with two clients.  It started out looking like a promising day, but then the clouds rolled in and the sun was hidden.  It isn’t very often that I am disappointed when this happens, but as we trying to do some landscape type of photography, it meant that the light was too flat. As I said the sun did shine a little at first.  I love the way the morning sun is reflecting off the Rings of Saturn by Inge King.  I tried to do more images looking up at the sculpture this time.  Where they have it positioned you are meant to look up at it.  Unfortunately to get the sculpture and the sun I had to dodge trees as well. This is the courtyard and main entrance to Heide.  The black building is a new part that was built a few years ago.  It added a whole new gallery onto the building.  Since then they have also redone the cafe area, thought I …

Board Room Empty on Boxing Day

Christmas for 2012 is done.  We all had a great day and enjoyed ourselves.  It was very relaxing, though the puzzle still isn’t complete, it was harder than we thought it would be.  I was very lucky to be given a new 27 inch monitor to do my images on and my mum gave me that Camera bag from Tamrac that I wanted, more on that later. It has been a very busy time I feel as though all I have done is Christmas images for you.  I have only one image today.  There is nothing Christmassy about it.  Time to move on. This is the first image I have processed with my new monitor.  It was so nice to see it so big.  Though the resolution isn’t fantastic yet, there seems to be a problem getting the laptop and the monitor to work together.  It was so great to see the image so much bigger and to work on it like that.  I am going to have to learn to control the pen with my …

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ReWorking Desert Views

On my recent trip up to the Mallee, I went to the Wyperfield National Park.  Those of you who follow my blog will remember the photos, I’m sure.  I did an image of dead trees, and I also did a post on the massive sand dune that you can find there.  I know I only did the images recently, but with the fun I have been having with Silver Efex, I thought I should see what I could do with these images. Many of you seemed to like this image the first time I did it, however, I never did it in Black and White, but I thought I would do it this time.  I wanted to see if any of the presets in Silver Efex Pro 2 by Nik Software would change the drama of the image, or add more drama. I have been enjoying seeing what this software can do to change an image.  I like what it has done to this one.  I like that the grass on the ground could be …

The Taste of Arsenic

On Monday night I went back down to Heidelberg Theatre Company to see how rehearsals for Arsenic and Old Lace were going.  One of the first changes I saw was the difference in the set. It is starting to look like a real house now.  Still a bit to go, but it is getting there.  I hope the walls aren’t going to be grey though, such an unflattering colouring, the actors also don’t photograph very well against it. There was another change as well, quite a major one. We have a new person playing the role of Abbie.  Unfortunately Sandy has broken a bone in her foot, I believe, and she has had to pull out, so 3 weeks in Paula McDonald has stepped in to play Abbie.  She is a great actress, and I am sure she will do the role justice, we wish you all the best Paula, and a speedy recovery to Sandy. The other person here is Mick Poor, this is the first time I have seen him at rehearsals.  He …