It seems things are on the up, and I got quite a bit of work done yesterday, and hopefully more today. I have some excursions planned for the weekend, so that will be good. Although none of the places are new, so you will have to be content with the same places again. I hope you won’t mind.
Today I have some photos for you that I have taken in the last week. On Saturday I went to Marysville again. This time it wasn’t raining and we took some photos of the waterfall. Because of all the rain, the waterfalls were running very fast. I used one of my new Formatt Hitech Filters, the .9 Nd Grad hard for it, though I used it as a full filter rather than the grad. Then later that night we had dinner in Marysville and then headed up to a look out to try our luck with some astrophotography.
The other night I headed out with a couple of ladies to some piers along Port Phillip Bay here in Melbourne and I got to use quite a few of my new filters from Formatt Hitech. I used the Firecrest 16 and found a great app for my phone to help me work out the exposure times with a little help from a friend. The monochrome image of the pier was taken with it, and was a five minute exposure. I used Silver Efex Pro 2 to process it. It was great for getting rid of some of the rubbish in the sky.
We were also surprised by a sunset that was amazing, and so surprising. I used my new Formatt Hitech .6 ND Grad reverse for it, didn’t expect to get to use it so soon. I used it for the photo of the sunset, but it was also a HDR done with Photomatix Pro.
Just quickly before I show you the photos, I have had another article published on the Digital Photography School. This one is about How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing. I hope you will go and take a look, and share it please. Remember those macro shots that were dark, this will tell you how I did them.
Here are the images I was talking about above. I hope you have a great quiet day.