_MG_1608.jpg This beautiful old building, now an art gallery and museum in Fremantle, looked all the more majestic with its contrast against the blue sky. I was using a circular polarizer, which I experimented with a great deal in Australia due to the extremely bright sunlight.
_MG_1671.jpg The photographer taking the photographer. A chance shot captured from the back of a boat on Perths Swan estuary. I wonder if the reverse photograph has been published anywhere?
_MG_1623.jpg Where do I start with my Australia photographs. There are so many. I took several of the tree and bench and this turned out the best, for the size of the tree dwarfing the bench, the emptiness of the bench, with the big city skyline in the distance, but also for somewhere you can escape to for a bit of peace.
I wanted to achieve a more extreme angle on this photograph to give it more height as if up in the canopy so to speak, however still think it gives a precarious look to the balance of the tree house.
Theres just something about the light catching on this pine trees needles and almost look as if they are not attached to the tree, but just sitting in random shapes in front of it.
Someone said this photograph looked a bit like the red arrows as the butterfly landed on the flower and opened its wings at just the right moment, almost symetrically upside down, off the flower tip.
_IMG_0237.jpg I liked this photo for the way the light caught on the lurchers coat and the shape the shadows gave the overall composition.
_IMG_589.jpg I love this image, the mouse just looked as though for a moment he was going to stand up to the cat and is in sharp focus, while the cats paw is moving in, slightly blurred and quite menacing.
A first blog entry to record the beginning. Equipment, Canon 5D, 24-105mm lens. My first weeks/months were purely experimental, getting used to my 5D. Some interesting shots and happy accidents along the way i.e. _MG_589.jpg, was definitely a moment to simply pick up camera (very quickly), attach a brand new flash unit (that I barely new how to use) and shoot. Ok, its exposure needed some adjusting in Photoshop. _MG_641.jpg was another unique moment spotted; the look on the bees face says it all, again the exposure had to be adjusted in Photoshop.
A trip to Australia in 2007 gave further opportunities; if I new then what I know now, some of my photos would have been different, but thats all part of it. With several hundred pictures to edit, so far only the Perth folder is online. However, Northern Territory and Sydney (yes that will include the Opera House, who doesnt) will follow as soon as possible.
Since Australia, an opportunity to photograph a contemporary dance group at a technical rehearsal (more on that when I can get them edited).
Am trying my arm at portraits and weddings soon; anything goes. I will attempt, along the way to include any potentially useful/up to date photography information.