Aug 31, 2009

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung;
The grass has ris.
I wonder where
The birdie is?

There he is
In the sky.
He dropped some
Whitewash in my eye!

I am no sissy;
I won't cry.
I'm just glad
The cows can't fly!


officially 1st day of spring here in Oz...

Aug 30, 2009

"Don't know why"

"theres no sun up in the sky, stormy weather", Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler 1933

The suns out today, not a cloud in the sky .... so what am I doing posting pictures of storm clouds and feeling sorry for myself.....   outa here... see y'all later....

Aug 27, 2009

How quickly they grow


The wife and I brought my daughter to the airport this morning... off to Melbourne for for all of 2 weeks on a school exchange program... first time away from the family.... am resisting the urge to call every thirty minutes to see if she is ok.... hmmmmm maybe a txt instead :)

Aug 24, 2009

Sax player

taking in the sights around Circular quay. tried a different treatment to the post processing , this is a brownish tint applied with Nik softwares Color Stylizer through Capture NX2

Aug 20, 2009

Low key portraits

if you've been following this blog you've probably noticed my penchant for low key everything... so how low is too low?... hard to put any kind of limits to something as subjective as this... what do you think?

Aug 18, 2009

Wedding Photography

Shot my first (paid) wedding last April. was lucky enough to have an absolutely lovely couple to work with. I enjoyed the entire process from doing an engagement shoot before hand and getting to know the couple, scouting out the locations and the actual wedding and reception itself. Its amazing the amount of work one needs to put in to make it work well. I sure gained a whole new appreciation for what Wedding Photogs do. (nothing like first hand experience!)

Aug 16, 2009

An afternoon at Darling harbour

Spent the afternoon at Darling harbour ...Lindt Cafe for desert then dinner at Hurricane ribs (in that order :) .....

got tired of photographing the same old harbour scenes so walked around a bit and found some interesting patterns and lighting effects I lie.... still photographed a lot of the usual harbour scenes...

Aug 11, 2009

Forget The Big Picture

Try getting in closer, closer , closer

sons school project.... 11 September 1297 ... William Wallace giving the English army "what for" on the Sterling bridge

Haven't really done much macro photography, lots of posibilities here though... hmmmm

Aug 9, 2009

Rough neighborhood

Went to do the grocery the other day... hostile place the supermarket... I had the trolley a bit towards the middle of the ailse and this guy banged his trolley against mine and gave me a glare... a few minutes later at the cheese section, this woman behind us started huffing and making snorting noises like "get out of my way!".

Lighten up people! a simple "excuse me" will get me out of the way real quick...
having a bad day ?.... effect of the GFC ? or people just becoming plain rude.
I wonder.....

Aug 7, 2009

Film Noir

"this was going to be a bad night, I could feel it in my gut..... you know the feelin, like somebody just walked over your grave..."
I think I need a new script writer!

Aug 6, 2009

Twilight Zone

was running a little bit late for work so took a short cut down an alley way and found myself in the "Twilight Zone" , oh did I mention I was really late for work...

must remember to always have camera with me wherever I go.....

Aug 4, 2009

Story Telling

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera" - Lewis Hine
I love this quote - gives me an excuse not to write !

To tell a story I think your picture needs to say something more than just "picture of a man in the dark staring at the lighted showcase windows". It should say something like "solitude" or "loneliness".... appealing to a more general truth or emotion

Aug 3, 2009

Brother mine

I was experimenting with off camera flash when these two mates came running up to see what we were up to.... stopped for about 3 seconds before losing interest and tearing off again ...

"Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up. " - Ecc 4:9-10

Aug 1, 2009

Whats so great about food photography?

hee hee... you get to eat the subject after you shoot it! no point letting all that goodness go to waist... uh waste
Speaking of which have a look at Sweet Sins