Experimenting With a Lack of Colour

Experimenting With a Lack of Colour

Further experimenting, this time with a lack of colour and a high contrast.

It's a skeleton of an emu, taken at the Australian Museum a few weeks ago.

My Digital Camera History

My first experience behind a camera was taking control of my parents film camera at family outings. It often came to be that thirty-six shots was not enough to keep me entertained. With film and processing costs, they felt it would be cheaper in the long run to get me a digital camera.

The Fujifilm MX-2900 was to be my first digital camera and cast me as "that weird guy in high-school who always had a camera on him". Over the next few years I was to take countless shots with this little 2.3 megapixel beast. Many of them were lost over the years, a lot were deleted on purpose as I was far from skilful. But damn I had fun with that camera. Eventually I felt it was finally time to upgrade.

Orange & Limes

Orange & Limes

Taken with my iPhone and run through a filter in CameraBag.

Tyrannosaurus Teeth at Australian Museum

Tyrannosaurus Teeth at Australian Museum

I recently visited the Australian Museum. Unfortunately we only had about 3 hours there - which was a shame, as I know I could have spent a whole day there.

This was an open display (huzzah, no glass case!) and even though they were probably a cast, it was still quite amazing to look around and know that these bones were once massive creatures. It was almost humbling.

They are, of course, Tyrannosaurus teeth. I was quite proud how it turned out, especially considering the low light conditions.

Canon 50D - f5.6 - 1/40 - ISO 1600 - 53mm

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Man vs Nature in Sepia

Man vs Nature in Sepia

As I was walking down the stairs of the Knight's Tower, I noticed the large bolts that held the sections of the support together and thought it gave an interest contrast with the landscape around them.

f/5.6 - 1/60 - ISO 100 - 17mm

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Illawarra Fly - Scrub - 1

Illawarra Fly - Scrub - 1

Even though the path was predetermined, it still cut through some pretty amazing scrub-land.

f4 - 1/30 - ISO 160 - 17mm

Knight's Tower Lookout at Illawarra Fly

Knight's Tower Lookout at Illawarra Fly

I recently went to the Illawarra Fly to walk it's trail and enjoy the views from it's canopy walks. Unfortunately it was extremely foggy on this particular day. And the fog only got worse as we went along the path. I didn't mind the fog as this changed the experience into something completely unexpected and almost surreal.

This is the 45m high Knight's Tower. By the time we got up there, the fog was so thick you couldn't see the platform beneath it.

B&W done in Aperture, along with Vignette and some other small adjustments.

f8 - 1/60 - ISO 100 - 17mm

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Beer and Steak

Beer and Steak

While cooking dinner tonight, I put my beer down and thought "this steak should be good"... And then I thought "that might make a good photo."

f5.0 - 1/30 - ISO1600 - 44mm

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St Andrews Cross Spider

St Andrews Cross Spider

This little guy moved into the garden a week or so ago and has since setup quite a web for himself. He doesn't bother me, so I don't bother him. Except for the odd photograph.

I believe it's a Argiope Keyserlingi spider.

f4 - 1/250 - ISO 100 - 60mm macro

End of Year Review: 2009

Since it's now 2010, it's about time I shared some of the stats from 2009.

By far the most popular page for 2009 by hits was this poll. Which relates to the third most searched for phrase:

1. weeks - 440
2. hours - 233
3. nigella lawson hot - 162

I have no way of explaining "weeks" and "hours" but they're constantly in the top search phrases every month.