So apparently this rock is pretty famous and a favorite for photographers, however they neglected to mention that to get the cool cliche shot you really need to be there at sunrise to capture it with nice light, which in summer, is kinda not realistic with small children :) However, what is amazing is the level of detail that cameras can bring out nowadays, you can pretty well underexpose the shot to capture all the bright bits then draw out the shadows, even in this scene, which is the worst for it, shooting right into the sun i was amazed that you can bring out so much detail and make it a bit edgey to boot :)
So here we have Chaos with her tourist pose on doing a great job of showing off the scale of this rock, which by the way is a lot smaller than it looks in pictures.
Apparently it has formed over thousands of years by loose rock washing up against it in the tides hence 'necking it'
So this place was built around 1100.. thats awhile ago, i do wonder whether this view has changed much since then though, the modern little boatshed is obviously a fairly recent affair, however everything else including the rock fence is hundreds of years old, technically the landscape is thousands /millions of years old ;)
It would not be hard to visualise this scene and lose your self in time :) i would probably avoid visualising the black plague time .. since half of Norway got wiped out in that, but maybe choose a nice warm summers day back in a time before the world had heard of a nutter called Trump.
Complex scene of lines, I spent a barrel load of time, moving alittle this way, alittle that way, up down, all to get the lines of the rocks, fallen trees and the waterflow to line up. Its a bit like natures jogsaw puzzle, however they do not always have a complete solution :)
Made from 8 images stitched into a panoramic view, view it large :)
(and we have a hair twirler…)
I just discovered the potential of collections in Lightroom :) hopefully a step forward in organising all my images, particularly kid ones :)
Note the red flowers in the background, the time between the first and last is pretty well 2 years on the dot, done to the month :)
I'll let ya'all into a parenting secret (besides the 'dont have kids one' ;) )
When it comes to their birthday party get them to make the party food, it has several distinct advantages, like – keeps them occupied, they are gonna eat the food anyways, irrespective of what it looks like :) they can't blame you for the food and also you have someone to blame if everyone gets crook ;) (which did not happen btw:) ). Now we will brush over all the disadvantages, like, increased cleaning etc and finding child #2 licking chocolate icing off the door frame ;) (I do have a photo but am not allowed to show it :( )
So, happy birthday Tickles and thanks to big sis aka Chaos for all the help particularly the excellent direction in blowing out candles, snaffling extra lollies from the party cups and generally, lovingly living up to your nickname :)
I suppose Sarah Joy did pretty well too, helped the kids make the food :)
Ya gotta be careful in this day and age, developments will sneak up on you when you not watching… eating up that green space and invading that skyline.
My tribute to the westconnex program..
Have a read of this page for some great spin..
if they used the phrase 'world’s best design standards' any more i think I would barf – can anyone educate me on what this actually means, is there a world best design standard ? does that mean the tunnel will be as good as the ones in Norway ;) ?
'WestConnex will remove traffic from local roads'
really ? how do they figure that ?
Anyway the image is actually from the other side of the park where there is a bunch of new apartment development going on.. i guess they are all gonna have cars and drive on local roads :)
That there is a lonely old rock with some cool rock weed and a neat water flow. I have really missed taking pictures of the ocean, you can turn even the most boring old rock into something nice with a bit of water and colour.
D750 coupled with Nikkor 16-35 f/4@ 16mm Aperture: f16
Shutter Speed: 1.3s
Out Front: Lee Graduated filter (0.9x) and Hoya Circular Polariser.
I don't always take pictures of planes :) but when the light is nice and you can see a whole bunch of nice planes like AA's 777 and United's 787 lining up for a departure from Sydney (gotta love flightradar24) I can be persuaded to sit out the back and take a few snaps..
D750 coupled with Nikkor 300 f4 and 1.7TC @ 510mm Aperture: f8
Shutter Speed: 1/1600
I walked past this standing of trees, stopped and walked back and forth about 5 times – such a awesome view with the super contrasting whites of the tree trunks with the greens and earths of the surrounds, a bit hard to portray the real view, but I think the panoramic option helps. I needed a pair of sunnies it was soo white, even tho it was overcast :)
D750 coupled with Nikkor 24-70 @ 44mm Aperture: f9 and Shutter Speed: 1/30s
out front: a Hoya CPL and a bunch of funny white trees :)