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Golf anyone?

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Just as the storm rolled over, well not quite a storm but certainly enough rain to make it uncomfortable – I noticed a dinky little glow on the horizon and madly setup a shot with my back to rain to try and get something without covering the camera in rain.

Oddly enough 2 minutes later the sun poked its head thru the clouds for a brief moment, standby by for that shot :)

I only had to clone out about 15 million water droplet marks on my filter when processing this one :)

Techie data:
5 shot panorama
D7000 with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 13mm- Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 2seconds
out front – LEE 0.6 (0.9 was soaked with rain by this point) Graduated filter and Screw in HOYA circular polariser

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Fisherman vs Storm

Cheers to the fisherman out today, provide a much needed anchor point for my image. This was a moody overcast morning with the good chaps and ladies from the Focus Photography Group.

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 4s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9 and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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Learn the Lesson

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A number of lessons I learnt (or re-learnt) on this day ;) 1) A camera lens continue to fog up for a good 15 or 20 minutes if it has been stored in a airconditioned room at 18 degrees then brought out in the QLD winter weather that is 27degrees (yeah thats winter lol) – and that was with only 50% humidity! doh.
2) just because its mud does not mean the oyster shells don't hurt any less when you walk on them in bare feet ;) 3) Damn mozzies in QLD are freakin insane..wear insect repellant fullstop.

I love this tree, its so photogenic, i would walk over oyster shells with no shoes to even photograph it, oh wait… i did that ;)

My last visit to this awesome spot was timed at high tide, see here:
https://plus.google.com/100975265940134223422/posts/d7AcfUcRSop
This time it was low tide and I had 40 minutes or so to burn so I took the opportunity to get out on the mud flat and get up close to my favorite tree – rest assured, I will be back for more when the opportunity arises :)

I think this is a great example of image that you can take without any special equipment, this was with no filters, no polariser, no bracketed shots – it was simply the right time of day with the right light and right place.

Techie data:
3 shot panorama (probably should have added a few frames for some more overlap – but i was being carried away by mozzies)

D7000 with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ 19mm- Aperture: f/9.5 and Shutter Speed: 4 seconds
out front – absolutely nothing but gerry madly wiping the lens to get the condensation off it ;)

I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed and always appreciate the time people take to have a look, plus and/or

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No Carts

This was a quick grab shot between a locations, I could not resist that little gravel path and perfectly placed podium aka golf tee-off. The possibilities are endless here, however must be done before the early golfers turn up ;)

The couple of golf courses over this way really do command a pretty serious section of coast and make for scenic golf games, well when the weather is fair anyway. I can only imagine with a stiff sea breeze things could get interesting :)

3 frame Manual Blend.
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11 mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 8s, 20s (foreground) and 4s
out front – LEE 0.9 Graduated filter and Screw in HOYA circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

No Carts

This was a quick grab shot between a locations, I could not resist that little gravel path and perfectly placed podium aka golf tee-off. The possibilities are endless here, however must be done before the early golfers turn up ;)

The couple of golf courses over this way really do command a pretty serious section of coast and make for scenic golf games, well when the weather is fair anyway. I can only imagine with a stiff sea breeze things could get interesting :)

3 frame Manual Blend.
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11 mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 8s, 20s (foreground) and 4s
out front – LEE 0.9 Graduated filter and Screw in HOYA circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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Un-natural Channel

Little bay outflow
Something about this little channel did not quite look right, too straight and too uniform, I suspect it was part of the old outflow for the local area – nevertheless, never one to pass up a bit of seascape action particularly when a channel is involved :)

Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 1s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9 and 0.6 and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

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Trash MCA

A great way to burn 142 frames of pure nef down to 256 coloured animation :)
It takes awhile to load..bear with it ;)

MCA, museum of contemporary art or something to that effect, given they know wot art is.. ya reckon they could have turned out their office lights for the vivid show ?

142 frames, bashed over the head in LR, resized and produced into a packaged gif in PS CC.
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/4 and Shutter Speed: 1/1.5s
ISO: 500
out front – sweet fa.

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Meet Raffie

Poor little tickles has been beaten down by a nasty bout of Bronchiolitis, which is different to Bronchitis, dunno why its different and I don't really wanna know (thats why I am a engineer not a doctor lol ), but what I do know, is that it's damn painful for all involved :(

With some luck she should be back to her normal raffie chewing self before I know it, or hopefully before my eyes fall outta my head..

Raffie is one of favourite high-chair toys and is often the last toy standing ie not thrown off onto the floor – which means Raffie has some use, I suspect hes great for getting right into all those spots in the mouth ;)

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Custom Job

gif'ed animations seem to be the flavour of the vivid festival and also provide a pretty good way to display the dynamic nature of the light displays.

The lightning displays are nothing short of amazing and it never ceases to amaze me the creativity that these people have to visualise and produce the displays.

87 frames, bashed over the head in LR, resized and produced into a packaged gif in PS CC.
The last session of the night/morning with +Rodney Campbell
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/5.6 and Shutter Speed: 1.5s
ISO: 250
out front – sweet fa.

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Circus of Light

There nothing quite like just finding a great bit of cool art then plonking oneself infront of it – introspective some may say…but truly, its a glorified selfie ;) and as such I have embraced the selfie.
Yep its certainly a circus out there :)

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Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ 11mm Aperture: f/5.6 and Shutter Speed: 1s
out front – sweet fa.

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

Flat Jumping Spider

Its always great to have a quick scout about the garden for some macro subjects and even better when Chaos can help, although it does often end with a traumatized insect, only through too much love and handling :)

This was a little jumping spider we found, Chaos enticed him out from under the leaf with a twig and as such found a nice pose for a shot.

Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 55mm f2.8 .5 mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 1/125s
out front – sweet nothing ;)
up top: SB-600 flash with extra diffusion screen.

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.