Running to stand still

running to where? why? and why away? not back ?

whilst running is probably the natural thing our bodies were made for i find it rather … lets say.. onerous. A swim though is much more enjoyable, don't need to worry about boring things like staying upright or balance 🙂

3 shot panorama (or was it 4?)

Exif/setup:
D750 coupled with 85mm f1.4 @ 85mm Aperture: f/7.1 and Shutter Speed: 1/400s
EV:-0.3
ISO 400

http://blog.avernus.com.au/running-to-stand-still/

Texture Duo

Texture Duo - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Texture Duo – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @13mm Aperture: f/8and Shutter Speed: 10 seconds
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser

So I am sitting here with two keyboards, two mice and Tickles, who is taking immense enjoyment in bashing out on one keyboard and mouse, it all goes well until she realises she wants my mouse and keyboard, which are much more interesting (probably ’cause they get a funny reaction from dad), especially the mouse with its cool little red light 🙂
Editing images is always fun with either tickles or chaos, it takes 10 times longer than normal and I lose a few hairs through frustration but its still worth it 😉

So, this image, intended to be BW from the get go, is dedicated to tickles! Pretty typical semi-LE seascape image which could have actually worked in colour also, there was some nice subtle warm glow on the top of the clouds but I felt that water flow and texture in the rocks did not need any colour to really make it shine.

Single frame
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @13mm Aperture: f/8and Shutter Speed: 10 seconds
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser

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 comment.

Stillness

Still amazed the boat remained so still over 220seconds 🙂

A variation from a previous image with a shorter shutter speed.

techie stuff:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 220s
out front – LEE bigstopper and LEE graduated filter 0.9

Queenslake

A peaceful lakeside community with great fishing and natural and relatively untouched surrounds. This particular afternoon had quite some nice colour in the sky and the clouds provided some excellent layering to show some deep blues and also some warm tones as the sun disappeared over my right should, so why opt for a BW conversion? I guess simplicity..the fact that converting to monochrome accentuates the actual composition and rather than relying on bold colours it can in my mind make for a image with a more lasting impression rather than a image with a fleeting glance.

I also enjoy BW images since for me it means more concentration on the tones and composition than the visual impact of colours, don't get me wrong I love colourful and bold imagery, i guess its just nice to simplify with BW at times 🙂

Also i need more BW practice 🙂

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

This image was created using a blend of 3 images to achieve the dynamic range and tonal detail in the trees. I used +Nik Photography's to do the initial processing and BW conversion followed by it being finished off in . There was a little struggle with the clouds, but not surprising since there was some substantial movement between the frames 🙂

Alien Balls

D7000 with the 17-55mm f2.8 @ 17mm cooking the sensor for well over 90seconds, no wonder i got all these hot pixels 😉

A little walk around the very interesting suburb of Pyrmont revealed someone had dropped some rather large balls in the park. Isuspect they are meant to be art, but they just look like a bunch of old pressure boilers or something from some old boat.
I do now have a neat idea for these to compliment a lightpainting scene – just need a and i'm good to go 🙂

So, 126 bucks for those nik filters for CS6, I figured i had better actually have a go at using them

Everyone raves about this silver efex pro BW converter, so i had a crack at that one – really its quite a neat tool for CS6, makes converting images to BW in PS a breeze, basically becomes a one stop shop, you can use it to adjust everything from the type of conversion thru to the shadow and highlight detail and option extras light vignetting etc. Nice stuff +Nik Software. Now all ya gotta do is update the CNX2 versions and I will be happy as a pig in mud 😉