Double Take

Some very cool infrastructure going up at Botany Bay and the new Port Terminal – just be sure to not take photos of it 😉 Apparently, thanks to Bin Laden, I am not allowed to point my camera in this direction 🙂 I guess I do attract a bit more attention (tripod and camera ) than the mobile phone wielding would be terrorists – oh well rules are rules I suppose, hence I turned around and took photos of planes taking off instead 😉

Anyway, enough of a whinge, these huge gantrys make awesome subjects, not quite the cloud movement I wanted but it was better than nothing.

techie love:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/19 and Shutter Speed: 60.9s
out front – LEE Bigstopper in all its goodness.

The google tree

I tracked this little old mangrove tree from a aerial shot from +Google Maps , it was a gamble trying to find it and see if it would make a half decent image, at first I missed it all together, however on the walk back found it (things look pretty different from up there 🙂 ) – I really wanted to see it at high tide, but timing did not allow me to be there – next time.

Often I will spend a few minutes browsing maps and checking out locations to find interesting nooks and crannies., good on ya +Google Maps 2 thumbs up, I dunno what i would do without google maps now.

Towra Nature Reserve.
techie love:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16 mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/11 and Shutter Speed: 158.2s
out front – LEE Bigstopper, LEE graduated filter 0.9 and screw in circular polariser

Sydney's Moon Scape – Towra

Somebody drained all the water outta botany Bay this morning 🙂 That was the lowest tide I have seen in quite a while.
Made for quite the challenge for finding some interesting foreground action, especially considering more than a few minutes in any one spot meant your shoes were being swallowed by the mangrove..

Towra Nature Reserve.
techie love:
D7000 coupled with Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 279.8s
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.

The Broken Outflow Pipe

Just a little stormwater outflow line however I would have thought in this day and age we cold have made these things alittle more appealing – that said, i reckon they make awesome photograph subjects 🙂

techie stuff:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 244.2s
out front – LEE bigstopper and LEE graduated filter 0.9

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

What lies beneath

Here is a interesting question, how do you to take a photo? or more to the point how do you achieve your artistic vision?
For me i have bundles of images bouncing around in my head and never once have I had one come out on the screen just how my mind imagined 🙂 Someone asked me the other day, 'how do you see the images you take'? my first thought was, stuffed if I know 🙂 but it got me thinking.

With that in mind I went out the other day for a dabble of photography and 'cause i love getting up at silly hours and explaining to fisherman that yes..i am just taking photos..anyway digress.. so I thought how do i 'see' a image the best I could come up with a simple fact that I see different elements in a scene then somehow i try and meld those elements into the constraint of a portrait or landscape (or pano) shot…

In any case I am still no closer to answering that question and to be honest, i think i like simply going out and mindlessly taking shots 😉 and often i end up with the most pleasing images (for me anyway) this way.

Anyway, in this image i really like these cool jetty/boat ramp posts that were partially submerged and that formed the basis for the composition, everything else was simply constrained by the light or by distracting elements outside of the visible frame 🙂

This is a manually blended image to achieve the dynamic range of the water in the foreground and the horizon brightness..

techie love:
D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @ Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 69.9s and 30s
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. Maybe with this one crop from the bottom a fraction?