Brookfield Show

Brookfield Show

We decided to go to the Brookfield Show although it was as much about giving our new cameras a test as it was about a day out. Rosemary has the Fuji 100s and I the Olympus OM-D EM-5. Perhaps wide angle lenses were not the ideal choice, especially for the show jumping however their unobtrusiveness and light weight meant that no one paid us any mind and we could carry the cameras all day without any issue.     Responsiveness   Both bodies were quick to lock focus and fire the shot. The images were sharp and the EVF refreshes...

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Main Website Revamped

Main Website Revamped

Nothing lasts forever, especially the look of websites. As new technologies, trends, and the seemingly overwhelming importance of social media are brought to bear, websites need to change to remain relevant and modern. Not all websites though need to be at the cutting edge. Ours is a simple site that we put together to share our images with a wider audience. Essentially, ours is an image gallery and so long as you can see images there is little reason to change, or so we thought. As internet connections are now vastly faster than before and...

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500PX

500PX

About eight months ago I heard about a new web site that was giving photographers the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience, one that was geared towards people displaying only their best images.  That site was 500px.  After viewing the site for several months and even getting the iPad APP for it, I decided to take the plunge and register and post a few images. The plan is to only show our best work on the site and there is no intention to post hundreds of images.  As we currently have only three related images on the site it...

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Nick Brandt Inspired

Nick Brandt Inspired

I went to a Nick Brandt exhibition in Fortitude Valley in late April.  It was put on by Source Photographica.   To say it was inspiring is a huge understatement.  To see these extremely large prints exquisitely processed in a sepia tone of iconic African wildlife was a real privilege.  Nick Brandt sells very limited edition prints, much too rich for my blood 🙁 however it was great that this exhibition found its way to Brisbane.  I did manage to find a few scheckels to purchase his latest book. Once home I had to view our images of...

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Nikon D800E Field Trip

Nikon D800E Field Trip

Having taken delivery of the new Nikon D800E a week previous it was time to take it out of the house for a field trip.  Being a sunny pleasant day we decided that O’Reillys in the Lamington National Park was as good a location as any. Like all hiking/walking photography excursions, what gear to take verses how much do I want to carry is always a compromise.  In this instance as the majority of the images would be rainforest and macro with perhaps some birds just a couple of lenses plus the flash and tripod seemed sufficient.  At the...

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Lake Matheson

Lake Matheson

From Nelson we travelled southwest.  Again the beauty of New Zealand was on show.   Mountains, forests and the all too regular one-way bridge.  Usually you can only see at the last minute if there is oncoming traffic on the bridge although it is evident who has to give way if you arrive at the same time.  Once it was not only cars that shared but trains as well.  I know who would win that argument. We visited the pancake rocks and blowhole at Punakaiki.  From the makeshift parking bay and...

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