Saturday, 23 April 2011

Taming the Beast

At the moment it is the Easter long weekend and I have the pleasure of being visited by sister Emma. Today i took her to a look-out spot on one of the mountains nearby where the sun sets between a ridge on the adjacent mountain range. We arrived with plenty of time to spare, so I could give her a bit of a lesson and a play with my camera, rather than just a drag along. Anyhow, while we were waiting for the sun to drop down we tried to see what we could use in our immediate vicinity, she found some flowers and I found a derelict old gate;

Friday, 8 April 2011

Jackson Wishaw

This week I had the chance to go and see my one month old nephew, Jackson. I had organised with my good friend  Stephen Govel to go and do a photo shoot with Jackson, and capture him in all of his tininess. Jackson however seemed to take this opportunity as a challenge, crying and being uncooperative right up until the light had faded too much then just went to sleep, I suspect he timed this deliberately! Since Steve is the pro he did most of the photos and they should be up to see on his blog (see link) real soon, so I assisted and captured a couple of nice ones myself.

After trying for about half an hour to get some detail shots, I finally managed to snap a shot of his tiny hands while his Mother, Mel, was trying to calm him;

While Steve was setting up his shooting scene I caught this photo of Jackson making sure he was looking good;

Dear Derek Zoolander, thanks for the inspiration;

Even with Jackson not playing the game most of the time Steve managed work well with little Jackson;

Sunday, 3 April 2011

His Beak Holds More Than His Belly Can

In between spurts of rain and darkness I have been trying to get to grips with what I can achieve with my new wide angle lens. Feeling my inspiration falling faster than the rain out side I quickly jumped at the chance when the sun peaked out late in the afternoon. I thought I would show one of the local architectural oddities; scrap metal pelicans;

Friday, 1 April 2011

All Good Things Start With A Sunrise

Post uno. I thought I should kick this off the same way the most spectacular days start in Australia, with a stunning sunrise and a surf. This photo was actually a rarer occasion than usual over this summer, with the weather gods throwing cyclones and floods, with heavy rains in between. Anyway I enjoyed it, and so did the seagulls.