Friday, April 29, 2011

If fate doesn't make you laugh, you just don't get the joke.

f/4; 0.5sec; ISO 100
Another shot from the Leura Cascades series.
I tried to move away from the cliché waterfall shot and I kinda like how this one turned out.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

You talkin' to me?

    f 5.6; 1/50sec; ISO 400 

Stare: To look directly and fixedly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Leura Cascades

f16 10sec ISO100
Guess who's back...! Finally had some time to update my blog with a shot taken back in the first week of JANUARY 2011. Yes, it's been a busy period; but no time for excuses.

The shot above was taken on a trip to Leura Cascades with Dev early this year.
It is a four photo stitch (my very first panorama) that was put together using Hugin.

Many more photos to come (if I ever get around to processing them)... :)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Barbie Bokeh

                    f/4.0 1/13sec ISO400

My model for Christmas day.

Natural lighting creating the hair highlights and the Christmas tree providing the blue and yellow bokeh.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pretty as a Rose...

    f 6.3 1/200sec ISO 100

Last flower pic for awhile, I promise...
Taken using a Canon 100mm macro with a 430 EXII flashed into a foam core board from the upper left of the subject.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


    f8 1/200sec ISO100

A macro shot of a flower that Em received for her birthday. Because I only get a chance to shoot at night, this shot was lit by flashing a 430EX against a foam core board at close range. I used a Canon 100mm macro and some Kenko extension tubes.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


    f22 1/8 sec ISO200 

The above is a shot of a slice of orange shot on a piece of glass. I shot a flash from the bottom and the resulting shot is the light being reflected through the slice.

Still enjoying the macro...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Small Things...

    f2.8 0.3sec ISO200

Time to go macro!! I have always found macro photography interesting and with my birthday approaching I was thinking of getting a macro lens.

My dad (Denis Toh) has lent me his lens (Canon 100mm f2.8) for me to give macro photography a try.
The above image is the first shot I took.

It is of a Canon G9, lit by a candle :) The color version gives it a nice warm feel; however I liked the b&w version as it makes the focal point of the image pop a little more.

Friday, November 19, 2010

My New Hat

Little Choppy in the bath... Our little girl is growing up so fast.
Soon the adorable little baby will be a tantruming two-something toddler; but we'll still love her all the same :)

Not much color in this shot. I didn't think it worked that well in black and white so i just desaturated it a bit. Haven't quite decided if I like it or not, but I needed to post something!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Line in the Sand

    f4.0 / 1/1600 ISO 100

A point beyond which, once the decision to go beyond it is made, the decision and its resulting consequences are permanently decided and irreversible.

Friday, August 20, 2010


                         f18, 2 sec, ISO 100

Somersby Falls (Top falls)

Monday, August 9, 2010


    f/11, 2 sec, ISO 100

Somersby Falls (lower falls)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

100 RPM

    f2.8, 1/20, ISO 200

This is the front wheel from my road bike.
I am participating in the MS Sydney to Gong ride in November this year and I need a profile shot for my page so I began playing around with various shots of the bike.

Friday, July 30, 2010


                             f/8, 1/200, ISO 100

First try at smoke photography!! I finally had an hour free and I have wanted to try this out for a long time. 

                    f/8, 1/200, ISO 100

Monday, June 14, 2010


    f2.2, 1/125, ISO 400

It has been a long time sine I posted anything as I have been quite busy of late.
This shot is from the archives and I think it shows something quite special...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Funny faces

   f/4, 1/20th, ISO 1600

I finally got a lighting kit this week and this was my first real chance to play around with it.
Standard one strobe setup here with my 430EX shot at 1/4 power into a white umbrella at about 1.5m from AJ, 45 degrees left.
As you can see, still toying with the high key image look...

The face really makes the shot :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Young and Free

                      f/13, 1/400, ISO 200

Australian flag; shot along the banks of the Nepean River, Penrith.

Mmmm... Ice Cream

   f/2.2, 1/320, ISO 100
Happy Mothers Day to all those Mum's out there!

The whole family headed to the banks of the Nepean river for a picnic today to celebrate Mothers day. This shot is of Sienna enjoying and ice cream; technically not the best shot ever taken but it makes me smile every time I look at this shot. Notice the bites taken out of the middle of the cone before she has finished eating the top... so cute :) She certainly loves her food.

The kids were well behaved all day (even Chelsea after a sleepless night) but made up for it in the car on the way home... hmmmm.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rouse Hill Recreational Park

   f/20, 1/15, ISO 100
Rouse Hill Park stables taken at sunrise.

Got up early again this morning to get this shot (and many others that will never see the light of day...)
I arrived at the park well before sunrise and surprisingly the gates were wide open. Since i had some time to spare I thought I would kill time by attempting some light painting on the 4x4. The shots didn't work very well as I only brought an LED headlamp and the beam was too concentrated to cover a wide area.

The above shot was taken about 10 mins after sunrise. There was enough sunlight to light the stable and leave the foreground a little darker.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sydney Opera House

Got up EARLY this morning to get to Circular Quay before work.
I set my alarm for 4:30am as I had to leave the house by 5am; however after my alarm went off, I decided to lay in bed for another 2 mins. Bad idea. Opened my eyes and the clock said 4:53am.
I still managed to shower, shave, brush teeth and get dressed in 7 mins. Record.

The clouds were quite low this morning, which meant that there would only be a short amount of time for the sun to be shining. This was one of the last shots that I took before it started to rain...