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...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Baby in bath!!

Little Chelsea in the bath... She loves bath time and this was an opportunity for me to get some rare time shooting our new addition to the family.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Exposure: 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 45 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Floating Feather

Lovely warm Autumn day today; took the kids to the local reserve for a ride.
We were watching some ducks pottering in a pond and I spotted these lone feathers floating around and thought that the contrasting colors of the white feathers and the background would make a pleasant shot.

Shot with the 7D; f/4 @ 1/640 ISO 400.