Amazing Sky

9 Sep

Finley, NSW. An amazing sky, with clouds streaking.

Friendly steers

2 Sep
Friendly Steers

Some friendly steers in Finley.

Sparkler and Jelly Beans

5 Aug
Sparkler in afternoon light.

I was sitting enjoying the last warm rays of a nice sunny winters day. Then thought, ‘I’ll light a sparkler’.

Jelly Beans.

The Jelly Beans were a part of my guilty pleasures order of lollies.

Both images make great phone backgrounds, so feel free to download and use them that way.

If you do, a comment would be nice.

*Bonus background.

Some magic . . .

9 Jul

As a photographer, I have always been interested in experimenting with light within images.

Recently, I was reading about full spectrum photography. For those who are not up with this term, it is photography, with a camera that has been specially converted. The IR filter within the camera is removed. This can be a very difficult task with the majority of cameras, but I discovered one camera that allowed me to convert it, by removing in total 9 screws, lifting out the filter holder, then replacing the filter holder, minus the IR filter, and re-assemble.

As a result, you now have a camera which is capable of capturing all light, not removing the IR spectrum. So, all the light is allowed and you attain images as above.

I will be going out to get some more dramatic images. For those interested in full spectrum photography, the camera I chose is the Panasonic Lumix TZ-6. A quick look online and these go for ~$500 converted, but I was able to pick one up, un-converted on Ebay for ~$50.

Full Spectrum

30 Jun

I’ve had more of a hankering to try some full spectrum photography. It’s especially good for nights, skyies and some other cool results.

It’s a little Panasonic Lumix TZ6. And this will be the surgery.

See what a brain that doesn’t slow down get you 8nto . . . Should be fun.

Basically, I will remove the IR filter ( a simple job for this model, hence why I bought it). This will allow the sensor to see infra-red, ultra violet and more.

So watch this space . . .

White with a pink blush

29 May

A lovely shot, up close, with this gorgeous flower.

Floral Gorgeousness

29 May

So, finally a day with little to no breeze. Besides the impossibility of macro in the wind, it is too cold.

Clarity I seek, Clarity I attained

27 May

And we have a winner. Passionfruit flower. I love the colours, the structure and the tendrils.

Please, enjoy the depth and clarity. Download it, zoom in and just be at peace with the world.

Day 2 – I am mastering this lens . . .

27 May

WOW! So, after some excellent, friendly help from Ken Rockwell @ kenrockwell.com

Turns out it is from the late 80’s early 90’s. so, one would rightly expect a full frame 35mm?

Initially there was some thoughts it was a current lens, but it being FX and not having a “D”, it was identified.

Tendrils Reaching

This is a phenomenal lens to play with. the depth of field using the zoom is fun to play with, but the results from a macro, handheld! I am gob-smacked. granted a Nikon D610 witht he right settings helps, sure, but the optics of this lens.

Clarity is what I seek.

I can see I will have a lot of work for this lens. I love shooting flowers and macro, so this is ideal. As a AU$110 lens from Ebay, ex Japan, I can definitely not complain.

Again thanks to Ken @ kenrockwell.com for the help identifying the lens.

Love the new lens

24 May

The macro abilities are, as I said, very good.

Colour control can be so nice.