Sunset, an ocean wall, a pelican… I love Pelican, there’s something about their size, gracefulness in the air and on the water – but ungainly gait on land – which I find endearing. This one seemed to be enjoying the sunset as I finished the 2009 Worldwide Photo Walk and I shot him more outContinue reading “Pelican on a Post…”
This is another example of shooting sport, and why I love Canon’s 300mm f/2.8: it’s soooooo sharp, produces beautiful out-of-focus backgrounds and works well with a 1.4x converter, too. This image was relatively easy to capture, although many would argue it’s never easy to shooting full-frame with a big, heavy lens and a converter: butContinue reading “Young cricketer…”
The Vivid Festival in Sydney is incredible for photographers – artists paint with light and it’s awesome to shoot. EOS 5D MK2, Tripod, 24-105 f/4 250ISO, 13 seconds @ f/5, -.67 stops
I love the saturated colours and converging parallels in this image. Darkening in post has helped accentuate the colours, while cropping has improved the composition. Tripod, Canon 5DMk2, 24mm f/3.5 TS-E, 1/40th @ f/20 (underexposed two stops).
This is two images combined in PhotoShop. Call it High Dynamic Range or call it Tone Mapping, I’m not fussed: I just like the fact that it doesn’t really look to far from being a standard, everyday snapshot – except no camera short of a medium-format DSLR can capture that amount of dynamic range –Continue reading “All the detail…”
Dividing this image into three bands – the foreground reflections, the boys in the water and the boats on the horizon, make this a distintive summer feel. Strong saturated colours give it an intense feel. Underexposed 2/3-stop off the meter to hold highight detail in the white water and saturate the colours. Canon 5D Mk2,Continue reading “Rule of thirds… sort of.”