Motocross action


This 3/4-framed action shot is exactly what I was looking for: a tight crop, blur in the wheel spokes but sharp rider and bike. I used a low ISO (100) so I could keep the aperture open (f/4) and the shutter speed at 1/500th. The image is uncorrected, but could probably benefit from a tweakContinue reading “Motocross action”

If you got it, flute it…


This image shows a musician’s intensity, despite her youth. Shot with available light in a school hall, the shadows show noise but the image is still sharp and looks great, despite the High ISO. This shot would have been almost impossible to capture in the film days, for image stabilization has prevented camera shake despiteContinue reading “If you got it, flute it…”

Vibrant flowers…


I’ve lay on the ground with a long focal length and shot this group of flowers a from low angle. The sun is to the front and right, punching through the petals. Exposure is as metered, although mid-tone levels were adjusted in post.Olympus EP-1, 40-150 @ 150mm (35mm effective 300mm), 1/250s @ f/10. ISO 100.Continue reading “Vibrant flowers…”

Rule of thirds… sort of.


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.”

Curve, warmth and texture


In this shot I’ve tweaked the yellow to give the shot a very warm, almost sunset feel. The letterbox crop means many won’t identify it immediately with the Sydney Opera House, just wonderful curves, textures and tones. Shot with an Olympus EP-1, AV, 17mm f/2.8 @f/4.5, ISO 200, underexposed 2/3-stop from internal meter.