Posts Tagged ‘Collabor:8’

Candlelit Wine – Collabor:8

December 19, 2010 3 comments
So I think it is finally time I stopped posting shots from the South Island and came up with some new material. Being the Christmas season, the house is looking very decorative at the moment. This is what our coffee table looks like after the sun sets. Hannah had also scattered some of those chocolate gold coins at the base of the candle…. but I accidentally ate those when she was at work :-).

Shutter 1/6, f/5, ISO 400, 65mm.



Waiheke Sunset – Collabor:8

August 5, 2010 4 comments

Last week we had a few days on Waiheke Island. We stayed at a B&B (although the winter special meant the second B was missing) on the south side of the island. This meant remote beaches and seclusion. It was a great break.

This photo was taken one evening just as the sun was going down with a ND filter.

Shutter: 8.0s, f/9, ISO 100, 21mm.

Droplets – Collabor:8

May 25, 2010 5 comments

I cheated again. Two photos, because they both tell the same story in different ways. The beauty of creation, even on a dull dreary wet morning. I was in Rotorua again over the weekend, the first day was a spectacular blue sky day, the second was grey dull, cold, and drizzly. But in the midst of the grey, I could not help but notice the dew/rain laden cobwebs on a tree out the back.

I had to manually focus because the camera kept wanting to focus through the cobwebs to the background. This meant at least 10 attempts with each shot to get the focus just right, not using a tripod didn’t help either.

Photo #1 Shutter 1/60, Aperture f/7.1, ISO 800, Focal Length 208mm.

Photo #2 Shutter 1/125, Aperture f/6.3, ISO 800, Focal Length 123mm (and cropped)

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Is the summer drawing to a close? – Collabor:8

March 6, 2010 5 comments

I took this photo about a week ago, a lonely cicada on a plant, not even making any noise, just sitting. Cicada’s aways remind me of summer, and some of the evenings we have had lately have seen them making noises all through the night!! Which reminds me of the tropics.
But…. leaves are JUST starting to fall from trees, and the sounds of cicadas whilst still there, are slowly fading.
It must be time for a new Season….

For better or for worse, seasons in life will always follow one another, and we have to live with them.
Shutter: 1/1,600, F/5.6, ISO 400, Focal length: 250mm on 55-250mm EFS

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Battle Scars – Collabor:8

February 18, 2010 1 comment
Photographs should tell a story. That’s what they say anyway. This one sums up nicely my life as it is at the moment. The scar on the left (my right) is from a hemicolectomy surgery 14 months ago. This was when I was told I had cancer, and the fragility of life became apparent. This scar is a visual reminder of the life I have lived since, dominated by chemotherapy, the evolution of a hopeful prognosis to a terminal one, and the embracing of what life I have left.
On the right (my left) is a bruise. I have to inject myself with clexane every day in order to stop my portacath from clotting over. You can see the small dot where the needle went in. This injection was a ‘bleeder’, and since I had a nice white business shirt on, I stuck a small plaster over it. Oddly, the square patch of gauze caused this weird area of no bruising, where surrounding it a bruise developed over the course of the day. My medical knowledge cant quite explain that phenomena.
The photo is not technically great, the depth of field was probably to narrow…. but it tells a story.
Shutter: 1/500 f/2.0 ISO 400. Lens 50mm f/1.8. Post processing – B+W with yellow filter and vignetting.
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Gone Fishin’ – Collabor:8

January 17, 2010 1 comment
Last night Hannah and I went for a walk along Westhaven Marina in Auckland. Along the rocks there were about 40 or 50 people with their rods out fishing as the sun went down. This was a fairly opportunistic shot of one the guys fishing there. I used the old snipe and run technique and caught his sillouette against the setting sun.
Shutter: 1/80, F 13, ISO 100. Lens: 50mm f/1.8 II
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