I have been really bad at posting photos on my blog over the past year. This is in part due having less time to take photos, and in part not sharing the photos I have taken.
In order to break this drought, here a few shots from some recent time away at Waiheke Island.
As it happened, they seem to follow a heavy flora theme, which is often the consequence when shooting macro.
Its been a while since I have posted some photos. Some friends and I have a new photography project in the works which will start in the new year. It will mean a bit more regular motivation to get out and take some interesting snaps, and more frequent photo posts from me.
I recently upgraded my canon 500D to a 7D, which is a really really nice camera. Theoretically it should take better photos that my previous one, but I guess it depends on who’s holding the camera :-). I have sold my current camera to my sister, so she is starting to pick up the hobby.
The rain in Auckland has been miserable lately, so I haven’t had a good chance to get out and take some photos, apart from a rainy day flower, and experimenting with light and kiwifruit.
Shutter 1/60, f/4, ISO400, 55mm
Shutter 1/250, f/10, ISO100, 116mm.
Last week, shortly after chemo, I went for a walk at Bethells Beach in order to clear my head from cabin fever, and to just get some fresh air.
This evening I tried a new photography technique which aims to capture motion. The idea is to slow your shutter down, then add flash to illuminate the scene. The period of time that a flash actually lights a scene is much shorter than exposures from any of the fastest shutters, hence the flash controls the exposure, rather than the shutter.
Here is my first go…
The Collobar:8/10 project that I have been apart of over the last 18 months has more or less come to a halt. It was a great project to be apart of to force me to get out to take photos, especially amongst the business of day to day life, filled with work and chemotherapy. Hopefully, a few of us will get something up and running as a replacement to this. In the mean time, here is a photo taken recently of Hannah during a trip to Wellington. This was taken just outside of Te Papa, on a typical cold, grey windy Wellington day.
Shutter: 1/125, f/5, ISO 200, 17mm.
The Kingsland was festival recently had, and to be honest, it was a little lack-lustre. It did however give me an opportunity to try wandering through the street shooting from the hip. Invariably, most my shots were rubbish, most with a characteristic horizontal tilt reflective of the angle the camera sits in my right hand at hip height. A few of them provided some interesting perspectives though. This one did, and the cones help draw the gaze towards the horizon.
Shutter 1/800, f/4, ISO 400, 17mm.