Archive | June, 2015

EOFY Sunset Celebration

30 Jun

I am having a lot of fun exploring the new panorama setting in LightRoom.  If I see a scene that appeals I just real off some shots confident that I can stitch them together later to portray what my eye saw.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Street Art

28 Jun

As I was leaving work today I looked up from my carpark and saw this amazing piece of artwork.  This is on the back of The Odeon, a building scheduled for demolition (as is my carpark) to make way for more multi-storey office buildings.  It makes me sad that the Odeon is to be demolished, it’s the last of the old theatres of my childhood.

At first all I saw was the central image.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

But when I zoomed out.  Amazing work.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

New toy getting closer

26 Jun
Olympus OM-D E-M1 & E-M5 Mark II Cash Back Promotion

OLYMPUS E-M1 & E-M5 II CASH BACK OFFER

Purchase an Olympus OM-D E-M1 body or an OM-D E-M5 Mark II body and get $100 cash back or purchase OM-D E-M1 body or an OM-D E-M5 Mark II body with an eligible lens and get $250 cash back. Offer ends 31 August.

I can see

24 Jun

We had roller shutters installed today.  This means no more blinds blocking my view so I can watch the sunsets from the comfort of the lounge.

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Possums

23 Jun

Mum and Dad have nightly visits.

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Winter Solstice Frost

22 Jun

The longest night gives the heaviest frost so far this winter.  My cat surveying the frost.

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The view is kind of white.  Now quite snow, but we can dream of a dusting.

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The sun is starting to melt the ice on the grass.

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Another sunset panorama

19 Jun

I have a view of the sunset that just keeps on giving.  A quick shoot, all handheld right at the tail end of the show.

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Lens Shopping

18 Jun

I currently shoot with an Olympus em-10.  It’s a great camera but I yearn for weather sealing, and maybe just that extra bit of stabilisation.   A visit to the local shop this afternoon to look at the latest f2.8 lenses, oh I do like.  I snapped the following while ducking the rain drops – can’t kill my em-10 but it does reinforce my yearning for weather sealing – yes em-5 mk2 I want you!

The 7-14 certainly gives a wide angle of view.  I need to take more notice of what my camera is set to before snapping test shots.

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A bit of perspective distortion, I’ll blame me being short.

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I did like the results from the pro zoom.  The conditions were awful.  Wet, right on sunset, city, beginner photographer but I still managed to find a bit of colour in this tree.  It’s the tree that is hidden behind the dentists sign in the first photo.

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Yeah, five minutes of fun is about all I had but I can dream of the money to be able to own these lenses.

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Lightroom Panorama

15 Jun

Today I had a look at the new Panorama setting in LightRoom.  I’m impressed.  I took a series of shots in March of a very rich sunset from my front door.  It has sat in the too hard basket since then waiting for me to try stitching the shots into a panorama.   Well it’s not too hard anymore.  I do love tutorials that help put together the photo I saw and was trying to capture.

March Sunset

Nearing the winter solstice

12 Jun

The days are getting shorter, the sun sets faster and the colours are rich and vibrant.  This is the positive from the cold.

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