Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Next time: people portraits. This time: Tress and animals.

You know, I haven't really taken many portrait shots of people.  I actually have heaps of ideas for shots, but my problem is honestly taking the shot.  I kinda feel like a dick doing it, so I just don't do it.  Even today for instance, I was hanging out with my friend who is stunning- perfect skin, quirky style.  1000 ideas came into my head of shots to take of her, but I didn't do it.  Maybe it's coz I hate having my own photo taken that I'm thinking like that.  Let me get over this little issue and start playing with portraits!!

So here's another landscape shot anyway.  This is up the back hill of the house I am just about to move out of.  It's probably the main thing I'll miss about this town.  The beautiful places to go walking/running.  I really like the composition of this shot.  The jet trail, the sun and the slight lense flare:

Same hill, same day, the sky was perfect blue:

I hate seeing shots of animals that look choreographed and sometimes clinical.  Animals have a lot of character and that can be killed by some artists.  Below is my cat, I think it snaps her personality.  She's inquisitive, older and some would say she's grumpy.  She's particularly all of those things at the moment while I pack away my belongings.

I like this shot of her paws.  It's a little off centre as I was lying in my doorway trying not to startle her, I couldn't move the camera any further left.

Lacking creative energy..

I've been a little caught up in my own stress at the moment that I've been lacking in the creative energy..

I just had a few minutes to kill, the sun had just set and a full, yellow moon was out.

Here's a couple of pics, distorted and abstract, a little like my mood.

I haven't touched these pics and I'm really surprised at the colours that came through!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

A mixture of Feb shots..

I really want to take some more portraits.  Taking shots of my friends young children was a good start.  They don't pose or get too intimidated by the camera. This is Seth, my godson enjoying some cake mixture.

Frank and Seth.  I like the gentle feel.

Just playing around with reflections.

An example of why I love Melbourne.

 Vaughan at Idgaff- This shot was a mistake.

One of my favourite shots. It was an accident. I didn't adjust to the correct lighting, over exposed. Mistakes can be just what you need.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Don't neglect some shots..

Realised I had left this shot out of a previous blog. Had a second look and love the clarity of the brickwork.

Also, I like shooting Hugh (PEW PEW). I think it's something about his intense facial expressions.


Our Tallangatta adventure took place a few weeks ago, I neglected to load the photos. So here they are...

The town struggles with grammar...

Award winning fruit.

Brown paper bag long necks.

The 'Gillian Walkers' (Chels)

Just playing around (and pissing them off).

I like this shot of Chels. She looks pretty when she sings.

Playing with shutter speeds and aperture. I like how the street light in the background turned out.

The Gillian Walkers

I wanted this shot to look a bit like an abstract painting.

Beer goggles..

So I realised my 450D and I have spent just over a month together. Getting comfy with my camera now. Taking shots for a local solo artist on the weekend, will post as soon as they're done!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Werribee Zoo..

I headed down to Melbourne for the weekend to spend time with the boy, hang with my brother and meet his new lady friend.  We all took a trip to the Werribee Zoo- Holly got us all on a free tour.  Took the opportunity to experiment with my 75-300mm lens.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

There is beauty in Abandonment

Summer's definitely over. The rain was set in today.  Hugh and I decided to go on a photo adventure.  To fit with the weather, we sussed out some abandoned buildings and old railway tracks. Our shoes soon filled with water.

It was all seeming a little depressing until we started looking a little closer.

Evidence of those visiting before us..
Leaving their little mark.
Polished floor boards..


The rain made everything shine.