Wings Over Illawarra 2015

Posted by on May 30, 2016 | No Comments

It has been a few years since I have managed to attend this event, and I was not disappointed as this year a Spitfire HF VIII made an appearance, flying up from the Temora collection. Sadly the other head line act, the Focke Wulf 190 did not make it, being grounded in Armidale with canopy issues.

This is a big album so I am only going to post a few images here, make sure you click through for more. The cameras that did the heavy lifting were my Nikon D300 and Nikon D700 using the combination of the Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR + TC-14EII. It is occaisions like this that remind me why I love my Nikon kit so much. The setup did not miss a beat and there were very few instances where the focus was missed (it actually made culling difficult).

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Sneaky Sunrise: St George May 2015

Posted by on May 16, 2016 | No Comments

I managed to get out over the weekend for a quick sunrise. Thankfully there are a few interesting locations near me that do not require a long drive and with the current sunrise times it is somewhat easy to sneak out to watch the sun rise over the horizon. On this particular trip I ventured to a location that a friend mentioned. Unfortunately, the decking is not in great shape and although boards have been laid over the jetty, care must be taken. Gorgeous colours but no direct line of sight of the sun, nor many clouds in the sky has resulted in some interesting images. You make the most of what you have to work with.

In case anyone is interested the images were taken on my Sony A7 with a Novoflex NIK-NEX adapter. The lenses in the bag that day were my Voigtlander 20/40/58 trio and a Nikon Series E 28mm f/2. A few of the shots were taken using my B+W ND 10. Stability provided by my Manfrotto 055ProB + RRS BH-40LR mating to my RRS L-Bracket.

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CBD Wanderings April 2016

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | No Comments

Another quick update with some pictures. I have to admit that 2016 has been, photographically, a very quiet year for me so far, so much so that I was considering discontinuing this blog series due to time constraints and a lack of content. However I will continuing to share images for the time being.

These images were taken on an April evening with my trusty Sony A7 with a variety of Voigtlander lenses that have been adapted with a Novoflex NIK-NEX adapter. The Zenitar 16mm fisheye also makes an appearance.

Living in Sydney  it is easy to forget that there are photo opportunities all around us. We walk past and take for granted many parts of our city that outsiders stop and photograph. Every so often I will take a stroll and pretend to be a tourist, these images are from one such occasion.

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Sneaky Sunrise: San Souci 10 April 2016

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 | No Comments

It feels like it has been a very long time since I have shared actual photos from a dedicated trip, and even longer since I have been able to find the time to sneak out and watch the sun rise over the horizon. However, a few weeks back I managed to get the stars to align so that I did not have any morning commitments and managed to get to San Souci to watch the sun creep over the horizon and hide behind the clouds over Botany Bay. Not much wave action and there was a general stillness in the air that morning.

The D700 was given photographic duties and the 17-35mm and 24-70mm didn’t let me down. There was also some Big Stopper action.

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Month In Review: March 2016

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 | No Comments

Life has been pretty busy lately, this post is overdue, but other things have taken priority. The only consolation is that the daily images for the 365 Project has helped to keep me sane. Here are some of the images that were used for the project, and some that didn’t quite make the grade.

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Month In Review: February 2016

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | No Comments

Another long missed and overdue post It is a sign that life is very busy for me at the moment. Not too much to add so here are some images from February’s 365 Project.

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