Lighthouse and River Life

Posted by on Jul 10, 2016 | No Comments

Just thought I would share some recent images from an after dark trip out to Hornby Lighthouse and then a drive out to Brooklyn, a small town on the Hawkesbury River.

Not too much to say so here are some images of the lighthouse, taken using the Sony A7, most with the Minolta Maxxum 17-35mm f/2.8-4 with the LA-EA4. Not the best photos but my excuse is that it was cold and I didn’t take brackets to attempt a blended exposure.

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Here are some images taken up at Brooklyn, the Nikon 1 J1 had the duties as I was also hauling the Fuji TX-1 (NO TYPO, the panoramic camera, not the overprices hipster digital) and the Hasselblad 503CX.

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Month in Review – June 2016

Posted by on Jul 7, 2016 | No Comments

Another month as flown past and thankfully, despite the crazy rush towards finishing this PhD I have had a few opportunities to get away and take some photos. This meant there have been more photos to share and fewer images in my misc folder.

As always, here are a few random images from the month, possibly 365 Project images or just the spares.

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Lithgow June 2016

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 | No Comments

Another opportunity to photograph came up, so I seized the moment and followed a friend out towards Lithgow in search of the aquaducts. Passing through the Blue Mountains on the way out we saw the evidence of the cold snap that covered parts of the mountains with the white snow.

Feeling lazy, the Sony A7 had the duties. Not many pictures, but as always, click through for more and larger.

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Vivid Sydney – June 2016

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

That time of year has come and gone again. Vivid Sydney, it was great the first year and subsequently it has attempted to recapture the feeling. They put on a good show every year but it feels like the concept is growing old and in comparison the excitement seems to have faded from the inaugural event. Regardless we all still brave the winter nights to take a peek and capture some images.

Some of the highlights this year were the usual, MCA, Bridge and Opera House displays, but the darling of social media was the Cathedral of Light. Everything was a bit more spread out, which helped with the crowds, but it meant you struggled to cover it all in one outing.

Here are some of mine from this year. Mainly taken on my Sony A7 with adapted Nikon mount lenses.

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Goulburn and Sublime Point – June 2016

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 | No Comments

Just a quick share of some images taken whilst on a photo outing with some friends. It was a late start to the day but we made the most of it. We headed out to Goulburn in search of some images and came back via the Blue Mountains, stopping in the cold for an attempt at some astrophotography.

The Nikon D700 had the honours on this trip and it certainly did not disappoint.

As always click through for larger and more images.

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Centennial Vineyards May 2016

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 | No Comments

Taking a break from the horrors of working a rolling seven days meant I was able to head south and enjoy a day out with my partner. On her request we visited Centennial Vineyards, primarily to have a nice lunch at the exceptional restaurant (watch for the food shots) and to try to catch some late Autumn colour around the vineyard. The day did not start well with a rather wet and gloomy drive south, but it did dry up and I did manage to get a few images on my Sony A7 using some my Voigtlander Color Skopar 35mm f/2.5 and Minolta M-Rokkor 90mm f/4, but adapted using a Voigtlander Close LM Focus adapter.

I also took my Fuji TX-1 (aka Xpan) so there should be some film images coming eventually, the film backlog is growing but time is scarce.

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