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.
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.
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.
The Easter long weekend provided a much needed opportunity to get away and take some pictures; something that is becoming ever hard to do with the rush to finish this PhD. I have been a bit delayed in getting this post together but I guess it is better late than never.
It has been awhile since I have broken out the Nikon DX kit and to make that trip doubly worth while I lugged the D300 and the D80IR, as a result there are images from both. I was also playing with a borrowed Samyang 14mm f/2.8, turns out that it provides a really pleasing FOV on DX.
It was yet another warm, late summers day in Sydney and in an effort to keep some visitors entertained and to escape the heat a drive to the Southern Highlands was in order. One of the nicer vineyards to visit is Centennial, they have an excellent seller door that always convinces me to purchase too much and an excellent restaurant that I only wish I had tried sooner. All of this is set in a well maintained property that is open to the public. If you are in the Southern Highlands make sure you stop, even if it is only for a coffee, or a taste of their wines.
Being a day of keeping the visitors happy, the drive down to the South was not enough, we followed it up with a trip up to the Blue Mountains. Sadly it was foggy and visibility could be measured in metres, but I still had one trick up my sleeve. Katoomba Cascades has had a make over, no longer is it is wet and muddy walk down a set of crumbling steps; it is now completely paved with concrete. As much as it is a good thing to open up somewhere like this for the public, I fear that it will see more traffic than ever making it harder to capture images without tourists impeding the scene.