I went to town to try and inspire myself to shoot some street, but I just lack the confidence and am too polite to get in people’s faces… Unless they’re Pratheep. I had lunch with Patty and then pretty much immediately walked back to my car and came home. I did see a nice little flower on my way back to the car, and sitting on top of a barbed wire fence, with the crane in the background I thought it juxtaposed nicely.
Archive for April, 2010
I like when there’s seaweed growing on the rocks. I found a nice comfy spot between two sets of rocks, at just the right tide to get a nice little rush of water between them.
I own what is supposedly one of the worst current generation “professional” cameras for shooting at high ISO. Many people bitch and moan that it’s so expensive yet doesn’t have wizz bang noise-free ISO quadrillion.
I remember how I’d have to carefully brace myself against a wall, hold the camera really steady or follow my subject while the shutter was open simply because ISO400 film was considered ‘high-speed’. Digital wizz-bang gadgetry has spoiled photographers to the point that they know longer have to think in challenging situations. Which is really a shame and has diluted the profession.
Anyway, onto some pictures! I went shooting around town with Corsair and had a good time just hanging out.
I didn’t think I’d see much light due to a mostly overcast day, and while there wasn’t that much colour the reflections off the wet rocks were very nice.
Obviously these are very similar images, I’d only pick one for my portfolio. All with the 18mm Distagon.
I owe a lot to chance when shooting landscape.
Being in the right place, getting the right light, Rayleigh scattering, nice clouds, and the right tide. All I get to play a part in is setting up the camera, and composing the shot. Everything else is up to nature, so sometimes you get a good shot sometimes you don’t. I found a great new place to shoot today (near Trigg) and even though the clouds were low and puffy, I’ll have to come back again and hopefully get some better results! Oh and I included an IR shot just cos I took it today, spot the blurry dog.
I struggle to think of things to photograph sometimes. Perth, as lovely a city as it is, has very little by way of distinguishing natural features. So here are some benches shot with the ZM 50mm C-Sonnar.
I have also found out that one of my lenses (ZM 25mm Biogon) behaves very weirdly in Infrared, I’m still investigating the cause, be it the IR filter itself or simply a fault with that lens.
Unfortunately it looks like they didn’t succeed, but this world record bikini attempt was at least entertaining.
For those interested the record for Bikini clad women in a single photo is 1010, taken in Sydney in 2007. By my guestimates there were about 300 women at this Perth shoot. I spoke to a model who knew the photographer and apparently he’s a dick so I’m kinda glad he failed :p
Anyway, here’s some pictures, first one with the Leica 90mm Elmarit-M, the rest with the Zeiss ZM 50mm C-Sonnar.
I went for a walk today, in a park and in a paddock. I shot mostly infrared with the 18mm ZM Distagon and 35mm C-Biogon. the Distagon isn’t recommended for IR, but not because of a hotspot, rather because of the strange internal reflections evident in all shots taken with it, you can see it in the corners of the image with the darkest sky. That shot is actually the last shot I took, shortly after taking it I saw a 2m long snake slithering past and decided to get outta there.
Nothing worse than getting up while it’s still dark, struggling around the house bleary-eyed, getting all your camera equipment together, getting in the car and driving (probably not that safely – yawning is a warning) to a good photographic location – only to have twilight reveal that there are no clouds and a lackluster sunrise.
Today I shot some interior shots for my friend Mikey and his parents’ building company Studio 8.
I’m new to the whole interior real-estate photography gig, but I’m happy with how they came out.
The entire set was shot with available light (the house lights), on a tripod with timer and bracketed exposures. Shot with Leica M9 and Zeiss ZM 18mm Distagon.
Next time I’ll probably use a polariser to control some of the reflections.
Here is a sampling of the pictures!
Perth, Western Australia