Handheld long exposure with some textures tossed in for good measure!



Shot this across the road from my mum’s place in Adelaide. There was a lot of extraneous and distracting detail in the foreground, which I cloned out and then went berserk with some layers. I read somewhere many years ago that conventional art is a process of inclusion, while photography is a process of elimination. I perfer “minimialist” images over clutter but it can be hard to achieve sometimes. Hooray for the clone tool! 🙂

One Big Stopper Bites the Dust

Went to try some long expoures during a particulary stormy day on Tuesday. Everytime I tried to set up a screaming front would roll through. I retreated to try some shots around the power station, I was amazed this two minute exposure is moderately sharp as the wind was blowing the lens around. It was about the only half decent pic from about five hours of wandering around the dunes and standing by the break water getting soaked. To cap off an excellent day I left my Lee Big Stopper on the roof of the car as I rushed to pack up as another front came through. Was it worth it? Er, no. But you can’t win them all….

Now for something a little different….

Not sure if I actually like this or not, but I do like the little mush room clouds of roiling flame rising from the bars. Not really into this “type of photography” but fun to give it a go regardless, which is what it’s all about.  I was wandering back through Glebe Park in Canberra after photographing the kids at the nearby “Cube”  when the air was thick with the smell of kerosene and we spotted three fire jugglers. The “Cube”? The denizens of Canberra will now what I’m referring to, once upon a time it was sound activated (the Cube that is), just the place to drop a fart and watch in wonder as the Cube lit up, which was pretty much the sum total of Canberra’s night life when I was working there as a journalist in 1989-1991. Sadly they pulled the plug on the sound activated thing, no doubt to try and prise the large groups of farters away from the Cube and into the new Canberra nightlife. Anyway, this is 8000 ISO at f1.4 on Nikkor 85mm.