Some images from an early morning in the city.
This image was taken a few weeks when I had a loan of the Canon 5D Mark IV with the 16-35mm 2.8 lens. I was trying it out for long exposure photography and while I had it I took as many as I could. I did process this image a little a couple of weeks ago to use for something else, then I realised I could still do a lot more to it. Here is the final image.
The other day I mentioned that I have a loan of the Canon 5D Mark IV and the 16-35mm 2.8 lens. I am trying them out with long exposures to see what I think. I am always on the look out for new gear to see what I can do with it, and, of course, I am looking around for a new camera to do long exposure photography with.
The city of Melbourne is one of my favourite places to photograph. Though I am always trying to find new ways to do it, sometimes, I just you just have to go with it and see what I can get. I am understanding more and more what I want to do with my work, what I want to show.
I’ve spent the last two days with my Californian friends and it has been so much fun showing them around Melbourne. I am also really excited about our trip down to the Great Ocean Road over the next few days as well.
I’m not sure what I will do with the blog while I’m away, but I will try and get a couple of updates done.
A couple of days ago I was loaned the new Nikon camera, the D500, from Nikon Australia. It is Nikons new flagship DX camera and last night I took it into the city for a test drive, so to speak. It is really incredible. I keep finding things on it that make me say wow.
With the camera we walked along the river getting some photos as the sun went down. It was meant to be a good one, well, so I thought, but as you will see wasn’t so great. However, I was taking photos in some places I haven’t done before, so that was good. I think I need to do more of that.
Now before we go to the photos, I have to tell you that I’ve been published in an Australian Photography Magazine. I’ve been a fan of Better Photography from almost when it began, and of course, Peter Eastway, has always been one of the my photography heros, might even meet him one day. The article is on using photography for conservation, and relates to the book I have just done. Click here if you would like more information.
Here is a small selection of photos from the trip last night. All taken with the Nikon D500 and mostly using the 14-24mm lens. It was a stunning night for photography, well besides the flies earlier on and then the mozzies (mosquitoes). They were in full force. We put on some much insect repellent, it was horrible without it. I will leave you with my sunset photos.