Whenever you see a group of photographers together they all start talking gear. It just seems to be something that people who share a passion do. So podcast episode 015 is my conversation about the gear I use.
Some trips are done where we spend all day out, and others are done quickly so get something specific. Today’s Weekend Wanderings post is about going to Point Lonsdale to capture a sunset, but also to do a time-lapse. The conditions seemed perfect for both. There were wonderful clouds in the sky.
This is an image I took one evening in the city of Melbourne when I was using the Canon 5D Mark IV. It has been raining so it was quite wet. I took this image as I walked through this arcade near St Paul’s Cathedral.
There were a lot of things about the original image that I liked. The walkway at the top of the stairs was free of people, which was unusual as it is often a place that homeless people sleep, it can give them some protection.
A couple of weeks ago I showed an image and did a little talk on it, and I want to continue doing that when I can, so today I have another image for you. It was taken about two weeks ago. A friend and I thought we would try a new spot for us to do some light trails over the Eastern Freeway going into the city. We weren’t sure if we would see the sunset there, but it seemed like a good spot regardless.
This weekend I spent time down in St Leonards catching up with a friend. It is a lovely part of the bay. It is just inside bay, and over the other side of Geelong from here. There are lots of piers down there to take photos of and great places for long exposure photography.
I’m learning to take normal photos as well, the ones without the filters that is. I tend to let the whole long exposure thing take over, but I’m trying to learn to do both, that way I can combine images and that sort of thing.
This post is usually done on a Friday, but to be honest, I don’t really have any news. I’m trying to get some articles written and I’ve been away for a few days. I thought perhaps we could just look at what I’ve posted to Instagram for the last week. We will see what happens in the following week.
Here are my Instagram images. If you do follow me on Instagram then you will also know that with each post I give tips on taking photos or processing them.
I hope you don’t mind, but I am doing a repost of a blog I did on my old blog. It is hard to think straight right now. A horrible tragic thing happened in Melbourne on Friday and it was all a little too close to home. A man in a car drove through pedestrians in the Bourke Street Mall, a popular shopping street here. Five people died, including a 10 year old girl and a three month old baby boy. Things like this don’t happen in Melbourne, well not often and we are a city in shock. It wasn’t a terrorist attack, just a man with a history of domestic violence and drug and mental health problems. He is in custody now, but still, we are in shock. Can I just add, that I am so glad guns are illegal here, or it could have been a whole lot worse.
These were taken 12 months ago on a trip to Sorrento. The day was hot, but towards sunset it was lovely here. I haven’t been to the beach for so long, I need a trip.
A very quick look this week. I have to get ready to head into the city, it is my daughters graduation and I suppose as a parent I need to go to it. She is very excited. It is also a little sad as it means the end of her childhood, so to speak. Time for her to head out into the wide world. Find her place in it and all that.
I’ve had a trip away and a couple of the photos have been from that. I’ve also got the image that I had in Monochrome Madness last week, but this is the colour version. I hope you don’t mind, but thought I would show the silos again as well.