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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Frosted bramble

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f8, 1/180 sec, 300mm efl, Capture NX2

Brambles seem to lie draped across tracks, just waiting for some exposed leg to walk by, while frost sits on the track trying its best to make you slip and fall. I was surprised to find that these two tramper's foes combined to make such a pretty picture, as the afternoon sun finally found these bramble leaves. Twenty minutes later, the frost was gone.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Willows, Lake Pearson

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 27mm efl, Capture NX2

This picture has an infrared quality to it, but it isn't. A yellow filter has turned the deep blue sky almost black while making the yellow grass and red tinged trees, almost white, like the snow on Mt. Manson.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

New Brighton pier, dawn

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f22, 6 secs (ND10), 150mm efl, Capture NX2, The Gimp.

One good thing about winter is that dawn comes at a more sociable hour - 8am in this case. As we left, a photographer standing nearby commented, "not such a good dawn this morning". Maybe, maybe not.

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Karuhiruhi (Pied Shag)

 

Nikon D80, ISO 800, f8, 1/750 sec, 460 mm efl, Capture NX2

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nor'west Eyre

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f11, 1/125 sec, 87mm efl, Capture NX2

The Eyre river flows underground for most of the year, except when there is heavy rain in the catchment. Then the river fills its shingle bed, carries debris down stream and wipes out the numerous fords (not me!) that cross the river. Here, a few days after such an occurrence the water has subsided and trickles placidly beneath a Nor'west cloud arch. Tomorrow it will snow.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Fire-wood

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, 30 secs, f38, 277mm efl, Capture NX2, lit by LED torch.

I picked up this piece of wood to throw on the fire and then thought better of it. The shapes, colours and texture all seemed so 'alive'.

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