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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Ice, grass & sun

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1/250 sec, 15mm efl, Capture NX2

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Dawn, Governors Bay

 

Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/500 sec, 25mm efl, Photomatix Pro 3, Capture NX2.

Dawn is my favourite time of day for making pictures. Unlike sunset, there is a freshness to dawn; an expectation of things to come.

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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Toned in Governors Bay

Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, [1/500 & 1/350 sec], [135mm & 150mm efl], Capture NX2, Toned with Color Efex Pro3

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Morning walk

 

Nikon D80, ISO 200, f11, 1/750 sec, 60mm efl, Capture NX2, Color Efex Pro 3

It makes me smile to select a 'filter' during digital post processing called, in this case, "bleach bypass". Especially as I
can remember bypassing the bleach process when we still used chemicals in a darkroom. Then it was a bit of a hit or
miss afair; would you get the effect you were after, and if not what could you do about it? Now I can tweak the
settings in software until its just the way I want it and there's no bleach to bypass at all! That's progress, I guess.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sunrise, Govenors Bay

 

Nikon D80, ISO 200, f5 1/4000 sec (-1.5 EV), 93mm efl, Capture NX2

Yes, I know, I've gon all 'boaty' - but it was a very productive morning at Governors Bay and I've been gradually working
thorough the RAWs seeing what can be made of them. This one particularly appealed to me with its glowing sunrise.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

in-out, old-new

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f16, 1.8 sec, 18 mm efl, Capture NX2, Photomatix Pro 3.

This is one of a set for I did for the owners of this wonderful old building. I spent about three hours just roaming the place, photographing
anything that caught my eye. It was such an interesting building that I could have spent much more time experimenting (and getting the
windows cleaned!)

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Action Man

 

Nikon D80, ISO 400, f4, 1/2000 sec, 75mm efl, Capture NX2

'JJ' getting ready to launch at the local playground.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

In miniture

 

Nikon D80, ISO 100, f22, 5sec, 57mm efl, Capture NX2, Paint Shop ProPhoto X2

"Can you photograph our model?" they asked. The model wasn't a 'she' - call me old but this was a more interesting challenge. Available light only in a cluttered room. The sky is from "Plays with clouds"

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