Cloudy Forecast & A Different Perspective

Here are two different versions of the same long exposure I took over a week ago. These were taken at South Perth which is probably the nicest city view apart from Kings Park.

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Reliving My Childhood 
A self portrait (my girlfriend took the photo but I set everything so still a self portrait!) of me looking at a Where’s Wally book!
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We went Dome Cafe as always although at a different location and I noticed that they had Where’s Wally books which I loved as a kid so I could help myself and started looking at one. 
This is pretty much just a happy snap so there’s no real story behind the image but it was taken at:
35mmf2ISO 2501/100th
I have a few more landscape shots to upload here, otherwise I don’t have much more to post. I try to document my activities on days that I’ve gone out although I tend to go to the same places and end up not wanting to post the images because they aren’t anything special. 
Once my girlfriend is free again, I hope to try and do some more technical portraits with a strobist set up although that most likely wont be for quite some time. I also want to work on my still life/product photography and get more use out of my 100mm.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading and you can also find me at:
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Reliving My Childhood 

A self portrait (my girlfriend took the photo but I set everything so still a self portrait!) of me looking at a Where’s Wally book!

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Another from Friday’s shoot.

Another from Friday’s shoot.

In The CloudsI finally went out shooting and even more strange, I used my 17-40!
[[MORE]] Today I went shooting with a Flickr friend since we both wanted to try some long exposures with our 10 stop ND filters. We got to the location about an hour before sunset just to be safe so we did a lot of standing around and talking.
This shot was actually taken after sunset when I was done with using my ND filter. The buildings had been lit up and the sun was hidden behind the horizon so it gave the perfect lighting. It was taken at:
32mmf16ISO 10015 Seconds
Even though I don’t use my 17-40 that much I’m still very happy with it and don’t see myself upgrading to the 16-35mm f4L IS. I will post the 10 stop image next week but I have a few more posts between then. Thanks for reading and you can also find me at:
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In The Clouds

I finally went out shooting and even more strange, I used my 17-40!

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A few shots from the past two days.

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Bacon & Egg Baguette 
Exams, rain and a lack of inspiration have stopped me from shooting recently but that hopefully ends now! Being that it’s not a very thought out shot and just lunch from last week, I wont post any EXIF data or bother giving a detailed explanation. What I will do is catch up on posting my queued photos that have been waiting weeks to be seen. 
I have been posting some photos on my Flickr still as it was my goal to upload something at least every week this year, so you can see my recent photos on there or just wait for me to post them here with more detail explanations.
Thanks and sorry for the lack of posts. 

Bacon & Egg Baguette 

Exams, rain and a lack of inspiration have stopped me from shooting recently but that hopefully ends now! Being that it’s not a very thought out shot and just lunch from last week, I wont post any EXIF data or bother giving a detailed explanation. What I will do is catch up on posting my queued photos that have been waiting weeks to be seen. 

I have been posting some photos on my Flickr still as it was my goal to upload something at least every week this year, so you can see my recent photos on there or just wait for me to post them here with more detail explanations.

Thanks and sorry for the lack of posts. 

Feeding Birds 
I’m finally back to shooting some Cinematic Street Photography!
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I was walking around waiting for Pepper Lunch to open and noticed these two guys standing there feeding the seagulls with strong sunlight on them. I was standing a fair distance away since I needed the shot to be framed a bit wider for cinematics. 
When doing cinematic street photography, the goal is to make your image look like a scene from a movie. I hadn’t done much street photography before I first discovered cinematic edits, but I became fascinated with the style. This image was shoot at:
100mmF2.8ISO 1001/800th
With Cinematic photos, it’s more about how you process them than how they’re shot. I do most of the processing in Lightroom and just add the bars and make a few last adjustments in CS6. Thanks for reading and you also find me at:
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Feeding Birds 

I’m finally back to shooting some Cinematic Street Photography!

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Drops 

I finally have a macro shot I can be proud of!
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This was taken on a rainy Sunday morning. I was about to go out to do some grocery shopping and noticed that all the grass had rain drops sitting on them still from the night before. I quickly went inside to get my macro lens and went back outside to capture it.
Many people will use a tripod and flash for macro work but I’m somewhat lazy and so far I’ve taken all my macro shots handheld. This shot was taken at:
100mmf4ISO 3201/320th
Macro photography is something I definitely want to do more of and get better at! I didn’t end up shooting seascapes and I will post a story about that tomorrow. Thanks for reading and you also find me at:
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Drops 

I finally have a macro shot I can be proud of!

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Updates

Yesterday I added a portfolio page which consists of what I consider to be 20 of my best images. I have also added a home button for viewers to be able to return to the blog page after viewing other pages such as the portfolio.

There are heavy clouds today which means I will be able to use my 10 stop filter today. Once I can find a decent location for seascapes I can finally give them a try.

Sky’s The Limit
A rare black and white image from me since I rarely do these style of photos.
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We went for lunch last Friday and it was horribly sunny that day which made the original colour image boring to my eyes. I originally processed it as a colour image and wasn’t too happy with it though I decided to go through the whole process and see the final result before I made my decision. While applying the High Pass Filter in CS6 I desaturate the image and when I got to that point in my processing, I realized how good the image looked as a black and white. I went back into Lightroom with the original RAW file and started over until the above image was finally perfect in my eyes.
The above image was taken at:
35mmf2.8ISO 1001/2000th
I previously said I would be doing seascapes today although I went shooting with some guys I have been talking to on Flickr instead. I may shoot seascapes tomorrow but I’m not quite sure, the risk of my gear getting damaged is still a huge concern for me so I need to scout a good location that will be safe before I go ahead and give it a try.
I have one more post queued which I will probably post tomorrow since I have nothing left after that. Thanks for reading and you also find me at:
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Sky’s The Limit

A rare black and white image from me since I rarely do these style of photos.

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Parking Lot Weed 
The bokeh in this photo is a good reason why I keep my Sigma 50mm f1.4 classic and don’t sell it! [[MORE]]
On a Sunday we spontaneously decided to go out for dinner to a place called Ciao Italia. Now this restaurant sadly doesn’t do bookings which means you have to be there as soon as it opens otherwise you’ll be lining up outside for at least 45 minutes. We raced there and made it just in time for opening but there was one problem, it wasn’t open Sundays! While looking at the opening hours we didn’t notice the part that said closed Sunday and Monday so we drove there for nothing.
As I was about to hop back in the car, I noticed this weed (for some reason I think weeds look as nice as flowers lol) so decided to get my camera out and see what I could come up with. This image was taken at:
50mmf1.4ISO 1001/400thAs usual I processed the image in Lightroom 5 and exported it as a DNG file to CS6 to add a high pass filter for sharpening. When taking the photo, I managed to get the branch I wanted in focus which was lucky considering the wind, I was shooting at f1.4 and the AF on the Sigma 50 can be somewhat temperamental at times. Friday I will have another post AND I will hopefully be going out to attempt a seascape which will by my first time trying that type of photography if I do.
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Parking Lot Weed 

The bokeh in this photo is a good reason why I keep my Sigma 50mm f1.4 classic and don’t sell it!

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It’s Getting Colder 
It has been too long since I last posted something. 
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Each day seems to be getting cloudier and cloudier which I’m very happy about, although today was unbearably sunny which stopped me from going out. I also managed to hurt my back on Friday so I had to spend time at home resting instead of out shooting. 
I took this portrait of my girlfriend at Dome Cafe a few weeks ago now I think. I really love using the 35 for portraits since I prefer a wider half to full body perspective over a simple head shot.
I also love my girlfriend a lot (nearly as much as my 6D :P Joking of course baby) and she was kind enough to stay still for me so I could take the photo. The image was taken at:35mmf2ISO 2001/50th
Many people like their backgrounds to be completely smooth and full of bokeh to really draw attention to the subject, although I like mine a little different. I enjoy having the background out of focus with slight detail available to give an idea of where the subject is. 
I have many photos queued to post so this week there will definitely be updates for everyone. 
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It’s Getting Colder 

It has been too long since I last posted something. 

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The Other Side Of The Road
Thanks to me leaving the house too late and the rain, I didn’t get to use my 10 stop ND filter yet but ended up using my old 2 Stop Hoya for this shot.
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As I said in the post last week, long exposures used to be my favourite thing to capture when I first started photography. Last night was very fun for me getting to go out and capture this image. I drive past here every day and have been wanting to do this shot for quite some time but never got around to it.
I took many images experimenting with different compositions and with the 6D’s multiple exposure mode, but this is the one I decided on using. It was already quite dark and I didn’t want to do a 10 minute or longer exposure so I ended up using my Hoya 2 stop ND filter. The exif for this shot is:
17mmf16ISO 10015 sec
I usually don’t stop down past f11 on the 17-40 although I needed that longer exposure for the light trails. The rain has been quite heavy over the past week but I’m hoping to go shooting today now that I have the major assignment out of the way. I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend, I will have another post for everyone tomorrow!
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The Other Side Of The Road

Thanks to me leaving the house too late and the rain, I didn’t get to use my 10 stop ND filter yet but ended up using my old 2 Stop Hoya for this shot.

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