My favourite little dinosaurs are the rainbow lorikeets: bright and colourful, acrobatic, clowns, stroppy, and just all-around fabulous. We’ve had a pair around a few times lately, and I’m very happy with this photo I nabbed the other day: 40 year-old lens, btw. I love my Takumar 135. I also love Lightzone, which I’m learning to use better and better. Perhaps a post dedicated to … Continue reading Gorgeous Clowns
So then. iOS 8 then. Pretty cool, save one thing in particular. No, I’ll not join the ranks of the poor folks who thought that all their photos had been eaten, simply because the album organisation had changed and the camera roll disappeared… I do mean something in the photos app though: it really does not seem to cope at all well with RAW files. … Continue reading No RAW thanks, we’re iOS 8
I’m engaged in a mini-challenge, or project at the moment. That’s over and above the single lens challenge on the Pentax Forums (using one lens every day for a month): as well as that, I’m limiting myself to 24 frames (like a roll of film) a week; I take all unmetered shots – without chimping, at least until I’ve moved away and can’t repeat the … Continue reading Self-limiting
I mentioned in my first post that I play guitar. Maybe I should post a merging of those two things: a photo of (a part of) me and one of my guitars. I’m rather happy with how this came out: Call it a selfie that I don’t mind. 😉 Continue reading Another side
So. Random message on Flickr. Incomprehensible-or-nearly username, and one photo on their photostream. Addresses me as “Occasionally” (Occasionally focused being my moniker on Flickr). Says they would like to “buy” some of my photos to use on a photography website they run (url not given). Use not specified. Say they “usually pay $75” per photo. Asks can I email them, because they don’t check Flickrmail … Continue reading Someone wants my photos.
Last night I posted that I was about to head out in hopes of photographing the Milky Way. That was the first time my k-30, Sigma 30mm, and O-GPS1 astrotracer were all used together: I’m rather pleased with the result (this was processed, using the RAW file, on my iPad in Photogene4; I’m working on it on my iMac in Lightzone, and in Darktable, but … Continue reading Milky Way, Crux, and the Coalsack
This is a photo I’m proud of. I took it with my old 3G iPhone, and to get to the shot I wanted I had to trudge a long way through sand and mud and water, with the muddy squelchy mess flying upwards with every step, up my back and in my hair. But it was worth it. That was a few years ago. Recently … Continue reading An old beach
I’m a guitarist; have been for much longer than I’ve been a photographer. – And recently I’ve realised that I approach the technical side of photography, and cameras, in broadly the same way. Synth players are technical and clever folks, knowing all about the oscillators and LFOs and modulating wossnames and all sorts of tricksy stuff. As a guitarist, I just hit the strings. Maybe … Continue reading I just hit the strings…