Gorgeous Clowns

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

Someone wants my photos.

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.

I just hit the strings…

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…