Sunday, June 28, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Austin's "Pennybacker" Night!

Not bad. A wider angle lens would be nice...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Austin's "Pennybacker" Bridge

I took this today during my lunch break. Soon I'll get fancy-schmancy and take a long-exposure of it at night...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tobacco Hornworm

This chap had decimated a small tree in our front garden!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Lightning Storm

Here's a wide-field photo of a lightning strike near my home.

The method used was to set up the camera on a tripod, facing towards the lightning activity. I utilized the Shutter Priority mode on this occasion, setting the shutter speed to 20 seconds and letting the camera decide the best aperture. I had the 18-50mm lens set to 18mm to get the widest view possible. Using an infra-red remote, I shot multiple 20 second exposures until I was able to capture some lightning.

The image below is the best one for the night, taken as the storm moved away.

Click on the image for the full version.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Coastal Victoria, Australia

I came across this photo while going through images I took last year when back home in Australia. I just love this part of my Victoria, Australia. It's close to Phillip Island, about an hour's drive southeast of Melbourne. Lots of farmland running up against rugged coastline. If I could place a home somewhere in this image and live there forever, I'd do it in a heartbeat!