Friday, June 29, 2012

May 27 - Iconic

Iconic - I love architecture and there are many iconic structures in the world. In Paris I immediately think of the Eiffel Tower - in Sydney, the Opera house - in San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge - in Rekjavik, Hallgrimskirkja ... I could go on for pages :) I have my files from France open, so I am dreaming of Paris today and that spectacularly iconic metal tower.

May 26 - Humour

I'm a month behind with my posts - so will try and catch up when I can.
Walking through the old part of Lyon, we came across this gorgeous old door - the original sign reads institute of sciences, but there has obviously been a takeover by the comedians - I'm sure they have breathed some life into the old building...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

May 25 - How I see myself

Hmmm, digging into the files for this - walking the coast track near Sydney - of course I see myself from the inside out, so no portraits ;)
This is how I usually see myself - outside, walking with my camera and not sure where the next best shot will be...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

May 24 - Hot

The Waterworld show at universal studios is non-stop action - the sets are great for photography and it's an opportunity to practice some wild action shots. this one looks very 'hot' and of course it got even more explosive after this...
This has had some enhancement to give a HDR effect which adds to the 'hyperreality' of the image

May 23 - Homemade

Homemade fig jam is one of the joys of living on a farm - so are fresh and dried tomatoes, pumpkin soup, oranges, beans, lettuce, lemons ... I love our orchard and vegetable gardens! This was the most recent fig jam making, but I forgot to take a photo of it all bottled and awaiting eating - no chance now, it's all gone :)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

May 22 - High Speed

This driver had his foot firmly on the accelerator as he went across the top of the mountain at the Bathurst racetrack.

May 21 - High Key

The challenge - a high key image that isn't 'washed out'
so I used some sea creatures that had naturally lost some of their colours, 
then played a little in PS to lighten more without losing detail.
I prefer finding live starfish underwater when we are diving, 
but this stack of dried ones in a seaside stall are still beautiful

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

May 20 - Heights

Mt Evans is the highest paved road in North America. It is in the Rocky Mountains near Denver. The day we drove up to the summit started fine and sunny, but at the top it was bitterly cold and windy. Being in a convertible car didn't help as the heater didn't really have much chance. Coats, jeans, scarves and woolen hats were the outfit of choice.
At this altitude in a plane you need constant supplemental oxygen and at the summit, signs warn of altitude sickness. We spotted goats and yellow-bellied marmots at lower lookouts - at the top it was icy cold and rocks dominated the landscape. 

May 19 - Heavy

Heavy! I think this photo speaks for itself :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

May 18 - Healthy

What could be healthier than fresh, warm, free range eggs?
The colours are true - the Arucana lays blue eggs :)