We are starting off with a sunset converted into an oil painting, I think it adds a little something to the whole photographic experience, I snapped the sunset yesterday evening. The dark clouds on the left look foreboding as they reach out towards the tree.
These three pictures were taken over 30 minutes yesterday evening. Different ISO settings for the first two make a world of difference. I like the first one with its huge curtain of rain coming from the left over a sepia landscape. None of these have been altered.
This photo is from a series I shot early last month and what a cracker it is. I had the aperture set to stay open for six seconds. The strike on the left came first, then the big one hit. ‘Righty oh Laurie,’ I said, ‘it’s time to pack up and go inside.’ This hasn’t been lightened, the strike lit the front yard up from, I can’t see a darn thing, to ouch that’s bright.
Looking back over to the mainland from behind the Lighthouse at Byron Bay, NSW.
In last weeks blog I had a picture from the Japanese gardens at Cowra, looking up the hill. This is from the top of the hill looking down.
When we were visiting Ballina, in NSW the one thing I wanted was a picture of a dolphin. All I could get were distant shots of them leaping around the place and none of them were great. I spent half an hour at the sea wall in town watching an elusive pod barely breaking the surface, at some distance. I had the telephoto lens on but I couldn’t catch them. Feeling a tad dispirited I turned to walk away and this young fellow swam up along the wall, about 3 metres from me. I had to back pedal so I could get him in the frame. It appears a shark may have had a go at his dorsal fin. If you look closely you’ll also see scratches and bite marks on him.
I wandered from the bedroom the other morning, grabbed my camera and stuck my head out of the door. There she was, a lovely young mum with her baby, who looks like he had a good nights sleep. The golden cane palms in the background make for a nice backdrop and give the wallaby a 3D effect.
These cheeky blighter’s are Apostle birds. They seem to get around in noisy groups. They are also shameless camera hogs. As soon as they saw me they flew onto the branch, I had my happy- chappie-snappy time and when I turned away they left.
This young lady appears to have had a lump of ear bitten off, she’s still a cutie though. For those who may be new to this blog, the sunset, lightning and wallaby pics are all taken from my front lawn.
Finally another piece of artwork. A bee on an orange rose at Cowra, NSW.
Well that’s your lot for this week. I must emphasise that the pictures will look much better if you open them in a new tab or window. I hope you’ve enjoyed the show and I look forward to seeing you all again next week.