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31 Jul 2011 at 8:29pm

Hey all, needs some votes on 500px to get my rankings up. If your bored and have some time to kill. Got to the link and add my pics as favourites. This is a pretty cool site, a bit like Flickr but your images get rated as people click on them so it is a good way to determine if people like the image or not. Might help sales, who knows!

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Epic Swell Hits Sugarloaf Rock

31 Jul 2011 at 8:26am

A passing storm whipped up a large swell pounding massive waves onto the SouthWest coast.

My brother and I went down to Sugarloaf Rock, an iconic landmark near Cape Naturaliste to check out the swell and where blown away, quite literally, by the awesome waves pounding into the rock.

This footage was shot under extremely trying conditions. The swell was pushing up so much salt spray that even at a couple of hundred meters away we where getting hammered. You had to cover your camera with a plastic bag, set up your shot, take of the bag, and take the shot.

Of course I was shooting video so my camera copped it big time. I was using a Zeiss 50mm f/1,4 supplied by Ben at Team Digital to test out. Must say it’s a great little lens and definitely an alternative to Canons more expensive 50mm f/1,2.

The footage is quite shaky from the wind which was blowing at about 40 knots. On a couple of occassions I was almost blown off my feet. It certainly wasn’t the best conditions to be shooting.

Shot with a 5Dmk2, Zeiss 50mm f/1,4[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/27089284[/vimeo]

The Video Guy

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Sugarloaf Swell

28 Jul 2011 at 4:51pm

This isn’t the best image I have taken but today at Sugarloaf was pretty epic. The swell was the biggest I have ever seen there. Shooting conditions were appalling with strong winds and the salt spray coated everything. Luckily I had a plastic bag to cover the Phase with and an old polariser for the lens. For those who have been to Sugarloaf Rock, that is just about everyone! you would know how huge it is. The spray was going higher than the rock. It was just brilliant to watch.

 

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Smiths Point Rock Formation

22 Jul 2011 at 9:20pm

We have been having some fantastic skies down here this week. I thought I would give Smiths Point a try again as I hadn’t been there for years. Some good scenes if you have time to scope them before the light goes crazy!

This one is very painterly, the test print I just did looks mint. Man I love having an Epson 4900 at home. Shot on the new 28mm Phase lens. I’m liking it a lot.

p65+, 645DF, 28mm F/4.5

 

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September Workflow Workshop Announced

22 Jul 2011 at 3:52pm

The August 6th workshop is full and due to popular demand I am having another on the 17th of September. It will be the same as the August one so if you want to sign up let me know asap. Details are below

WORKFLOW 2011 – (includes all the work I do from capture to printing, the software, techniques and tips to get your photography to the next level)

Date : 17th of September 2011
Location : My Dunsborough Gallery  –  Shop 4/ 27 Dunn Bay Rd
Time : 7.30pm till Late
Cost : $250 per person, (includes free wine, notebook and desert)
Reply to christianfletcher@westnet.com.au to book your spot.

What I cover –
Composition
Light
equipment, camera etc
Shooting in RAW
RAW image conversion
Photoshop examples
Other software I use to get the results I do
Stitching
Colour Management – Working spaces, colour profiles, colour settings
Soft proofing
Monitor Calibration
ICC profiles
Sharpening Resizing
Printing
Tips and tricks to make your images pop!
Plenty of time to ask questions

Hope to see you on the night. Bookings are essential as this workshop always fills fast.

 

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I shot my son Charlie

21 Jul 2011 at 11:00pm

Ok I shot him with a Zeiss 50mm f/1,4 lens as per above which is now being stocked by Ben at Team Digital. I am still mucking around with this lens on my 5D but it feels really good, looks really good and is everything the Canon equivalent is and maybe even better and for half the price. Ask Ben about the other range of exceptional Zeiss lenses on offer.

 

I’ll post some more footage from the Zeiss soon but in the meantime here is a little clip of my little mate.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6sezJuKW8Y&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube]

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Uncle Sam needs you!!!!

21 Jul 2011 at 8:37pm

OK! OK! Uncle Sam needs me.  I have answered the call and will be winging my way across to the US in October for 17 days. I’m going to be baby sitting Rocking Rod Thomas and Danny Boy Irvine as we criss cross some of the best landscapes the Southwest of the US has. If any one out there has any tips on travelling with these two guys please feel free to make them known to me. I have slept with Rod before but I always insisted that I be on top.

Should be a hoot…..

 

The Video Guy

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The new 28mm Phase lens in action

18 Jul 2011 at 9:52pm

Shot with my new Phase 28mm. As expected it is sharp and just gorgeous!! This was taken at Honeycombs just south of Moses Rock. Should have a copy in the gallery within a couple of weeks.

Phase one 645DF, P65+ digital Back, 28mm Phase lens

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