16 Feb 2009 at 5:59am
I was saying to my brother, gee I hope the guys in Perth are getting this light. Then I thought, hmmm, what are they going to stick in front of such an awesome sky??? I am so spoilt here I take it for granted. This afternoon was one of the best in a long time. No wind and a big swell. There were some surfers getting into some serious pits just to the right of this shot. Really awesome to watch. Shame this won’t see the light of day for a while. Am going to release new stuff every 3 months with an exhibition at my Dunsborough gallery. Don’t forget the 21st, for the opening of the exhibition in Mandurah, also get your orders in now for the iTNFP tee shirts. Go on, you know you want too.
12 Feb 2009 at 7:34am
A vertical stitch from this morning. It was just beautiful. Still warm with lots of nice cloud.
12 Feb 2009 at 6:34am
I don’t mean the violent variety. We have had some great skys down here in the past few days. This one offered a lot of promise but I can’t get it how I’d like to see it. I don’t even know how I would like to see it!!! Probably why I am having so much trouble. Used my new Lee hard ND, still not sure about them, they smack of, hey he has used a hard grad!! It will take a bit of trial and error to get the best result I guess. This image isn’t my favourite and I’m a bit frustrated with it. Still it isn’t a bad stock shot. Maybe it is too colourful.
2 Feb 2009 at 1:28pm
Here are a few pics of my favourite Aussie band Cog. I managed to negotiate the 40,000 smelly teenagers to get these pics. I tell ya I’m getting old. I have forgotten what it is to be a young buck trying to impress the girls. All I try to do these days is impress you photo geeks. It was stinking hot and way too crowded for my liking. Give me a lonely beach and a killer sunset any day. Oh Christian you old fart!!! p.s. check out COG Here They have a good message behind those nasty guitar riffs. There is nothing I like better to get me inspired to murder some pixels!! Watch out other photographers if you get in my shot!!! 🙁 All shot handheld with the 400mm at iso 800 from memory. Oh and the 5D mark II of course.
11 Dec 2008 at 3:21am
Had to throw the TNFP filter at this one. Got sick of seeing light cheerie pics. This was at 800 iso which seems pretty sweet, 30 sec at f/7.1. Sorry Merv I’ve ventured back to the dark side!!!
11 Dec 2008 at 2:42am
This is another pic from a couple of nights ago. The stats on this pic are:- f/1.6, 0.6 sec, 3200 iso. Image was taken at 9.22pm. Had to run some Noise Ninja over it to make it useable but it responded pretty well. I would like to see how something like this would print, will have to do some tests. 956 hits in one day, I was so hoping it would get to 1000 but that will be something to look forward to over the coming months. All thanks to the interest in the new 5D and you guys for having a look at what it can do. Keep an eye out for more new stuff. Michael is working on some video as I type, he is a bit slower than me to get onto stuff, have to keep asking him, “where’s the footage”. You can imagine what he tells me to do! Can’t post it as little kids like Stakky are tuning in!
10 Dec 2008 at 3:44am
Photo from this morning. I was on vapours (battery power light flashing red, watch Top Gun) and kept praying please god give me this last shot, you’d do it for Ken Duncan! Anyway I must be in good with him as I shot away and nothing died!! No lightning bolts aimed my way either!! Stitched photo without the pano head. Nothing amazing about the stats, took it like I normally would with the obsolete 1Ds Mark II. Even the battery on the 5D is mint!!! hehe
10 Dec 2008 at 12:39am
This is a line from one of my favourite Metallica songs. Obviously they didn’t have a 5D mark II. This show that it doesn’t get dark after the sun goes down, you just need to be able to see in the dark. This camera does. The stats, iso 800, f5, 13 seconds. Little to no noise in the RAW image. Depth of field suffered a little with that aperture but the overall effect is good. Helped along by the moonlight. The white spots are stars. Live view was perfect for focusing on the surf cat. I love this camera!!!
8 Dec 2008 at 12:31am
This was taken at Castle Bay the day the camera arrived. Hard to tell yet if it is any better than the 1Ds mark II on a capture point of view but it must be right??? The benefits are live view on that mega screen and the video capabilities. Should have a short video compilation later this week. Was it worth the money, so far it’s still YES from me!! Four image stitch on the old tripod head! Have to buy a new bracket to attach the camera to the 360 precision.
7 Dec 2008 at 12:58pm
Just to show you the awesomeness of this new beast of mine I thought I’d post a pic of my gallery. “Big deal I hear you say”! Well what if I told you it was shot as a jpeg?, “so what”. Well how about it was at f1.4,,,, “woopy bloody do”, ok what if I said it was at 3200 iso, “hmm getting better” and to top it all off, handheld at 9pm tonight. Are you interested yet??? Not only that I shot it in sRGB so the colours could have been better. I love this camera, the video we are getting from it is superb and the way you can use it in low light is just brilliant. Still there was some noise present, more than I expected but who cares, the old noise ninja will fix that. Get your orders in folks, Brendan at PRA Imaging will be more than happy to take your money.