Sunsets with the big ‘un

Having all this time is quite handy, so one evening, Anja and I went down to the beach so we could take sunset photos and I could teach her to do the movement pan/intentional camera movement/motion shots.

We had a great time and the look on her face when she realised that she was creating something that she had no previous idea how to do and that she really loved was amazing.   Read More

Absentee landlord..

Wow – I’ve been really slack on here.  To be honest, I almost forgot about blogging – then you get into a bad habit of not making time for blogging and before you know it, months have passed and no updates .  Or in my case, 6 months.

Oops.

Life has been a bit rinse repeat of late – working hard, still recovering from my leg injury so off the bike and largely confined to the local area.  Not even a chance to go back to England as usual this time due to complications with my leg.

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Experiments with motion

Timing is everything.

Usually, work and my commute dictate my timetable and I don’t get an opportunity to get to the beach with the camera, but weekends are a different story.

And as luck would have it today, timing lined up perfectly and I got down to the beach with the versatile little X100T to take some abstract sunset pictures.   Read More

Winter sunset.

As winter approaches, the skies become awesome again.

Not that clear blue skies with endless sunshine over summer isn’t awesome – it’s just that autumn and winter do sunsets better.

I was on the roof at the weekend, clearing out the guttering, as you do (well, as we do here in Australia – the gutters are stupidly designed and can’t cope with the rainfall we have) and I spotted that the sky was looking pretty interesting out over the ocean (which I can see from the top of my roof!) so I packed up the ladder and headed out to the beach. Read More

Hello X100T

As you may remember, my X100 was totalled when I was hit by a rogue wave at Point Peron a few months ago.

I had it checked out by an authorised camera repairer, but no surprises, it was properly dead.

But I’m insured, so thanks to RAC, it only took a short while before I had a cheque in my hands and I could look for a new camera (actually, the cheque came later than my clicking ‘buy now, but that spoils the narrative)

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Nightwalking

When the sun goes down, the commuters decamp and make their way back to their burrows, leaving behind them only echoes, shadows, mysterious creatures, dark impenetrable pools and a skyline full of eyes, watching out for the unwary.

Charlene, Flemming and I were on a mission to capture the city as it transitioned from its bright safe sunny side into a dark underworld full of shadows.

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Snippets from the weekend

Greetings, fellow humans – hope things are well with you all!

So, what’s been happening in sunny Perth?   Actually, not so much in the way of sun – we’ve had a ton of rain lately, which timed itself perfectly with some closures of the train line in the city.  Guess who was on the bike like a drowned rat for most of the time?

This weekend, however, the sun came out and it was lovely and warm.  T-shirt weather in winter – dear Northern hemisphere dwellers, don’t get too jealous :p    So not to waste the opportunity, Jay and I headed out to Fremantle to wander about, buy a few things and get some tasty lunch.

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More X100 – a little review and some pics

First, I’d just like you all to notice for the record that this the second post in a row that hasn’t featured anything motorbike related.

But this is camera related!

The X100.  I truly love this little camera.

It looks utterly fabulous and takes brilliant pictures.

I did have to upgrade the firmware to the latest version as the original settings meant it did some things that were downright annoying.   (6 seconds for the camera to start, for example) To be fair, all these things had been reported in thousands of reviews,blogs, youtube clips and all over the internet, so it was really my own fault for not doing it sooner. Read More

Fuji X100

I think it was about 18 months ago that I bought my wife a new camera.  She’d been complaining that she never used the DSLR as it was too big and wanted a super cool point and shoot that still felt like a ‘real’ camera.

So I bought her a Fuji X100.

The coolest retro digital camera ever.

Jay loved it and took some awesome photos with it, but she really doesn’t take many photos anymore, preferring to draw instead.

So I am now free to borrow it.  Huzzar!

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Now, where were we..?

Hello, dear readers!  1000 apologies for the slight hiatus but I’ve been sick.  Stupid winter flu bugs have kept me from doing a lot for the last month.

I even missed a day of work and as I only get paid for what I work (no sick leave for us company directors) that’s a pretty big deal.  For me to sacrifice that amount of money to the flu god, it was pretty bad.  That’s kind a shit buys a lot of wine.

Anyways, its not all been doom and gloom, I have managed to ride my bike a lot, even though it’s suddenly turned very cold.

0.7C at 6:45am kinda cold.  Yes, I know northern hemisphere dwellers would say ‘thats not cold, if you want cold, try riding in the snow yer great southern shandy drinking poof’

Yeah, no.  I’ve done that, it’s not fun.  Plus it doesn’t snow here.

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