Wednesday, December 29, 2010

9/52 - Tennis

Tennis
Tennis

With December coming to an end and the Australian open kicking off early next year, I figured I'd shoot something Tennis related. I had seen a similar photograph taken by David Hobby a while ago and had been waiting for an opportunity to try the lighting technique he used. This is the result.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

St Peters Square - Vatican City

A fountain in st Peters Square - Vatican City
A fountain in St Peters Square - Vatican City 

While we were in Rome, we stayed just outside the Vatican City. On one of our first nights in the city, I decided to have a look at St Peters square with the hope that it wouldn't be too crowded. It was close to  11.00 PM when I walked in and I was surprised with the number of people still in the square. It was by no means crowded but there were at least a couple of hundred people milling about.

More images after the jump.
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Thursday, December 23, 2010

8/52 - Merry Christmas!

Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations 

I know I have published a photograph of this figurine before but decided to use it as a subject for this weeks shot anyway. The figurine and the presents are decorations for the Christmas tree.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Buckingham Palace - London, England

Buckingham Palace from The Mall.- London, England
Buckingham Palace from The Mall.- London, England 

While we were in London we visited Buckingham Palace hoping to see the changing of the guard. We got there quite early and as we had time to kill, decided to go for a walk instead of hanging around outside the Palace. We walked up The Mall towards Trafalgar Square, when the photograph above was taken, and back through St James Park. I decided to capture this image when I noticed the black cabs, which are quintessentially English, travelling towards us with the Palace in the background.

More images and Info after the jump
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

7/52 - Christmas Candle

A Christmas Candle
A Christmas Candle 

This is a quick shot of a candle that my wife has decorated with Holly and placed on our dining table for Christmas. I was out of ideas and had to come up with an image for today and this is the result.

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wagtail

Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) - New South Wales, Australia
Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys) - New South Wales, Australia 

I thought I'd go back to my bird / wildlife photographs for a change and give you guys a break from Europe.

The wagtail is a common resident found throughout Australia. It is very restless and its name is derived from the fact that it constantly waves its tail from side to side. It is the best known of the Australian Fantails. I have photographed these birds in Sydney, in the hunter region and at Myall lakes on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

6/52 - Bauble

A Bauble for the Christmas tree
A Bauble for the Christmas tree

It seems to be getting harder to come up with ideas for this project.... and I am only 6 weeks in! If any of you have any suggestions as to where to look for inspiration, please let me know via the comments.

The Christmas decorations have now gone up at home. This is one of the Baubles from the Christmas tree.

For those of you who are interested in lighting information and setup shots, please read on.
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Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Palace of Versailles - Versailles, France

The Apollo Fountain - Versailles, France 

The Royal palace in Versailles was the seat of power in France from 1682 during the reign of King Louis XIV. It was originally a hunting lodge but was expanded in to a palace in 4 separate phases of building. King Louis XIV's decision to move the court from Paris to Versailles was based on his need to extract more control over the government from the nobility. The Royal family was forced to return to Paris in October 1789, once the French revolution started.

More images and info after the jump.
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

5/52 - Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations
Christmas Decorations 

Shops and department stores have been decorated for Christmas since early November which is ridiculous. Since December has arrived I don't feel too bad to upload the first Christmas pictures of the year. This shot is of one of the ornaments which will end op on our Christmas tree, whenever we get around to putting one up. I introduced a bit of  "home made bokeh" to add a bit of colour to the image.

For those of you interested in the lighting info and a setup shot, read on.
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Castel Sant' Angelo - Rome, Italy

Castel Sant' Angelo - Rome, Italy
Castel Sant' Angelo - Rome, Italy

Castel Sant' Angelo was built to be used as Emperor Hadrian's family mausoleum between 135 AD and 139 AD. It has since been used as a fortress, Papal residence and a military prison. The building is cylindrical in shape and a wide stone ramp winds its way from the ground floor to the upper terraces. The building consists of a number of passageways and Papal apartments as well as old dungeons.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

4/52 - Asics

A pair of Asics
Asics 

To be honest, I found it a bit hard to come up with an idea for this weeks shot.... and I'm only in week 4! God knows how the guys who are doing 365s manage.... The process of actually taking a photograph isn't hard but coming up with a half decent idea isn't as easy as it seems. I had just come back home after a game of Tennis and figured my shoes were as good a subject as any. I decided to go for warm colours with the lighting. Maybe I'll try cooler colours next week.

Setup shot and lighting info inside.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gondolas and Gondoliers

A Gondolier waiting for a hire - Venice, Italy
A Gondolier waiting for a hire - Venice, Italy 

No trip to Venice is complete without a Gondola ride. The traditional flat bottomed rowing boat has been used on the Venetian lagoon for centuries. Although they were once the main mode of transport along the canals, they are now used for tourist rides. The earliest references to the Gondola were made in 1094 when a venetian public official referred to it in a letter. They started appearing in Italian paintings in the 1490's in works by Carpaccio and Bellini. The boat has evolved over the last 1000 years into the sleek familiar shape that it is today.

More info after the jump.
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

3/52 - Grand Marnier

A Bottle of Grand Marnier
A Bottle of Grand Marnier 

This shot of a bottle of Grand Marnier (Orange and Cognac liqueur) has probably been the most challenging shot, from a lighting point of view, that I've captured to date. I got the idea for this image after seeing a photograph of a bottle of Hennessy taken by Atton Conrad. Since I had only 2 lights to work with, I had to capture 5 separate images and merge them during post processing.

For those of you who are interested in the lighting, read on.
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Le Sainte-Chapelle - Paris, France

The interior of Sainte-Chapelle - Paris, France
The interior of Sainte-Chapelle - Paris, France 

The Sainte-Chapelle, also known as the Holy Chapel, is a gothic Chapel on Ile de la Cite in Paris. The Chapel, built during the reign of King Louis IX in the courtyard of the royal palace , was consecrated on the 26th of April 1248. It was built to house Christ's crown of thorns, the image of Edessa and 30 other relics of Christ. King Louis purchased the relics from a Latin Emperor named Baldwin II in Constantinople.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

2/52 - Layered Coffee Liqueur

Layered Coffee Liqueur
Layered Coffee Liqueur 

I'm not really sure how people set about doing a project 365. I'm 2 weeks into a project 52 and I'm already finding it hard to come up with ideas for images. A lot of people do self portraits which makes things a bit easier but I'm not going to get into that. This weeks image is a glass of  layered coffee liqueur from Sheridan's in Dublin. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Lighting info after the jump.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Piazza Novona - Rome, Italy

A Balcony looking out onto Piazza Novona - Rome, Italy
A Balcony looking out onto Piazza Novona - Rome, Italy  

Piazza Novona, a ten minute walk from the pantheon, is probably Rome's most famous square. It actually sits on top of an ancient stadium built by Emperor Domitian in the first century AD. The track and field are said to have been used for competitions similar to the Greek olympics and during the Renaissance the stadium was often flooded for mock sea battles. 

More info and images after the jump.
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Saturday, November 6, 2010

1/52 - Ganesh

A statue of Ganesh title=
A statue of Ganesh 

I finally got around to starting a photography project. I had been thinking about doing a 365 for a while but wasn't sure if I could commit myself to taking a photograph and doing the required processing, daily. I've decided to start off with a project 52 instead. God knows how long it will go for but I am starting with the best of intentions! I'll continue to upload other images from trips etc too. I'm expecting to update the blog around three times a week. In regards to the project, if I do use additional lighting for any of the images, setup shots and brief descriptions will be included in my posts. If you guys want any more info about the shots, just drop a question in the comments below.

The first image of this project is a small statue of the Hindu god Ganesh which we picked this up on one of our trips.

Lighting info after the jump.
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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Basilique du Sacre Coeur - Paris, France

Sacre Coeur - Paris, France
Sacre Coeur - Paris, France

The Basilique du Sacre Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) is a Roman Catholic church and one of the more famous landmarks of Paris. It's located in Montmartre, the highest point of the city. The church was built in 1875 on a site which has been associated with the beheading of Saint Denis, the patron of the city, in the 3rd century.  It is believed that the Basilica was dedicated to the 58,000 soldiers who lost their lives in the Franco-Prussian war. 

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Leather School at Santa Croce - Firenze, Italy

A Leather craftsman working on a strap for a bag - Firenze, Italy
A Leather craftsman working on a strap for a bag - Firenze, Italy 

The Leather school at the church of Santa Croce (Scuola del Cuoio) in Firenze was started off by franciscan monks and the Gori and Casini families with the aim of giving orphans of World War II an opportunity to learn a trade from which to earn a living. The leather school has now expanded and is now a well known Florentine trading house and leather shop.

More info and images after the jump.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Chimera of Notre Dame

One of the Chimera of Notre Dame - Paris, France
One of the Chimera of Notre Dame - Paris, France 

Chimera are grotesque mythical figures which have been made from the body parts of a mixture of animals.  Most often they were a mix of Monkeys, Goats, Wolves and Eagles. A number of churches built in the Medieval period feature Chimeras and out of these, Notre Dame is probably the most famous. They were added to the Galerie des Chimères during the restoration of the cathedral in 1845.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stohrer - A 300 year old patisserie

Macaroons at Stohrer - Paris, France
Macaroons at Stohrer - Paris, France 

A few days into the Paris leg of our trip we visited a patisserie named Stohrer. It was conveniently located five minutes away from where we stayed and we ended up visiting it quite frequently! The patisserie was opened by Nicolas Stohr, one of King Louis the XV's pastry chefs, in 1730.  The shop itself has not moved for 300 years.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Colosseum - Rome, Italy

The Colosseum - Rome, Italy
The Colosseum - Rome, Italy 

The famous Flavian amphitheatre is one of the greatest works of Roman architecture and engineering. Situated in the centre of Rome, it is a "must see" for most tourists. We visited the Colosseum on a walking tour which also included the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill. The tour itself was not very good but we did get an opportunity to walk around the Colosseum on our own at the end.

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Notre Dame de Paris - Exterirors

Notre-Dame de Paris - Paris, France
Notre-Dame de Paris - Paris, France 

Notre Dame de Paris, French for Our Lady of Paris, is one of the "must see" cathedrals of Paris and, conveniently for us, was located a few hundred meters from our apartment in Le Marais. It is the cathedral of the catholic archdiocese of Paris and is located on the eastern part of Ile de la Cite on  the Seine.

More info and images after the jump.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
The Eiffel Tower - Paris, France

It's hard to get to Paris and not catch a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower while walking around the city and since Paris is the city of lights, you have to see it lit up. We caught the metro to Trocadero one evening and wondered around the Eiffel tower for about an hour and a half before walking back towards Notre Dame along the Seine.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Views of Firenze

Panoramic view of Firenze - Firenze, Italy
Panoramic view of Firenze - Firenze, Italy (Click to view a larger version)

On our first evening in Firenze we decided to wonder up to Piazzale Michelangiolo, which was a comfortable 3 km walk from our hotel in Oltrano. When we got up to the piazza, at around 4.30 in the afternoon, it was packed with tourists and I had a to wait a while before I could get up to the wall and set up my tripod. I had a bit of time until the light changed, so I wasn't too fussed.

The Panorama above was a 23 image stitch. The Ponte Vecchio can be seen on the left hand corner of the image while the Duomo (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore) is on the right. The tall bell tower in the centre of the image is Palazzo Vecchio.

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Venetian Masks

A Venetian Mask - Venice, Italy
A Venetian Mask - Venice, Italy 

Masks have been worn in several cultures, going back thousands of years, but never with such pageantry as in Venice. Venetian masks date back to the 13th century when Venice was a republic with a population of around 150,000. Nowadays, Venetians and tourists only wear masks during Carnevale (Mardi Gras) but in the 13th century masks were worn on a daily basis to conceal peoples' identities.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Trastevere - Rome, Italy

An Evening in Trastevere - Rome, Italy
An Evening in Trastevere - Rome, Italy

We visited Trastevere for dinner on one of our last evenings in Rome. The area is just south of the Vatican City and is now referred to as Rome's bohemian left bank. It is known for its vibrant street life. The tightly packed, decaying buildings and the cobbled streets give it an old world feeling. Apparently some of the older locals haven't been to the "other side" of the river for a number of years.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

St Paul's Cathedral - London

St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge - London
St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge - London

St Paul's Cathedral stands on Ludgate Hill, which is the highest point in the city of London. The Cathedral which stand's today is actually the fifth "St Paul's" which has been built on the same site. At 111m in height, it was London's tallest building until the 1960's. The funeral of Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill, jubilee celebrations for Queen Victoria and the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana were all held here.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Venice

A pickup point for Gondolas in Venice
A pickup point for Gondolas in Venice 

In this post, I thought I would concentrate on some of the things that we first noticed while wandering around the floating city - not so much the things that one thinks of as quintessentially Venetian, such as gondolas and Carnevale masks, which I will look at in more detail in later posts.

The image above is of the main Gondola "pickup point" at St Marks square. A 5.30am start was required to photograph the area around St Marks square without tourists walking into the frame. This area is unbelievably busy during "normal" hours of the day. The church in the background is San Giorgio Maggiore on the island of San Giorgio.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Louvre - Exteriors

The Louvre - Paris, France

I can't believe a month has already passed since we left on our trip. We got back this morning after nearly 24 hours spent on planes and in transit and needless to say, I feel like I've been hit over the head.

I'm not sure how to start processing and blogging about all the images from our trip. I'm leaning towards randomly picking a location for each post with the aim of keeping the blog a bit more interesting. If anyone has a better idea please let me know. Now I've got around a 110 GB worth of RAW files to go through... At least I'll have something to do in my spare time for the next year or so!

I think the Louvre Museum in Paris is an appropriate place to kick things off. In this post I've decided to only cover the exterior of the Louvre. I'll go through the interior (Yep, photography is allowed inside as long as the flash is not used) in another post at a later date.

The panorama above was created by stitching 10 separate images.  I used the tripod and a remote shutter release to minimise camera shake.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Holidays! (Blog won't be updated for a while)

Camera, Passport, Maps and cash.... the travel essentials
Travel Essentials

After what seems like ages, we are finally heading off on holiday. We leave for Europe in a couple of days and needless to say we are really looking forward to it. Apart from a new circular polariser and an extra 8GB memory card, I've not bought any new equipment for the trip. I've got an extensive shot list and if I manage to get half the shots I'm after, I'll be happy.

Unfortunately while I'm away I will not be able to update the blog. I will get back to it as soon as I return. Last time I was away I got back with around 70GB of images. I have a feeling I'll exceed that this time and as a result have a whole heap more to share here.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrabble

Scrabble board lit with a single light from three angles
Scrabble board lit with a single light from three angles

This is a technique which I've used on a number of occasions when I need to light something from multiple angles with a single strobe. I've covered it in an article for digital photography school sometime ago. The post is still available online at http://digital-photography-school.com/making-the-most-of-one-flash-case-study . More info after the jump.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Rose Ringed Parakeet

A Rose ringed Parakeet photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Rose ringed Parakeet photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Of all the parakeets found in Sri Lanka, the Rose ringed Parakeet is by far the most common in the lowlands. A flock of about ten birds visit our garden twice a day to feed on the fruit trees and whatever is left out on the bird tray. More images and info after the jump.
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Somersby Falls - Part II

The Main Waterfall - Somersby Falls, Australia
The Main Waterfall - Somersby Falls, Australia

The Somersby Falls picnic area in the Brisbane Waters national park, on the central coast of New South Wales, is the starting point of a short walk along Mooney Mooney Creek. A number of decent sized waterfalls are within a ten or twenty minute walk from the picnic area. The first, and most impressive, of these is the waterfall pictured above. More images and info after the jump.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Somersby Falls - Part I

Somersby Falls - Brisbane Waters National Park

I've visited Somersby falls on two previous occasions and spent a fair bit of time photographing the three waterfalls. I went up there again last Sunday with Dean Toh and spent a couple of hours wondering around, photographing the different sections of the falls. The panorama above was one of the highlights of the day.  More info on this shot after the jump.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cherries - A second take

An image of some Cherries
Cherries!

We picked up some fresh Cherries during the weekly grocery run and I decided to get a few images of them before they disappeared. I've been playing around with off camera flash for sometime and took the opportunity to experiment a bit more. I photographed some cherries a while ago and really liked the rich   shades of red on the fruit. I was hoping to light them in a way which accentuates the colour and texture of the cherries and I'm pretty happy with the results. Read on for more info and the setup shot.
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Asian Openbill

An Asian Openbill photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
An Asian Openbill photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

According to "Birds of Sri Lanka" the Asian Openbill is the commonest widespread stork throughout the lowlands. It can often be seen in marshes, tanks (man made lakes) and paddy fields. The image above was captured on the banks of the Tissa wewa in Anuradhapura.  More info after the jump.
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Monday, August 2, 2010

Kiwi Fruit

Back lit Kiwi Fruit
Back lit Kiwi Fruit

I was playing around with the flash over the weekend when I composed this image. I wanted to capture an image of backlit slices of Kiwi fruit on a black background to highlight the "furry" exterior of the fruit while capturing its green insides. Read on for lighting information.
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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oriental Magpie Robin

An Oriental Magpie Robin photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
An Oriental Magpie Robin photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Oriental Magpie Robin is a common garden bird found in Sri Lanka. It is also one of the most musical birds found on the island. The Oriental Magpie Robin is distributed throughout a number of areas in tropical South and Southeast Asia. The images in this post were all captured in our garden in Colombo, where this species is a regular visitor.  Read on for more images and info.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fresh Tomatoes

Fresh Tomatoes
Fresh Tomatoes

I was bored last afternoon and decided to experiment with some hi-key shots. I used the tomatoes as I felt the vibrant red would really stand out against a white background. In order to add another layer of interest to the photographed, I dripped water on tomatoes with the hope of getting a different reflection of the light. Read on to find out more on how I lit this image.
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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Coat Hanger

The Sydney Harbour Bridge (also known as the coat hanger), Australia
The Sydney Harbour Bridge (also known as the coat hanger), Australia

I went to the Opera House on Sunday evening hoping to capture a completely different image but came away with this one instead. No complaints. For those of you who are not familiar with Sydney, Sydney-siders often refer to the Harbour Bridge as the "coat hanger", for obvious reasons. It's not too easy to take photographs around the Opera House as it is always full of people and inevitably someone walks into your frame. The area around the Opera House doesn't quieten down till the early hours of the morning as there are a number of bars and restaurants in the area. The marquees in the foreground of this image are actually from the Opera Bar. Read on for more info on how the shot was taken.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bathing Purple Rumped Sunbirds

A Bathing Purple rumped Sunbird photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Bathing Purple rumped Sunbird photographed in Colombo, Sri Lanka

It was early evening and our garden, at home in Colombo, had just been watered. I walked out of the house and found this drenched female Purple rumped Sunbird sitting on a large leaf. I was curious as to how it had got soaked and was trying to figure it out when it started rubbing itself on the wet leaf. More images and info inside.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dancing Dropwing

A Dancing Dropwing photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
A Dancing Dropwing photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The Dancing Dropwing is an uncommon dragonfly found in Sri Lanka. I came across a number of them in Anuradhapura. They differ from their more common relatives as they are slightly bigger in size. Their black and yellow coloration, long spidery legs and bicoloured pterostigma can be used to identify this species. More info after the jump.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lemon Pansy

A Lemon Pansy photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
A Lemon Pansy photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The Lemon Pansy is a common butterfly found throughout southern Asia. It is the most common of the six pansies found in India. The Lemon Pansy is known to be territorial and aggressive. I came across a number of these butterflies in Anuradhapura and found them quite easy to photograph. Their flight is strong and consist of strong wingbeats with less fluttering.  However, they do spend a fair bit of time perched on shrubs and flowers. More info and images inside.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sydney Opera House and CBD

The Sydney Opera House and CBD
The Sydney Opera House and CBD

I hadn't been out with the camera for a while and since I had some free time on Sunday, I headed down to Milsons Point, on the north shore of Sydney Harbour. I timed my trip to get down there at around sunset as I wanted to have a bit of time to set up before the colour of the sky changed to that special shade of blue. Unfortunately the weather in Sydney hasn't been good and the sky was cloudy. Not a real surprise considering it is the middle of winter!

More info after the jump.
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Cattle Egret

A Cattle Egret photographed in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
A Cattle Egret photographed in Battaramulla, Sri Lanka

The Cattle Egret, is widespreadspecies belonging to the Heron family.  It is found throughout most of the tropics, sub tropics and warmer temperate regions of the world. This is the smallest of the Egrets found in Sri Lanka and is common in the lowlands and the mid hills of Sri Lanka. I saw these birds throughout the dry zone when travelling to Anuradhapura and Trincomalee. These birds can also be seen in and around Colombo.
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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brown Headed Barbet

A Brown Headed Barbet, also called the Large Green Barbet, photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
A Brown Headed Barbet, also called the Large Green Barbet, photographed in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

The Brown Headed Barbet, also known as the Large Green Barbet, is a common resident throughout the island and frequently visits our garden in Colombo. It is a resident breeder in India and Sri Lanka. It is often found in heavily built up areas where there is heavy tree cover.  Read on for more images and info.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Travel Guides

Two travel guides for Europe
Two travel guides for Europe

We are in the middle of planning a trip to Europe for September and have spent a fair bit of time, over the last month or so, looking for accommodation, travel options and deciding what we want to see and do. With everything finally booked up, I can't wait to leave. We still have two months of work to get through before we finally get four weeks off. Time has been passing fairly quickly so hopefully it won't seem like ages before we leave.

I've been thinking of taking this shot of a couple of travel guides for a while and actually got around to taking it last night. Read on for lighting information.
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Monday, June 21, 2010

Gray Langur

A Gray Langur photographed in Trincomalee, Sri Lank
A Gray Langur photographed in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

The Gray Langur, or the Hanuman Langur, is the most widespread Langur in South Asia.  The name "Hanuman" is derived from the Hindu monkey god from the epic Ramayana. This species is widely distributed in Sri Lanka and can even be found in Colombo. A troupe of these monkeys frequents our garden throughout the year. Although the name "Hanuman Langur" is widely used in India to refer to the group as a singe species, seven species of the Gray Langur have been identified. Of these, the Tufted Langur Semnopithecus priam can be found in Sri Lanka. More images and info inside.
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Friday, June 18, 2010

Zoom Zoom Zoom

A black and white image of a wheel of a Mazda
The wheel of a Mazda

I thought I'd take a break from the usual bird and butterfly shots and add a bit of variety to the blog, so here's a shot of the wheel of a Mazda. I had a few minutes to kill and the camera was with me. This resulted in the shot above. I liked how the Mazda logo was positioned and I felt all the leading lines made a strong composition.  I wanted the image to be a black and white one and exposed the image accordingly. Read on for more lighting information.
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