Last night was a surprisingly warm August night in Tasmania, I had to spend a few hour in town waiting on my kid's school social, so tripod and flash in hand I experimented with photographing Devonport's illuminated landmarks.
As you will know if you follow this blog, wildlife photography is not my specialty so I don't know if these swooping plovers that have taken my front lawn as their territory are "spurwings' or masked, I haven't got the patience to research it either.
There a at least 3 pairs of birds that have been swooping quite vigorously over the last few weeks, but none have really come close to making contact with me. Today I thought I'd go out on the front lawn to take advantage of there proximity to take a few photos.
I decided upon completing my photographic project of Kentish on behalf on the Kentish council that I would get a photobook and some prints made up. This is the photobook.
Not quite successful that what I reckon, the results of my digital pinhole experiment was interesting but not quite interesting enough.
Unlike an old analogue pinhole that will produce a mix of focus and blur in an unpredictable was, the digital pinhole has a uniform blur across the whole sensor.
I tried two different diameter pinholes, the smaller hole predictable produced a less blurred image but the only variation to be had was in vignette and light flare from the pinhole metal.
After a week of lovely weather we have a rainy day and rainy days always have me wracking my brain for a photography project. Well that's only true when I don't have a million and one other things on my plate, today my plate is clear and my boredom factor is high.
So having tried a few tricky things lately with limited success, I'm giving digital pinhole photography a try. I don't he old style pinhole camera with photopaper and the darkroom chemicals. I'm hoping digital will give me some interesting images with out the need for a darkroom.
So here's my starting point.
First attempt, is pretty blurry with no obvious focus which is a bit different from an analogue pinhole camera, after a bit of experimentation with the current set up later today we'll see what adjustments can be made.
Spring is trying to push through but winter is hanging on, well that's how it feels to me when I walked around the garden at Home Hill today in Devonport.
Once again I headed up to the World Heritage Wilderness at Cradle Mountain, hoping to see a dusting of snow on the peaks, as usual my hoped for scenes did not appear but I spent time walking and photographing the winter landscapes.
I just spent a few days in sunny Western Australia supporting my kids in their sporting endeavours, they both competed in the Australian Karate Federation 2014 National Championships with the Tasmanian State Team. So I spent the three day weekend photographing them and other members of the state team.
Tasmanian based, New Zealand born