Morte Bay Rocks…North Devon

February 20, 2010

Woolacombe sm

This is a shot that I took the last time I was in the UK at a beautiful location by the sea in the lovely seaside town of Woolacombe in North Devon. It has everything you could wish for at a British seaside town. Fish ‘n’ chips, pubs a plenty, mini golf 😉 and stunning scenery and it’s great place for the locals to catch some waves….a bit too cold for me though.

I’ve been spending some time doing a clear out and cataloging everything properly and thoroughly (it was part of my new year’s resolution doh!) which is why I’m pulling out some old favourites.

I’ll be heading to Canberra and Mt Kosciusko in a few weeks to shoot some new stuff…..if anyone knows of some great locations out that way I’d love to hear about them….bearing in mind that I won’t have any 4WD access.

Cheers

Sandy

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Nik & Buddha

February 19, 2010

Thailand 1

I’ve been having a play with Silver Efex Pro and am loving the features. I tend to steer away from black and white but I’ve had this shot for a while now and have been wanting to give it a try in B&W. The Nik Software has made it very easy to get a half decent effect with minimal effort and anything that means I spend less time in this chair is a good thing!


…more BDO

February 8, 2010

BDO2

…more shots from 2010 BDO taken for Virtual Festivals in the UK.

www.virtualfestivals.com

BTW…..Big THANKS to Team Digital for the Nik Software trial….I am loving it. I used Dfine to help reduce some of the noise in the darker shots as the ISO was pumped up a fair bit and it was very easy to use with a nice result.  Think I might be investing in the whole suite! 


Festival Season

February 8, 2010

BDO

Every year I’m lucky enough to shoot the Perth leg of the Big Day Out. And every year as I’m dripping in sweat, fighting gangs of sweaty youths (who all want their photo taken – to which I reply I have the wrong lens on…even if I have the right lens on!), and generally burning to a crisp in the shade-less pit known as Claremont showground, I ask myself if I am getting too old to shoot this gig.

But once we get going and we’re in the pit and the bands are ‘going off’ and the lights are flashing I realise why I do it.  I love the challenge of getting a well composed shot in such diverse conditions. From glaring sun during the day to next to no light for the headliners, it’s a constant battle to grab a sharp shot with whatever light the strobes are shooting out at any given minute…add in the smoke machine and the challenge is on!

Will I go back next year? Hell yeah.