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September 1, 2010

Sydney Opera House

WHAT A HUGE WEEK!!

The rally in Sydney over the weekend AND the launch of my new online magazine SELF INDULGED

The rally seemed to be a huge success, I’ve included an article in my online mag about it along with photos from the day….did I mention that it’s now live?

I’ll be posting some images from the rally before the end of the week but right now I’m off to get some much needed sleep.

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August 16, 2010

Self Indulged

SELF INDULGED online magazine is launching it’s first issue on the 1st of September and all you need to do to go into the draw to win an iPAD* is SUBSCRIBE online.

“SELF INDULGED is an online magazine featuring the self indulgent ramblings of professional photographer and travel writer, Sandra Herd.

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Produced quarterly and available world-wide for you to subscribe or download off the web, SELF INDULGED is FREE! A revolution in online travel publishing, offering photography tips, and travel features from stunning destinations across Australia and the World.”

The mag will feature my travel ramblings along with pages of pictorial splendour. So subscribe today and help spread the word!!

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Look to the skies.

August 15, 2010

Coral Bay by Sandy@SHOTS

I was in JBs a few days ago and all of the TVs were playing the same amazing footage of our ‘Earth’ from the air and my eyes were glued to the screens. The sound was down but I knew right away whose imagery it was (I’m a big fan of YA-B) so I enquired at the desk and they told me the dvd was called HOME by Yahn Arthus-Bertrand.

I watched it last night…with the sound turned on.

The photography was stunning, the narrative was terrifying.

Well worth a look!

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Macro Mania!

July 25, 2010

Macro Mania by Sandy@SHOTS

Couldn’t resist posting the second bee 😉


Where have all the bees gone?

July 24, 2010

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For the past few years there has been widespread concern about disappearing bees…I don’t know too much about it but from what I understand the worry is that pesticides and poisons are killing them off which in turn means there will be no cross pollination of crops which in simple terms means no food! Well, there’s no need to worry. I found the bees! They are all here in Perth…buzzing into my macro shots. Trying to shoot the little buggers without a flash (actually, even with a flash) is hard going and I didn’t actually intend to take any ‘insect’ shots but when they persistently buzzed into my frame the challenge was on.

I’ve been meaning to try the Canon EF 100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM lens since I switched to Canon so I hired it for the weekend from Team Digital and took myself off in search of subject matter. I’m guessing my next couple of posts will be the results and hopefully I’ve restored your faith in the future of world agriculture 🙂

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Colours of Glenelg

July 21, 2010

Glenelg

A few months ago I was in Glenelg in South Australia on a very stormy evening…I got SATURATED but waited around just in time to catch that light that seems to appear out of nowhere. The sky was almost purple with the dark storm clouds breaking just long enough for some sun to peek through before it finally set. And then…I got saturated AGAIN! I think I need to buy a shamwow for my kit bag 🙂


New Canon and Nikon Lenses?

June 30, 2010

Images from www.canonmugs.com

While I’m posting ‘quirky’ I thought I’d post these fabulous Canon Lens coffee mugs. They look like great fun as long as you don’t pour your brew into your real 70-200m by mistake….that could be messy!  I reckon I’d have to go for the 70-200 ‘cos I’m a bit of a coffee fiend. Ha! I’m going to get one so that I can measure my coffee intake by lens size 😉

gsmarena 001 Nikon camera lens thermos is pure awesome

And, as always, Nikon are right there too….at the forefront of coffee technology. Come on Nikon…show us your 200-400m…now that would hold some coffee!!