Archive for February 2012

450D/50 Photo 29 “Last Sunset of Summer”   1 comment

I will be asleep ( hopefully) when this posts at Midnight, and summer is finished and Autumn here begun, although we are expecting another hot day tomorrow (well actually today when this posts), with a max temp of 32 celcius with 90% humidity, so basically hot and sticky, lucky I have day shift at work and will be in air conditioned comfort for most of it.

Anyway this is the last Sunset of Summer, it is a panorama made of 9 images stitched together in Photoshop CS5 of this interesting cloud across the sky at Sunset, only minor adjustment to levels, otherwise pretty much straight out of the camera.

Hope you enjoy it.

So a new month and a new season, with it the decision if to continue with the 450D/50 combo, it has been fun, some have suggestedd just shooting Jpeg’s and not processing, but to me processing can be as  much fun as the photography, so that is unlikely, might have to try and theme the pictures a bit more, so lets see what I post next and what direction I go.

Cheers Dave


Cheers Dave


Posted February 29, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

450D/50 Photo 28 “Fountain”   Leave a comment

Another one from my afternoon walk along the river  last week.

This is a fountain in the Botanical Gardens.

Again using the 450D/50 combo.

Cheers Dave


Posted February 29, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Canon 450D/50 Photo 27 “Ship Wrecked”   1 comment

I headed down to Manly tyesterday morning, thinking of capturing some reflections of the boats in the Harbour, bit it was too windy, so headed around the corner to the creek, where I have captured some interesting images in the past.

So todays post with the Canon 450D/50 is the below two images .

The next photo, is three bracketed images merged into one usung HDR technique.

I got a little muddy, walking through the mangroves to get the first one, but all part of the joy of photography.

Cheers Dave

Posted February 27, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Duck March   Leave a comment

Out and about today, went to a couple of different Beach Side areas,  as always on the lookout for Birdlife.

I was actually trying to get into a good position to photograph a Spoonbill and White Heron when I saw these two ducks working the mud flats for food (we will not discuss the failure to get the Spoonbill or Heron).

Taken with the 7D and a borrowed 70-300mm L series lens, got to love good glass to get clear images at longer focal lengths. This was shot at 300mm, handheld.

Cheers Dave


Posted February 26, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

450D/50 Photo26 ” River Trees”   2 comments

Another couple from my walk along the Brisbane River the other afternoon.

First is this lovely Shade Tree, with the seat to sit and watch the world  pass by.

You can see a tree on the bank of the river a bit further up.

It had the most interesting trunk/root system

Both taken with the 450D/50mm combo, again showing the diversity of images this set up is capable of.

Cheers Dave

If all else fails, there is always “Macro”   1 comment

A wet and miserable Saturday, not nice weather to really go anywhere, but there was the occasional gap between showers of rain and taking opportunity of a lull in the rain..

I sneakily attached by girlfriends  100mm L series macro lens to my 7D together with my Yongnuo Flash and ventured out into the wet yard to see what I  could find.

After scaring off a pretty moth, with a little over zealousness, entered into stealth mode in my quest for bugs.

Not really required for this caterpillar, as he was going nowhere quickly.

Although did find it interesting if you antagonised him (e.g. removed a leaf near him to get a better shot), these two red “feelers” would come out.

Not sure what their purpose is, not overly scarey, even when waved about in a menacing fashion.

Ok, stopped teasing the Caterpillar, and on the other side of the garden, found this small Grasshopper (Locust) slowly backing into the darkness of where the leaves come out from the plant, but the flash gave me the required light to capture him.

I did take a few more, and may process them another (rainy) day.

Cheers Dave

450D/50 Photo 25 “Kookaburra”   Leave a comment

Had to fill in some time after work Thursday afternoon, so went for a walk along the river and ended up in the Botanical Gardens.

In one of the trees, was this Kookaburras looking out across the park.

He was very well behaved and let me approach quite close, to capture this image.

Canon 450D/50mm F1.8.

Cheers Dave