Archive for the ‘purple’ Tag

Sunset – Sunrise New Year 2012 -2013   1 comment

Each year I try and photograph New Years Eve Sunset, and then New Years Day Sunrise.

First we will start with the New Years Eve Sunset – everything worked for this shot, the light, the colour/the camera settings – and instead of processing the ‘Raw’ image as I normally would this is a Jpeg straight from the camera, besides a border and a Water Mark totally untouched.

OK, woke up at 3.30am – was concerned with the low tide, heavy cloud moving in and high winds from previous day if it was worth going or not – thinking going back to bed a good option – looked outside – little tree movement – winds had dropped – see a few stars – ok, so looking promising, although the bed was also looking very tempting still. So where could I go where the low tide would not overly unfluence the type of photos I could take – only option realy was Manly Boat Harbour – as no rocky headlands within driveable distance in the time I had before sunrise at 4.55am.

I get there, ok not too bad, still alot of heavy cloud on horizon, but little wind.

Took a few predawn shots, but nothing exciting and closer to sunrise we see a bit of colour and then it is gone.

The two following images were taken in that brief period of colour.

Ok, this one required quite a bit of work, and was created through a HDR style merging of two images, with a little colour enhancement.

The second one taken a few minutes later looking back to the left of the previous one, the colour is starting to fade, so again a little enhancement in photoshop to get some of the colour back.

Hope you enjoy them, and a Happy New Year to everyone.

Cheers Dave

Girraween Macro – Bees and Bugs   Leave a comment

A few more from the weekend away at Girraween.

This time some of the “Macro” shots I took out there.

All taken with 7D and 60mm Macro lens.

Cheers Dave

 

Posted October 10, 2012 by davidarnold in Macro, Wildlife

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , ,

Beautiful Dead Roses   Leave a comment

Most people  like to see fresh flowers, and they can be very colourful and bright.

These started out like that, but then began to fade, and I saw a new beauty in them.

I love the browning of the edges of the petals,the pastels colours and the new shapes as the petalsstart to  droop.

Taken with 7D and Canon 60mm and 100mm macro ( non IS, not the L series 100mm lens I usualy use) lenses

 

Cheers Dave

Posted June 28, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hover Fly – Family Syrphidae   4 comments

Another series of Photos from my walk through Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane during the week.

This time a Hover Fly.

Love these little guys, and they are well behaved in “hovering”, giving you a chance to find focus while they are in flight.

 

 

Cheers Dave

 

More Water Lilies   1 comment

I had the opportunity to stop at the Mount Cootha Botanical Gardens, on the way to visit a friend on Sunday.

I was intending to do some more macro work, but as time was against me, only really managed to look around the pond.

I am starting to like photographing Water Lilies as much as Water Dragons, and had both to shoot here.

A couple of the Water Lilies photos

Taken with 7D and 70-200mm Lens.

Cheers Dave

Roma Street Parklands Water Lilies   1 comment

Another quick post with more flowers this time Water Lilies, from Mondays walk through the gardens.

 

All taken with 7D and 100mm Macro

Cheers Dave

Macro Photography – Bees   Leave a comment

Learning how to do Macro Photography – a steep learning curve

Some recent example of me practising.

Hopefully will post more often, then I have been

Cheers Dave

Posted August 22, 2011 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

Tagged with , , , ,