Friday, July 31, 2009

Winter Photo Shoot at the Briars

Living on the Mornington Peninsula I'm so lucky to
have an abundance of beautiful places for taking
The Briars Homestead, Mt Martha formed the backdrop
for these portraits of my two girls, taken in July.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Boat Sheds at Mornington

I was always fascinated with the black and white photos that
my mum used to spend hours colouring by hand.
How technology has changed. Now with a bit of creative
manipulation in photoshop we can create as much as our
imagination will let us.
I took this photo at Mills Beach, Mornington on the most
magnificant winters afternoon this week.
With not a breath of wind and water like glass
I was almost tempted to dive in - almost!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A Cold Winter's Afternoon in Mornington!!!!!

Some times I wonder why I didn't take up knitting as a
hobby - standing on top of a cliff in 8 degree temperatures
in the middle of winter waiting for the sun to set is not my
idea of fun - but then when I look at the end results I guess
the frozen fingers are worth it!!!!
4.41pm F/5.6 1/160 sec ISO - 100
4.42pm F/5.6 1/1000 sec ISO - 100
4.58pm F/5.6 1/160 sec ISO - 100
5.11pm F/5.6 1/4000 sec ISO - 100
5.13pm F/34 1/2 sec ISO - 100
5.18pm F/36 1 sec ISO - 100

Monday, June 1, 2009

Flying Solo

Even a common seagull flying solo at the beach
can make an interesting subject.
This lone gull was hovering around my head at
Mornington beach last week while I was
photographing waves crashing against the pier.
F/10 Exposure Time 1/400 sec ISO - 100 Time

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Moorooduc Quarry

To many this is 'just' the local quarry -
to me it represents endless photographic opportunities.
These photos were taken with my Panasonic
digital camera. I know I would have gotten much better
results had I used my Nikon and worried about the sunlight,
however for a Point and Shoot camera I was
quite pleased with the results.



Sunset at Mornington

I'm so lucky living in Mornington and having
the beach, with all it has to offer, right on my doorstep.
Last week, after studying all my notes on photographying
sunsets I headed down to the beach.
I'm sure I did a million things wrong, and I'll be
back again during the week to try again, but for
the moment I was pleased with my first attempt
at using the Aperature and Shutter Speed controls.
F/4.5 Exposure Time 1/25 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.18pm
F/5.6 Exposure Time 1/25 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.18pm
F/5.6 Exposure Time 1/20 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.19pm
F5.6 Exposure Time 1/40 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.19pm
F/10 Exposure Time 1/4 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.20pm
F/11 Exposure Time 13 sec ISO - 100 Time 5.48pm

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Tulip Farm

Tesserlar's Tulip Farm, in Olinda, is definately worth a visit.
Every October you can see an amazing display of
acres and acres of tulips in every colour of the rainbow.
I took the time to get down to ground level and
what I saw was truly beautiful.
The inside of these flowers was almost like the
human fingerprint - - - - everyone has them,
but that are all different.
F /3.6 Exposure Time 1/100 sec ISO-80

F/4 Exposure Time 1/125 ISO - 80
F/2.8 Exposure Time 1/40 sec ISO - 80

F/2.8 Exposure Time 1/60 sec ISO - 80