clouds and blue

blue sky and clouds: enmore: sydneyThis was one of those amazing moments when light, shadow and colour all combine just so. All the shadows on the clouds match the background sky so well, they look somewhat unreal.

silhouette framed cloud

silhouette framed cloud: enmore: sydneyMore experiments with framing clouds with silhouetted foreground objects. I really miss that house. Aside from the deck, and the expanse of sky it offered, there was an avocado tree in the backyard which produced the most richly flavoured fruit I’ve ever had.

clouds and torn wire

clouds and torn wire: enmore: sydneyAhh, the beautiful freedom of clouds, through a tear in the wire. If you look really hard you can see unicorns frolicking and farting rainbows as well.

stairway silhouette

stairway silhouette: enmore: sydneyAs much as I love high dynamic range photography, there really is something beautiful about shots like this. This is another of those accidental gems I discovered while going through the shots used in a panorama.

converging lines

converging lines: enmore: sydneyThis image was from one of my panoramic shoots. It’s nice the way you get these alignments in the built environment, just through chance.

light tracks

aeroplane lights: enmore: sydneyThe place I used to live in at Enmore had a back yard that had a view of the airport glide paths, so you’d see planes coming in over the adjoining suburbs. The perfect opportunity to experiment with long exposure photography.

gears

gears: petersham: sydneyFooling around with Macro photography, which is one of the strengths of the old Coolpix 995.

What you see here is the rather impressive gearing of the legendary Abu Ambassadeur 10,000CL. It’s a fishing reel. A pretty impressive one as well, since this gearing happens to be an automatic 2 speed gearbox. The way it works is if you’ve got a really big fish on the gearing drops to a lower level, but if the strain lets off, for instance if the fish swims towards you, it instantly switches back to the high gearing for quick line pickup. I bought this many years ago, and have never really encountered a fish that required it.