Short DOF Planet

An experiment with trying a Little Planet using a very short depth of field, so that only the dead centre is in hard focus. Like a lot of artistic experiments, it’s a bit of a failure, that teaches towards success. What it demonstrates to me is that it’s the crispness of everything at the “horizon” of the image that gives Little Planet projections their special appeal.


Footbridge Experiment

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Surfing The Deathline – Fifth Dose

Once upon a time, in the near future, things were going well for software codemonkey & Machine Intelligence researcher Eddie Cartridge – gainfully employed, happy relationship, and a bright future ahead.

Unfortunately, he made the mistake of coming to the attention of a particularly unpleasant piece of software. Now, he’s an internationally wanted man, paralysed after a disastrous misstep with a neuro-enhancing hallucinogen known as The Deathline, and some shady characters are dragging him down a dark corridor, towards a blindingly bright room.

Meanwhile, his former partner is rediscovering her taste for the rush of The ‘Line, while introducing mortality to a great many Machine Intelligences at her employer, in pursuit of an answer to the question “Where’s Eddie?”.

This is the conclusion to Surfing The Deathline.

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Cat Cuddle Cafe

Shooting at a Brisbane cat adoption organisation. Lesson learned – use a higher minimum shutter speed for auto-iso, or use shutter priority, and trust that the indoor conditions will stop the lens up to 2.8, which is the depth of field I was using for a lot of shots.

Cats can give some pretty arresting portraits, when they’re not attempting to crash their faces into the lens.

 


Tower

A serendipitous found moment, in which people stopped crossing the frame, and all the compromises of carrying a couple of kilos of glass in a lens disappear, when it lets you catch this.