Photo Challenge Week 42 - Tiny Planet

22 October 2016, 18:30

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens @ 24mm, 1/250 second @ f/8, ISO 250.

This week, the challenger has a Theta and so is challenging us to make some tiny planets

There was only really one place I could go to make a tiny planet: Zealandia. So I went up there yesterday morning, and took a bunch of panoramas (as an aside, even though I only had a 24-70, I did manage to get a good photo of a hihi). Lots of them had one side of the photo in shade and the other in sun, which looked terrible when turned into a planet. But I took a few 360° panos on the swing bridge, and this one turned out pretty good. I’m also a little surprised it didn’t run my computer dead, as it’s something like 35 images.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 18:30.
Banish incautiously

Photo Challenge Week 41 - Wealth

15 October 2016, 03:19

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens @ 61mm, 1/200 second @ f/2.8, ISO 125.

This week the challenge has been to encapsulate wealth in a black and white photo.

Upon reading the challenge, I immediately thought of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffanys. So I went and found the poorest model I could, blinged her up a bit, pointed a flash at her, and took some photos.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 03:19.
Retire conclusively

Photo Challenge Week 40 - Graffiti

7 October 2016, 05:54

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens @ 24mm, 1/125 second @ f/3.2, ISO 1250.

This week the challenge was to get out and shoot some graffiti.

I ordered a new toy on Monday, and it arrived on Wednesday, so I got to use it for this challenge, which makes me happy. Anyway, Melissa did a search for graffiti in Wellington, and came across a spot which isn’t too far from where we live, which is good (I was thinking of some spots in Karori, and who really wants to go there?) A little Apple Maps stalking, and we figured out how to get there, so I decided to slack off work early and go out this afternoon. When we got there, there was so much stuff that I had far too many photos to choose through, so I made an album to showcase some of my other photos. I also should have taken a flash. Anyway, this is the one I picked.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:54.
Scrape toxically

Photo Challenge Week 39 - Portrait in Nature

1 October 2016, 05:18

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 145mm, 1/200 second @ f/2.8, ISO 320.

This week the challenge is take a portrait of someone in nature

I’ve had basically no ideas all week, but I did manage to arrange a model and a time. We went out to the Hutt through the rain, picked up Esther, and drove a little down the road to the river, walked along the path for a while, before coming across some trees that Esther had spied on her bike trip home. She went clambering in them, and we did this “winter” themed shot. We tried some other looks/locations, but this is the one that I liked the best.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:18.
Infuse sweetly

Photo Challenge Week 38 - Water Reflection

22 September 2016, 08:46

Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens @ 105mm, 13 seconds @ f/10, ISO 200.

This week the challenge is get some water reflections.

I’m rather busy this week (and the weekend is out as I have a big event on Saturday), and the weather isn’t playing nice (it’s pretty much still, which means ~30km/h winds, and there’s hardly any rain), so I’ve been somewhat limited it what I could shoot. We went around to the tip of Miramar peninsula last night to try and get some nice reflections of the city (something like what I managed in the night sky scenic photo). However, the clouds weren’t playing nice and I wasn’t really getting any reflections. Plus I’d left my Triggertrap at home, so I couldn’t really use bulb mode.What I did manage to get is some light beams shining out over the harbour. I had a go at a massive (Eastbourne to Mt Vic) pano, but I couldn’t get the lines to work, so that was also a no go.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:46.
Pack flavoressly