Photo Challenge Week 21 - Automobile

26 May 2016, 08:12


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens, 1/160 second @ f/4.5, ISO 800.

This week, the challenge was a black and white photo of an automobile.

The given definition of automobile is rather broad, so there was only ever going to be one thing I shot: Dad’s Kenworth. It’s currently parked up in the work carpark, which leads to various challenges with framing and timing. This morning, the rest of the carpark was empty and the rain had stopped, so I grabbed my camera (helpfully already stashed at work) and grabbed a few frames. I’ve chosen this photo because I think it shows the truck nicer, but the alternative image below is cool in that I managed to grab the sunrise reflected in one of the windscreen panels.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 08:12.
Delegate historically

Photo Challenge Week 20 - Doors

20 May 2016, 23:34


Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens, 1/125 second @ f/4.5, ISO 800.

This week, we’ve been challenged to shoot some doors.

Most of the doors around here are pretty meh, but there is the Wellington Indian Association just down the road. This morning the wether was clear and I had hoped that the centre would be all shut up. Unfortunately, it wasn’t, but it was pretty much shut. This is the image I’ve ended up with. I’m not too happy with it (I can’t seem to get it straight in two directions for one), but it is what it is.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 23:34.
RANDOM VERB

Photo Challenge Week 19 - Portrait of a Mother

12 May 2016, 09:18


Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, 1/160 second @ f/2.8, ISO 200.

This week the challenge is to take a portrait of a mother.

We’re away on holiday this weekend (#ChathamCupRoadie) and so I only really had one choice of mother. And not much time (or editing power – my laptop sucks). So here’s a portrait of Mother.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:18.
Compose yawningly

Photo Challenge Week 18 - Bud

6 May 2016, 22:18


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, 1/200 second @ f/6.3, ISO 250.

This week the challenge is to shoot a flower bud.

It’s autumn, so there aren’t really any buds around. I did manage to find this rose one, and shot it last night. The light was crap, so the flash came out (I got Melissa to hold a diffuser that I fired through). It was also windy, which makes using the macro lens interesting as the depth of field is so tiny.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 22:18.
Defile inoffensively

Photo Challenge Week 17 - Steadfast

30 April 2016, 05:27


Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM + 2× III lens @ 400mm, 1/1600 second @ f/5.6, ISO 320.

This week, it’s black and white, and we’ve just been given a very vague theme: steadfast.

One of the sentences in the blurb is “No matter what genre of photography you prefer, you should be able to find something to represent the concept of steadfast, just it shoot in a black and white.” Well, at the moment, I pretty much only shoot football, and this week the Diamonds played on Saturday, so I have two girls games to go to (which is irrelevant). So today at the Diamonds game (they won 4-1 away to Stop Out) I had half an eye out for getting something that I could use for this challenge. I saw these Diamonds lining up a defensive wall, and took it. They are dutifully firm and unwavering, so it fits the challenge. I then made it black and white in Lightroom and that was it. (I shoot JPG at football games, so there’s not much editing to be done anyway. Except cropping. I always crop.)

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:27.
Recite anticipatorily