Day 66 - Torchlight

18 August 2014, 21:24


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/80 second @ f/2.8, ISO 1600.

We went out and played with a flash a little. This photo, however, has no flash. I’m probably going to start playing with lighting a lot. I need to learn how to utilise this resource.

In other news, I finally have an interesting idea for a shoot. It just needs models, props, an assistant or two, and a location. So not that much left to figure out…

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:24.
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Day 65 - Out To Get Me

16 August 2014, 17:09


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 165mm, 1/500 second @ f/2.8, ISO 1600.

The reason this is so badly focussed is that it startled me. I was shooting away happily when suddenly the Kaka reared up and I flinched, moving the plane of focus as the photo was taken. I suppose it’s an argument for not shooting wide open. I still like it.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:09.
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Day 64 - Needlework

15 August 2014, 19:41


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/2000 second @ f/7.1, ISO 100.

This got hit by lightning. It’s a little shredded now.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:41.
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Day 63 - Sun, then Hail

14 August 2014, 18:15


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens

Two photos today. It was sunny this morning. And then it was hailing and the Zephyrmeter got hit by lightning. Lots of hail, as evident in the bottom photo.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:15.
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Day 62 - Downstairs

13 August 2014, 17:57


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 III lens @ 18mm, 1/160 second @ f/5, ISO 2000.

It’s a tiny little Melissa, looking unimpressed.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:57.
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Day 61 - Prism Street

12 August 2014, 18:07


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II lens @ 27mm, 1/800 second @ f/8, ISO 100.

Gosh copying lens data from Lightroom is hard. Anyway, I grabbed the prism that’s at work (oh yeah, I work now) and took some photos through it. It makes everything go crazy. Could be lots of fun for shooting people. I’ll just need to get a decent prism and make a rig to attach it to the front of a lens.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:07.
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Day 60 - Blatant

8 August 2014, 21:21


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 1/80 second @ f/3.2, ISO 400.

The Masters students had a go at my door.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 09:21.
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Day 59 - Gunk

7 August 2014, 15:55


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 1/125 second @ f/1.8, ISO 100.

Unwashed dishes can have some interesting geometrical patterns. No idea what was in this one, but once the colour (and hence the “eww”) is removed, it looks pretty cool. The glistening that you can just make out is from my Speedlite, which adds to it.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 03:55.
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Day 58 - Barbie's Shoes

6 August 2014, 18:42


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 1/100 second @ f/1.8, ISO 100.

So I have a Barbie doll. It lives on my shelf at work. I took it out of the packaging a few days ago when I realised that it makes a good model. Well, it would if it could stand up. I looked up and saw her shoes would make a somewhat interesting shot, and here it is.

Also, I’m taking orders for theses. \$69 a copy, and I might even sign/kiss them for free.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:42.
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Day 57 - Three Tree Hill

5 August 2014, 14:45


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/1600 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

Look, a landscape taken with a telephoto lens.

Another interesting composition I saw recently was these three trees, all isolated on the side of a hill. A little black & white processing later, I have a new Facebook header photo.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 02:45.
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