Day 54 - Overkill?

13 July 2014, 19:08


Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 1/200 second @ f/4, ISO 500.

That’s pretty much everything I can connect to my camera (there’s a strap or two missing, and I suppose I could put it all on a tripod). The battery pack is a little hard to see.

Home tomorrow. At last. For a few days.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:08.
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Day 53 - Speedlite

12 July 2014, 15:21


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 140mm, 1/250 second @ f/2.8, ISO 400.

That’s my new toy. A Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT. And it’s going off in that photo too. I’m adding blutak and business cards to my photo gear now. Well, once I get a pile of business cards.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 03:21.
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Day 52 - Phantasmic Melissa

11 July 2014, 18:47


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 8 seconds @ f/4.5, ISO 100.

I played with my last photography toys tonight. Dad’s ancient flash and a reflector. I can’t trigger the flash remotely, but that doesn’t matter with an 8 second exposure.

Could be improved with a tripod. But fun anyway. And it really needs at least one other person to help out.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 06:47.
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Day 51 - Handle

10 July 2014, 16:38


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 102mm, 1/1000 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

With the death of Aperture and my current lack of Lightroom (something that I’ll rectify in Wellington), I’m not that interested in shooting every day at the moment, as I’m going to lose all processing (and maybe even more) when I switch software.

That said, here’s a handle.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 04:38.
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Day 50 - Moo Cow

6 July 2014, 16:35


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, 1/800 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

Went to visit Melissa’s friend today. She has animals. Including this cow, which is a good example of “there are no bad photos, your face just looks like that sometimes”.

I’ll put the rest of the photos up on Facebook when I’m back on Internet that understands the meaning of the word “upstream”.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 04:35.
Chime

Day 49 - Falling Water

5 July 2014, 16:26


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 75mm, 0.3 seconds @ f/2.8, ISO 800.

Handheld. Without the battery grip.

Today’s verb might be more appropriate for tomorrow. We’ll have to wait and see…

Posted by Michael Welsh at 04:26.
Spur

Day 48 - Crescent

3 July 2014, 19:02


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/100 second @ f/2.8, ISO 1000.

I went up the hill, looking to get some landscape shots of Palmy at night.

Screw editing those, here’s the moon.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 07:02.
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Day 47 - White Flower

2 July 2014, 17:23


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 130mm, 1/3200 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

Another flower. It was being blown around like crazy in the wind, so focus missed. And the sky really was blue for a little bit today. Didn’t stop my hands getting really cold. I should add my gloves to my photography kit.

If there’s a clear night in the next couple, I have some shots I want to try, even though there’s not going to be much moon. Only two more 4am starts to go…

Posted by Michael Welsh at 05:23.
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Day 46 - Deer

30 June 2014, 13:58


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 200mm, 1/160 second @ f/2.8, ISO 100.

Got bored yesterday, so Melissa took me up a hill (about 20 minutes away, because Palmy). When we finally made it to the top, the light sucked, and I couldn’t get any of the windmill photos to work out properly, and with the recent death of Aperture (typical Apple), I have no desire to learn how to use Aperture at all any more. I’ll probably end up with Lightroom (comes with a free application called “Photoshop”, maybe that will be useful).

So instead, I looked at the photos we took on the way up. None of the deer shots were particularly nice (this one has that headless thing, and I cloned out another head), but Melissa has been making sure I at least carry my camera with me.

There were also some knocked-up horses on the way down, but horses can wait. We have plans.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 01:58.
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Day 45 - Antique Horse

29 June 2014, 12:24


Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens @ 70mm, 1/125 second @ f/3.5, ISO 100.

It’s an antique horse from my uncle’s shop.

I’ve decided how (hopefully) I spend the last bit of money that Vic is going to give me. I get both a tele and a macro, which means I don’t need to pick. Yay! So expect more gear porn in September/August.

Posted by Michael Welsh at 00:24.
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