Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Photography with flare

Although I've got a couple of apps on the iPhone that will add flare
effects, this one is au naturale. The built in camera doesn't tend to
handle situations of extreme contrast very well but I like the fairly
brutal effect in this shot.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Automotive Challenge

Heading for a meeting in town - not much time to spare - got the
station wagon, not the scooter - accept exhorbitant parking building
rates - last available space is one of those 'small vehicle only'
parks - can I manage to get in and out of the park without adding
another notch of misery to the pillar?
With the wing mirrors folded in I managed to s-l-o-w-l-y squeeze in &
then extricate the car without losing paint.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Techno Mix

Enjoyed a very satisfying blend of old technology & new, last night.
I dug out my old Kodachrome slides from my first foreign travels in
1981 (USA, Europe, Bali & Australia) & gathered the family at my
studio. We had a Skype video call with more family in Texas for the
duration of the slideshow so they could share the evening & add to the
commentary (they were also present in 1981). Worked extremely well -
love that Kodachrome! Love those pixels!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hot stuff

I'd set these up in the studio for my 'other' camera, but couldn't
resist grabbing a shot on the iPhone. I used fotoFX to crop the image
to a square & add the graduated filter.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

What lies beneath?

We seem to have a lot of vehicles kept under cover around our suburb.
I guess that a shortage of off street parking and close proximity to
the sea mean that people try & protect their investment. This one
looks like a nicely restored piece of seventies chrome & gleaming

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tricky corner...

Looks like someone ended up taking this hairpin bend a little too wide
& flattened the road sign. The late afternoon sky had given the image
a strong blue cast so I de-saturated it with the 'Best Camera' app.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Ending

I first noticed the well-laid out & laminated 'lost kitty' flyer some
weeks ago. Great that Jerry has been found, and such a nice touch that
the owners have ammended their notice to let the neighbourhood know
the good news.