I loitered a long time beside the paddock where this old homestead stood, wondering whether I should trespass. Long enough for someone to pull up in a ute, to whom I asked about jumping the fence to take some photos. I got a look that said "what on earth for?" but a verbal "okay".
Ravenswood was once a gold mining centre, with 40 or so pubs. What's left is largely ruins, but there are some beautifully well-preserved buildings (church, two pubs and others), making it fun to shoot. It also has some twentieth-century ruins too, like this bus I came across. It's shot with my Canon 7D and processed in Lightroom.
I visited the Malcolm Douglas Wilderness Wildlife Park today. They let me in the enclosure to take this one.
Tom Price speedway was without question the worst speedway meet I've ever been to. There wasn't much ambient light to work with, but the light got interesting as the smoke from the 'burnout' being performed in the centre of the track drifted my way. I set the camera to ISO 6400 and shot what little I could see through the viewfinder. With some work done in Lightroom, I produced this image. I may try this again. That's shooting at night at ISO 6400, not Tom Price Speedway.
...are fucking freezing, to be frank. Nevertheless, I got my new fish-eye lens out one evening and fumbled around trying to find (a) my torch (found, batteries dead) (b) my ultra-strong reading glasses (not found) and then (c) the focus ring on the camera (not visible to me without (a) and (b). So it was guesswork, and that usually means useless images. Not so this time. C'mon!!!!
The past week has been all about Oggl. I resisted getting really involved for ages, chiefly because I couldn't navigate around the app without repeating the same mistakes. I also found the seemingly endless lens and film combinations a bit too random for a brain that needs order. Nevertheless, I applied myself and now have a useful set of favourite combinations. I know my way around and I've been pleased to see that what I post gets looked at.
Some of this week's fun;
This is a DSLR shot processed firstly in Lightroom and then Oggl. Same for the images below.
I shot a separate (and similarly massive) number of swimmers at the swimming carnival on Valentine's Day. As a race timer, I was required to peer over the edge of the pool and click the timer hanging round my neck when the competitor's hand touched the wall. "I can do that left-handed", I thought. So I multitasked, holding the iPhone in my right hand at the same time, shooting in burst mode. Some really pleasing results, after basic edits done in Snapseed, re-sizing in Filterstorm, colour tones added in iColorama (mainly tints) and then some more fine tuning in Lightroom 4. There is a gallery.
I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7II, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 6s.