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Friday, May 10, 2013

Canon 60d and 75-300mm IS captures sunset over Broadbeach QLD

I think these speak for themselves. Shot on tripod just as some spectacular light and shade was presenting. Canon 60d and 75-300mm IS. Enjoy.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Wedding photography as a guest Canon 60d + Sigma 85mm 1.4

Last October we attended the wedding of a teacher of my youngest son. It was a beautiful day in Sydney and the church service was held in a school at North Sydney. Now this was not an official shoot, as I had my family with me and we needed to stay out of the way of the official photographer. The Canon 60d was great and armed with an 85mm 1.4 lens I had the right balance between reach and light to get some ok shots. With the cropped sensor 60d the lens had the actual effect of a 135mm lens. It also goes to show that you don't need to spend many thousands of dollars on more expensive cameras to capture some memories. The church (like most churches) was dark and not well lit. I've tidied these shots up with the Perfectly Clear plugin for Photoshop Elements 10. Enjoy.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

x100s action in mono & colour and Nik Software

At an athletics meet in Sydney today, I thought I'd see what the x100s could achieve track side. One of my sons was running in the 1500m race and I waited near the starting gun hoping to catch a few shots. I left everything in Program mode and set the drive to 6fps, and focused using the center focal point. I processed the B&W shot in Nik Software on the PC to bring out the structure and contrast, especially in the sky. I've also included a colour version with a slightly different crop, also using Nik Colour Efex Pro. Enjoy.

f6.4, 1/850th, iso 400, processed in Nik SilverEfex

same as above slightly different crop processed in Nik Colour Efex