Sheer bloody mindedness

Its beyond me just how the hell this happened. This is half way down a driveway, perpendicular to the road.

I suspect that in the absense of hazard markings the kerb would be pristine.

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Closeup plant stuff

I’m very fond of the panasonic 20mm 1.7

I’m not one who cares about technical image quality per se, but when this gets fuzzy its in a nice way, specially for closeups.

Capable of reasonable sharpness stopped down too, I tend to just leave this stuck on my Em5. 

This one was the olympus 17 2.8, which is also nice. More importantly, this is what gorse has evolved into here in new zealand. Nasty brutal stuff, even sharper and nastier than it looks.

and yeah, this post is kinda just an excuse to use these shots. Cos I sorta like them and they don’t really go anywhere else

The year the bears returned

We had always been told stories of the time of the bears. Gran mama told us that as a girl she had known men who bore terrible scars from hunting them… 

But then gran mama also spoke to fairies and peed the bed, so we didn’t listen much to her anyways. Then the ice started to come back, and the fishermen started disappearing.

Random stuff

No idea at all what was happening here. The camera was exposed about 3 stops under, hence the semi hdr look.

Also no idea here, I assume they were drying artificial grass… why not.

Broken glass, no idea where it came from… or why.

I suspect a vehicular mishap… Yes its structural. I also have no idea why or how.

But then again, if I knew the why and wherefores of these shots I would never have taken the photos. That uncertainty is one of the reasons I love photography. 

Planes

How close you are to the glass makes a difference, its not just angle, your distance from the glass is what balances the exposures. 

Its multiple exposure photography, just you have to work it all out on the spot by moving your body 🙂

Lions tigers and polar bears.

Still on a reflections kick, Its a bit like the bastard offspring of  street, landscape, and product photography. I’m really surprised at how coherent this particular image is.

The strangest part for me is that if I move the camera even a few inches then the shot  doesn’t just look a bit different, Its wildly different… totally different. Angle, aperture, lens, framing, timing, etc.

Its also really bloody difficult… Trying to nail a composition in one plane is difficult, It takes years of obsessive snapping to get it right intuitively and consistently. 

Starting to learn to see two or three or more planes come together as an image in two dimensions it pretty exciting 🙂

Might be a ‘one trick’ sorta thing, but screw it, I’m having fun 🙂