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For Michael & Julie

As per the suggestions of Michael Lee and Julie Holland, I thought I would post the original shot of Greens Pool, then the version without the texture.

The first shot was taken just about first light, with an exposure of 44 seconds.  I liked it, but felt the blue was overpowering.  So I reduced the saturation and lightened the whole image.  Resulting in the second shot.

And anyone that knows me, knows I am a texture fiend, so I put one on, hence shot 3.

All C&C is gratefully accepted 🙂

Greens Pool, Denmark WA

I was excited to attend a workshop with Neal Pritchard at Greens Pool just outside of Denmark.  Not so excited about the 4am start though!

The morning was off to a great start and the weather seemed to be playing the game.  Unfortunately for Neal, that is where the fun ended when he broke his leg about the same time this shot was taken.  I have attempted to edit this shot they way we discussed before the accident, not sure I pulled it off, but I am pretty happy with the result.

I am looking forward to the redoing the workshop when Neal is back on his feet again.

Belle of the Ball

Once again my beautiful 15 year old niece asked me to take some shots of her friends and herself for their school ball.  I have to say I had so much fun with these crazy, beautiful young ladies, that I had to share a couple of shots.

Fuji X100 !!

After a horrendous start to the year, I have found my enthusiasm for photography has been squashed and then stomped upon!! But the amazing True North Mark and Camera Solutions (Murray Street Mall) got my creative juices flowing again.  Thanks guys.

Several photographers met for a walk around Murray Street mall with cameras in hand.  Having rushed to Perth the previous week, I came without my trusty 5D II, but was able to use the Fuji X100.

Not having used the camera before, I was seriously under-prepared for the outing, (and looked like the poor relation next to all the beautiful big Canons, and the odd Nikon) but I soon fell in love with it and am keen to shoot with it some more.

The following are some snaps taken on the night and I must point out that I shamelessly stole the idea for the lady in the fountain from the one and only fabulous Nigel Gaunt of Red Dirt Photography.

Calm after the Storm

This is a 5 stich pano done in CS5.  Gotta say, that program takes all the hard work out of stitching. I haven’t had to retouch at all.  I have left this shot pretty much straight out of the camera, but have added a little cooling filter to take down the yellow tone some.

Albany Marina

Things have been a little hectic lately and I haven’t found the time to post any new shots.  So here is one I found in my archives.

Roadside Art

These metal sculptures are illuminated at night along the side of the freeway.

 

Curls

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of  a friend of my husbands.  Such a lovely couple, and I can now claim them as my friends too.  They have four beautiful children and I thought I would share a couple of shots of one of their daughters.

Apparently she is notoriously hard to get a photograph of, but posed for me quite readily when I got there, but, these two shots were actually my test shots of her (hence the horrible background), and after this she refused to pose again 🙂

 

Blue Wren

I see these Wrens all over my garden, so thought I would try to take a half decent shot.  Birds aren’t my thing, and waiting for this guy to sit still for more than half a millisecond, I almost gave up.  But am quite happy with these shots.

This guy has quite the harem going, but I couldn’t catch the females.

Double Lock

December has been crazy with work and I haven’t been out for weeks with my camera!  So this is what you get today!  Nothing special, but I just love all the textures so thought I would share.

Also added my new logo, some dude wanted to charge me $1300 to design a logo for me, I politely declined and made one myself.  Figured I could put that $1300 I just earned toward a new lens 😉

I hope you all have a wonderful Xmas and a very safe Happy New Year. 🙂