December 9: Summer sky

Another hectic day today at Day One of Touch Nationals in what has to be the hottest day this summer! So tired and off to sleep now but day 341is another iPhone 4 and Instagram day 🙂


November 15: Line of fire

I was sitting inside eating dinner tonight after I got home from training when I saw flashes coming from outside. I couldn’t figure out what it was so I got up and looked out the window to see an awesome sunset and our neighbours standing on their deck taking photos of it (with their flash on for some reason – but it worked out OK for me as I wouldn’t have seen the sunset without it) so I grabbed the camera, rested it on the fence then took  shots for HDR. It was pretty cool because it looked like the horizon was on fire and reflecting on the clouds so I like the shot for day 317 🙂

September 18: Yellow tree…

I’m sitting here watching Manu Samoa and Wales play their Rugby World Cup match and trying to figure out what kind of tree this is. In the end my friend Google and I couldn’t decide what it was so we decided it was just a yellow tree (hence the extremely creative title)… Anyway, less writing, more rugby watching! Go Samoa, make my day 259! 🙂

August 13: Sunshine

I looked out the kitchen window this afternoon and the sun looked pretty awesome coming through the clouds so I wandered out to take some photos. Unfortunately our section isn’t this big but this was taken over the fence of the empty section next to our house. The colours of the sky and grass looked pretty cool and I actually quite like this shot…  That’s it for day 223!

July 21: Derelict

I was driving home this afternoon and saw the clouds were looking pretty stormy so I headed home and grabbed my camera. I’ve been looking at some pretty impressive HDR photographers over the last few days and a lot of them use clouds to good effect in their images. I’m not pretending that I’m even close to them but I figure the best way to learn is from the best. There is a great link here: to some of the top HDR photographers who have some amazing work. I’ve also spent a bit of time this afternoon looking at the “how-to” tutorials from and really appreciated when such awesome photographers share exactly how they do it so everyone else can learn from them. Good form! Anyway, these are the shots for today from an unused building of some sort just down the road from where we are staying. I think that rustic buildings really come up well in HDR so that’s what I went with for day 202 🙂

3 shots from a tripod at f/13, ISO 100

July 9: Saturday sunrise

I had a massive sleep-in this morning (7:30am) and woke up to this sunrise. So I got Brylee up and ready then grabbed the camera + tripod and ran over the road. I know that you can see my shadow in the bottom and was going to crop it but kinda like it so decided not to… So that’s it for day 190 🙂