Posts from the ‘Shot of the Day’ Category

10
Dec

Shot of the Day #67

Just finished putting up the Christmas Lights and decided to do a little photography! An electrical Storm was scheduled for that night and sure enough it swept across in a south-easterly direction, missing my place, but I did get a glimpse of the lightning from where I was. Anyway, while happy snapping away I managed to capture one of the lightning bolts inside the HSV badge! It is a little blurry, but at least a nice desktop background for my computer! The HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) slogan is ‘I just want one!’, perfect for the dead space in the top-left frame.

I just want one!

I just want one!

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7
Sep

Shot of the Day #66

In March I was photographing down at South Bank Promenade, Melbourne on a Saturday night, when the weather was still pleasant enough to have dinner by the Yarra River. As always there were the street performers – Fire Twirlers, and as I found out, also a perfect photo opportunity to experiment with slow shutter speeds! Later in Photoshop I grayscaled the crowd and masked the performer into the spotlight.

Fire Twirler Black and White

Fire Twirler Black and White

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4
Sep

Shot of the Day #65

Sorting through the remains of the photographs I took on my Red Centre Trip – I found three photographs unstitched. This photo stitch is of the remarkable Kata Tjuta/Olgas sandstone formations, located not far from the younger rock Uluru/Ayers Rock. Using my polariser I partially picked up some of the detail in the reflections, and then later in Photoshop uncovered the shadows with adjustment layers and layer masking (screenshot below).

Reflections - Kata Tjuta/The Olgas

Reflections - Kata Tjuta/The Olgas

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22
Aug

Shot of the Day #64

This spider was very patient with me while I tried to focus on his thin web. I was using a Canon 30D with a Macro 1:2.8 Lens, so you can get an idea of the size of the spider (very small). You may also be interested in my photograph of a BEE here!

Spider - Web - Water droplets

Spider - Web - Water droplets

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8
Aug

Shot of the Day #63

The sky in the Outback is always a rich deep blue and the sunsets are just as stunning – The black silhouettes of the harsh outback lands and a painterly mirage of clouds backlit by the falling Sun. There was a slight breeze while I was photographing the sunset and I had in mind that I would want to later lift the vibrant colours of the clouds in Camera Raw with an HDR effect, so instead of the three+ exposures I opted for raw. The screenshot below shows my adjustments in Camera Raw!

Outback Sunset Silhouettes

Outback Sunset Silhouettes

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