This photo of the Eastern Freeway – outbound from the Melbourne CBD was taken tonight around 2 hours ago. I love the streaming car-lights of freeways and whenever there’s an opportunity to get a shot of moving car-lights I’ll take it :P For beginners I think this type of long exposure is an awesome start to building enthusiasm for urban night photography.
Streaming Car-Lights - Eastern Freeway, Melbourne
This photo isn’t anything too fancy, however I really like this photograph because I managed to get a clear sharp focus on the insect and managed to capture the water droplets as well in the tiny depth of field :P ! I used my kit lens, 18mm-75mm, so it wasn’t a special macro lens. The other factor in this photograph is the clarity achieved from such a large original ( however, reduced the quality for the web), which wouldn’t have been possibly with a low pixel count, whereas 14.2 mega-pixels does help a lot when cropping down!
Insect among the water droplets
On the 7th of February 2009 severe bushfires devastated the Victorian countryside destroying families, homes, whole towns, killing wildlife and lush bush, that day will forever been known as ‘Black Saturday’ the worst natural disaster to hit Victoria, Australia.
“The Black Saturday bushfires, were a series of bushfires that ignited or were burning across the Australian state of Victoria on and around Saturday 7 February 2009 during extreme bushfire-weather conditions, resulting in Australia’s highest ever loss of life from a bushfire. 173 people died as a result of the fires and 414 were injured.
As many as 400 individual fires were recorded on 7 February. Following the events of 7 February 2009, that date has since been referred to as Black Saturday.” [continue reading…]
Springing back to life
This was taken on the rocks at Mooloolaba, Queensland. I was experimenting with long exposures to create a dreamy effect with the crashing waves, however the photograph is lacking warmth and unfortunately in Mooloolaba the Sun sets in the opposite direction to the open seas, so the lighting was very cool.
On the Rocks - Mooloolaba, Queensland
Just saw the Blue Moon rise over the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
“A blue moon is a thirteenth full moon in a year. Most years have twelve full moons which occur approximately monthly, but in addition to those twelve full lunar cycles, each solar calendar year contains an excess of roughly eleven days compared to the lunar year of 12 lunations.” [Read the full Wikipedia article]
Blue Moon rising over the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia