Monday, April 30, 2007

Victoria Fountain

Victoria Fountain in the heart of the city in Adelaide South Australia. The purpose of the trip to the fountain was to photograph it after sunset so this photo was taken late afternoon, unfortunately with lots of shadows.

This photo was taken by standing slightly towards the east from where the above photo was taken from. The slow shutter speed gives the water from the fountain a better appearance.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


As we were looking at the end of our third consecutive day of rain, it was decided to take a drive and capture some of the water runoff that was now about.

This one was taken near the entrance to the Salisbury Green Golf Course & Driving Range.

This water running through Pittman Park along the Little Para greets shoppers at the Parabanks Shopping Centre as they arrived to do their shopping.

As the water leaves Pittman Park, the Little Parra drops down just before going under the bridge to wind it's way westward as it heads out to some of Salisbury's wetlands.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A photo tells a thousand words.

To know this man is to understand this photo. As he sits on a worn out tyre with an old car battery to one side and a burn out air conditioning blower motor to the other side, he look down the street with contentment.

The old tyre that he sits in, leans back against a wall that forms part of his motor garage workshop that he built as a young man many years ago.

The man is Murray Gibb of Orroroo in the mid north of South Australia, Sally's father & my father in-law.

Friday, April 27, 2007


This bright red sauce bottle set against the black background of the light tent displays the bottle and it's yellow band around the neck up well.

Rosella tomato sauce, one of Australia's favorites at any bbq.

Next in line after the tomato sauce would have to be Steak sauce. Goes very well with a sausage from the bbq. The darker brown colour doesn't stand out as well as the top red bottle.

Thursday, April 26, 2007


These two were taken at the Adelaide Zoo during a recent visit. Plenty of sunshine and a relaxing outlook, what a lifestyle they must have a t times.

Let me out, let me out. It makes one wonder what they must be thinking about at times, or is he contemplating what his next meal would taste like if only he could get at it?

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Not that long ago when looking at photos on the internet, I came across some photos of sign and thought that it was something different.

Yesterday with my camera in hand, I went searching for suitable signs to photograph just to see what I could come up with.

Crouched down on the footpath while looking up, the camera started clicking. When doing this sort of thing you hope that you are far enough away from home that no one knows who you are as the motorist must have wondered what I was doing.

I was after a long sign, possibly a roadworks sign which I could look down onto rather than having the sign overhead but unfortunately it wasn't to be.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007


There is always something around that can be used for photos in the light tent. In this case it is some cricket trophies which have worked out rather well when set up against the black background.

This one in particular shows the green and the blue up well against the black in the background.

Another one this time with the silver, gold and marble effect sitting above the woodgrain of the base.

Blue marble base with clear perspex at the back and gold ribbons all add to the colour of this trophy.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Our Dogs

Missie is our five year old Australian Silky Terrier who loves to chase birds. She is seen here watching three pelicans swimming on the Murray River South Australia.

Ruby is our 12 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who seems to think that being pampered is a better option than chasing birds all day.

Friday, April 20, 2007


Taking photos of small moving items such as bees isn't as easy as one would expect.

Managing to get close enough for the photo without scaring them off is the hard part.

Casting shadows over the subject is another thing to be mindful of.

As you move in to take the photo, blocking the direct light is the best advantage position with the lens but the worst for exposure.

Macro photography is something that as time goes by, I will get more and more involved with.

These three images were all taken with the 2x lens converter fitted.

Thursday, April 19, 2007


As we travel around, Sally will add to the collection of Bells. This one having been collected from a trip to Halls Gap in Victoria.

Bells of different colours and sizes are all added to the collection. There are so many on the market, it will only be room here to store them that will slow the increase in bell numbers down.

Simple designs create different appearances which all adds to the overall collection.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


As the other day, I arrived home from work in the morning to find Lorikeets chewing away at the tree blossoms. These colourful fellas were amongst the varieties in the trees today.

Breakfast out in the open sunshine, what more could they ask for?

More of these unknown bird species were happy to shine their bright yellow wing feathers in the sunshine while sitting and watching their surroundings.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Light Tent.

This photo is of a set of wine bottle stoppers which have been photographed in the light tent. I prefer to make sure the bottle of wine is all gone so that the stoppers are not required to be used keeping them in pristine condition for photos.

A few coloured easter eggs scattered by a falling glass makes for nice colours when photographed.

I purchased this small Samurai Sword when I was in Japan a few years ago. Again taken in the light tent, the sword is only approximately 150mm long.

Monday, April 16, 2007


With all of the trees in the street out in flower, it is now the time of the year that these very noisy Lorikeets come out to hop from branch to branch as they chase the flowers.

Having them stopping still long enough to capture them in a photo was a challenge. No sooner had I set the camera to continuous frame shooting, and I had taken 168 photos in no time at all.

I don't know the name of this bird, perhaps someone could help me out there. These are very pretty when sitting in the sunlight with the yellow on it's wings.

Sunday, April 15, 2007


All of these photos are approximately 40mm tall with this wren statue being the smallest of them all. In the wild, these birds are very hard to photograph because of their habit of continually hoping around and never stopping still.

The rough texture of the body on this little teddy paints a picture of a hard life. While he is holding a football, it also depicts happiness and contentment.

The penguin is made out of some sort of plastic and stands the tallest out of them all.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Adelaide at Night

Adelaide's Victoria Square fountain taken with a slow shutter at night to give the blurred effects of the fountain water.

Phone a friend, I think most of us have heard that saying by now. Telstra phones along North Terrace Adelaide.

Neon lights in Rundle Mall at night are a mixture of bright colours.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Food Items

These photos were an experiment to see how different colours would show up when taken in the light tent.

The blue equal container gives a good appearance when taken wit the black background.

Promite for me is better than the original Vegemite which is known as one of Australia's favoutite spreads.

Nescafe Gold, if it wasn't so nice there might have been more in the jar to photograph. One of the many nice coffees on the market today.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Sunset & Sunrise

Sunset at Moonta Bay South Australia after a hot day and the day before a thunderstorm.

TV Channel Ten viewers may recall seeing this photo shown on the weather report during early 2006.

Sunrise at Hogwash Bend on the River Murray near Waikerie South Australia. This photo was taken on my older Fujifilm camera.

Sunset looking from the Caravan Park at Renmark South Australia. This is a great location for nice sunsets at the right time of the year.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


There are not too many of us that don't like some form of coca-cola, even if we have to mix it with alcohol of some kind. The red can with the black background of the light tent makes this photo very effective.

For those who think that coca-cola is so lovely with the alcohol, plenty of water might reduce the after effects.

Cougar Bourbon & Cola, not to be mistaken as Bourbon & Coca-Cola. The green can also taken in the light tent, but not as effective in my opinion as the red can above.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Animals & Birds

These fellas need a good lens to be able to get anywhere near their heads. This one was a willing photo candidate at the Adelaide Zoo.

I wonder if they have ever thought of using a pillow or if they are just as happy sleeping on the concrete, makes me wonder how comfortable they really are.

We caught this pelican swimming around on Boston Bay at Port Lincoln South Australia. As long as there was water between us and him, he was happy.