Sunday, 19 July 2015

Rubbish in a new light

Out walking, on a block cleared for building, there was some dumped rubbish.  One item was a crushed wing mirror from a car.  The sun was reflecting off it, so I switched my camera to macro auto focus setting (1 area) and set it down next to the pieces.  Aperture Priority f/2.8, 100 ISO, white balance on daylight, and I had this interesting shot that looks like a blue glass mountain.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Port Adelaide

Several weeks ago I took a workshop by David Baker at Port Adelaide, to extend my photography skills, reinvigorate my photo practice and stimulate my style.  David Baker is an excellent tutor for all these things and after some time discussing technical aspects and approaches to camera work we took a group walk around the Port, discussing subjects that presented themselves.  After a lovely lunch at a pub we went off on our own to shoot what appealed to us individually, reassembling to discuss our results the next day.  One of the things I found intriguing was the sheer amount of rope used in the boats along the wharf – the volume, different types, the strength it must take to haul on that thick rope in cold wet conditions, and the textures of the rope itself.