Brisbane

Random Wednesday with the Panasonic 7-14mm lens

Mar
22
Crossing the Brisbane River

My normal random Wednesday routine was interrupted this week due to several workshops I needed to present during the day.  However, I was able to capture a few photos with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Pansonic 7-14mm lens in between workshops and during the late evening (without a flash).  I had to bump the iso up fairly high and slow the shutter down a little to ensure I was able to get a few usable photos with this lens.  The lens is an extremely sharp lens and under the right conditions you can obtain some really good shots.

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Random wednesday with the panasonic gh3

Mar
15
Aboriginal music in the mall

Over the last three months I have had the opportunity to play with the new Panasonic GH3 and each time I go to take photos I always opt to take the Olympus OM-D EM-5. Don’t get me wrong here - the Panasonic Gh3 is a great camera - there is just a few things that annoy me when I am on the street taking photos. From a video perspective - I only use the Panaosnic GH3 now. I have been meaning to write a review about this camera for a while now but I like to ensure I actually use the camera regularly before making any wild claims about what it can and can’t do.

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Random buildings and faces of Brisbane streets

Mar
08
not the ice cream!

This weeks shoot on the streets of Brisbane was a little quieter then usual, maybe due to the constant rainy weather that is still hanging around.   I decided to play with the 45mm f/1.8 lens a little today just for a little change from my obsession with the manual Voigtlander 17.5mm.  It was a little different using autofocus again.  I also did something I don’t do much of  - and that is actually photograph some of the buildings. 

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March, and its still raining in Brisbane

Mar
03
walking in the rain

Its March and its still bucketing down rain in Brisbane.  I always see these days as a great opportunity to get and take photos with a weather sealed camera rather than sitting at home waiting for the rain to stop.  The results are often very different then every day photos taken in beautiful sunshine.  Today while I was on the streets I was using the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and noticed that in the heavy downpours it was taking photos by itself.

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A wet February on the streets of Brisbane

Mar
01
umbrellas and rain

It has been quite wet in brisbane over the last few weeks (in fact it is still raining).  I have had to empty the rain guage several times recently with one of those times having more than 10 inches of rain in it and over flowing.  This is not a common occurrence for Brisbane, despite what people might think after the last couple of floods.  Even though it is quite wet on the streets at the moment it does make for some great photo opportunities if you are willing to get a little wet (and your camera).  This is where having a weather proof camera like the Olympus

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In your face Brisbane street photography with the Voigtlander

Feb
21
up close and personal

It was another random wednesday out on the streets of Brisbane this week as I embarked on a little street photography.  However, this week was going to be a little different in terms of how I wanted to shoot.  I decided that this week I would take the Olympus OM-D E-M5 out with the 17.5mm Voigtlander lens set to about f/4 and manually focused between about 50cm and 90cm (I changed this slightly most times I shot).  This meant that I had to shoot up and close to whatever or whoever I was going to shoot.  I also wanted to play around with over em

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Random Wednesday in Brisbane City

Feb
13
Brisbane city cycles on the streets

I always try to get out for a short street shoot when I get a free moment and wednesdays seem to be my favourite day in Brisbane city as there is always something random happening mid week.  The city markets are always great to pick up a few delicacies and take a couple of photos while there is always something else happening nearby.  Today there was an awesome surprise marriage proposal that took place in King George Square just outside city hall.  There was a flash mob, a scottish band, cheer leaders and the masked proposer - a fairly awesome event.  I have inc

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Mexicans in Brisbane

Feb
09
mexicans in brisbane

I am now finally back in Brisbane for a while and have mostly recovered from the recent travel and festivities of christmas and the new year.  While the postings have slowed over the last few weeks I have a lot of postings to catch up on.  I have had time to play with the new Panasonic GH3 and have also been playing with open source software for photo management and/or editing.  The following photos are taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on the streets of Brisbane.  I generally shoot the streets at least once a week.

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A bush fire sunset from Brisbane

Oct
27
A bush fire sunset in Brisbane

Over the last couple of days over 40 bush fires have been burning throughout Queensland and yesterday's setting red sun was a good indication of the smoke and haze created by these fires. Here is one picture from the northern suburbs of Brisbane.

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eency weency spider

Oct
23
eency weency spider

...just a couple of pics of a lonesome spider siting on an eschallott.  I am starting to get stuck in a bad habit of using the macro lens again each day as I learn more and more about it.  Each of these photos was taken hand held with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and 60mm macro lens.  The actual size of this spider was only a few mm in length.

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