Sunday, 7 February 2016

52 Frames - Week 6 - Levitation - "Levitation 50"

This weeks 52Frames challenge was 'Levitation'.  There was a good deal of talk on the FB page about Photoshop merging methods and such like - also many tips on how to make object float with fishing line and then how to clone out the line.

I am not a purist by any means, but I do tend to take images that are not staged - and I was not keen to take an image that relied almost entirely on post camera manipulation for the desired effect.

So, I tried to think of a situation where a high shutter speed capture of an object would give (at least some) illusion of levitation.  A dart about to hit a dart board came to mind.

I must have taken the best part of 300 to get this image as there were lots of variable that could mess the picture up, with picture taken at wrong time and the dart being well out of focus being the two most obvious.  In the end I ended up with lots of pictures of a bare dart board, and lots of pictures of a dart board with a dart already in it.

But persistence payed off!


What do you think?  SM

Friday, 5 February 2016

Coming in to land

Another phone shot today.  This one was taken through the window of a plane just to add layers to the quality!  Still crazy busy - so please be patient on the comments front!


You can find more shots of the sky at SkyWatch Friday.  SM

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday 184 - Sooty Tern

I have a great deal happening here today - so I am just going to put up a gallery of images of Sooty Terns (Sterna fuscata) and let them do the talking.

As has been the case for a while these images were taken on Lord Howe Island.  The small chicks were taken in mid-novemeber and the larger immature birds in the second week of January.  Even my kids don't grow that fast!













Now it's over to you to join in - click the blue button and off you go.  SM

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Chain and Block

I found this large chain and block next to the main jetty on Lord Howe - I rather like them as black and white images.

How can it almost be the end of January already?



You can can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.