Going through some old images (and deleting heaps :), I came across one taken at Auckland zoo in 2011- through a glass viewing window.
The window being dirty and scratched + bright sunlight made it hard to get a decent image. However, I salvaged this one and with a bit of creative editing, I think it might be worth keeping - what do you think? Question is who is viewing who??!!!
Last night I planned a dry run from the bacony of my house: I hoped to be able to do a time lapse of the lunar eclipse . . Given there's little chance of a clear view of the eclipse tonight, I thought I would share my efforts of an almost full supermoon on 30th Jan ;)
Crop sensor canon with 11mm lens . Images 5min interval over approx 5 hours , Iso 400, f/5 and 0.3sec. . Processed in LR and stacked in 'StarStax'. Fanciful foreground added afterwards to hide the ugly original. Started at 10.30 (still blue hour down here at that time), finished 3.30am. (Cabbage trees are real; water is not)
Lessons learned :-
1) Interval too short - moons overlap in the centre - will try 8 mins next time.
2) forgot to check focus - grrr!!
3) over-exposed the moon - was hoping to pick up a few stars as well - but that didn't work at all.
4) Used f/5 hoping to get foreground usably in focus also - but better to have a wider aperture and shorter time, I think and if necesary take one seperate image focusing on foreground and blend afterwards.
5) pleased to see that moon travel over 5 hours when off the horizon DOES fit onto the one image (I hoped it would but wasn't sure) - AND- my battery did last the distance :) (don't have battery grip)
So this is the salvage image
Well - 2017 vanished!! Where to?
Not the most summery of images - but taken on cell ph one of those rare (haha) stormy days we have in Riverton ;) (with a little artistic licence)
Today - last day open 😉 for 2017!
New images on display 😊 Welcome to browse.
And -No - they are not all 'wierd' like this one ;)
Still have some CD case calendars available (Riverton Calendars all sold)
Wishing you all a great and safe New Year celebration !
What does it mean for me this year?
Anything different to last year?
This image more-or-less made itself... refracted light through a beer glass (with some of my signature image blending/editing) suddenly jumped out at me as a representation of incarnation.
Jesus, who voluntarily left the glories of heaven to pour himself out for us, via the crib and the cross..
It speaks of the sacrament of Communion…
Do we not have something truly amazing to celebrate at Christmas??!
Our church group held a flower show "Celebrating Spring" the past couple of days.
This image was from there - but it has had a few tweeks, including a novel border which I found in my software upgrade - does it work, I wonder...?
Continuing a bird theme.......
Pink is not usually my colour; I don't 'do' pink! But somehow that is the way this composite image evolved - the result of digital doodling
Thrilled to receive my first ever medal from The North Shore salon - arrived in the post today! A bronze (favourite colour!) in the open print section with this image :)
Will be at the Riverton Twilight Market tomorrow evening, for anyone who wishes to see this and other prints, and photographic products for sale
Pause for thought....
Whilst I am unkeen about vehicles hooning on the beach when I want a nice peaceful walk, I do admit they can leave some quite artistic tracks. Felt the need to embellish somewhat before posting though!
Thought for the day - use the irritations in life to stimulate creativity :)
Author Barbara Lee
Lives in Riverton NZ with husband Bill Lee, Truffle the blind dog and two cats.