Short DOF Planet

croppedAn experiment with trying a Little Planet using a very short depth of field, so that only the dead centre is in hard focus. Like a lot of artistic experiments, it’s a bit of a failure, that teaches towards success. What it demonstrates to me is that it’s the crispness of everything at the “horizon” of the image that gives Little Planet projections their special appeal.

Cat Cuddle Cafe

Shooting at a Brisbane cat adoption organisation. Lesson learned – use a higher minimum shutter speed for auto-iso, or use shutter priority, and trust that the indoor conditions will stop the lens up to 2.8, which is the depth of field I was using for a lot of shots.

Cats can give some pretty arresting portraits, when they’re not attempting to crash their faces into the lens.

 

Tower

tower_001A serendipitous found moment, in which people stopped crossing the frame, and all the compromises of carrying a couple of kilos of glass in a lens disappear, when it lets you catch this.

rainbow

rainbow: enmore: sydneyAside from the rainbow landing on the roof (from this angle) of the college I was studying and working at, I could also say that’s where the unicorns live entirely on beans.

edge of the storm

edge of the storm: enmore: sydneyAnother bit of fun playing with silhouetted architecture and clouds.

If you rotate the image 90 deg clockwise, it kindof looks like one of those easter island faces in profile. Ahh peridolia, such fun. Next thing you know. it’ll be jesus in a sweat stain.