Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rural New Zealand

This very typical New Zealand shot was taken near Methven on the South Island. It shows Mt Hutt in the distance with a good cover of early season snow and a couple of very contented looking sheep.
Shooting details:
Nikon D70s with 18 - 200mm zoom @ 170mm (or 255mm in 35mm equiv.)
1/640th second at F6.3
Shot in Jpeg, has had saturation, sharpening and some blue cast removed with Photoshop elements 3.0.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Spanish Vineyard

This vineyard shot was taken somewhere between Barcelona and Valencia in Spain earlier this year while I was there on my Nuffield scholarship.
Shooting details: 1/500th @ F5.6
18 -200mm zoom lens @ 105mm (157mm equivalent)
ISO 200 Nikon D70s
Saturation added with photoshop elements and a little sharpening done.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Cloud covered mountains South Africa

I have been neglecting this blog for some time now - that is about to change! I have recently spent 4 months travelling the world on a Nuffield farming scholarship. So I have quite a few photos to post to this blog. Check back regularly as I would like to post one new photo every week for a while. This photo was taken in South Africa in the Stellenbosch wine region. It shows (just) the dramatic mountains that dominate most of the vineyards in this dramatic landscape. It was taken using my trusty Nikon D70s with an 18-200mm zoom lens at 62mm (35mm equiv. of 93mm). Shutter speed was 1/400th F10 using an ISO equiv. of 200. It was shot in raw but has had only minor changes in Photoshop - it has been greened a little and sharpened.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Statue of dragon, Bali, Indonesia

This Photo was taken on a family holiday to Bali in 2005. It is a stone dragon situated in the temple complex at Pura Besakih on the slopes of Mt. Agung. It was a fairly misty, foggy day that we visited the temples, so I had to concentrate my photos on the statues and architecture, but I am quite pleased with the way this photo turned out. I do not have any shooting information, except it was taken with my Nikon D70s with an 18 - 70mm lens, hand held. It has been cropped, sharpened and a little saturation added.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

F 111 RAAF Edinburgh air show

This F111 was shot at the RAAF's Edinburgh airshow here in South Australia on the 27Th Oct. 2007. It is doing a very spectacular fuel dump. I spent the whole day at the show with my 2 young sons (3 & 6), they had a ball. As well as getting to see some things "blowing up" they also got to sit in the cockpit of several planes. The shooting details are:
1/1600 sec. F10
ISO equiv. 400
18 - 200mm F3.5 - 5.6 zoom @ 200mm
It was shot in RAW mode and converted with Photoshop Elements 3.0
Very little manipulation, slight saturation added and a little sharpening done.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Vine Trimming

This photo was taken in one of our Chardonnay blocks in Autumn 2007. The tractor in the distance is doing a trim before a hand clean-up is done.
Shooting details:
1/125th F5.6
18-200mm zoom at 200mm (300mm 35 equivalent)
Jpeg large fine camera setting
Auto white balance
There has been very little done to this in Photoshop, it has been cropped and sharpened a little.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Green and Gold

This Autumn photo of some Semillon vines in our vineyard was taken in 2007. The cover crop has just been planted in every second row (left of picture). The vines lost the last of their leaves within 2 weeks of me taking this photo.
Shooting details are: Shutter speed 1/60th second F 5.6
18-200 mm Nikkor zoom at 200mm (equivalent to 300mm on 35mm camera)
Auto white balance, JPEG large fine setting on Nikkon D70s.
This photo has been cropped, saturation added and sharpened in Photoshop.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Cape Ottway lighthouse

This photo of the Cape Ottway lighthouse was taken while we were on holiday in 2006. Cape Ottway is along the spectacular Great ocean road in Victoria.
Shooting data:
Camera: Nikon D70s
1/250th. sec.
18-70mm zoom at 70mm
JPEG large fine.
It has been cropped, sharpened, warmed and saturation added using Photoshop Elements 3.0