I must admit that the iPhone 6s+ camera has compelled me to leave the heavy camera equipment behind more and more often. The little device does some amazing things, things I literally never thought would be possible with such a tool. When I really need a quality shot, however, I still bring out the Canon glass, […]
Thought I should share a bit about my last few profile pictures. The above is my latest selfie. I decided to try something radically different: partial face focusing on one eye without my glasses.
The little planet view provides an interesting spherical perspective that exaggerates tall objects as they appear to jut out from the sphere. So, standing near the “edge of the planet” on the Pacific Ocean, I shot this pano
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The New Zealand lakes are spectacular photo ops! Each of these lake shots is comprised of multiple pictures. While I have significantly reduced their size in this post, since I’m uploading them to the web, the original files are enormously large. In fact, the original photo of the second Lake Pukaki shot is made up of 10 […]
When we were staying at the Heritage, the weather was cloudy and drizzling. During the middle of the night, the clouds blew away, and Mount Cook made an appearance. I shot this photo of Mount Cook around 2am.
Numerous photos from the walk from Hotel Blue, on Pier 8, along the bay, beside the Royal Botanic Gardens and all the way to the Sydney Opera House. It’s gorgeous. The following are some pictures of the plants and views from the Royal Botanic Gardens along the bayside walk.
I shot this pano as the sun was coming up behind the volcanic hills and clouds. The rocky beach caught a beautiful glow at low tide. I present the pano with a rather intense HDR processing because it most closely captures what the area actually looked like in the beautiful morning sun.
From this vantage point you can see downtown Sydney, the marina (with some very nice boats in it), the Royal Botanical Gardens (an astounding place!), and the Australian Navy yard. At the end of the dock is a large building. We were told, by reliable sources, that this is the residence of Australian actor Russell Crowe.
The Hotel Blue is an interesting historic building built on the docks in Sydney in the late 1800’s. It has a cool vibe, and I mean that figuratively as well as literally.