Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Kangaroo Point Redevelopment by Ron

We found an interesting new site while “playing tourist” with our English cousins
Hope the low res does not spoil these images, and viewers will excuse the fork lift in the second image. If anyone is interested I can bring in the 12MP originals for viewing next meeting.
Q. For those who know Brisbane, what is Image 1 “Internal1” and where is it?
A. It’s a shot taken inside Image 2 “Sculpture1”
Q. So where is this answer to London’s “Gherkin”?
A.      The redevelopment site of the old Kangaroo Point TAFE on the KP Cliffs. It is still under construction so you will have to crop out the odd construction vehicle
There are some great shots to be had in this stylish new feature of our skyline. Lots of highly reflective stainless steel, and, of course, the cityscape background. Elanne and I will be going back there when we have enough time to do it justice.




Saturday, 1 December 2012

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Camera Club Outing. Here a few pics by Bill

The Logan U3A Camera Club had the last field trip for the year to the Queensland Maritime Museum on the 26th November.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Monday, 19 November 2012

A few of my favourite street photos.

Too Old to Notice
 F8, Speed 1/160th, focal length 18mm

Attention Seeker
 F8, Speed 1/320th, focal length 250 mm

At the Station
F4, Speed 1/30th, focal length 31mm

Sunday, 18 November 2012

lightning shots 17/11/12

these  were  shot  from  under  my  pergola  on  Saturday  night

 top left F4, 1/5 sec ISO 100           top right F4, 1/2 sec, ISO 100

bottom left F4 1/5 ISO 100             bottom right F5.6, 15 sec ISO 100

all taken with a canon eos 550d 24-105mm @24
sooc , put together for uploading with pse,and picmonkey

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Street Scenes by Des

Mexican street market in Los.Angeles

Rockefeller Cemtre New York

 "Crystal Cathedral" Garden Grove California

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Kathy's solar eclipse photos

I hope you enjoyed this morning's eclipse! It's great to see the pictures of those already up on the blog.  I used my new camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200 in Automatic mode and for some shots I used the star filter option. Photos were put together in Picmonkey (easiest software I have ever used). I only dropped photos in, I have not done any cropping or editing!

Partial eclipse of the sun 14/11/2012 by Rosalind

All  were  taken  on  canon  550D,  with an ISO  of 100,  4000sec shutter,  F/13, i  had a variable  ND filter set to  max , and an orange  filter for added  protection,  tripod mount, no  flash,  cable release shot,  none  have had  any  pp  work  done  to them  except they  have  been  cropped and  my  name   has been  put on them  :)

Thursday, 1 November 2012

New Camera

I just bought a new camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ 200. Thought I'd share some photos that I took with it. I haven't edited any of them at this stage. I need lots more practice!
 The stars in the night view are from a variety of filters that you can choose!  This is a photo of Glendale/Los Angeles from my parent's house.
The skyline of San Diego with the Coronado Island Bridge off to the far right.

Not quite a full moon

Roses at my girlfriend's in San Diego

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Orchid Show Mt Coot-tha

Elanne and I went to Mt Coot-tha today (Sunday 28th Oct) without our cameras (we were going to an exhibition by the Enamellers Guild), only to discover that there was an orchid show on. As we wandered around it I took some happy snaps with my iPhone. Some were out of focus as I naively tried to emulate the capability of my DSLR with macro lens. Some were surprisingly good. Even though taken under available fluoro lights, the colours are accurate. 

I’ve attached four of the better ones exactly as downloaded from the phone… no Photoshop, not even for cropping or sharpening. Resolution is 2448 x 3264 (8MP) JPEG’d to about 2MP file size. Thought we might have one or two flower enthusiasts in the Club who might find them interesting. 

There is another orchid show there next weekend and this time I’ll take the D90.