Posts Tagged ‘Hobart

06
Jan
09

Sigma 10-20mm First Shots

These shots were taken at lunch today, around Hobart’s waterfront.
Obviously not the best lighting at midday, but i wanted to see how the wide angle coped with some upward shots with overhead sun.
I must say, I can see this lens getting a lot of use. I love it’s width, and it doesn’t seem to suffer from any “softness” that is reported with some Sigma lenses. (Only out of correct focus, which was my fault for usinf a larger than intended aperture setting)

The Big 'O'

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25
Sep
08

Falling Apart

While on a lunchbreak at work i thought i’d take a leisurely walk around the local area with the camera and see if i could spot anything interesting worth shooting.  I’m trying to expand my skills and process into architecture and after being inspired by some of Alex Wise’s, Balck and Whites (free plug!! you can find his blog on the sidebar over there >>>)

I saw some relatively interesting stuff, but the older buildings usually have a lot more character, and lend themselves to black and white a little more, due to the natural contrasts produced by their varying colours and textures.  None moreso than Hobarts, Holy Trinity Church, which has recently fallen into disrepair with the sandstone begining to deteriorate, and evensome of the small spires falling to the ground below.

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm

Shot with Canon 400D, Ef28-135mm

Shot with Canon 400D, Ef28-135mm

Feel free to leave a comment or any advice you may have

01
Sep
08

Night Shoots

Every now and then I have some free time after the sun has gone down, simply to wander around and see what looks good under moonlight or streetlights.

Tonight I was on my way to a mates place and saw the Tasman bridge against a  wonderful dark-blue sky.

There was another person who arrived a minute after i’d setup the tripod and taken a couple of shots, who decided to try and take some photo’s of the same scene with a point and shoot and with the flash on.

I wonder how his turned out??

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm at 28mm, 13 second exposure

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF28-135mm at 28mm, 13 second exposure

29
Aug
08

All Work and No Play?? Not Me!!

Due to my current position with the Tasmania Fire Service, I am given regular opportunities to get to some of the most beautiful, untouched and inaccessible parts of the state to carry out our work.

Places such as Millers Bluff in the Central Highlands, Mt Arthur in the North East, Mt Owen – overlooking Queenstown in the West and even atop the mountains surrounding Hobart.

Needless to say that my camera gear is one of the first things packed, and yes it does have “official” uses, taking pictures of our equipment and modifications and maintenance we have been doing.  But it does also get a chance to capture some great scenery aswell.

Recently i had a trip to the top of Mt Faulkner, above the Northern Suburbs of Hobart and Derwent Valley to help the local electricity suppliers do their job (read the meter!!). Getting there consists of a fairly rugged 4WD track and a short walk to the top.

Here is the view of Hobart from Mt Faulkner

Hobart City from Mt Faulkner

Hobart City from Mt Faulkner

This shot was a 9 Shot stitched panorama taken with Canon 400D and Canon 28-135mm lens and tripod.

Some of out other sites are accessible by Helicopter only, and if the weather is agains us we have to hike in, with tools and heavy equipment (generators, fuel, etc)

We recently had a trip where the weather closed in so fast that it was unsafe to fly the helicopter off the mountain. So the pilot had to tie it down and sleep in the Aircraft for the long cold night, while we hiked down in zero visibility on an unmarked track!!  Good times!!

20
Aug
08

My Hometown

I was born in Hobart and have lived here all my life,

so it seems fitting that i should share some of my photography from the local area.

I hope you enjoy viewing them.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and its reflections across the Derwent River at sunset

Hobarts Bowen Bridge and it's reflections across the Derwent River at sunset. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm.

Another angle of the bridge from the same day, looking south towards Hobart City.

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”

Hobarts Bowen Bridge, reflecting the orange sunset glow. Driving home from work I was presented with the great colours and reflections, and as always, the camera was “riding shotgun”. Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

Sunset on the way home from work one evening, shot looking North West of Hobart from Bowen Cove, site of the first landing by white settlers into Hobart in 1801.

Shot with Canon 400D, Canon EF 28-135mm

A shot steam being ejected from the “Zinc Works” zinc smelter on the banks of the River Derwent.

30 Second exposure of the Zinc Works in Hobart

Shot with Canon PowerShot S3-IS, 30 Sec exposure, tripod, remote release

Thought i might add another one that I shot today before heading off to work.

Mt Wellington, capped in snow, as seen from Geilston Bay foreshore.

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod

Shot with Canon 400D, EF28-135mm, tripod




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