Parisian Street

Parisian StreetsOlympus E-P5
Lumix G 20mm
f/16
1/60 sec

So, I do realise that it’s been an exceedingly long time since I’ve posted anything on this blog and that it has once again fallen victim to yet another long, unannounced hiatus and for that I apologise. On the other hand, a lot of things have happened this year!

Here’s a quick summary:

  • Started working full time
  • Got married
  • Went on honeymoon around Europe
  • …Am still working full time.

I came back from our honeymoon with a very large number of photos, one of which is above. We landed in Paris, and the one of the first things I noticed was that the architecture over there is absolutely gorgeous. I think this photo was taken in Nation, one of the less touristy areas of Paris, but it was still stunning (albeit a little dirty).

I’ll be posting more photos from our trip around Europe… hopefully more frequently than 9-monthly.

 

Confused Bank

Confused BankOlympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
f/1.8
1/5000 sec
ISO 200

I’ve always felt like this building had a bit of a case of mistaken identity.  I live in Brisbane, which is clearly in Queensland, and yet this building is labelled with ‘Bank of New South Wales’.  I realise there’s probably some sort of historical reason to which I’m not privy, but for now I like to think this block really, really wants to be part of a different state.

Lines to the Sky

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPanasonic Lumix G 20mm
f/1.7
1/1250 sec
ISO 100

If it seems like I’ve been posting quite a few black and white photos recently, it’s because I happened upon Leanne’s blog, where she recently started issuing weekly black and white photography challenges (or “Monochrome Madness”, as it’s now called).  It’s been fun to get out there and frame/shoot photos that I want to be black and white.  With this photo, I realise that building-shots are a little overdone, but I just love playing around with geometry like that.

As an aside, I’m going to start watermarking my photos starting from now.  I’ll try to keep it as unintrusive as possible and I hope it’s not too annoying.

 

 

Mirrored Roads (Instax)

INST_002I really liked the way the shadows of the buildings were falling onto the road, leading to the high contrast with the beams of sunlight that were still filtering through.  I’m pretty impressed with how the Instax Mini handled the high contrast, considering it’s an instant camera.  I also took advantage of a reflective glass panel on the bottom right of the frame, leading to some pretty interesting shapes.  Make sure you make good use of the hand strap before taking photos like this!