Monthly archives: January, 2015

The Bonuses of Friendship…

After a combination of friends and family have commented about the watermark being moved to the centre, I’ve had my gut feeling reinforced that it should have been far more transparent. I’ve since changed its settings and replaced the photos on the blog with new copies with the updated watermark.

I know it’s somewhat early days to be worried about copyright infringement, but it’s a simple thing easily remedied and needs to be done. I must confess the change to the watermark was a hurried thing, and although it did “bother” me at the time I’d not sat back and thought much about why at the time.

Thanks to the friends and family (Hien, Stu & Byron) willing to go the extra step and provide positive critical but helpful feedback.


Rain Lovers…

Paraguay-Nightshade-outside-the-Study-Window-after-the-Rain

Well it was great to get that Storm on Saturday even though I lost power for a few hours. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the camera out in it for the most part, but there were scenes similar to this shot taken a while ago.


Through the Pane…

Paraguay-Nightshade-After-the-Rain

Not being one to appreciate over 26 degree temperatures, I’d much rather be looking at this outside my Study window again…


Looking Back…

Purple-Daisy

I remember when I first bought this Sigma 50mm F1.4 lens, and was quite excited with the possibilities. I found this old shot from about 18 months ago taken while on a random walk. Quite nice for handheld which I learned was quite a challenge with this lens at the wide open apertures!


Back into the Archives…

Bit too hot here to be outside shooting, but it did encourage me to have a session of cleaning up the catalogue. Found a couple of early shots I quite like, and cleared out some I don’t consider worth keeping now. Looking at the early shots, there’s no doubt that more Mega Pixels helps when you are Macro Shooting and also want to crop it in a bit more after.

I’ve also chosen to move the watermark to the centre based on what I’ve seen on other sites, hopefully it’s not too distracting now that it’s in the centre.