FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

DM: Australia (Melbourne) 9 Jan 2010

Author
natamambo View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 06 September 2005
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 1462
Post Options Post Options   Quote natamambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: DM: Australia (Melbourne) 9 Jan 2010
    Posted: 10 January 2010 at 07:59
Well we did get to Williamstown after all, just a week late. Scotty B, Houman (htarash), Scott's dad Hughie (Pentax KX) and My Dad Barry (new A700 to replace his ageing 7D and 5D) joined us together with my wife (Fuji PnS) and teenage son (ipod glued to ears and no camera ). The sunset was boring to say the least and just as we got there the only cloud for miles around descended on the city skyline . Still we had fun and still got some photography in.

All taken with A900 and SAL70-200/2.8

First we wandered around the pier area:















Before wandering through the park and down the main street and past one of Melbourne's oldest remaining buildings...





...to another park where we found this Turkish couple having their formal engagement photos so we joined in with the pro (who was using a Canon 7D and another crop Canon judging by the body size, it was smaller than the 7D), all these taken at 800ISO as it was nearly dark

This photo about an 80% crop













This ball tower is a clock, the clock it was cranked up (somehow) and the ball drops at exactly 1pm every day (it's still in working order but no longer in use)



The park where the couple and ball tower were taken is very important historically as it's the site of Melbourne's first (white) settlement and this became a major port in the gold rush era of the 1850s, adjacent to the park is still one of Australia's most important naval shipyards.

Edited by natamambo - 10 January 2010 at 08:01
A900; A700;17-35;28-70G;28-135;70-200GSSM;70-300GSSM;2XAPO(D)TC;85 1.4G;100 macro;5600HS(D)
 



Back to Top
Scott B View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 29 August 2007
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 1561
Post Options Post Options   Quote Scott B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2010 at 09:03
More nice work Graham.
The sunset was a little bit of a disappointment but you have to make do with what nature gives you to work with. But it is always fun to get out with fellow A mount enthusiast and share that equipment and tips.

My first and only set.
1 Relaxing


2 City Skyline


3 The War Ship


4 The swans got a lot of our attention


5 Boys Will Be Boys!


6 Getting close!


7 Some type of mast?


8 While Graham was photographing the couple I went to the beach to grab these shots.


9 Another sunset


10 Waiting for Ice cream


11 More ice cream


12 Ball tower


13 More ball tower.PS I noticed the strange glow I was getting around the lights and later found it to be caused by dried water spray on my lens. Of cause I did not find this out until I got home and I had a lot of shots ruined by this


14 The Titanic Restaurant.


Thanks For Looking.

Edited by Scott B - 10 January 2010 at 09:12
Formerly known as Pat Melone
Back to Top
Case View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 07 December 2008
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 251
Post Options Post Options   Quote Case Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2010 at 09:19
Very nice work guys. While you can't always have the perfect light, having a good 'eye' means you can usually make lemons into lemonade!
a100 18-70, Min 28-85, Sigma 70-200 f2.8, HVL-F42AM
Back to Top
htarash View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 25 July 2009
Country: Australia
Location: VIC, Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 281
Post Options Post Options   Quote htarash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 January 2010 at 23:11
First off all - Pleasure meeting the fellow Dyxumers, and thanks for the tips on the 70-300G (yes amazing glass). Here are few from me and hope they are not too amateurish...
1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.
R.I.P A77|Welcome A99| SAL70300GSSM|R.I.P SAL1650SSM|SAL50F18SAM|Σ 105F2.8M|HVL-F42AM|E-PM1+14-42
Flickr
Back to Top
Scott B View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 29 August 2007
Location: Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 1561
Post Options Post Options   Quote Scott B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2010 at 08:12
Nice work Houman.
Thanks for sharing your work and thanks for meeting up with us.
How are you going with the new 70-300G ?
Formerly known as Pat Melone
Back to Top
htarash View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member

Joined: 25 July 2009
Country: Australia
Location: VIC, Australia
Status: Offline
Posts: 281
Post Options Post Options   Quote htarash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2010 at 09:29
Pleasure is all mine and I have still very VERY long way to catch up, but thanks for the tips and look forward to catch up again. Certainly the results from you and Graham, showed me where I should have been looking.

The new 70-300G is SHARP, compare to what I have seen/had so far, and loving it.
R.I.P A77|Welcome A99| SAL70300GSSM|R.I.P SAL1650SSM|SAL50F18SAM|Σ 105F2.8M|HVL-F42AM|E-PM1+14-42
Flickr
 



Back to Top
wross View Drop Down
Emeritus group
Emeritus group

Joined: 18 January 2008
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Posts: 6337
Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 January 2010 at 12:56
I always enjoy the results of a group shoot. Along with being a virtual tour of some place I've never been, it's also interesting to see how different photographers approach the same subjects.
Lazarus Long said "If it can't be expressed in figures, it's not science. It's opinion." Comments I leave are only my opinions. Feel free to disagree; your opinion is as valid as mine.
Back to Top
Dyxum main page >  Forum Home > Dyxum Photographs > Themed Views

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.

Monitor calibration strip

Dyxum.com - Home of the alpha system photographer

In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania

Feel free to contact us if needed.