With another go at this software I've now discovered that it really could be quite useful. The KI entries below have been done with the tool. Now I can refer back to the associated flickr image albeit with a bit of mucking around.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I takes quite some skill to throw a fleece successfully. This woman made it look easy .....
Taken at a shearing shed on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The guys were really very friendly. A VERY tough bread. Shearing is exceptionally hard work and so is being a shed hand!!
Picture taken with the 17-55 Nikkor F2.8. Not my favourite lens but very close. The shed was very dark so I had to open up and and breathe very slowly :) Looks better on a big screen.
Claire fishing at Emu Bay. The beach is sublime...
Saturday, September 20, 2008
This is a test of Windows Live Writer to my Blog site. I'm not sure what it adds in value but considering the price it's worth a try.
Today while Alex is with his Youth Group friends, Claire and I decided to go to the Zoo to get out of the house at least for just for a little.
Although the day was cool, a bit windy and often overcast I did manage to have a go with the D200 and the 70-200 (love that lens). There is one "problem" with this camera. It is that the shots always look ok on the LCD on the back of the cam however they sometimes disappoint when looking at the shots on my monitor when I get home. The disappointment comes when the shots are really too shallow in depth of field or there has been some cam movement. Today was a classic at this. Because of the often overcast conditions I had the cam wide open and with too slow shutter resulting in images less than ideal. I should have taken the tripod I suppose. One learns which is the whole idea of these excursions for me.
For many of the shots I was surprised at the shallowness of the DOF. A bit of a bugger actually.
However I did manage to scrounge a few that are not too bad... I've uploaded them to my Flickr site so I'll have go with Live Writer to see if I can insert a couple here... nup. They don't link back to flickr or size too well so these two have been added while in Flickr. Bit of a pity.
Friday, September 05, 2008
She is very happy 99% of the time. Always active, always friendly. Arguably too grown up for her age.
To see her playing away, usually singing quietly to herself is one of life's greatest pleasures for me.
Claire's team has been "promoted" up two divisions as they have been walloping their peers. They now play in a division with year five's which is proving to be a real challenge. They lost this match by just three goals. Not bad considering the age difference. The "Rose Park Ravens" really do have some great little players and the games are actually very good to watch.
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
We had some fun where the girls dressed up for a "fashion" parade and to give me some play time with the D200.
I've no idea where she gets her make-up skills from, however at nine years of age I think she has done a great job.
Shot with natural light against a large window with a brilliant white sheer curtain.
D200, 17-55mm Nikkor, f4, 30th at ISO200 mounted on a Manfrotto tripod.