Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree, "No Thanks!" One only has to look at the ongoing horrors as a result of Chernobyl. Can we really afford to take that risk? Let alone the issues around the disposal of spent uranium and its potential for conversion into weapons grade material.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Monday evening saw the brother-in-law’s and our family wandering around sideshow alley, looking at displays, buying sample bags and watching the fireworks, along with thousands of others. A good time was particularly had by our kids, now old enough to appreciate what’s going on around them. Colour imagery was the order of the day however one image, the “oh-so” typical shot of the Ferris Wheel, received a monochrome treatment that will enable me to finally post something to Monochrome Brisbane.
Dedicated to the memory of Anton Donkers 30/3/1930 – 16/08/2007.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wandering up to Brisbane Square, as I often do most lunch hours, I came across these gentlemen with what appeared to be an end blown flute. Having dabbled with Irish penny whistles and and an old school fife (circa 1970), curiosity got the better of me and I was politely informed that the instrument is a Turkish ney. Kindly consenting to be photographed during their music lesson I learned that the gentleman on the right was responsible for both crafting the instrument and was also providing his pupil (on the left) with instruction on its use. From what I could hear of the sound it reminded me of the lower range of notes my daughter produces on her traditional flute, low, haunting, but beautifully melodic.
At the time I thought this would be a tricky exposure given the dark coat worn by the subject in the foreground and the back lighting from the sky, thus the image was exposed by spot metering the subjects' hands. The original image has been mildly sharpened and converted to monochrome using a third party pseudo channels plug-in compatible with Photoshop Elements.
Friday, July 27, 2007
I can imagine that as an author it could be quite a daunting experience, attending to one's own book signing with what is likely to be a highly personal and significant piece of work. Answering the querying public's polite and possibly not so polite, sometimes inane and other times intelligent questions, concerning something into which one has poured heart and soul. This cheery author however expressed a quiet confidence in the timelessness of her message and its widespread applicability. Whilst initially cautious about being photographed, she readily consented after I explained my interest in street photography and desire to document her book signing.
FYI "Shafts of Light" by Elizabeth Weston is a fictional work and available through the Angus & Robertson bookstore in Post Office Square, Brisbane.