Sunday, March 21, 2010

Swan Valley and King's Park

Swan Valley

Sandalford Winery
We were too late to capture the nice juicy grapes.

One of the few nice grapes left!

Kings Park

Natural Windchimes

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Walk around my suburb

These are the things I see and often walk past everyday without stopping appreciate it. That is one thing I realise when taking photographs, you get to see the beauty out of ordinary mundane things.

With the sudden realisation that I have not done any macro shots, I tried all sorts of macro techniques that I can perform with our current equipment. I tried to invert my 50mm f1.8 lens and the results were NOT like those beautiful ones i saw on flickr. Below are two photos taken with my 50mm lens inverted, held by my hands against the body of the slr:

a speck of dust on the microfibre cloth

my goldfish

Inverting the lens to the body, and holding it by hand was fun and interesting. However, i will only do this again when i have painfully nothing to do and i have lots of time to kill. After this frustrating exercise, I ordered the Kenko Extension Tube on ebay and I am waiting for its arrival now!!!

More Macro later that day- taken when I brought the dogs for a walk. Used the 24-105mm f4-22 lens and pushed its macro capabilities to its limits. Not meant to be for macro, but acceptable at this stage till my extension tubes arrive! I'm more comfortable with taking landscape shots so I will not invest too much on macro lens at the moment.

This is one of my favourite shot of all time. I love how the colour of the yellow leaf stands out of the surrounding

Sunday, March 14, 2010


King's Park

South Mole Light House

He's gotten fat and old

Naughty girl

Friday, March 5, 2010

make over woooffffff!

Taken with Canon 50mm, f1.8 lens. I am starting to love this lens a lot!





final trim


the once furry broomie then jump into the swimming pool for a swim to cool down in the 42degrees summer day.

ps. she was not harmed in anyway, only the 'groomer' was scratched and abused.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Melbourne Part III

Taken with Canon 50mm, f1.8 lens.

chapel street - where I get to experience the really fashionable side of Australia
guys that are dominated are hot.

Docklands - I would love to live here one day

so pretty

another funky cafe at Fitzroy

High-end boutiques on Collins st and beautiful victorian buildings

lots of hidden gems in the alleys of Melboune city

This is the last melbourne post. I will be back!