Saturday, May 26, 2012

Early light...

With a busy weekend ahead, I was out of bed early to catch the sunrise this morning. I was determined to try out my new lens once I was finished with the sunrise and was hoping the birds would be co-operative. Turns out the sun didn't do exactly what I wanted of it but the birds did show themselves. They weren't that keen on my being anywhere near them but I did manage to capture a few shots. I need more practice with the new lens, it's like being a beginner all over again.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

From the roof top...

I am currently working on a series of images for NAWIC (National Association of Women In Construction). They are having an exhibition soon and I am shooting the images for them. I have been to all sorts of sites so far, power substations, building sites, plumbing showrooms and today a roof top! Thankfully it was an easy access roof and I didn't have to climb any ladders or scaffolding like I have had to do recently. Once on the roof I was captivated by all the reflections in the surrounding buildings. I could have stayed there for hours photographing them! The following images are all I managed to get in while doing the job I was there for.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Before my new lens...

Photographing birds is something I really enjoy doing. It is also something that frustrates me endlessly! Birds have a habit of moving when you don't want them to which makes getting a sharp clear shot so much harder. I use a Canon 70-300 lens usually for my bird photography and while I have managed to get some awesome shots, there are times when it is too short and I just can't get close enough to the birds without spooking them.

Today was no exception, every time I got to a distance that I was comfortable with the darn birds flew away! So here are the fly away shots of the day :)  After we gave up on the birds (they all flew away) we headed into town and bought a new lens. I now have a Sigma 150-500mm lens and I can't wait to try it out. Maybe tomorrow :)

So these images are my before shots and hopefully soon I will be able to post some taken with the new lens. Watch this space!  Oh and another piece of good news... I placed 2nd in the Fauna section of the Tiritiri Matangi Island Photographic Competition with one of my Bellbird shots from my last trip there.