Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Spring Flowers

This was taken on the same morning as "Fig". My intention was to gain inspiration by detouring via the City Botanical Gardens thinking that it would be full of spring flowers in bloom. Nothing could be further from the truth: Either spring didn't happen in Brisbane City this year, or I simply missed it! There were some low ground covering plants that offered up some blooms and I was determined to capture what I could. Sad to say, this was the best of the bunch (om4, zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro, f5.6, HP5 @ 400).

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


I have been awfully slack in recent weeks and have not shot anything of worth and decided to try and force myself to find a subject that I could get enthusiastic about. Detouring through the City Botanical Gardens early in the morning I found this fig, nicely lit from the side. I like the complex, almost abstract trunk that these trees develop, and the wonderfully textured bark - almost like an elephant's skin. This is not my usual architectural study, but I do like the strength of its form. (OM4, zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro, f8, HP5 @ 400)

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


This is just another whimsical shot taken down by the river among the restaurants and cafes. I was really trying to highlight the wonderful architectural detail in the awning outside Vino's and thought that it might fit with my lines theme (I decided against categorising that way). I also thought the composition would be a challenge given the early morning light, the white fabric awning and the clear blue sky beyond. I wasn't using any filters on the lens, but I did tweak the scanned image it a little by upping brightness and contrast a touch. (om4, zuiko 50mm f1.8, f11, FP4 @ 125)