My photography

My photography has been neglected of late, mainly because I’m not getting out of the house as much as I used to and I’d like a new camera. Consequently, there has been hardly any mention of it here on my blog.

So I thought I’d remedy that by doing a short post on some of my attempts at taking a decent picture.

I’m an amateur, by far. I have a wonderful digital camera, well, it was wonderful in 2002 when I spent a huge pile of money on it. Wow, thinking of the $1500 I spent then and comparing to what I could get for that now…yowser.

Anyways, my meagre equipment is a Nikon Coolpix 4500 (4MP, 4x zoom). Other than a UV filter added to the lens, I have no other equipment with it (though I would love a zoom lens). Not that I would really know what to do with such equipment anyway, because I’m very much a point and shoot, love my auto mode, dibble with the macro mode kind of piccimaker. I wouldn’t know an F-stop if I was hit over the head with it. I know what an aperture is, but I’m not too sure exactly what to do with it, and my lens is that thing I tend to get fingerprints on if I’m not careful.

But I do know one thing and I rely on it like crazy. I can compose a piccy. So with that and the digital capability to take umpteen zillion shots, I can often come up with something that looks okay.

My favourite topics include bugs, flowers, and natural landscapes. I’ve been known to stand on a beach for three hours waiting for the sun to set because I knew it was going to be a brilliant sunset (and it was a brilliant one, the wait was very much worth it). I’ve perched on the edge of a sea cliff in the rain to take a picture of a beetle. I’ve stood in the rain a lot, come to think of it. Seems to be a good time for a good shot.

So here are some examples of my dabblings.

Eagle Bay, Western Australia
Eagle Bay, Western Australia


Rejuvenating forest - Port Lincoln National Park
Rejuvenating forest, six months post-bushfire, Port Lincoln National Park, South Australia


Man running - Piccaninnie Ponds Beach
Man running, Piccaninnie Ponds Beach, South Australia-o


Sun orchids - Mount Crawford Forest
Sun orchids, Mount Crawford Forest, South Australia


Green Bay - Western Australia
Green Bay, Western Australia


Tree - Eastern Victoria, Australia
Tree, Eastern Victoria, Australia


Banksia hookerana flower detail
Banksia hookerana, flower detail, my front yard, Adelaide, South Australia


Sunset - Piccaninnie Ponds Beach
Sunset, Piccaninnie Ponds Beach, South Australia


Eremophila buds, my front yard, Adelaide, South Australia


Brighton jetty
Brighton Jetty, Brighton Beach, South Australia


There you go, a good array of the types of piccies I like to take. Hopefully I will be able to get out a bit more in the next couple of years and take some more.

(whose old faithful camera has been taking baby piccies more than anything else for the last three years)