Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/640
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 640

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/800
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 640

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Eye Cream

Who needs eye cream when you have a healing brush tool?

Kirsten would thank me, I think.

Happy birthday Salv.

Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/30
Aperture: f/1.4
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 1600

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Childhood Memories

This is my younger brother Clynton (left) and I at our grandmother's house in NZ. I'm standing in our 'swimming pool'.

It's nice looking at this, it brings back so many happy memories. I remember almost everything in this picture. Not sure who's taking it, but I'm guessing it's our real father.

I must be about 5 years old... which would put this at 1981. A year before our youngest brother came along.

I remember the camera too... a little plastic Kodak Instamatic that took film cartridges. What I loved were the flash cubes. Each gave four flashes before being spent. The flash revolved when the film was advanced.

Every shot would have cost decent money... what a different world we live in today.

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Monday, July 7, 2008


Carlton Gardens, Carlton

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Shimmery Sluice

This is a lane way near me - Sheils Lane in Carlton.

The yellow flood lighting lit up the water in the drain... 120 years ago this would have been shit and piss and other household waste.

Shot with a Canon 40D on my new Canon 50mm f1.4 lens... I'm constantly amazed by its flexibility and sharpness, and the shallow depth it allows. This shot is not possible with most other lenses out there.

1/80" f1.4 ISO1000

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Lieu 96

Tonight Lieu and I went for dinner at Dessert House. I took this portrait of her as we waited for the best tram in Melbourne - the 96. It was 9┬║C at the time. Cold for us Australi├źns.

It wasn't until I got this foto on-screen that I realised how nice Lieu's scarves are.

I'm not often happy with my photography. But tonight, I'm happy with this portrait. Most of the credit goes to Lieu though for being a compliant model.

So we went on to Dessert House and ordered exactly the same things. Two BBQ pork omelettes on rice and two hot honey lemon teas (you have to specifiy hot in this place).

Goddam I love Dessert House. Abrupt but efficient service, fast food, fraikin tasty and everything under $10.

I've never actually had dessert there... I'm just too full afterwards. Speaking of which, it's not often Lieu doesn't finish a meal (I can't remember her not). Tonight the omelette raced her and won. Good going you omelette!

Oh, here's the omelette...

03/Jul/2008 Update

Is it bad if I went back again tonight (the next night) and ordered the SAME meal and SAME drink, albeit with different people? I won't even bother posting the pic I took... it looks exactly the same!

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