Entries from May 2009 ↓

Northern Rivers Round 3 – Sunbury (Gallery 4)

It’s been over a week in the making, but it is finally here. The fourth and final gallery from round 3 the Northern Rivers BMX series at Sunbury. These pictures are from semi finals and finals/4th motos. (click on the jump if you cannot see the gallery below)…

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Monday Funny

I love this one…

Two fish are in a tank.

One says to the other “I’ll man the guns, you drive”

Northern Rivers Round 3 – Sunbury (Gallery 3)

Here is the third gallery of pics from Northern Rivers round 3 at Sunbury BMX track last weekend. This is from the second half of moto racing. Some pictures of finals action are still to come. (follow the jump to the pics if you don’t see the gallery below) Continue reading →

DPS Assignment: Ghetto Lighting

This week’s assignment at Digital Photography School is ‘Ghetto Lighting’. The idea is to use cheap light sources for you photo rather than a flash, speedlite or pro lighting.

For this one, I used 4 glow sticks…2 blue, 2 green. As you can tell from the image, the blue is to the left of the manequin and the green to the right. I still had to run a long exposure and I intentionally underexposed it slightly. The back drop is the backing card I have in my homemade light box.

I really just wanted to highlight the right side in green and the left in blue. The background transition and shadows are a cool side effect.


DPS Assignment: Ghetto Lighting
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-50 Macro
Aperture: F/4.5
Exposure: 20 seconds

Northern Rivers Round 3 – Sunbury (Gallery 2)

Here is another 50 or so pictures from Northern Rivers round 3 at Sunbury BMX club. This is the first batch from moto racing. (Follow the jump if you can’t see the gallery…)

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Monday Funny

What do you call a fish with no eyes?

A fsh

Northern Rivers Round 3 – Sunbury (Gallery 1)

Here are the first of my pictures from the third round of the Northern Rivers BMX series at Sunbury BMX track. This set is from practice. (Click the jump to see the gallery) Continue reading →

Can I get Left Hand Side Body Armour?

Crashed the BMX again today. Only my third crash of significance on a BMX, but by far the worst. This time we were out practicing at Park Orchards and I was trying a few new things.

In the mix of working on new skills I decided, rather late, to attempt jump the third straight table top. This is something I can do, but I am not great at it. Since I had changed my mind from manualling it to jumping it as I was half way around the berm, I probably wasn’t in the right frame of mind. I tried too hard to boost and went a bit crooked in the air at which point I got rather concerned. My front wheel came down first and hard. There was no chance to recover and it was all over.

No major injuries, just some missing skin and a sore knee. However I think I have finally learnt my lesson (third times a charm)…it is time for some armour. Can I get left hand only armour, I don’t seem to crash on my right! (touch wood)


DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

Here is my latest DPS Assignment entry for “Kitchen Utensils”. You are meant to take an everyday item from your kitchen and make it interesting. I am not sure if I have achieved this, but I had some fun with my new 580EXII Speedlite trying to do it.

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils

DPS Assigment: Kitchen Utensils
Camera: Canon 450D
Lens: EF-S 18-55 IS
Exposure: 1/10
Aperture: F4.5
Focal Length: 36mm
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Monday Funny

My friend drowned in a bowl of muesli.

He was pulled in by a strong currant.