Flickr Friday: More Melbourne Docklands Winter Fireworks

Here is a shot of the Melbourne Winter fireworks I took from a different location to the one I first posted.

Docklands Winter Fireworks 25th July 2014

Flickr Friday: Light Painting With A Mobile Phone

Here is a light painting trial I captured by using an image on my mobile phone screen as a direct light source. I used Autodesk Sketchbook on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to create a simple image of blocks in red, green and blue. Running the Canon 1D4 on bulb with the Canon 24-70mm F2.8L lens I used an f18 aperture at 34mm focal length and this image was created with a 93 second shutter time.

The colors turned out a little odd in this one but it was a first test. There are some later images on my Flickr photostream where I used lighter shades of the colors that looks more vibrant. My intent is to add this technique into images with a subject or even add some dynamic mechanical system to create some interest and order to the picture.

Celly/Mobile Light

Flickr Friday: Karaoke By Anping Beach

Taiwan is certainly an interesting place. It is a cultural cocktail of east with a splash of west and tradition is topped with modern. It was no more apparent than the Karaoke and Tea Truck parked at Anping Beach, just off Sicao Bridge, in Tainan. This guy belted out a local classic quite nicely. Stairway was not on his playlist.

Karaoke By Anping Beach, Tainan, Taiwan

Flickr Friday: 8-Bit Light Painting

Here is a quick light painting image I made using an LED chaser bank. There are a few different chaser patterns the strip does and it results in different light paint pattern when you move laterally in the frame.

Light Painting in 8 bits

Flickr Friday: Blue Vortex

Here is a light painting image I made a few weeks ago I call ‘Blue Vortex’. I used a string of blue LEDs in two ways to make this image.

Blue Vortex

Playing Catch-up: YouTube And Flickr

Apparently I had no posts this week…fail! Here’s a double or nothing special. Something from YouTube and something from Flickr.

First a little test video using a HobbyKing ‘Wing Camera’ that I will be using to do some race cam type videos for Living Room Raceway.

And from my Flickr Photostream some of my light painting as I promised a while ago. More light painting to come with as I make some light painting tools.

In The Zone

Flickr Friday – Depth Of Field

Here is one of my pictures from the National Palace Museum in Taipei, Taiwan. It was shot at 70mm with an f2.8 aperture on my Canon 1D MK4 using a the 24-70 f2.8 L-Series Lens.

Outside the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

Flickr Friday – Taiwan Street Food

Another image from my last trip to Taiwan. This street front eatery was quite busy on the Sunday I was wandering around Tainan. I guess the food must be good.

Street Food, Tainan, Taiwan

Flickr Friday – Back In Taiwan

Here is another picture from my last trip to Taiwan. There are paper lanterns everywhere in the lead up to a holiday in Taiwan and the Autumn Moon Festival was right around the corner on my last trip. I found this one hanging in a string of paper lanterns down an alley.

I was messing around with the clarity slider on this photo as I normally turn the clarity up a little, or a lot in some cases. On this image I dropped the clarity right off to -100 because I liked the effect it had.

Random Paper Lantern, Tainan, Taiwan

Flickr Friday – My Light Painting First Attempt

I have noted in a couple of posts I have an interest in light painting. Sometime last year I did have a go after being inspired by some light painting spirography I saw on Digital Photography School (there’s Darren Rowse with the inspire part of his mantra again…it really does work). Here are a couple of the pictures I took.

Light Paint Spirography

Light Paint Spirography