Mystery Location in Melbourne!

Best Stained Glass in the world?

Where do you think the best stained glass is in the world? Usually some of the best are in cathedrals and things of this nature, but I bet there are a few amazing displays that I’ve never even heard of.

Daily Photo – Mystery Location in Melbourne

Can anyone identify today's location?

There is a tiny bit of a trick to this photo. I just finished recording a little behind-the-scenes of how it was made… but kind of a cool trick if I do say so myself! It has to do with symmetry and getting everything right in the camera, which can be darn near impossible with structures like this!

Mystery Location in Melbourne

Mystery Location in Melbourne

Photo Information

  • Date TakenJanuary 11, 2013 at 9:11am
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO560
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Bridges of Melbourne

Speaking of outside art looking different in the day and night

I’m excited about my upcoming Burning Man trip! This time, I’m going to keep it simple and just use all Sony NEX stuff. Last time, I think I used six different cameras! I used everything from a small Pentax to a huge Phase 1 medium format! This time, I’ll just keep it simple… Also, I’ll try not to change lenses too often so the interior chamber doesn’t fill up with too much sand and nonsense.

Daily Photo – Bridge in Melbourne

Melbourne is filled with some of the most inventive bridges I’ve seen in the middle of a city center. If you’re a fan of crazy, funky, modern bridges, then this is a great place for you. Even better, the bridges look totally different at night than during the day… it reminds me a lot of the art that is at Burning Man!

Bridge in Melbourne

Bridge in Melbourne

Photo Information

  • Date TakenJanuary 11, 2013 at 2:54pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Paparazzi Dogs in Melbourne and Bel in the Wind

Paparazzi Dogs

I saw this funny thing on the website for the sculpture below…

HDR Photo

Hehe I guess we all fell into their trap! Actually, there were not 500 people there. It was much less than that… I think the official face count from the group picture is on the world record site. Anyway, saw this and thought it was kinda cute.

Daily Photo – Bel in the Wind

Have you been wondering who shot that incredible video we just released a few days ago? This girl! Bel Jones! (go to her website to see more about her and her own art! She followed me around for about a week to get all the footage, and then she edited it all together in just a few weeks to bring straight to you. I took this while we were up on a windy bluff on Deer Park heights.

Bel in the Wind

Bel in the Wind

Photo Information

  • Date TakenFebruary 8, 2013 at 11:55am
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Another Bridge in Melbourne

iPhone Cases in the Wild!

Do you have an iPhone and looking for a snazzy case? We put together a bunch of different cases for you to enjoy and sport around! Just pop on over to the iPhone Case section of the store and have a gander! :)

Daily Photo – Another Bridge in Melbourne

I like these cities that get all fancy with their bridges. Melbourne certainly does! Each bridge tries to out-do the next. There’s no common theme and its sort of a mish-mash of styles, to say the least. I think that not everyone likes this, but I do. I don’t mind all the variety, especially from the perspective of photography.

It’s kind of the same way with the buildings and other decorative elements around downtown Melbourne. There are so many styles, most of which are one flavor of “modern” or “contemporary”. I enjoy mixing and matching different elements into compositions, but it is not easy. There is a challenging aspect to it that I don’t get in many other cities.

Bridge in Melbourne

Another Bridge in Melbourne

Photo Information

  • Date TakenJanuary 11, 2013 at 2:32pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

The Skyline of Melbourne from Across the River

iPad Mini (and QatQi)

I lost my bigger iPad on a QANTAS flight from Melbourne, which was kind of a bummer. So I decided to try the iPad mini. I didn’t think I would like it as much as I do! I was worried that my photos would feel small and not as impressive… but I don’t find that to be the case yet. I’m really enjoying the form-factor, and reading books on the Kindle app is very nice… Oh, and here’s a fun word-game app recommendation for you: QatQi. Tell me if you make it all the way to the Sunday puzzle and can finish it ! :)

Daily Photo – The Skyline of Melbourne from Across the River

Melbourne has one of the most “walkable” skylines I’ve seen. It runs all up and down the river and looks pretty from both sides. It also works out well because there is very little to obstruct your view. It’s the complete opposite, of, say, Bangkok, where getting a view across the river is next to impossible.

I look forward to going back to Melbourne to walk along this river many more times!

The Skyline of Melbourne from Across the River

The Skyline of Melbourne from Across the River

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

Enjoying the Melbourne Skyline

A fun world record!

It was such a huge crowd at this event. Here’s a thread about the World Record from that evening! :)

Daily Photo – Enjoying the Melbourne Skyline

Here’s another photo from our amazing Melbourne photowalk. I really enjoyed walking up and down this area along the river. It felt like one of the most “walkable” and scenic downtown areas I’ve ever encountered. It reminded me a little of Zurich in that way.

I stayed over in The Olsen hotel, which is one of the “Art Series” hotels… a very cool idea where the entire hotel is themed after a certain artist. They have a few different hotels, and next time I might try to stay a little closer in by the location where I took this shot.

Enjoying the Melbourne Skyline

Enjoying the Melbourne Skyline

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

Melbourne PhotoWalk – World Record!

Thanks Melbourne!

It looks like our PhotoWalk in Melbourne got a world record! The count by Paul Pavlinovich was 289 people! Thank you to Locky Downing for taking the photo — really an amazing group of photographers…

You can see a TON OF PHOTOS from the Melbourne PhotoWalkers here in the G+ Event. I’m still going through them all… but it is interesting as always to see what other people saw during the same night!

I sincerely thank all of you for coming, and it was a pleasure when you walked up to me to say hello and talk for a while!

I hope my explanation to everyone there made sense… I am glad the processing turned out okay! :)

Daily Photo – Jane Fondle, the Light Dancer in Melbourne

After hour THREE of the mega-photowalk, we came across this gal. She said her name was “Jane Fondle,” which I thought was kind of strange. And I thought it was even more strange when she gave me a brochure and it said that she does live performances in front of children so they stay in shape. Jane Fondle! hehe…

Anyway, this was a tough shot… as you can probably tell… getting HDR with movement is especially tricky — and double-tricky when playing with light trails!

Jane Fondle Melbourne

Jane Fondle, the Light Dancer in Melbourne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/2.8
  • ISO280
  • Focal Length16mm (16mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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