Photo Trip: Brisbane Zombie Walk 2011

And so it came to pass that the undead hordes descended on Brisbane to march through it’s heart demanding brains and donations to the Brain Foundation of Australia. It was a huge event that was aiming to break the world record on most zombies in one place, so far there’s been no official word on if that record was made but it did seem like there were a lot more shuffling creatures this year than previous.

It was, as always, a hell of a lot of fun. I normally don’t take photos of people but since zombies are ex-people this works out nicely. None of these photos are award winners but they do show the inventiveness and spirit of the attendees to this fine charity event.

Huge thanks to the Brisbane Zombie Walk organisational team, the police that oh so patiently dealt with hundreds of zombies screaming for brains in the CBD (it was actually a scarily impressive moment) and of course the hundreds of zombies themselves of all types including many children and pets.

My personal favorite of the day was the Mr Squiggle zombie, complete with the words “I told you to hurry up” written on blood on his back. A fantastic Australian pop culture reference, I for one sir salute you for your brilliant concept.

Below are some of my favorite shots from the day but you can find the full gallery here (118 photos). Happy to provide full copy originals to those that ask.

  

  

 

 

Best Photos Of 2010

This was a triumph...

This post is for Jim Goldstein’s blog project “Your Best Photos From 2010” – Essentially a collection of your best photos from 2010 and why there are the best for you.

The one above was part of the 365 Before Thirty project entitled “Gummi Portal“. To me this was my technically best shot. It required thinking about how to use light, what settings I should use for a pitch black shot.

Sky goes boom!

This one, entitled “Blast Wave“, was my favorite on-the-run shot and the reason I will always take my camera with me everywhere. It was taken walking towards the bus stop on the way home from work.

Zooooooooooommmm

This is my favorite long exposure shot, a technique I’d like to play with more this year.

What?

Probably by far my best macro shot from 2010 entitled “Serendipity“. I had great fun photographing this little guy in the limited time I had him in my hands.

Braaaaiiinnss... ice cold braaaiiiiins

This last one was just pure fun. “Cool Thinking” was done using a brain shaped ice cube mold, some red food dye and a lot of patience.

2010 was a good year , I learnt a lot and gained enough confidence to try harder things such as the Photo Challenge Year project. Bring on 2011 and a new series of challenges.