Timelapse Experiment #2

Last time I tried a timelapse experiment it was mostly hampered by the fact I was doing the shots manually. Now I have a proper intervalometer for my camera I decided to test it out. This is the first use of the device, a simple 1 hour timelapse with one photo taken every minute. Condensed that down into a short 10 second video (6 frames a second) and you get this result. True it’s not the most exciting timelapse of all time but it does mean I do have the tools to move forward and try out some more interesting experiments.

Experiments In Bokeh

Brisbane CBD all askew

I’ve added a new challenge to my Photo Challenge Year list – custom bokeh shots. Basically using a simple shaped cover (in this early experiment a triangle) you can get a little artsy with how the background blur on your photographs look.

The shot above is looking from our balcony into the Brisbane CBD with the lens purposefully unfocused to enhance the bokeh effect. The image below is using the same idea except facing towards South Bank.

More experimentation on this to come. If you want to know how to do this sort of thing yourself have a look at this video over at Make magazine.

South Bank a little more triangular than usual

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.


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


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.