|Uluru Moonrise - Canon 40D + Canon 70-200 F4 IS, 1/8, F/8, ISO 400|
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Since I became the proud father of a little monster, I have had fewer opportunities for serious photography. One such opportunity arose during a recent family holiday to Australia, where I managed to sneak away from my family for a few days and head to Alice Springs in the middle of nowhere. Nearby (i.e. a mere 450km away) is a big red rock called Uluru (a.k.a. Ayer's Rock):
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
|The Road to Work - Fuji x100s, 1/80, f/11, ISO 2500|
Thursday, 18 September 2014
|Another World - Canon 40D, Canon 17-55, 60s, f/9.5, ISO100, ND filter|
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
|Quiver Trees by Night 1 - Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16, 6x30sec, f/2.8. ISO 3200, Nodal Ninja|
Chotje’s Vision(Eyes of the Aloe)
Did you watch a gibbous moon
entangled in those starfish eyes
of wise old thorny Kokerboom
beneath Namakwa’s starry skies?
Did you touch his horny hide
and ask him pardon for your rude
request that he in you confide
his thoughts and secrets un-eschewed?
Did he take you far away
beyond the feeble lunar glow
into his gleaming milky way
to places only Kokers know?
Where spirits fly on angel wings
for starfish eyes can see all things.
© WW Schwim, 2014
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
|Mira - Fuji X100s, 1/80, f/2, ISO 500|
Nevertheless, here are a few recent pretty images (don't worry, I won't show you any more baby pictures).
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
|The moon is watching - Canon 40D, 70-200 f4 IS, 0.3sec, f/22 ISO 100|
On 15 March I joined a bunch of photographers to photograph the moonrise over Theewaterskloof Dam. The Helderberg Photographic Society does this thing about once a year, and this time Tafelberg Photographic Society wanted in on the act; it was fun shooting with a bunch of new faces.
Monday, 10 February 2014
|Smoke on the Water - Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16, 20x30sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200|
I was a bit luckier last time, when my Quiver Trees by Night 3 was shortlisted, and Quiver Trees by Night 2 was commended. Still, I'm very happy with the result, especially as 2013 really wasn't a good year for me, and this was one of very few decent images that I produced.