Landscape at 30,000 ft
Annnnd, we’re back! Sorry about the silence – turns out it’s hard to update when broken keyboards and temperamental internet connections conspire against you. On the plus side, I got to see some pretty impressive cloud formations doing their best impression of an alien fairytale landscape, which made for a nice few hours of plane-based photography.
I’m still getting caught up on the internet, so please bear with me if I don’t get to your blogs for a couple of days.
Blasket Islands, Ireland
When you are taking pictures on a small boat, in fairly choppy seas where the Atlantic Ocean meets Europe, you can expect some blurry pictures. And every so often, you get a happy accident
No, the original wasn’t this blurry – in fact, at the size I post things on the blog it probably would have passed as sharp – but I could see the hints of something interesting and decided to run with it. Let’s just say this is another of those inspired by Impressionism pictures. (It also looks a lot better on a black background, but since that isn’t something I can do on this blog you’ll just have to trust me on that one.)
(See more pictures from the Blasket Islands on Journey Photographic here)
Flamenco (Jan 2011)
A Flamenco dancer (or a Sturt’s Desert Pea) swirls its skirts.
My christmas present to myself was a shiny new macro lens (Tamron 90mm). Today I took it for a test drive at the Australian National Botanic Gardens and put it through its paces. Not bad
(You can see more abstract macro pictures on Journey Photographic here)
Crowd and Eyeballs, Muse, Sydney (December 2010)
Another picture from the Muse concert I went to a while ago. Because who doesn’t love giant floating eyeballs?
On an unrelated note, I wanted to link to a poem that milkyminx wrote, inspired by this picture of Kilmainham Goal, called Witnessing the Fruits of Misfortune. Thanks very much MilkyMinx!
This time last week I was at a Muse concert, in Acer Arena, Sydney. Great music, great crowd, and a stunning light show – of course I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures!
Another Poppy from the series of Floriade macro abstracts.
View from 30,000 ft
Inspired by Charlene Winfred‘s pictures from her flight from Perth to Sydney, I made sure I had a camera handy on one of my most recent flights. You certainly get a whole new perspective on the world when you are 30,000 ft above it.