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.