Landscape at 30,000 ft, II

Picture of a cloud landscape at 30,000 ft

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

Picture of the Blasket Islands, Ireland, Impressionist-Style

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 (Sturt’s Desert Pea)

Abstract macro picture of Sturt's Desert Pea, Botanic Gardens, Canberra

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)