In your face Brisbane street photography with the Voigtlander

Feb
21
up close and personal

It was another random wednesday out on the streets of Brisbane this week as I embarked on a little street photography.  However, this week was going to be a little different in terms of how I wanted to shoot.  I decided that this week I would take the Olympus OM-D E-M5 out with the 17.5mm Voigtlander lens set to about f/4 and manually focused between about 50cm and 90cm (I changed this slightly most times I shot).  This meant that I had to shoot up and close to whatever or whoever I was going to shoot.  I also wanted to play around with over em

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Random Wednesday in Brisbane City

Feb
13
Brisbane city cycles on the streets

I always try to get out for a short street shoot when I get a free moment and wednesdays seem to be my favourite day in Brisbane city as there is always something random happening mid week.  The city markets are always great to pick up a few delicacies and take a couple of photos while there is always something else happening nearby.  Today there was an awesome surprise marriage proposal that took place in King George Square just outside city hall.  There was a flash mob, a scottish band, cheer leaders and the masked proposer - a fairly awesome event.  I have inc

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Mexicans in Brisbane

Feb
09
mexicans in brisbane

I am now finally back in Brisbane for a while and have mostly recovered from the recent travel and festivities of christmas and the new year.  While the postings have slowed over the last few weeks I have a lot of postings to catch up on.  I have had time to play with the new Panasonic GH3 and have also been playing with open source software for photo management and/or editing.  The following photos are taken with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 on the streets of Brisbane.  I generally shoot the streets at least once a week.

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An awesome linux.conf.au 2013

Jan
31
linux.conf.au

I am currently in Canberra at linux.conf.au 2013 (lca2013) - a week long conference about free and opensource software.  Those who know me, know how passionate I am about free and open source software and I find that this conference is one of the best around.  It is a great place to listen to awesome speakers and to chat with like minded people.

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How to recover deleted photos from a freshly formatted sd card

Dec
15

I arrived home less then a week ago from weeks of traveling to find an SD card awaiting my attention.  From time to time my geeky side comes to the front and I do a little data recovery for people if it is possible.

The Situation:

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Autumn in Hanoi with a dash of rain

Dec
13
Fish in the wet markets of Hanoi

One of my most favourite places to visit is Vietnam and in particular Hanoi. I find Vietnam to be a place where I am always learning something new and meeting very friendly people. I love walking the streets with a camera and experiencing all that Vietnam has to offer - including so many of the most fabulous local foods that can be found on the street. During my most recent visit to Hanoi, it was cool (being Autumn) and mostly rainy with the occassional gaps in the rain. There are quite a few photos presented here again liek my previous psots but I do ask ou to be patient as the photos load. Like all my recent travels these photos have been taken with that brilliant travel camera the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the Olympus 12mm lens, Olympus 45mm lens and the Voigtlander 17.5mm lens.

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From Beijing to the Great Wall of China

Dec
10
Wangfujing beijing

New adventures always equals a lot of new fun and opportunities to capture some great photographs. no matter how jet lagged you may be feeling at the time. I arrived in Beijing with quite a lot of sleep deprivation, however it was not long before I had charged all camera batteries and hit the streets for a few photos of this new amazing city called Beijing. The following set of photos tries to capture a little of what I saw in each of the places I was visiting or just wondering in Beijing. Like my other recent posts the photos taken here are based around the following three lenses - 12mm Olympus, 45mm Olympus and the 17.5mm Voigtlander. I did add an extra lens to the equation when I was at the Great Wall and that was the Panasonic 7-14mm lens.

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Xiamen in 24hrs

Dec
07
Xiamen, China

Recently I had the opportunty to spend just under 24hrs in Xiamen while transiting between cities.  While it was raining during most of my visit here - it was still an exciting place to visit.  For those who love to shop - there is no end of shopping opportunities here, though for those of you that liek to explore the many lanes, back streets and local wet markets there is a new adventure on each corner.  The latter is perhaps where I spent most of my time.  I also had a quick visit to Gulangyu Island which is a short 5min very ride from the mainland.

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On the streets of Kuala Lumpur again!

Dec
03
candles at the temple

I was on another one of my crazy stop overs while traveling - this time Kuala Lumpur.  It was a sunny Saturday morning (with rain looming), however I managed to squeeze a couple of hours in for a bit of shutter therapy with a fellow street photographer - Robin Wong.  You can see his version of the morning at http://robinwong.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-quiet-morning.html.

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Saint Petersburg in a couple of days

Nov
29
st petersburg in the rain

This post like me previous post is quite lengthy (apologies for all the images and a lack of words). Following on from my previous post on Moscow, I again try to share a little about the amazing city of Saint Petersburg in Russia. This city, like Moscow is quite beautiful with some amazing history. Unfortunately during the time I was there I only had a few hours of sunshine so had to walk quite a few kilometers in one day to capture some of the city. I ventured to the most popular sites and then tried to find a few local sites and markets that were a little off the beaten track.

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