Monthly Archives: June 2018

NY at night

The view from the Top of the Rock observation deck, on the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Center, looking south. That’s the Empire State Building in the foreground, with the new World Trade Center on the right and the Statue of Liberty barely visible on the far right.

(Sony A65, ISO 1600, f/3.2, 30mm [45mm equiv.], 1/25s)

This photo is from February of 2015, on a bitterly cold night. That terrace is exposed and very windy, I had to go back inside every few minutes to warm my hands up before taking more photos…

Brooklyn Pride Parade

June is Pride Month around the world. This photo is from last year’s Brooklyn Pride Parade, in Brooklyn, NY. That’s a much smaller event than the “main” NY parade through Manhattan, attended mostly by local residents and families.

(Sony A65, ISO 1250, f/1.4, 85mm [128mm equiv.], 1/60s)

Photo taken as the parade was winding down, in June of 2017.

Melbourne Skyline

This is central Melbourne at sunset, seen from St Kilda, almost 10 years ago. The Eureka Tower, bright gold in the centre of the frame, had recently been completed.

(Sony A200, ISO 200, f/5.6, 70mm [105mm equiv.] (cropped), 1/125s)

I took this photo in September of 2008; I still lived in Melbourne then.

Birds on the Beach

Another photo from my trip to Flinders Island (previously). This one is on the east coast of the island, near the Patriarch River Inlet. The eastern side of the island is basically one long, almost uninterrupted beach, great for long walks and for looking at the local fauna.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/7.1, 50mm [75mm equiv.], 1/250s)

Photo taken in May of 2016.

A Pyramid in East Iceland

Mount Búlandstindur is a mountain in eastern Iceland, just north of the town of Djúpivogur, on the shore of the Berufjörður. It looks very much like an ancient pyramid, especially with the snow accentuating the “steps” formed by the basalt layers.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/7.1, 40mm [60mm equiv.], 1/80s)

I took this photo in October of 2013, when driving around Iceland following the Ring Road.