Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Night Sky

The night in Flinders Island is full of stars. There are not many lights around, and when the weather was clear – which was not that frequent – the sky was just wonderful to look at.

Also, the insects are very good at convincing you not to have any lights on.

(Sony A65, ISO 1600, f/2.8, 17mm [25mm equiv.], 15s)

I took this photo in May of 2016, on my last night on the island.

The Hunter

This is one of my favourite photos of our cat. It came out seriously over-exposed, and I could have fixed some of that in post-production, but I like the way the bright background reinforces the focus of the cat on the toy he is “hunting”.

(Sony A65, ISO 400, f/2, 35mm [52mm equiv.], 1/500s)

This photo is from July of 2016, when the cat was 11 years old. That pink mouse is still his favourite.

Bird kisses

Two corellas grooming each other at sunset. These birds are very common in parks all around Sydney during most of the year, and are very vocal (but not as much as the cockatoos).

(Sony A65, ISO 400, f/6.3, 300mm [450mm equiv.], 1/500s)

This photo is from Parramatta Park in September of 2016.

Boston Common

Boston Common is the oldest city park in the US and a very popular place on warm spring afternoons among the locals. The locals are also very insistent that the name of the place is not “Commons”.

(Sony A200, ISO 100, f/6.3, 30mm [45mm equiv.], 1/80s)

I took this photo in May of 2011, on one of those warm afternoons. The park is very colourful in spring.