Category Archives: Photography

Kolgrafarfjörður, once more

Another view of the beautiful Kolgrafarfjörður, a fjord on the northern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, on Iceland’s west coast.

(Sony a65, ISO 100, f/13, 50mm [75mm eq], 1/160s)

Photo from October of 2013.

Kookaburra

A beautiful example of the Australian fauna, spotted on the trail that connects Taronga Zoo to Balmoral Beach.

(Sony a65, ISO 250, f/5.6, 230mm [345mm eq], 1/400s)

Photo from December of 2017.

Tjörnin

Tjörnin is a small lake in downtown Reykjavík – the name literally means “the pond”. It completely freezes over in winter, but it’s a popular bird feeding place for tourists in summer (or autumn, as pictured here).

(Sony a65, ISO 100, f/11, 70mm [105mm eq], 1/160s)

Photo from October of 2013.

Through the Bridge

Looking through the Golden Gate Bridge towards the centre of San Francisco, with the Bay Bridge in the distance.

(Sony a7iii, ISO 100, f/11, 84mm, 1/250s)

Photo from June of 2018.

Wild flowers

It was a gray, misty winter day at the Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, in the Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco. Still, in mid winter, some wild flowers were still on display by the side of the hiking tracks.

(Sony a7iii, ISO 1250, f/8, 90mm, 1/100s)

Photo from February of 2019.

Ferris Wheel

The big ferris wheel in Melbourne (the Melbourne Star) against the afternoon sun. This was taken soon after it opened for the first time, when it was still called the Southern Star – it stayed open for only a bit over a month, then it had to be taken down due to structural damage, and it wouldn’t open again until five years later.

(Sony a200, ISO 100, f/13, 35mm [52mm eq], 1/250s)

Photo from December of 2008.

Pride

Pride parades are happening this month all over the world, and it’s very fitting that random.org picked this photo for this week; it was taken at the 2017 Brooklyn Pride Parade, which I featured previously about a year ago.

I photographed most of that event with a then new lens, a manual-focus 85mm f/1.4, which resulted in not many pictures actually being properly in focus…

(Sony a65, ISO 125, f/1.4, 85mm [128mm eq], 1/60s)

Photo from June of 2017.

Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier is visible from Seattle most of the time, or at least when the weather cooperates. Here it is at sunset, seen from the top of the Space Needle.

(Sony a65, ISO 250, f/5.6, 300mm [450mm eq], 1/500s)

Photo from May of 2015.

Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park is a public park in upper (north) Manhattan, by the Hudson River. In late spring, it is a very colourful place with flowers of many types – as this Persian onion (also known as Dutch garlic, scientific name Allium hollandicum).

(Sony a65, ISO 100, f/1.4, 85mm [127mm eq], 1/3200s)

Photo from June of 2017.

Lizard

One of the local residents at Parramatta Park.

(Sony a65, ISO 400, f/6.3, 210mm [315mm eq], 1/400s)

Photo from September of 2016.