Recently posted pink blossom.
This season’s jonquils.
The Twelve Apostles.
Could my eyes be deceiving me?
Were there two pots of gold only
a few hundred metres away?
If there was I did not find it!
It has given me satisfaction…
…to see two of my photos sold and adorning walls.
In 2013 I took this photo
on last night of our African Safari.
We then contacted a South African Artist
who turned the photo into a work of art.
The following year, this leopard which MGW photographed
was also turned into a souvenir of our Botswana Safari.
Overall I think my hobby fulfills
the definition of satisfaction.
However, it is not quite as financial
as it was in the 1970s/80s.
In that era a few weddings each year
paid for my equipment.
A Saint Bernard at Taupo,
Black Shouldered Kite.
Little Black Cormorant.
Black Panther to be precise, I believe.
Queenscliff’s Black Lighthouse.
One of three in the world and
the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.
These days it is seldom I post edit
Alas! Nothing spectacular.
Above is Straight Out Of Camera.
straighten horizon and crop.
Often I Photoshop seagulls out of an image
as they are often a blur when using a slow shutter.
I have also noticed the tanker is just emerging from the sun.
I was more enthusiastic four years ago however…
No bins…no car.
Those with more Photoshop skills than I ever
hope to possess will notice blemishes in the editing
however when we zoom out to the ‘big picture’
they are even harder to see.
The final piece of editing was to remove
this car to a ‘not noticeable’ degree.
A simple crop fixed this.
…the elephant in the image.
I think it is a better looking photo
without the light tower.
This is Kardinia Park,
home to the
Geelong Football Club