Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sandown V8Supercars

Last weekend my son (Bradley) and I went along to Sandown Raceway to watch the V8Supercars.  
Of course I had to take my Nikon D5100 and got some nice pics using the 55-300 zoom lens.

You can check out more of my Sandown pics on Flickr 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


We recently had a family get-away to Gippsland, and of course I had to take the DSLR along.  I'm really happy with some of the photos I took while we were away, here's some of my favourites.

Small boat coming home at Sunset
Metung boardwalk
Buchan Caves
Raymond Island Koala

Sunday, September 18, 2011

GPS camera attachment

I've recently bought a GPS attachment for my Nikon D5100 from ebay.  Sure its not a Genuine Nikon product, but it's about a quarter of the price.

First impressions are that it is very slow (several minutes) to get an accurate GPS position, and before it does it can record old info to the Exif data of photos taken.  When I turned the camera on today, for the first few minutes (and 30 odd photos I took of kangaroos in a field), it actually recorded GPS data from my front yard that it got from test shots taken the day before.

Anyway, now I've got another excuse to get out and about taking more "test" photos.

GPS unit

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Night Sky Photography

The latest subject in my DSLR learning curve was the night sky, as I continue to play with long exposures.

With the neigbour's roof and TV antenna at the bottom foreground for perspective, this was my best shot from about 45 minutes in the back yard.  It's a 30 second exposure with my Nikon D5100.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Conflicting Google Accounts

Well, it's taken almost all night, but I've finally resolved my problem of "conflicting" Google accounts.  The conflict was a result of originally opening Blogger and You-Tube accounts using a Google-apps account, rather than a regular Google or Gmail account.  I've had to open a new account, but at least my mail, blogs and videos can now all co-exist without getting in each other's way!

With that all sorted, hopefully you'll see a few more blog posts now!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nikon D5100

Well I finally entered the world of DSLR photography when my lovely wife got me a Nikon D5100 dual lens kit for my birthday back in June.

For the past couple of months, in-between work and kids, I've been learning my way 'round this great camera.  Being a big fan of, I've posted lots of pics online (check out my photostream).  Last weekend I dug out the old tri-pod and thought I'd try my hand at some long exposure night shots, and I'm very happy with the result.
Lakeside at night

I plan to do more photography, and blogs, as we head into Summer, so watch this space...

Friday, January 28, 2011

My photo on Planet Earth blog

It's nice when strangers like my photos.

In October 2009 I told you about one of my photos (showing motorbikes on their way to Phillip Island for the Grand Prix) appearing on the blog site A PHOTO A DAY FROM PLANET EARTH.

From time-to-time I will add photos to their flickr group, and this week they chose my photo of the Cape Schanck Lighthouse to publish on the site.