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The other day when I taking some of the Lego portraits Miss Lily decided that even though she’s probably been photographed more than any other cat ever, she should be the centre of attention not some Lego man. She jumped up on the table and plonked herself down in front of me demanding to be photographed at one point she even started trying to lick the macro lens.
I have been so busy the last couple of weeks I have barely had time to think let alone pick up my camera and practice any photography. This past weekend though everything calmed down and I was able to practice a technique I have been reading about, Contre-Jour.
Contre-Jour Photography is when you point your camera directly to the light source, and it usually results in your subject turning into a silhouette. The term Contre-Jour is a french term and it means against the daylight, which I think is so pretty. I have always loved these shots when I’ve taken them accidentally and I really enjoyed trying to produce them deliberately.
It’s been really hot here lately and so whenever it cools off and I can have fresh air instead of air conditioning I fling open all the windows and doors. Lily is an inside cat and she always has been, however in her mind she is a brave adventurous cat who should be allowed outside when ever wants, never mind that for the first three years when she went outside on her lead she would come back inside to go to the bathroom, in her mind she should be outside. So while you guys get the pictures I get the desperate meows and impassioned yowling to be let out.
Enjoy The Pictures !
All Photographs were taken on my Nikon D300s with my 35mm Lens, the only post processing that I did was to convert to black and white and crop a tad.
A quick Photo of Lily I took the other day, I walked up to the screen door and there she was waiting for me.
I converted it to black and white in lightroom afterwards because i was experimenting and I really like the way it looks.
NSW is currently having a heatwave so I’m off to sit under my air conditioner all day.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
2013 is now here and it’s that time of year again goal setting.
1. Complete a 50/50 Photo Challenge
This is one of my goals from last year that I didn’t complete and I really wanted to, I think committing to taking a photo everyday for 50 days would really help me to improve my photography and also get me into the habit of taking my camera with me everywhere.
2. Complete 3 Photography Workshops
I haven’t gone to any photography workshops or short courses for a really long time and I really miss getting out there and spending a whole day doing something I really love with a whole bunch of other people who love it to.
3. Learn more about Photography in general.
Photography is a really fascinating subject that I love learning about and I want to get back to investigating and trying techniques I haven’t used before as well as learning about photographers whose work I admire.
At the beginning of 2012 I set a couple of photography goals you can see the full post here, they were:
1. 50 Day photo Challenge
2. Flash Photography
3. Food Photography
4. Long Exposure Photography
5. Sell a photo or a service
When I think back to setting the goals I was so excited about the new year I really just though about things I wanted to try and set them as goals. I think the reason I had difficulty completing goals was that they were not specific enough. When I set goals for 2013 I will be setting very specific goals so that I have something real to work towards.
As of today, I haven’t fully completed any of my photography goals, I have played with some of them but I haven’t really managed to complete them the way I envisioned that I would. Mostly I thought about what I could do, then talked myself out of trying for fear that I would get it wrong. I have worked really hard on my confidence this year which wasn’t one of my goals but probably should have been and even though I didn’t complete the photography goals I think the confidence I have gained this year, especially after my trip overseas is far more important in the long run than more photos.
I am happier and more excited about the future and my life than I have been in years and that’s what I am taking away from 2012.
The year is drawing to close and to me it always feels as though everything has a natural end around this time of the year. You start to reflect and look back at what has happened in the previous year and begin to look ahead to next dreaming and making plans for the future.
But first is Christmas and holidays and time with family, I’m looking forward to Christmas and that’s it so far I’m deliberately not looking to far ahead I sometimes plan so far ahead I forget to actually live now. My current plan is to live in the now and celebrate the small things.
A Gorgeous Kitty who is always interesting
I’ve been home back in Australia for a month now. I have lounged around I’ve watched trashy reality TV (Thank you Big Brother) I’ve watched DVDs (Thank God for True Blood) and I’ve done basically nothing, the only something being the odd Blog post and editing my pictures from my trip.
It’s time for me to get back into the swing of things, I have to find a new Job, and I need to get serious about my photography and start really taking it seriously. I’m in work mode and find work mode. For me work mode means my hair in a pony tail (its real serious now) and a glass of Diet Coke.
That meme that goes around “Given enough Diet Coke, I could Rule the World” that’s me.
Time to get to it! CHEERS!
The Radcliffe Camera is one of the most famous buildings in Oxford and while I was there it was one of my favourite places to visit. It’s not possible to go inside the camera but I loved wandering past and snapping away.
I have hundreds of Photos of Radcliffe Camera, it is one of the most stunning buildings, these are just a couple of my favourite photos.
Finally I am ready to post some pictures for my trip to Oxford. I have been so busy since I came home, mostly with all the ordinary things being home is about.
Here are a couple of my favourite pics from Oxford.
The Old City Walls
I really loved going overseas, it was hands down the best decision I have ever made and I can’t wait to do it again. The experience has really made a huge difference in my life, since I have come home I have been so much happier, had so much more confidence and I have worried so little it has been wonderful.
I’ll be posting more photos soon.
Happy Tuesday !
Well I’m home now, I’ve been back in Australia for a little over a week and I’ve just been relaxing, enjoying the sunshine and catching up mostly getting over the Jet Lag (so much worse coming home). Now that I’m all over it and relaxed I’ve started going over my photos. All the photos today are from my iPhone and my Instagram stream.
The Ashmolean Museum (Amazing!)
Emperor Augustus and Islamic Tile Work
Blackwell’s Bookshop best ever & Hanging Baskets of flowers
Broad St and Trinity College from Parks Rd
Oxford Campus Stores on Broad St and a door in a wall on Parks St
The Bridge I walked over to get into town & the Pink Pub
The sweetest little Cottage on Parks Rd & the Queen on a 20 Pound note
Sign I found on one of the College Walls & the opposite view of the Cottage
Coral and Dinosaur Bones from Pitt Rivers Museum
Fossilized Bug and the Roof in Pitt Rivers
More Pitt Rivers
More Fossils from Pitt Rivers
Random Church & Building in Oxford
Random St in Oxford & Row Boats under the Magdalen Bridge
Magdalen Bridge & Magdalen College
Me at Radcliffe Camera & Brasenose College
The Cobblestones around Radcliffe Camera & Radcliffe Camera
All Souls College across Radcliffe Square and a Lane way
Taxi on Magdalen Rd and Street Lamp in one of the Park Lanes
Lamb & Flag Passage and a Lane way
Terminal Three at Heathrow
Me Happy to be Home & Lily happy to see me.
So thats some of my instagram pictures from my time in Oxford. I’m going through all the others I took on my Nikon and I will be posting them over the next week or so.