December 29, 2004
Today we had the first Ultrasound scan, images can be seen here. We've also got video which includes the sound of the babies heartbeat! Not much to see yet, although Erica says the baby has my nose :-)
December 25, 2004
Xmas 2004 photos
Xmas 2004 is in Yackandandah again, and this year the photos are coming to you live over the net as they happen (sorta)
December 18, 2004
A tale of two images. One photo with two results
Just been playing around with one of my lightning shots, and it's a great example of two fairly different images from the same photo (if that makes sense).
Here is the original:
Then I took it into Photoshop, rotated the image until it was mostly level (the camera was not level when I took the shot).
I then let Photoshop automatically adjust the contrast, which darkened the sky and brought more colour out in the lights (the original was a 10 second exposure, so it looks lighter than the actual sky was)
Finally I cropped the image differently, removing the ugly buildings at the front and keeping just a sliver of lights from the horizon (as well as the clocktower which looks great).
Which gives me:
I really like the second version, same photo with differenct presentation. You can click on both images to see larger versions in my gallery.
December 06, 2004
Taken from my office window, lots of rain on the window and office furniture in the reflection - but an awesome lightning strike. 30 second exposure, Canon 300D
see a couple more (crappy ones) here