Some Lily!

Some Lily!

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She has an unholy obsession with Shrek 2 at the moment. Thankfully my copy is digital… no wearing out VHS tapes like we used to when we were kids!

I was up at mum and dad’s this evening, playing around with my camera and flash. I did the initial exposure on the sky, then hit the Exposure Lock button and recomposed it against the trees, with the flash on. I think they came out very interestingly!

And of course, a couple of Lily!

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I was playing around the other day and took this photo of me. I quite like how it came out.

Self-portait

kungfupolarbear, I adjusted it slightly from when you saw it, to bump the contrast and colours up a touch. 🙂

And I just realised I missed uploading one of the good photos of Lily I took the other week at mum and dad’s!

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More Lily!

The first five were taken a few days ago at my house, the last six were just tonight at mum and dad’s.

Frowny-face

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I’m going through and clearing up all the umpteen hundred photos I’ve taken while screwing around with my new flash, heh. I’ll upload some of the decent ones later, but I had to upload this photo now.

Witty graffiti is the best kind

That was in the QVB’s carpark. I know it’s not original, but I giggled. You don’t see enough witty or intelligent graffiti these days. At least, I don’t anyway.

And I received a call from a very important person on Tuesday.

Santa!

😀

I’ve uploaded a few more photos. First batch are Lily from, the weekend.

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Mouth!

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And the second are some photos of a storm from my desk at work, taken last week.

And now, bed!

I was up at Mum and Dad’s this evening and took some photos of the clouds as the sun was going down. I think they came out very well!

While we’re on the topic of photography, I’m getting a Canon Speedlite 580EX II external flash for Christmas! (No, my parents aren’t so well off that they’re paying for the whole thing… I’m putting some money in for it too ;)). I’ve been busy reading up on photography techniques and what all the different terms mean, so I’m excited to see the difference an external flash will make for my photos!

I’ve also added some more pics to the Lily album! These were all taken during kungfupolarbear‘s visit. Some of them are already in the various sets I put up on Flickr so I won’t include them there.

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Stylin'

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The last four are me getting arty with the “Night Snaphot” mode on my camera… it gives a long exposure time but also fires the flash. I really like how they came out!

Hee. Yet more Lily!

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Shifty-looking baby is shifty-looking

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And man she had a late night today… she only went to sleep about fifteen minutes ago (it’s currently 11:35pm here for those of you not in Australia!). Apparently she didn’t sleep all day then had a two hour sleep from 5:30-7:30. Fingers crossed it means she’ll get a decent sleep anyway!

I went up to mum and dad’s today to wash my car, so it’s all fantastically shiny and clean now! I’m parking in the garage now too, so it’ll be interesting to see how long it stays clean for (previously I was parking outside).

I’ve also snapped a few more pics of Lily just now!

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That first photo is such a cute shot, and I had to crop my ugly mug out of it because I blinked right when the flash when off and look like a complete tool. You can still my hair poking out over her forehead too, which annoys me!

Plus, bonus photo of my car!

My car - shiny and clean!

I was up at mum and dad’s this afternoon with Lily, and the neighbours across the road were doing some gardening out the front. Lily saw them and we went to say hello, and she was quite delighted with the gardening gloves. I snapped some pics with my iPhone.

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Stop!

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I’m not very good at writing about such things, so I’ll just say it flat out… kungfupolarbear and are I now a couple. 🙂

We’re just so ridiculously perfect for each other, it’s amazing. Yes, there’s the slight problem of living on two completely separate continents. 😛 But we’re working on that! The last two weeks have been awesome. It was quite a teary goodbye at the airport today, on both our parts. 🙁 But I’m staying positive, as we’re both committed to working things out.

Squee!

I’ve also uploaded the other two batches of photos to Flickr… Taronga Zoo and the Sydney Aquarium.

Yes, it’s more photos.

😀

It’s pissing down here at the moment, rumbling with thunder, everything’s all wet, dripping, and reflective, so I figured I’d see if I could get some good photos.

A Rainy Day.

Nightwish was fucking awesome. The new vocalist is extremely good!

I’ve uploaded a bunch of photos. The only disappointment — and it’s not even anything to do with the band — is that they actually divided the venue up into two… people who ordered their tickets early got directly in front of the stage, and those of us that got them a bit later were a reasonable distance back, and we couldn’t get any closer. 🙁 I was really looking forward to getting some good pics from the front, and good christ I wish I’d been in the moshpit, it was going off.

All in all through, I’m very fucking impressed!

There’s a handful of movies I took as well, I’ll upload them later. Right now I’m crashing into bed!

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I was tooling around again yesterday evening with the super-macro mode on my camera, took some shots of my guitar.

My Guitar in Close-up.

I took a few night-time long exposure shots just before I went to bed too, but haven’t gotten around to uploading them.

And I’m going to see Nightwish tonight! I’ve brought my actual (now old) camera — the Canon Ixus 500 — and will see if I can snap some actual good pics. 😉

Thunderstorms ahoy!

A view out the window from my desk at work… there’s some rather dark-looking clouds up there!

Apparently it’s hot as buggery outside too (I wouldn’t know, I’m in delicious office air-conditioning. 😀 In fact, it’s cool enough that I’ve got my jumper on ;)).

Phew! I’m finally back from Queensland. 🙂

We left last Saturday, and arrived back this evening a bit before 6pm. We were staying at The Beach House in Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast. The rooms were quite awesome, and the view! Holy crap. The Beach House is 17 stories, and we were on the 16th floor, facing the beach and the ocean. 🙂

We went to Dreamworld on Tuesday, which was quite awesome. Other than that we didn’t do all that much…wandered around Coolangatta, taking in the sights. I took a bunch of pics, mostly from our balcony and from the beach (see here).

My favourite pic would have to be this one:

Surfers + balconies at night 1

I’m going to invest in a tripod for my camera, I think, and check out how much lenses are as well…

Now, to catch up on a week’s worth of news and LJ entries… 😉