The Sunday Snap 34

I’ve been working on tidying up my photo library and started with a new external SSD hard drive. Not wanting to make the same mistakes again I have spent considerable time plotting (watching Youtube) ways to make it work the best and I have come up with a few questions that need to be answered before a solution is found.

  1. Do I use one library for all of the photos or keep the current method of a library per year?
  2. How are the photos organised, by year, by event, by file name etc.
  3. Do I stick with Capture One Pro or is there better editing software available.
  4. Are all the photos titled Family put into one folder so they can be easily found when needed?

These has to be a better way of cataloguing your photos and I’m yet it but the advantage of going through your photo library is finding these little gems, distractions they may but they just reaffirm the photo library needed to be sorted out.

I don’t think has been posted/ published anywhere before and I wanted to share it with you. I took this photo on a island, 9 hours by boat off the coast of Broome, Western Australia. Its hot and humid but remember, your not the top of the food chain in the water, the Saltwater Crocs are, not to mention the sharks.

Until next time, happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 33

Wandering the streets of a country town I spotted this service station with vintage signage on the wall filling my view with the contrast between the yellow and red of the vintage signs. The scene also shows life does renews itself with red roses blooming in the hot outback sun.

I took a few photos with my phone and my camera with the intent to post to Instagram however the photos out of camera provided a better result however I do regret not having my film camera with me as a good roll of colour film may have provided fantastic results.

Clicking on the image will take you to a higher resolution image on my Flickr page.

Until next time happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 26

Photos and videos from drones have always captured my attention, and after much research of what was the best drone to purchase I decided on the DJI Mavic Mini 2 with the Fly More Combo. DJI list the drone as a beginners or entry level drone and the likelihood of crashing is high, it seemed to be the most appropriate drone to purchase.

After test flying it around the local park I decided to be a little more adventurous and head to the beach. The laws around flying drones here in Australia are fairly clear, no more than 400ft in Altitude, must have line of sight and be at least 30 meters away from people.

Until next time, Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 23

Walking through the bush with a good friend late yesterday afternoon had both of us looking at the way light fell through the trees and cast shadows across the path. We eventually found a spot that fitted our needs to capture the falling light and hopefully some leading lines to draw the eye down the path.

Until next time happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 22

Its good to get away with mates to concentrate on other things, and its even better when its a boys trip attempting to conquer the Holland Track in remote Western Australia.

The Holland track is a remote track with a large number of huge bog holes filled with mud, and if you break down out there, well its along way to anywhere with phone reception.

It took us 3 days to complete the track and in hindsight, we probably should have pushed it another day as the track is not just hard on your body but also on your four wheel drive.

And yes, the bog hole in the above shot isn’t deep, its simply a teaser making you think the next one is the same only to discover its a lot deeper causing you heart to skip a beat or two.

With with exception of one vehicle, everyone else had vehicle damage to some degree or another. The vehicle in the above photo had to replace both cv’s and change diff oils and the vehicle below suffered rear panel damage and a broken tail light whilst trying to get out of a very deep bog hole, one swamped vehicle is going to take some time to dry out and the list goes on……….

With everything that happened, we all had an adventure creating memories and stories that will be told around camp fires for some time.

Now I’m off to find a good repair shop to fix the dents (Wife only knows about one of them!) until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 21

Climbed Mount Holland, Western Australia to watch the sunset after some of the hardest four wheel driving myself and group of friends have ever attempted, and we weren’t even half way!

The Holland Track is only 260 kilometers long and is pretty remote with incredibly tough obstacles to navigate. The track threw everything at us and we weren’t disappointed.

A great long weekend four wheel driving followed by a great number of beers around the camp fire at night.

Until next time…..Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 10

Home town is the theme of the week for the 52-week smartphone challenge and I must admit, this one had me stumped. As a young lad, my parents bought and sold houses meaning we moved a lot, lived in them and then every (usually) 2 years or so we’d move again and that theme has continued on throughout my life.

Its a bug with side effects of wanting to live in and explore new places every few years, make new friends, work and then pack up and move and do it all again which meaning we have lived in every Australian capital city, except Hobart.

My home town is Australia and this is my backyard, a white sandy beach with crystal clear water, warm sunshine, cold beer about 60 or 70 kilometres east of Esperance.

and before you ask, No, I’m not on the run from the law!

Until next time, happy shooting