Being on holiday here in Australia has been sweet – catching up with family and friends, great food, amazing scenery…
I have been struck by the different seasons between my adopted home town of Niseko Japan and Canberra. When I left Niseko a few weeks ago it was slowly emerging from the meters of snow and when I arrived in Canberra it was in full autumnal glory.
I set up for a night shot near Yass going for the southern polaris where the lights of Canberra were still visible but unfortunately this shot didn’t quite work out as i hoped it would – i messed up the intervals which resulted in the gaps between the star trails….fun anyways.
Loving the weird and wonderful sights of Australia
One of the tough things about living overseas is dealing with the occasional bout of homesickness…
Shot this back in July 2008 when I was in Sydney. Haven’t been back since and after looking at google earth it looks there has been some development there.
Around this time I was under the mistaken idea that it was best to shoot panoramas at F22 going for the the biggest depth of field possible. Unfortunately what I didn’t know then is that F22 is optically not the best aperture for shooting panoramas in every situation – doh!
Fisheye lenes have a decent depth of field at bigger apertures like F11 and the result is a cleaner image – F22 on a Nikon 10.5 DX lens can be quite ‘soft’ ….well that’s what I have found anyway.
Also had some problems with this panorama because the light was much stronger in one image as the sun momentarily came out from behind the clouds which made the blend a bit nasty – you can see this on the footpath towards the couple in red.
Could have spent more time agonizing over it in photoshop but mission accomplished – homesickness cured.
Oh and yes it POURED! I only just made it to shelter before it bucketed down.