Monday, December 29, 2008


Watermelon has been our favourite fruit this summer. Besides the taste I love the colour of it. It is a brilliant and refreshing fruit.

Greenwell Point Pelicans

Yesterday we went down to Nowra to have a fish and chips lunch with Shane and Michelle. After lunch we decided to take a couple of snaps. Here are the results.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

The presents are wrapped and ready to go. I couldn't resist taking these shots.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Crop from Mum's Garden

I will have to experiment for a while longer with this image but I couldn't resist putting it on here. On Sunday we went to Mum and Dad's place and as usual we came home with some of the crop from their garden. She was particularly proud of the pumpkins and the white eggplant. Can't wait to make a vegetable roast they are going to taste fantastic.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Xmas dinner at Copernicus'

Yesterday we went over to Copernicus' for Xmas dinner. I must say our host was not very hospitable at first but after a while and a bit of coaxing he warmed up to us and even allowed himself to be photographed. As you can see he was still a little dismissive of our presence but I think these two images are not too bad.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A special visitor

Looking after Figaro for the next couple of weeks. What an excellent opportunity to get some more practice shots with the new lens.He is a very handsome cat who loves to nestle in the strangest of spots around the house.

Friday, December 12, 2008

3 Photographs

Here are some photographs taken with the new lens as promised.

Creamy Chocolate Pudding
Grape Cherry Tomatoes
Hope you like them...

If you visit this blog and would like to leave some feed back please feel free to comment.

P.S. I am proud to say that the Strawberries and Tomatoes are home grown and the pudding was last Sunday's dessert courtesy of MH.

My newest lens - 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto Lens

This is my newest lens, only had it for a few days. I will be uploading some sample pics as well as some commentry on it as I get more familiar with it.

But first here are some details...

Product Name 50-200mm f2.8-3.5 SWD Super Telephoto
Model EZ-5020-2
Focal Length 50-200mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 100-400mm
Lens 16 Elements in 15 Groups, (including 3 ED lenses)
Angle of View 24 - 6.2 degrees
Closest Focusing Distance 1.2m
Maximum Image Magnification 0.21x
35mm Equivalent Magnification 0.42x
Number of Blades 9 (Circular Aperture Diaphragm)
Maximum Aperture f2.8 (50mm) - f3.5 (200mm)
Minimum Aperture f22.0
Filter Size Diameter 67mm


Diameter 86.5 x 157mm
Weight 995g (Weight without the tripod adapter)
Lens Hood LH-70C
Lens Cap LC-67B Lens Rear Cap: LR-1
Lens Case LSH-1220

If you would like more information go to

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Camera Obscura

camera obscura n. a darkened room with an aperture through which images of outside objects are projected onto a flat surface. [New Latin]

The following video should explain what this phenomenon is all about. Originally on BBC I borrowed it from You tube of course. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did the first time I saw it. The setting for the demonstration is also very exotic of course.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I feel like I really need to think hard about what I should be writing. Then again I'm sure that not many will ever scrutinise my words.

At the moment this is just an experiment. Hopefully some day it will be something more.

I guess I should say that I am into photography. I like the fact that it allows me to express myself in an artistic manner, however I am not sure that I am much more that an amateur.

By the title you may have already guessed that photography is what this blog will be about.

From time to time I will be uploading my images so please feel free to comment and give feedback.

I think that is all for now. I hope to get into this and have many more posts.