Monday, April 18, 2011

Post 83, Reuben and Mothers day - Prince Charming

Reuben and his trusty steed 
Julia attended Reuben's kindy class today in early celebration of Mothers day as it will be school holidays over that time.

To her surprise Reuben was selected to play Prince Charming in the class play, and after the play there was the usual pampering, cards and hand made gifts for mum.

Beside this I have struggled with time allocation for blog updates of late, with preparation for a move to the US still underway, and involvement through investments into a couple of companies I have had little time to dedicate to blog posts.

I hope to get back on track this month, and may use Easter to help with that.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Post 82, Grade 1 train trip into Fremantle

On the train it was time to look out and spot items
from the work sheet.
I had a wonderful day on Wednesday as I had the opportunity to help out with a school excursion for Declan's grade one class into Fremantle.

My group of eight where fantastic and all on their best behaviour as we rode on two buses and four trains, and visited Fremantle port and the fire station.

I am posting two photos today with a few more tomorrow on the trip.

Hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Post 81, At Murdoch University for awards presentation

The audience and award recipients
At the tavern 
Professor David Macey
presents Julia with the Luke Pen Award
This evening I had the pleasure of observing students receive awards at Murdoch University organized by the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Amongst the recipients was my wife Julia Andrys who received the "Luke Pen Award for - The best academic performance in ENV268 Ecology plus either ENV311 Managing Wetland and Water or ENV381 Coastal and Marine Management.

Also jointly received Murdoch University Environment Science Association (MUEnSA) Prize for Management of Aquatic Systems.

Looking forward to the next awards night coming up soon. :)

Management of Aquatic Systems award shared between,
Julia Andrys and Bart Huntley

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Post 80, A trip to South Perth via Ferry from North Shore

Perth City as viewed from the Ferry on the return trip
Cameras at 2 paces
Today we decided to take a journey to South Perth for lunch via a Ferry trip from Perth.

The kids loved it with the Ferry trip, playgrounds and ice creams.

Julia and I also wanted to visit the place we were married but the area was fenced off and unfortunately we couldn't take the kids to the area or the board walk just next door.

I remember riding something similar to this from the back
deck of work boats onto oil rigs, back when I was a commercial diver :)

Have a great week this week, regards.

Post 79, Lila's 2nd Birthday

It was a very sunny and therefore bright, reflective day for Lila's 2nd Birthday attended by us on Saturday, and whilst that didn't present any problems to the celebrations; it certainly presented much harsh and direct light for photography which needed much flash fill.

With all the party food around, it was difficult to find a clean non sticky kid face to photograph, but that is always a problem with little ones.

All the best.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Post 78, Sydney not the Capital city of Australia - officially anyway!

Harbour Bridge from the Opera House
1am Sydney Harbour
Sydney is certainly the Capital city of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia, and I have probably visited it more often than any other city in Australia outside of Perth.

Over two trips I made I had some night time opportunity to take waterfront shots, in particular the Harbour Bridge, and Opera House.

Unfortunately I did not have a tripod so all shots were hand held or hand supported and the release was hand operated also, with some of the shots at high ISO settings.
Sydney Opera House

Have fun and enjoy Sydney, especially when you visit it next.

Opera House texture

Full moon over the Opera House

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Post 77, Trey Ratcliff | Stuck In Customs | HDR Photography Portfolio

Trey Ratcliff | Stuck In Customs | HDR Photography Portfolio

I wanted to add photographers I like into my blog posts for those that read my blog and enjoy my photos, I thought it would be of interest to you to see some of the work from other photographers, who's work I like.

In respect to Trey Ratcliff, he is very well known on the web and is an expert in HDR photography, something I will still need to try for myself, beyond my one failed attempt so far.

If you don't know what HDR is, then in its simplest form it stand for High Dynamic Range and typically allows for the representation of a tonal range from the darkest to brightest part of the scene without under or over exposing.

But if you want to learn more then Trey's website is the place, to get there just click on the first line in this blog starting with Trey Ratcliff and enjoy.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Post 76, Carmen's 70s, 80s, 90s, Birthday Party

Our friend Carmen, had a wonderful dress up party which we attended on Saturday and I thought I would share some of the photos.

Not really a lot to say here, although my son was using some of my photography gear to shoot a wedding. So I had to work a very small flash very hard as my regular flash was with James.

I was also committed to one prime 50mm lens, which is always good practice.

Hope you all had a great weekend.