May 20, 2013 § 1 Comment
The Color Run hit Adelaide today. My daughter and three of her friends participated as a team and I went along to watch and hopefully find a blip for today.
A bit too much colour for my taste, but colour was the name of the game today. A bonus was that I managed to walk 4 laps of the 5km course before my services as a taxi driver was called upon.
A few more from today that caught my eye and quickly processed a while ago . I have another 221 raw files which I am not very enthused about looking through – fortunately my daughter wants them so I will be off loading them for her to play with and to do with as she pleases.
May 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
The above is today’s posted image to my blip journal. No text with this one. Yesterdays blip can be seen below, and again no text went with that one either. Not in the mood for writing at the moment.
May 17, 2013 § Leave a Comment
As I seem to be getting slack again with updates and as blipfoto have decided to restrict public access to members journals; I thought it a good idea to post my blips here as well. I can also add an extra image if needed and expand the content of the blog entry as needed. This will make the two a little different from each other rather than being a simple duplicate.
Below is my most recent blip.
Aussie actor Garry McDonald launched Beyond Blue’s $2 million anxiety awareness campaign on Monday.
The Logie-winning actor is now an ambassador for the anxiety campaign by mental health charity and advocacy group beyondblue.
The Get To Know Anxiety campaign also features a short film starring Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn.
May 4, 2013 § Leave a Comment
I produced this short piece of music a couple of years ago and found it when I had to clean my hard drive of junk. The painting is a mixed media on board. I painted it some time ago during a productive period. It remains untitled even though it now has a new owner.
May 4, 2013 § 2 Comments
There was a time when I was not interested in photography. My world was sport, music and painting/illustration. While these endeavours are still pretty much what makes me who I am; photography has began to saddle up along side those big three and in recent months has taken precedence over the rest. This is just a phase and photography will settle down and blend in with the rest on an equal footing. My focus being on photography lately is because I am new to it.
It was the iPhone that got me started. I took some snaps just because it was quick & easy to do so. Then the apps started coming out and the results looked cool. For a while; but then they got to be repetitive and cliché so I reverted back to the camera without the apps. I liked the results a lot better – much more natural and pleasing to my aesthetic. The reasonable shots happened from time to time and I began to look at the iphonography website. I became hooked.
At around the same time Ellis Nadler a UK Illustrator who I made a connection with and exchanged an few words online with began posting daily on a (then) new online so called social media blog type journal thingy. I started to look more often and even joined up but never started my own journal. After a while I forgot about blipfoto entirely.
As time passed the whole photo/journal thing went out the window and life continued undamaged, well, perhaps I should say, with no further damage. I began to notice some of Ellis’s blip posts on his Facebook page and also on twitter. Of course I would look at them now & again and them more frequently. Then at the beginning of this year I began to take notice of the blip journals Ellis was subscribing to or adding to his list of favourites. These were very eye catching and so I check them out and had a closer look. At the end of January I decided to join this blipfoto thing and I did, only to discover that I had already done so last century. Sad really isn’t it.
Anyway I joined and started my daily journal updates with iPhone snaps. There were some personal reasons for joining which I won’t go into. If this little experiment didn’t go the way I was hoping I could always try something else and no harm would have been done to any living thing.
The sort story is that I became addicted within a month and bought my first real camera at the end of February. It took me a week to work up the courage to try the bloody thing. Of course I made every mistake possible and even some that most would have considered impossible even for dick witted moron like me, but there you go. I began shooting jpg instead of raw, but now I shoot raw only. I have even learnt to like the processing.
I am still very much a newbie and would never dare call myself a photographer, after all I have only started using DSLR two months ago. My interest has drifted towards portraiture although I do love landscape and street photography. I also like the odd and quirky although I need to build my skills and knowledge before tackling that sort of thing.