Lensbaby Hydrant

dg_hydrant_street by Phynyght Studio
dg_hydrant_street, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

Well I have been playing out in the street again with my Lensbaby Muse..
Now, I’m no massive “Fan Boy” of anything really (BUY NIKON), but the Lensbaby would have to be one of the funnest (yes it’s a word) lenses on the market.. It produces shots that are not only beautifully artistic, but the creativeness at which you can work is SUBLIME..

Yes I would love a Composer Pro so I had the Focus ring and made the whole unit a little easier to use, but really I don’t care.

So PLEASE PLEASE try and get yourself a Lensbaby and have a crack at some really fun image taking.

Ideas are like anything.. They need to be fed..

Sometimes I get stuck for words and never really know what to say. I also get stuck for ideas and never really know where to look.

_DSC4534_smlI ride a bike.. Well I should really say I ride a bike A LOT!! One of the best things about riding is you do need to take your time and look around. The scenery is never just a blur through a window. You are a part of each and every scene, and you decide how that scene will look and be remembered.

Riding around and taking photos makes me feel closer and more connected to the images I take. Feeding the soul with life and ideas, just because I can and love to move around under my own power.

Dandenong Ranges

_DSC4428 by Phynyght Studio
_DSC4428, a photo by Phynyght Studio on Flickr.

I am planing on a set of photos from the Dandenong Ranges and just really starting to iron out a few of the ideas, and flesh out the scenes I think I need to capture.
It’s also the same idea I want to do at Kinglake, but I think Harrietville might be a better idea since the fires have been through and I might be able to show the “Rebirth” of nature better..

Boat House and Local Walks..

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I spent an hour or so plodding along the walk ways and back tracks around the Fairfield Boat House yesterday shooting away merrily. It was so nice to to have an agenda, and I could shoot as much or as little as I liked.

The major problem was getting images I still thought were “Interesting” or had some kind of “Hook” to draw the viewer in.

My problem was most of the shots I wanted to get it didn’t matter how much I moved and twisted, there was some form of weird distraction in them, and that’s when I start to get a little testy. I understand that sometimes we have to take what we are given, and not much else can be changed, but I’m a man that really hates the idea of “good enough”.

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I don’t think there is anything wrong with my mindset, but just don’t ask my friends their opinion, as they do believe I’m quite mad. I always look at what I produce and instantly look at ways of making it better, or changing it. Maybe not composition in most cases; but certainly light, tone, edit, even the idea can take a twist for the better with a little more concentration.

The idea that “Practice makes Perfect” I am never sure will work in Photography. We should maybe change that to “Practice makes me Improve and Learn More”, as that seems more fitting.