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Two White Windows

Two White Windows

Two White Windows

High Roller

High Roller

Slip Slop Slap

Slip Slop Slap

I am very pleased to report that I got a job as a criminal defence lawyer and started last week! Woohooo! ­čÖé

Group Selfie

Group Selfie

Group Selfie

3 Guys, 1 Girl

3 Guys, 1 Girl

You'll have to drag me

You’ll have to drag me

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Untitled 12289

Under a rainbow

Under a rainbow

Under a rainbow

Roller-girl

Roller-girl

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Untitled 12199

Prams & kites

Prams & kites

How

How

How

Love lock

Love lock

Huddle

Huddle

Freerunning

Freerunning

Dusty under the bridge

Dusty under the bridge

Aerial view

Aerial view

Through the window

Through the window

Digging at the cemetery

Digging at the cemetery 

Haven’t been very active recently – apologies. ┬áI had an essay due followed by a take-home exam, then I rebuilt my little macbook to the latest version (OS X Mavericks) and had to reinstall Lightroom etc… and this week I’ve been a little under the weather, so I haven’t shot anywhere near as much as I would have liked!

Rainbow Observer

Rainbow observer

Rainbow observer

Jumper

Jumper

Shapes

Shapes

Bronte Sunbathers

Bronte Sunbathers

Windswept

Windswept

Windswept

The Biker

The Biker

Bromance

Bromance

Little one

Little one

Put your feet up

Put your feet up

Nippers

Nippers

Nippers

In thought

Wrapped in thought

Australian van

Australian van

Incognito

Incognito

Put your feet up

Put your feet up

Working from home

Working from home

Artist a l’orange

Artiste a l'orange

Artiste a l’orange

Closed off

Closed off

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Untitled #9931

#1 fan

#1 fan

 

Hot-pants

Hot-pants

Hot-pants

Drag is in darlings

Drag is in darlings

Tanning rock

Tanning rock

Multi-coloured

Multi-coloured

Tri-cycle

Tri-cycle

Beach life

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Beach life

Beach life

Park life

Park life

Silverfish

Silverfish

Hang-time #2

Hang-time #2

I’ve been extremely happy with my Leica M9-P since I purchased it last year after selling my Canon 5d Mk II and lenses and accessories. The only thing I wish was better was the low-light performance, as noise really starts to be a problem from ISO 800-1600 onwards. I did a bit of research and recently bought a Sony RX1 – the world’s smallest full-frame camera, which comes with a fixed 35mm f/2 Zeiss lens. Here is a pic of the new baby:

Sony RX1

Sony RX1

I will primarily be using it at night time when I would typically not shoot at all after putting the M9-P away. I’ve only shot with it for two days, but so far let me say a couple of things… First, battery life sucks. I have it set to sleep after 20 seconds of inactivity and I still ran out in less than a day’s shooting (~100 shots). Secondly, I’m finding it odd using the LCD to shoot. “It’s not you RX1, it’s me!” ha ┬áI’m just so used to the rangefinder and zone focusing – I actually find that method┬áfaster for taking photos than using the LCD and autofocus on the Sony. I wish I could easily zone-focus with the RX1 and hopefully they will allow something like that in a firmware update. I know there is an optional electronic viewfinder (EVF) for the RX1, but due to the fact that it sits in the hotshoe – i.e. right in the centre of the camera – it tends to draw unwanted attention to it which is the opposite of what you want on the street, so I’ll see how I go with the LCD! The 35mm f/2 Zeiss lens is incredibly sharp. Auto white balance seems to be OK. Menu is easy to navigate. The camera itself is very well made and very small in size – impressively so given it is a full-frame sensor. Great dynamic range. Significant flexibility in post-processing to recover shadow detail. Here are a few RX1 pics:

Smile!

Smile!

Trio

Trio

Branching out

Branching out