Good Light… 29/6


This shot is one from this morning taken at Currumbin Beach here on the Gold Coast.

Currumbing Rock - Gold Coast

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Surfers Paradise 25/6


Situated in the South East corner of Queensland, Surfers Paradise is the tourism hub of the Gold Coast and it is here the spectacular city skyline meets with a beautiful stretch of pristine beach.

Having lived in Surfers Paradise for about a year I managed to get quite a good feel for the place as well as a few good shots along the way. This one is quite old and was shot on my original 5D with my trusty 24-70mm 2.8L

I hope you like it.

Surfers Paradise - Gold Coast


Darren Tierney

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Currumbin Beach detail 23/6

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Whilst out on a commercial shoot a couple weeks ago I snapped off this 13 image stitch of Currumbin rock. Yeah it looks okay its nothing special but it really comes into its own when you zoom in to 100% the detail in this shot is just awesome.

Now I am a big believer in you pay for what you get and my trusty 24-70mm 2.8L lens (Betsy) is a perfect example. Yes it was a bloody expensive purchase for an 18 year old on about $2 an hour haha okay I exaggerated a little but either way it was an expensive purchase but well worth it. What I love most about this lens is how durable and tough it is and Betsy has coped a flogging in the past 8 years and she still puts out images with crazy sharpness and detail gotta love that.

Canon 5D Mark II
24-70mm 2.8L
2 stop full ND

Currumbin Rock

That little yellow dot below the buildings on the top image is the lifeguard tower in the bottom image.




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iphone applications for photographers 16/6

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I have been really busy since I got back from Melbourne and haven’t had much time to put up as many posts as normal.

In recent times, we as photographers have now been exposed to great technologies that make our life easier and in this post I will be discussing a few which have helped my photography or even just made it that little bit easier to capture that elusive perfect shot.

For those of you who own an iphone, here are my top 4 applications I use for photography

1. Pocket Weather AU
2. Sunrise Sunset
3. The Photographers ephemeris (TPE)
4. Wordpress for iphone

Pocket Weather is great because it links to the bureau of meteorology giving you forecasts, current weather observations (wind speed and direction, humidity etc etc) as well as linking to the radar to see approaching weather and storms

Sunrise Sunset gives you the sunrise and sunset times as well as the civil twilight and civil dawn times which is also very handy when planning trips and knowing when to set the alarm.

The Photographers ephemeris (TPE) now I definitely prefer the desktop version of this but in saying that, sometimes when you are at a new location you need to have a quick look as to where you are and where the sun is going to be and this is spot on especially with the satellite view.

WordPress for iphone simple but effective blogging on the run.

Anyway i am a big fan of these apps and they are a big help in getting that great shot.



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Back from Melbourne 09/6


I was originally going to post this image earlier today but the sky decided to give me some crazy light so it had to wait.

Anyway, the four days I spent in Melbourne were great even though it was cold, rainy and windy but I guess that is just typical of Melbourne. I had an amazing shot list all planned out with some of the shots only able to be captured at this time of year due to the angle of the sun but luck would have it and there was no sun which left me with no shot list and no plan of what shoot.
With the lack of sun decided to spend a day out in the Dandenong Ranges in perfect rainforest conditions and some time around the city that was kind of a fail due to bad light, I did manage a couple shots I am happy with.

The image below was taken quite early in the morning in between patchy rain and howling winds. After the rain finally stopped I stepped out of my heated hire car into a very cold and windy 3 degrees, with everything ready to go I set up, took a quick light reading and shot directly down this South Melbourne Jetty. Recently when purchasing film I discovered that had notes on their 220 velvia 50 saying it was discontinued, a real pain for me as I don’t like changing film every four shots. This was a real killer for me in the 3 degrees even though I only had to change film once it was still quite painful on the cold fingers maybe some gloves are in order.

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Off to Melbourne 03/6

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Hi everyone,

I am off to Melbourne for the APPA’s and a little bit of photography as well.

Growing up in Melbourne I am looking forward to photographing the city i grew up in but with only 4 days up my sleeve i will mainly be shooting in and around the city. I have plenty of film for the pano camera and plenty of room on my digital cards as well so it should be a fun trip.

Good luck to everyone who entered the awards hope the judges are kind this year.

Darren Tierney

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