Marina Mirage Boats 26/9

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Its been a while since my last post so I decided to drag up a shot from the archives…

Taken a few years ago but what I can remember about this shot is that I was getting eaten alive by mosquitoes.

Hope you like


Darren Tierney

Marina Mirage Boats

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Back from Melbourne 09/6

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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 bhphotovideo.com 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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From the Achives 04/4

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With my new site up and running I have been looking through some old slides and stumbled across these two shots from a trip I took in early 2006. This trip I racked up just shy of 10,000 kms in a month but managed to see quite a few interesting sights along the way. Both images were shot on the Fuji G617 using velvia 50asa.

Burra - South Australia

One of my favorite things about photography is getting out onto the open road and searching for new images or even shooting locations that have been done before but with your own spin on them. Cairns is probably one of the most diverse places in the country having so much to offer and so close, the reef, beaches and rainforest all within a short distance that being said I leave on Tuesday morning for a couple of weeks in the tropics hope I get a mixed bag of weather so I can get all the shots I want…

Mundi Mundi Plains - Outback New South Wales

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Phillip Island – Victoria 07/3

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This is an old shot from a trip I took down to Victoria a few years ago.

I arrived a little while before sunset and the sky had a thick haze that had been around all day so i was hoping once the sun began to set i would get some good light to work with. I set up and took a few photos with all different compositions, this image happened by chance whilst changing film the boardwalk caught my eye so i shot a singular frame and turned back to shoot the Nobbies.

Phillip Island has a massive fairy penguin colony so at sunset they close the roads and kick everyone out to stop the little trackers from getting ran over. The ranger was giving me quite the hurry up but the light was just to good to leave so i kept shooting, in the end he stood in front of my lens during the best sunset I have ever seen. All part of the game, I did manage to get this one image as well as a few others which you will be able to see in the coming month with the release of my new website.

Fuji G617 – Velvia 50 asa – 8 seconds @ F32 from memory

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Port Macquarie – APPA 26/2

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I have been doing this photography gig since I left school in 2002, I started out at the markets selling some of my photos as mounted prints which were ready to frame. Looking back at them now I cringe, crooked horizons and all, even a Nikon thrown in there yep I once used a Nikon sad I know. I finally upgraded to a Canon EOS 3 and have been using Canon bodies and lens’ alongside my Fuji 617 ever since gotta love that velvia.

This is one of my images I will be entering into the 2010 Queensland Professional Photography Awards QPPA and depending on how it goes it might make an appearance in Melbourne for the Australian Professional Photography Awards APPA. Over the years I have won a few awards both state and national so I am hoping to add to the collection.

This shot is a 3 image horizontal stitch of Tacking Point lighthouse in Port Macquarie

Canon 5D Mark 2

24-70mm 2.8L

2.5 seconds @ F22

Please be very critical on this one as the judges won’t be holding back so any criticism both good and bad will be appreciated

Cheers

Darren

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No Swimming… 17/2

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I was looking through my old images last night and came across a folder of scans that i never got around to editing, this little sucker was one of those hiding scans.

If you shoot or used to shoot with film/slide you might remember a few years ago Fuji was having trouble getting an crucial element used in the production of their Velvia 50. Eventually it vanished off the face of the earth leaving us with a garbage version of our once beloved velvia which is what this shot of jetty in Hervey Bay was was taken using.

Fuji G617 – Velvia 100

I am undecided on this one so your thoughts would be much appreciated…

Cheers Darren

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