Monday, 10 February 2014

Minor success at the WPO

Smoke on the Water - Canon 40D, Tokina 11-16, 20x30sec, f/2.8, ISO 3200
The above image of the Theewaterskloof Dam was commended at the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. I had renamed the image, the old title being somewhat less inspired.


I was a bit luckier last time, when my Quiver Trees by Night 3 was shortlisted, and Quiver Trees by Night 2 was commended. Still, I'm very happy with the result, especially as 2013 really wasn't a good year for me, and this was one of very few decent images that I produced.




White Aloe - Fuji X100s, 1/60, f/2, ISO 2000, Infrared filter
I have little else to report, so here's a pretty picture I made a few days ago at a "camping" weekend in honour of a friend's birthday. Aloes reflect beautifully in the infrared; since I was too lazy to use a tripod, I had to shoot wide open to get a reasonable shutter speed. In this case, the shallow depth of field definitely contributes to the image.

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