I had an idea whilst perusing my photography uploaded to Flickr throughout 2008: Upload 1 photograph from each month of 2008 from our own photo-gallery’s upon Flickr. Here are my results:
Stichware: None. With a good tripod, a remote, a bit of pre-thought on where the camera would see me and nil flash – it worked. So how did I join them? IRFANVIEW. Freeware. Easy, but far from perfect.
Oh wait, I tried Canon AutoStitch (Free with EOS400D). Stupid program can’t cope with so much overlap. If you can recommend a decent stitch program, I’m listening…
The Clipsal500 Motor Race came to town. Every male around Australia converged on the track to listen to the roar of cars screaming around the the Adelaide CBD. I went for two days to see what I could photograph. It was during this weekend that I realised the value of multi-firing.
We went to Lismore (NSW, Australia) for my Opa’s 21st birthday. Say what? Yes, he was born on the 29th February, so his birthday is every 4 years. During our week interstate, we visited a few places off the beaten-track including Crystal Castle where we found these interesting stone carvings.
David says it is possibly an Elephant weevil – Orthorhinus cylindrirostris. Lamia_Psyche says it is a snout weevil. They are damaging to crops and if you get them in your kitchen they can live in flour or rice and reproduce, otherwise harmless. So finally we have two good answers, both of which I have confirmed to some degree of satisfaction with other images I have found around the WWW.
Was a difficult choice this month for my favourite. The image above on the left is Mick who is both on Redbubble and Flickr. We met during a Redbubble MeetUp of photographers. That was a fun day!
The photo on the right is from our weekend to Melbourne.
We went to Kangaroo Island again, stayed about a week. I had plenty of great opportunities, this being one of the better times. It’s amazing how close this pelican walked toward me to get his photograph taken.
Yet not so close that I could touch the feather down upon his head. Thus the title.
We began demolishing our old kitchen back in October this year. About a week after this photograph was taken, the wife and I took a sledgehammer to the kitchen, demolishing nearly everything! The new kitchen now looks a lot darn better!
Another couple of photographs for one month! On the left is a macro shot of a mandarin I’d left in the backyard for a few weeks to watch how it would deteriorate. But it went solid instead!
On the right is my manipulation of @Rant’s crocodile. Software: GIMP.