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Day 355/365: Derelict

This is another thing I have told myself all year I need to shoot. So finally, with ten days to spare, I stopped the car, got out and took some time to grab a few frames. I do wish I could have got closer for some detail shots of this derelict old cottage, but this was as close as I could get. I think it suits the black & white.

Derelict: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/640; ISO 100

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Day 354/365: Tynes

A different view of another hay rake. That is all.

Tynes: Nikon D7000; f5; 1/500; ISO 100

Day 353/365: Boarded Up

This old shed wall caught my eye as I drove down a country goat track on Sunday. I love the mixture of materials – use whatever is on hand at the time to fix things up. Leads to loads of character…

Boarded Up: Nikon D7000; f5; 1/500; ISO 100

 

Boarded - Up Close: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/500; ISO 100

Day 352/365: Auger Bit

I spotted this auger bit lying out in a paddock yesterday. Love the blue metal down the inside of the bit, so decided to drop out the colour in the rest of the pic and focus on that, just for something different.

Auger Bit: Nikon D7000; f18; 1/30; ISO 100

Day 351/365: Rusty Advertising

I can’t tell you how many times I have driven past this sign and thought to myself “I have to shoot that one day!” Well today I stopped to smell the roses, so to speak, and stopped driving to capture a few things. I love this sign for one of the hay farms at Morpeth. A bit of old machinery, rust & creativity and voila! The perfect sign!

Rusty Advertising: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/60; ISO 100

 

Rusty Details: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/200; ISO 100

 

Day 350/365: Christmas Bokeh

I read a blog post on taking Christmas bokeh shots yesterday morning, so last night before I went to work I had to get the camera out & give it a try! I am really pleased with my first attempts, and can’t wait to try some different style bokeh shots when we go out to look at lights this weekend. I couldn’t even pick just one photo, so you’ve got three. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Santa Claus is coming to Town: Nikon D7000; f1.8; 1/40; ISO 1000

 

Resting Reindeer: Nikon D7000; f2.5; 1/6; ISO 1000

 

Santa's Sleigh: Nikon D7000; f2.5; 0.6s; ISO 100

Day 349/365: My Crocodile Hunter

The boys both had a great day at Jett’s birthday party on the weekend. I caught Ethan giving this cheeky look to Grandma, I’m pretty sure she was telling him to keep his hands close while Mr Crunch, the grumpy baby crocodile, was out of his box. I can only imagine what was going through that crazy 6 year old mind of his at that moment!

My Crocodile Hunter: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/250; ISO 100

Day 348/365: A Little Gem From Our Little Gem

There’s just something about the soft whiteness of a magnolia bud. It oozes purity to me, although the perfect creamy whiteness doesn’t usually last more than a day once the bud opens up. This bud is from the Magnolia little gem in our front garden.

Little Gem: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/640; ISO 800

Day 347/365: Bursting Blossoms

This eucalyptus tree in our front garden is just filled with buds waiting to burst into bloom. I captured some part-burst yesterday afternoon. They are perfectly, symmetrically packed into each bud. Oh, to have a macro lens to get up close to these little gems…

Bursting Blossoms: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/500; ISO 800

Day 346/365: Droplet

A miserable, rainy summer day and I find myself home early for a change. What better thing to do than go for a wander around the yard looking for things to shoot? This was my pick of my shots, but I might have to post another one or two later this week. All I can say about this one is simplicity is the key to success!

Droplet: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/400; ISO 800