A 365 Day Project

Posts tagged “long exposure

Day 365/365: Fungi Finale!

I can’t believe this is the last post of my 365 day project!! What a year! Thank you to everyone who has looked, liked and commented, it really makes doing these images each day worthwhile. I have learned a lot and I feel I have improved – especially in “seeing” things.

My last post of the project is from our trip today to the Barrington National Park where we walked the Blue Gum Loop Track with John’s Uncle & Aunty from the UK. Fungi is the thing that I like to shoot here, so that is my first image. My second is an image of a bridge handrail with Phil & Dorothy crossing it in the background. I couldn’t walk past the mossy blanket growing on it!

I hope you enjoy my last two images. Next year I am venturing into the world of iPhoneography – a whole new challenge!

Fungi Finale: Nikon D7000; f25; 30s; ISO 100


Mossy Blanket: Nikon D7000; f4; 1/125; ISO 400


Day 240/365: Cloudy Sunrise

I was a little disappointed when I got to the Ocean Baths and saw how cloudy the sky was. However, I figured some good cloud always provides interest in an image, and there was some good cloud, but some murky boring cloud. So it was just a matter of trying to frame creatively to make the most of what nature had provided. At least it wasn’t raining! This was when the sun was still very low, probably just on or near to bursting over the horizon. The pink colour was trying it’s hardest to get through with the clouds softening the burst. I do like the light coming from behind me too, highlighting my frame very nicely!

Cloudy Sunrise: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 3s; ISO 800

Day 225/365: Sparkling Love

On the Saturday night we were camping, the kids (little & big!) had some fun with sparklers, and I had some fun with long exposures! I will have to dedicate this pic to Kate from Mick. Ain’t love grand?!!!

Sparkling Love: Nikon D7000; f9; 20s; ISO 400

Day 197/365: Dawn on the Lake

Still cold and calm over the lake. The sun had yet to peek over the horizon. A beautiful sight to be seen…

Dawn on the Lake: Nikon D7000; f8; 15s; ISO 100

Day 196/365: New Light of Day

As I mentioned in my last post, I braved the freezing cold morning to shoot sunrise over Lake Macquarie. This was at first light, there was no one else brave enough at this stage, you can see the bench seat is unoccupied. When we go back I might have to get up and enjoy this again without running around like a little girl in a lolly shop! Though I don’t know if I could resist a few shots…. it truly was breathtaking.


New Light of Day: Nikon D7000; f8; 30s; ISO 100



Day 195/365: Night Pier

Camping in July has its downfalls, the main one being it’s freezing!! But, since I was out in the elements, I took the opportunity to do my first night shoot with the D7000. Once I worked out what I was doing and how to light up the screen to see what settings I was using (yes, the simple things aren’t quite so simple in the dark!) I really enjoyed it. This is the jetty at Lake Macquarie Big 4. I am pretty happy with my first efforts. I’ll warn you now that the jetty features in a lot of my shots.


Jetty, Mannering Park: Nikon D7000; f8; 8s; ISO 100