A 365 Day Project

Posts tagged “Mannering Park

Day 287/365: Quack Quack

It was late one afternoon down at Lake Macquarie, and Kyle & I were down near the jetty where there were 3 ducks floating about looking for food. This white & black one was, I thought, quite striking. The afternoon light was perfect.

Quack Quack: Nikon D7000; f9; 1/125; ISO 320


Day 211/365: Sunrise

I found one more sunrise image that I wanted to put up on the blog, mainly because the silhouettes of Kyle & John are in the foreground. I guess sentiment never fails!

Sunrise: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/1600; ISO 100

Day 205/365: Serene Sailing

I just had to capture one of the sailboats in silhouette on the lake at sunrise. It looked so peaceful and relaxed.


Serene Sailing: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/80; ISO 100

Day 204/365: Framed

I love using natural things in a scene to frame a shot, and trees are the usual suspects! These two were perfect for framing our gorgeous morning by the lake. As usual you can click the image for a larger view.


Framed: Nikon D7000; f4; 1/80; ISO 100

Day 203/365: Sunrise

I have to apologise if I am boring anyone with all these photos of Lake Macquarie. But the fact is, I had such a wonderful time with my camera there, and have so many shots that I love! It’s the first time I’ve actually got up early for the sole purpose of a shoot, and also the first time I’ve played with long exposures. So here are the birds on the jetty at sunrise, the golden hour! I hope you like it as much as I do.


Birds on the Jetty: Nikon D7000; f11; 1/500; ISO 100

Day 202/365: Sun Peeking

Kyle sat watching the sun rise with a hot milo. Just a gorgeous sight to see & capture 🙂


Sun Peeking: Nikon D7000; f7.1; 1/2000; ISO 100

Day 201/365: Kyle on the Jetty

This photo was actually taken around dusk. The colour in the sky was amazingly subtle. I also experimented with using fill flash again and I’m liking the results! I like the fact that I got a natural smile out of Kyle – he is at the stage of giving a terrible cheesy grin directly at the camera!


Kyle on the Jetty: Nikon D7000; f3.8; 1/60; ISO 100; on board flash fired.

Day 200/365: Best Mates

I just love this image of Ethan and his Polar bear “Polly”. Ethan just loves him to bits, and you can tell from the dirty state of the white bear. But best friends don’t care about appearances, do they? I have also discovered the joys of fill-flash! Two hundred days in & I’m loving this journey…


Best Mates: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/25; ISO 100; on camera flash

Day 199/365: Sweet Sailing

Another of my favourite Instagram shots from Lake Macquarie. Sweet sailing…


Sweet Sailing: iPhone 3; processed in Instagram

Day 198/365: Sailboat

Another Instagram, this time of a sailboat. Waiting patiently on the shore of the lake for someone to take it out on the water…


Sailboat: iPhone 3; processed in Instagram