A 365 Day Project

Posts tagged “trees

Day 362/365: Monkey Boy

This is my little boy doing what he loves the most – climbing! Good times 🙂

Monkey Boy: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/40; ISO 1600


Day 301/365: Poplar Sunburst

Well, I couldn’t resist this morning light on my way to work this morning. I have been past John Tucker Park so many times when the light is brilliant but I haven’t had my camera with me. I have been taking my camera everywhere lately, it lives in my locker at work, and it has finally paid off! I am really pleased with this shot, which is almost straight out of the camera. I did boost the contrast & saturation. I love the shadows, but the sunburst makes it for me!

Poplar Sunburst: Nikon D7000; f11; 1/320; ISO 400

Day 227/365: Backyard Sunrise

I’ll start by saying I’m not really a morning person. John was outside feeding the chooks and came back in saying how gorgeous the sunrise was. I didn’t really want to get up, get the camera, put shoes & a jacket on, but he did a good job of guilting me into it! And what a reward I now have! It was a foggy morning and the light was soft and subtle coming through the clouds. Who wouldn’t love waking up to this? So perhaps I will slowly become more of a morning person to capture views like this one.

Backyard Sunrise: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/160; ISO 400

Day 212/365: Brisk Bay

We just spent a great weekend at Patonga – camping, relaxing & celebrating Ethan’s 6th birthday. This was the early morning view over Brisk Bay from the park in the camping ground. The coral trees that line the parks edge always make a great frame. It was cold but calming walking the beach with the camera. It was a different kind of light than my last sunrise because the sun rises behind the mountain, and the hanging fog made it feel very mysterious.

Brisk Bay: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/160; ISO 640

Day 206/365: Golden Light

Well, finally this is my last image from the golden hour series at Lake Macquarie. These trees were lit up beautifully by the soft morning sun, precisely why it’s commonly called the golden hour. Stunning light, a photographer’s paradise.


Golden Light: Nikon D7000; f6.3; 1/160; 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 150/365: Monkey Boy

To keep Ethan out of this tree would be a miracle. He just loves climbing! These beautiful huge trees adorn the streets in Dungog.


Monkey Boy: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/320; ISO 200

Day 142/365: Aussie Suburban Street

I want to experiment a bit more with black & white conversions, so you will probably be subjected to a few more of these over the next few weeks. This is a shot I took while driving around East Maitland. These old suburbs have big beautiful trees lining their streets. This one in particular has a double avenue of trees all the way down the centre.

Aussie Suburban Street: Nikon D7000; f5.6; 1/125; ISO 400

Day 138/365: Autumn Colours

Today was such a gorgeous day that I decided to go for a drive and try and find the autumn trees I remember seeing a couple of years ago. I remember so vividly, driving on a country road somewhere near Gloucester, veering round a sweeping bend and being confronted with the most gorgeous fence line you could imagine. A solid black timber fence lined with trees that were in their full autumn splendour! Well, if only you could have heard my squeal of delight when I saw them again! I was like a kid in a candy store, which I know, is pretty sad! Here are two images, I think they are true to the eye and capture my memory beautifully.

Autumn Colours: Nikon D7000; f5.0; 1/250; ISO 200

More Autumn Colours: Nikon D7000; f5.3; 1/320; ISO 100

Day 57/365: Rearview Mirror

This is my last photo from my Paterson photowalk. It is fitting then, that it was a quick look in my rearview mirror as I was driving away that inspired my shot. My Paterson photowalk wouldn’t be complete without a photo of the poplars in John Tucker Park. They are certainly eye catching as you drive into Paterson, the symmetry really draws you into the trees. Lots of families have had picnics and fun times there. It’s fantastic on New Year’s Eve, with fireworks over the river. Anyway here is my view from my rearview mirror, followed by a full framed view – I hope you like it!

Rearview Mirror: Nikon D70; f2.5; 1/1600; ISO 250


Poplars in Rows: Nikon D70; f2.5; 1/2500; ISO 250