Mar 21 2014

Thank you 100,000 views.

Airlie Beach by Brendan Davey
Airlie Beach, a photo by Brendan Davey on Flickr.

Since opening my Flickr account in 2007 I have had over 100,000 views of my photos, and over 50,000 since Sep 2012. WOW that is some fast growth, at this rate I will hit 200,000 before the Year is out…..

Well I better get back to making more pictures…..

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Jul 21 2013

The Hazards

Just a quick share of the Hazards Mt Range, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. (Mt Parsons, Mt Baudin, Mt Dove, Mt Amos & Mt Mayson).

This shot was taken from Coles Bay. It was a fairly uneventful sunset, and it had been cloudy and raining all day. It did manage to clear out for just a few hours when I took this picture. I would have really liked to have used a 10 stop filter, but the 14mm lens I was using is hooded, and has no front thread :(

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Dec 16 2010

Lauderdale Again.

Lauderdale Ralph's Bay

Ok, this is the last Lauderdale shot for a while. I’m hoping to shoot the Iron Pot at dawn Soon. :)

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Nov 4 2010

Sunset @ Ralphs Bay, Lauderdale.

Ralphs Bay, Lauderdale, Tasmania

I’m hoping to get another shot from this location using a 10 stop filter. It should really bring out the colour. I’m just waiting for the right weather, it’s been very overcast at the wrong times for the past week.

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Aug 30 2010

Winter Again.

It’s that time of the year again for snow, Mt Wellington has had a few good dumps over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d head up and take a few shots at sunset. Some bettter light would have been better, but still ok.

This was my first official outing with my new 17-40mm f4 L, and it works great :). Nice and sharp.

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May 1 2010

Just 20 mins

Ralphs Bay Lauderdale

Ralphs Bay - Towards Mt Wellington - Lauderdale

Allocating time for photography need not be costly. Today I allocated just 20 minutes to go and take some pictures. This shot was taken in Ralphs Bay, just a stones throw from the main road. The sunset was not all that great, but I enjoyed making the most of it.

It was taken with the canon 24-105 IS, because I had no other suitable lens. 2 x hi-tech filters stacked, with an f22 aperture and long 25sec+ exposure, and me, acting as a wind break.

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Apr 13 2010

Pylons – Tasmanian East Coast

Old Jetty East Coast Tasmania

Old Jetty - East Coast Tasmania

Long gone are the planks that ran along this jetty. All that remains now are a few weathered pylons. The sunset really brought out the weathered pinks, coupled with the rust, I think they look great.

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Jan 10 2009

Taroona in Landscape.

Taroona Beach

The 5D mark 2 is working great and with no more “black dots” from the firmware upgrade there is no doubt this camera will give the D700 some good competition.

The only problem I’ve had so far is ungrading just about every bit of harddrive I have. New larger flash cards to support 21MP or 20-25Mb files for each photo, an 8Gb CF card only gets about 260 Shots. I’ve expanded my Storage bringing online another 500Gb of space, so that will probably last the summer :)

The shot above is a HDR taken at Taroona.

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Nov 22 2008

South Arm (Iron Pot)

South Arm - Fort Direction

After living in Tasmania for all my life I shouldn’t be surprised when I stumble onto “new” fantastic locations.

I’d been viewing lighthouses recently on flickr and decided to try shooting the Iron Pot lighthouse, after a quick visit to google maps it appeared the only suitable location from shore to shoot was Fort Direction near South Arm.

During the Second World War Fort Direction was used to monitor the mouth of the Derwent river and protect Hobart. Because there is still a military base located there, the only way to the southern most tip for shooting the Iron Pot is via walking the coast line, about a 30 min walk.

Some of the rocks and foreshore are the most interesting I have seen, with patterns that seem almost impossible to form.

Due to poor weather I don’t think I took any fantastic shots, so I’m waiting for that “magic” weather pattern.

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Sep 6 2008

Tranmere

Tranmere Foreshore, originally uploaded by BrendanDavey.

Sometimes I think a big component of photography is being in the right location at the right time. The sunset I managed to capture from the Tranmere foreshore was quite nice last night. Not the best I’ve seen, but with some post processing it matches the orange rocks quite nicely.

I’ve added a few of the pictures taken to the store. (Even a few shot in landscape) If you would like to see more visit my flickr page.

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