Photography can be a social activity. Doing some photography as part of a group can have many benefits.
As the weather and my schedule have permitted, I have been out doing panorama photography with my IR converted Canon 350D and a slightly modified Gigapan Epic motorized panorama platform. A fairly calm and sunny day allowed me some time in the Fitzroy Gardens in Melbourne.
Finally the combination of teaching commitments and bad weather gave me a break and let me get out with my modified GigaPan Epic motorized panorama platform and my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D.
The GigaPan Epic is designed to only handle smaller compact digital cameras. But a bit of ingenuity allowed me to use my Canon 350D, which was converted for infrared photography, with the Epic to produce IR panoramas.
MaxMax.com, the people who converted my 350D and will do my next camera, also sell filters. I’ve been testing a number of their infrared filters of late and the first one I will talk about is their unusual XDP filter.
Over the last month I’ve been doing a lot of photography out in the country. Some of this has been of wild areas but much of it has been the rural farm country. I shot with my converted for infrared Canon 350D digital camera, mostly with either my Canon 100-400mm L series lens or with …
Yesterday I needed to get out for some emotional recovery time doing photography. So I spent the day till the weather closed in too much driving through the country around Gisborne and Romsey in Central Victoria.
Late March, as part of my healing through photography process, I was up the You Yangs, a granite outcropping outside of Melbourne. From there I took this shot of Melbourne with my IR converted 350D and my 100-400 lens. [geo_mashup_map]
The Black Saturday bushfires in central Victoria occurred on the 7th of February, 2009. The day had temperatures that peaked at 46.4 degrees Celsius (115.5 Fahrenheit) and very high winds.
Mid February I managed to escape for a day from the hassles I was having with websites (DIMi had been hacked somehow and I was putting it all back together). So I went up country into central Victoria (Australia) for a day of shooting with various cameras.