Saturday, December 31, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pt. Cartwright

Pt. Cartwright by greenplasticdave
Pt. Cartwright, a photo by greenplasticdave on Flickr.

It was a very high tide on this morning. I was standing right up by the cliff and still had water coming up over my feet.

Single RAW file processed in DPHDR and a curve layer in photoshop.

Canon EOS 5d MkII, 17-40mm EF lens, 0.9 Lee hard grad

Good ol' Dicky

Good ol' Dicky by greenplasticdave
Good ol' Dicky, a photo by greenplasticdave on Flickr.

Done a lot but I love visiting here whenever I am on the Sunshine Coast.

single RAW exposure ran through DPHDR for some colour then a multiply curve layer in PS for some contrast :)

Canon EOS 5D MkII, 17-40mm EF lens, Lee 0.9 hard grad

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cesar and Natalie Engagement shoot

Natalie and Cesar chose to do their engagement shoot in the area where the eventual wedding photos would be done. These photos were taken in Maleny on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Natalie and Cesar were a joy to work with at all times. Full of energy which makes my job a lot easier :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Glass House Trails

Glass House Trails by greenplasticdave
Glass House Trails, a photo by greenplasticdave on Flickr.

I picked up an intervalometer off of eBay and got to try it out up at Maleny last week. This is 20, 4 minute exposures at f/4, ISO-200. It was frickin' freezin'!

Canon EOS 5D MkII, 17-40mm EF L Lens

Saturday, June 4, 2011

First sunrise as an Aussie. Thank you, Australia

I took the Citizenship pledge yesterday and officially became an Australian Citizen. I haven't revoked my British Citizenship but now have dual :)

This was shot this morning out at Nudgee Beach, a great place at low tide with plenty of reflections to be had.

Stitched in CS5 from three vertically oriented shots.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Lee 0.9 hard grad.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

buy it, use it, break it, fix it, trash it, change it, mail, upgrade it

My imagination has come up short for ANOTHER title for a Shorncliffe shot so thid title comes from the song I was listening to as I processed it.

Three shot RAW HDR -2 0 +2 imported into ACR for white balance tweaking and other editing then combined using Adobe's HDR function in CS5. Some layer adjustments to bring out the colour a bit stronger.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm lens.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Falls of Falloch

Falls of Falloch, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

A shot from a few years ago during a trip to my home country, Scotland. The Falls of Falloch is well worth a visit if you're driving from Loch Lomond to Fort William and is only a short 500m walk from the car park.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Flash!, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

I used a flash here held off to my left fired a few times during the exposure to light up the railings :)

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Lee 0.9 hard grad, 450EXII

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Moreton stars

Moreton stars, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

Being out on Moreton Island the skies were subject to less light polution than the mainland so I tried a quick 30 minute star trail.

Stacked 30 second esposures.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Wrecked!, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

The remains of the Kallatina, scuttled at Bulwer on Moreton Island in 1931.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm, Lee 0.9 hard grad

Stick with it

Stick with it, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

Comboyuro Point, Moreton Island.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm lens, Lee 0.9 hard grad

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Comboyuro Point, Moreton Island

I've spent the last four days on the beautiful Moreton Island for work ( It's a hard life I know) I was treated to spectacular sunrise/sunsets most days. This was taken near the north end of the island looking back over towards the mainland. If you look at it large you can see the Glass house Mountains just right of the setting sun.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm, 0.9 hard grad.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Buderim Forest Park

Buderim Forest Park, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

I'm torn on this one. I like the lead-in with the underwater hollows, rock then waterfall but a part of me dislikes the blurryness of the foreground due to the fact it's under the water's surface. What do you think?

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flinders' Street Station, Melbourne

We visited Melbourne over the weekend, not for the Grand Prix (I didn't even know it was on) but because we got some cheap return fares :) It was my first time visiting there and must say I did enjoy all the decadent foodie places :) I would like to have gotten to this spot a little earlier before the sky became completely black...ah well :)

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The day Nudgee Beach said "Right. Lets do this!"

Still plumbing the depths of my archive of shots from last year. When I originally posted shots from this shoot I put up a pano but now I think I prefer this single frame image.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm. HDR [-2,0,+2] processed in DPHDR.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Place of ducks

Place of ducks, originally uploaded by greenplasticdave.

Nudgee Beach. I'm fascinated by the swarms of little blue crabs around here at low tide, they avoid people incredibly well. If you get too close they burrow under the sand :)

I read today that the word 'Nudgee' is a corruption of the Aboriginal word meaning 'place of ducks'.

Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm, Lee 0.9 hard grad, Gorillapod.