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Larger than Life

by on May.22, 2019, under Life, Photography

Larger than Life

Larger than Life

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 29.5 mm, 1/13 sec at f/8, ISO 400

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

With these fabulous lanterns at Taronga Zoo it can be a little hard in pictures to see just how big they are

Take yesterdays image of the Koala for instance – it’s not Koala life size but rather it’s taller than me

Others are quite a bit smaller but many are much larger

This image with my daughter and the gorillas give you some idea of the scale. These are by no means the largest of the illuminated lanterns – there are some significantly taller or longer. However, hopefully you get the idea

You can also see here that I’ve finally decided to bump the ISO up from 64 :). All to get a little faster shutter speed so my daughter doesn’t have to stand quite so motionless 🙂

Vivid Sydney and Lights for the Wild opens this Friday the 24th May and runs to 15th June 2019

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Urban Koala

by on May.21, 2019, under Life, Photography

Urban Koala

Urban Koala

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 to 13 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

This particular shot was quite tricky to craft

Again this Koala is one of the new light installations at Taronga Zoo this year

All the lanterns are quite bright – very bright against the ambient darkness

The city in the background of this shot is visible to the naked eye. However in a “correctly” exposed shot of the Koala the city lights are barely visible. In a shot which correctly exposes for the city the Koala is nuclear with glowing edges

So in this case I took a nine frame bracket at 1EV intervals. Then blended those images in post to create the above with a nicely exposed Koala along with the city in the background

Vivid Sydney and Lights for the Wild opens this Friday the 24th May and runs to 15th June 2019

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Lioness

by on May.21, 2019, under Life, Photography

Lioness

Lioness

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 25.5 mm, 1/2 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Another of the new light sculptures at Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo this year

A pride of Lions in anticipation of the new African Savannah precinct which opens later this year

Vivid Sydney and Lights for the Wild opens this Friday the 24th May and runs to 15th June 2019

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Cubs at Play

by on May.20, 2019, under Life, Photography

Cubs at Play

Cubs at Play

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 62 mm, 1/6 sec at f/8, ISO 64

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

This is one of the new light sculptures at Lights for the Wild at Taronga Zoo this year

My daughter’s out there frolicking with the three gorgeous and playful Sumatran Tiger cubs. This new installation has been created this year to celebrate the birth of Kartika’s three new cubs

Vivid Sydney and Lights for the Wild opens this Friday the 24th May and runs to 15th June 2019

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Arachnophobia

by on May.20, 2019, under Photography

Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 34.5 mm, 1/30 sec at f/8, ISO 800

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

It’s almost Vivid Sydney time again. This Friday the 24th of May Sydney will light up again for the annual Light, Music and Ideas festival

My daughter and I were lucky enough to attend a preview night last night at Taronga Zoo. Unfortunately I’m not sure she’s going to make it out… 🙂

Ample Projects and Taronga have outdone themselves again this year with Lights for the Wild. A dazzling array of illumined giant animal lanterns on a trail winding through the Zoo precinct

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