Journal / Observations & Photowalks

30 day photography challenge – Hyde Park.

Hmm… So you may have noticed I fell off the blogging/photo challenge bandwagon for a bit there. No biggie, I started my new weekend job last week and was completely exhausted, so I thought it best to take a break and come back to it refreshed.  I’ve skipped a couple of days due to some technical issues (I can’t photograph light trails without a decent tripod) but I’ve decided as long as I’m out there making an effort it’s better than nothing. 🙂

After I stopped by the lab this afternoon to pick up my prints, I spent about 20mins in Hyde Park with my camera, trying to capture Day 12’s prompt – Bokeh.  I love bokeh (the little circles you get when you point your camera at light sources) and you’ll find it comes naturally in many of my photos anyway, but I still took a picture of some figs for you to show I know what I’m doing. I used f8 so the bokeh is quite small and defined.

© Kell Rowe 2011

DAY 12 - Taken at f8 so the bokeh is small and defined.

Day 13’s prompt was to produce a photo edit that I liked and to show you the difference between the original and the new picture. These are some awesome fig tree roots.

© Kell Rowe 2011

Before processing. This photo has only been sharpened.

© Kell Rowe 2011

After processing in Lightroom.

Day 14’s prompt is a photo focusing on the eyes. I don’t really have a new photo of this though I do have some awesome eye shots from when I made my wildflower film last year (that’s on my galleries page). I did focus on the eyes whilst photographing this wack-wack (that’s a duck to most people over the age of 3) but I don’t think that counts.

© Kell Rowe 2011

I love ducks.

Day 15 is just a photo of whatever I please, so I decided to photograph other parts of the park for you.

Whilst I was here I sat on a bench bearing a little plaque dedicated to 11 year old Evie who passed in 2010. The bench was covered in colourful wool and a few flowers and there was lots of glitter on the ground – someone had visited recently. So I sat for a little while and enjoyed her view.

I hope you enjoy it too. 🙂

© Kell Rowe 2011

© Kell Rowe 2011


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Sponsor update.

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© Kell Rowe 2011 Blackcurrant Photography

My entry for the 2011 South Perth Emerging Artist Awards


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