Thursday, 30 August 2012

Skywatch Friday: Campanile Di San Marco Spire, Venice


I took this shot from the courtyard of the Doges Palace on my Summer add-on trip to Venice.

Skywatch Friday

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Camera Critters: Cicada's


I took these Cicada's at a beach resort in Crete this summer, my father and I went to have a look around the grounds of a hotel behind Costa Beach where we spending some free time on a tour of the beach and Chania Town. Its quite unusual to see Cicada's this close, we mostly just hear the cacophony of "hissing" they make in the trees of tropical countries in the Summer months. They were all over the tree barks in the hotel grounds, apparently the male of the species has a tymbal underneath their main body that expands and contracts making the clicking sound they are famous for.

Camera Critters

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Skywatch Friday: Shower Clouds


Camera: Nikon D5100
Shutter:1/750 second
Lens: AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 G VR
ISO: 100
Aperture: F8
Focal Length: 18mm
RAW edited and converted to Fine JPEG in ViewNX2.

I took this yesterday with my new D5100, before it started raining again.

Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Little Girl


Many of the children in Greece are poor and busk for money from tourists, we saw many playing accordions like this little girl in Athens too. I edited this image in Adobe Camera Raw ( although you don't get all the features that ACR offer to raw file users, you can still bring a jpg file into it), cropped the image and did a bit of selective colour editing.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Macro Monday: Shiny Stones,Elia Beach, Mykonos


We revisited Elia Beach again this year, these are some more stones and sand on the beach.

Macro Monday

My Forthcoming Camera Upgrade

I Will be saying goodbye to shooting with the Coolpix and gaining this lovely DSLR next week. First DSLR very excited:D

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Camera Critters: Pigeon Having A Drink, Rhodes Town


I took this pigeon taking a sip of water from the main fountain in Rhodes recently on my summer cruise to the mediterranean, we had experienced stiflingly hot and humid temperatures, it had been 105 degrees in Athens, so it wasn't surprising that the local pigeons were needing a drink.

Camera Critters