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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

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Vivid Sydney 2010

It’s back, and it hasn’t disappointed.

Vivid Sydney festival of music, light and ideas, curated by Lou Reed, provides many opportunities for photographers of all levels.  Vivid includes the lighting of the sails, Macquarie Visions, Fire Water, Creative Sydney, X Media Lab and Song Summit Sydney.

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Lighting of the Sails at Sydney Opera House.  Camera: Canon EOS 5D MkII; Lens: Canon 50mm f1.4

(Tip #1) When taking photos like the one above, you can’t use a really slow shutter speed.  The projections move, so if you use anything more than 3secs you might end up with a weird blur of colours.  Not that it’s not good, but depends on what you’re aiming for in the image.  Some projections are more active than others, so be flexible and know how to adapt.

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