• Architecture

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    OM System

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    Long Exposure

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    Reflection

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    Documentary

    Bridges of Steel

    All photos were taken in Sydney with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and accompanying lenses: M.Zuiko 12-40mm f/2.8 Pro, M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm F1.8 and Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 9mm F1.7 ASPH.

    Weathered Sky

    • 9mm, ƒ2.2, 1/1000s, ISO 250
    Looking up at the steel underside of a bridge, with a beam of light reflecting off it

    Bridge Texture

    • 9mm, ƒ1.8, 1/80s, ISO 400
    A close-up shot of a coarse steel texture with squiggly lines

    Unstoppable Nature

    • 75mm, ƒ2, 1/200s, ISO 200
    A small green plant sprouts out of the foundations of a bridge.

    Another World Above

    • 9mm, ƒ4, 1/400s, ISO 200
    Looking up towards the sky between two parts of a bridge, made of steel and concrete

    Levitating

    • 9mm, ƒ2.5, 1/2000s, ISO 200
    The reflection of a bridge above a river

    Flight Cycle

    • 75mm, ƒ2.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Looking towards a cyclist who has paused on a shared pedestrian bridge, who is obseriving a plane flying over an airport

    Night Is Coming

    • 75mm, ƒ2.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A plane flies off into the distance as a dark shadow moves in from the right of the frame.

    Peering at the Gateway

    • 12mm, ƒ2.8, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Looking through branches at a painted white steel bridge over a river

    Tube ‘n’ Bridge

    • 12mm, ƒ2.8, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Looking up at a painted white steel bridge past a large pipe on ground level

    River Cathedral

    • 30mm, ƒ2.8, 1/1000s, ISO 200
    Beams of light shine through a bridge, adding to its reflection in a flowing river beneath it.

    Between Two Bridges

    • 75mm, ƒ2.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A person walks into the distance on a shared cycleway, between overhead bridges in the foreground and background.

    Cyclist Hyperdrive

    • 75mm, ƒ22, 1/3s, ISO 100
    A long-exposure shot of four cyclists riding on a shared cycleway, with the underside of a steel bridge seen above in the background.
    Thursday July 11, 2024
  • Landscape

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    Black and White

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    OM System

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    Nature

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    Water

    Overcast Waters

    All images were taken with the OM System TG-7 at Lake Illawarra and in Kiama on 6 July 2024.

    Kiyong to Keira

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/500s, ISO 100
    Looking over blurred rocks in the foreground over water, a rock wall with fishermen and a mountain escarpment in the distance

    Storm Bay

    • 25mm, ƒ2, 1/800s, ISO 100
    Waves lap over jagged rocks, meeting a hill with grass and tall Norfolk pines.

    Blurred Pines

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/400s, ISO 250
    A macro shot of a wooden table with blurred trees in the distance

    Gull Feed on the Rocks Below

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/200s, ISO 200
    A steep, rocky cliff meets the sea with a watery horizon in the background.

    Blurred Boundaries

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/200s, ISO 200
    Rocks and waves mesh together in a somewhat ambiguous fashion.

    Through ‘Making Waves’

    Making Waves is one of many outdoor artworks by Bert Flugelman.

    • 62mm, ƒ3.6, 1/320s, ISO 100
    Looking through a metal artwork by Bert Flugelman towards rocks and the sea; a bird can be seen stretching its wings in the distance.
    Sunday July 7, 2024
  • OM System

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    Portrait

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    Animal

    Mark and Bambi's Lunch

    While out for a scooter ride with my son, we stopped at the playground at Belmore Basin in Wollongong. Looking past the play equipment and up a small hill, I spotted a gentleman sharing fish and chips with a goat! I decided to approach them, dragging my son along so that we could have a closer look at the goat and introduce ourselves.

    The man, whose name is Mark, said that he loves to visit the City of Wollongong regularly from up north, observing differences in the coastal landscape and soaking up history. His pet goat, Bambi, comes along for the ride!

    I asked permission to take their photo, as I found it to be such a charming situation. You see plenty of dogs along the Blue Mile, but very few goats. 😂 I’m grateful that Mark agreed.

    I shot the following three images with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R.

    Lunch Together

    • 45mm, ƒ/4.1, 1/320s, ISO 200
    Looking over the shoulder over a man at a park bench as he feeds his pet goat a hot chip

    Hand Feeding

    • 85mm, ƒ/4.8, 1/320s, ISO 200
    Close-up of a pet goat being fed a hot chip

    Friends on a Bench

    • 82mm, ƒ/4.8, 1/250s, ISO 200
    Peering through a railing at a man with his pet goat, as they eat lunch on a park bench and table
    Thursday June 13, 2024
  • OM System

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    Macro

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    Nature

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    Photo Walk

    Desert Rain

    All images were taken with the OM System TG-7 at the Wollongong Botanic Garden on 1 June 2024.

    Pincushion Euphorbia

    • 71mm, ƒ5.6, 1/60s, ISO 1250
    Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny thorns and red bulbs

    Pincushion Cactus

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 800
    Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny leaves and brown thorns

    Crown of Thorns

    • 77mm, ƒ4.1, 1/160s, ISO 800
    Red flowers emerging from a green plant with thorns, carrying tiny water droplets between their petals

    Bitter Aloe

    • 58mm, ƒ3.5, 1/250s, ISO 400
    Macro shot of droplets on a green succulent

    Red Aloe

    • 82mm, ƒ4.3, 1/125s, ISO 800
    Red flowers protrude from a thorny plant with purple accents.

    Tetetzo

    • 71mm, ƒ3.9, 1/250s, ISO 640
    Macro shot of a tiny water droplet in the thorns of a giant cactus

    Aloe Vera

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1250
    Numerous water droplets cling to the undersides of reaching succulent plants.

    Bear Grass

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1600
    Numerous tiny thorns and spikes on a large succulent

    Blue Chalk Sticks

    • 47mm, ƒ3.1, 1/125s, ISO 800
    Water droplets on the tiny finger-like growths of a small succulent
    Sunday June 2, 2024
  • OM System

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    Event

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    Night

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    Photo Walk

    The Enchanted Forest: Lost Astronaut

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Leica DG Summilux 9 F1.7 on 28 May 2024.

    Forest Path

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/10s, ISO 1250
    A row of hanging lights above the ground, held up by gum trees

    Crash Landing

    • ƒ/2, 1/800s, ISO 3200
    A spacecraft model sits in bushes, surrounded by hanging light rods.

    Meet the Protagonist

    • ƒ/2, 1/8s, ISO 3200
    A suspended translucent screen shows an image of an astronaut in a forest.

    Flying Astronaut

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/50s, ISO 3200
    An image of an astronaut is projected onto hanging ropes.

    Alien Jellies

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/40s, ISO 2500
    Colourful fibreoptic objects that look like jellyfish hang in the darkness.

    Cosmic Family Silhouettes

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/3s, ISO 3200
    Three people's silhouettes viewed from behind as purple lights are beamed throughout a forest

    Hyperspace

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/800s, ISO 3200
    Lasers beaming in myriad directions through the darkness

    Child Follows Astronaut Through the Event Horizon

    • ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    A colourful galaxy is projected onto sand, where a child's foot can be seen coming out from the centre.

    Space Dimensions

    • ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    An illuminated cube surrounded by darkness
    Wednesday May 29, 2024