2 days ago

If anyone is doing Astro photography at the moment…you might be interested in this…
View on Facebook

5 hours ago

Australian Wood Ducks, 8 chicks , mum and dad off for a swim. Ballina.
View on Facebook

1 day ago

Killen Falls, Tintenbar #1localphotosI wuzzed out on walking all the way up the creek to the actual falls, as I found the rocks in one section a bit tricky to negotiate. But there are still heaps of photo opportunities along the creek. And since my last visit about 8 yrs ago, the council have installed handrails on the track down from the parking area to the creek. Go early, it’s a very popular spot.
View on Facebook

1 day ago

Killen Falls, Tintenbar, this morning. #1localphotos.
View on Facebook

9 hours ago

Mark Davis
#1productreview ND Filters Plastic vs GlassIn photography and optics, a neutral-density filter, or ND filter, is a filter that reduces or modifies the intensity of light entering the lens/sensor. Doing so allows the photographer to select combinations of aperture, exposure time and sensor sensitivity that would otherwise produce overexposed pictures. This is done to achieve effects such as motion blur of a subject in bright conditions and not just pre-dawn or twilight.There are many varieties (plastic and glass) and options (square or screw-on) from as low as $20 for a single filter up to well over $1000 for some kits.With the May 23 meeting at Tosha Falls, David Yeend has been doing some research on the subject of ND filters and it would appear that none are perfect even the expensive glass ones have their own faults. The main cause is light leaks around the back of the filter holder and reflections. If the light leak is an issue, David has made a simple cardboard hood to minimise side light leakage. See image 3 below. The plastic filters are more subject to reflections as they are not coated with anti-reflection material but the glass ones are and obviously, this combined with the material of the filter is what makes them more expensive so you get what you pay for. The Ranger plastic filters have an application and are easy to use they do have their limitations, early morning/late afternoon use being one of these when the sun is low and at an angle to the filter. If you are aware they can be used successfully. There is also the question of colour cast and from my observation, the Ranger Filters tend to turn objects that are black to a very dark brown. or more information see www.amazon.com.au/Rangers-Graduated-Adaptors-Carrying-Cleaning/dp/B019RT2GRY. The image below from Shaws Bay uses the Ranger Filter set. Glass options generally have an anti-reflective coating, some on one side some on both. The screw-on option prevents light leakage but you need one for all lens sizes. Alternately you can get the largest and use step-down adapter rings to suit your lens. I recently purchased a set of K & F Concepts. Fpr more information see www.kentfaith.com/nd-filters The second image uses the K&F Concepts square filter and adapter.The decision is based on your need and use of the filters. Any questions please ask.
View on Facebook

1 day ago

Iconic
View on Facebook

2 days ago

Here’s a GIF of Wardell bridge going up. As I was handholding, I aligned the images in PS, and then did the GIF from there. The export was not kind to the final GIF and I could not work out how to fix it. Yes, it does look a bit crap, but you get the idea of the bridge going up which is what I was trying to show.Thanks to Tracey for letting us know on FB.
View on Facebook

1 day ago

Strolling in the garden
View on Facebook

3 days ago

REMINDER: CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY OUTING FOR APRILSaturday 24th April 4pm – Private Farm VisitClub Member David Speight has invited us to his farm in Knockrow. There will be photo opportunities for landscapes, macro, maybe even some wildlife and a sunset. David is going to place old farm memorabilia around for us to photograph, so expect to see some old milk cans, timber wagon wheels, old rabbit traps, hurricane lamps, bullock yolks etc to name just a few. He said there are also some magnificent fig trees on the property that catch the afternoon light. Sunset is at 5.19pm so allow yourself time to set up tripods etc.Details: 241 Alcorn Road, Knockrow NSW 2479 . If you are not sure where this is, google maps will help you. Getting into David’s farm there are no gates to open, just a couple of cattle grids to drive over, then follow the road up the hill to the giant fig trees. If you get lost call David on his Mobile: 0427772294 and he will help with directions.Rating: EASY.NB: Due to COVID 19 restrictions all members will be required to sign the Club Meeting Register at the beginning of each outing. Also, the Committee has agreed non-club members such as close family members can attend these outings, but please note they will NOT be covered by the Club’s Insurance Policy, which only covers financial members of the Club.
View on Facebook

3 days ago

A couple of shots from India. Obviously not recent, but I’ve been reviewing/editing them recently.1. Gate to fort, from Rajasthan, India.2. Jaipur street facade from Rajasthan.
View on Facebook

2 days ago

ActionOn the North wall
View on Facebook

2 days ago

Two photos from today at Wardell.
View on Facebook

2 days ago

The barge "DEEP WATER" passing through the opened Wardell Road Bridge, @2PM today. Thank you Tracy K for the info. #1localphotos.
View on Facebook

3 days ago

Just letting you know the Wardell bridge is suppose to be opening at 2 o’clock today to let that big barge back through.
View on Facebook

4 days ago

Board riders, Boulder Beach. #1localphotos
View on Facebook

1 week ago

My April Action photograph from the races
View on Facebook

4 days ago

Icon from an icon. Singapore CBD from Singapore Flyer.
View on Facebook

5 days ago

Chocolate Fudge with Coffee Grains…. it’s soap. 😜
View on Facebook

6 days ago

I thought this one was one worth sharing.This is an actual photo of the exact time lightning hits the water. Absolutely one in a million shot.
View on Facebook

6 days ago

Local photo, Flat Rock, low tide PM yesterday.
View on Facebook

6 days ago

Mark Davis
Local photo opportunities. If you would like to share a local photo location with members use the tag #1localphotos. Post an image and some information for other members to review. You will find the locations posted by members in the Topics heading in the menu bar. DO NOT COMMENT ON THIS POST IT IS A ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY.
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Water Lilies on Maquires Creek, Alstonville.
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Surfing action at Boulders Beach.
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Iconic"Fish heads in BB"
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Action"Speedo"
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Action"Demo on the beach"
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Iconic_Ballina Coast High
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Who’s excited for tonight’s meeting? Looking forward to seeing everyone📷📷📷
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Not very good at Astro photography but went to Boulders Beach on the new pathway last night the skies opened up above… so much to learn but I need to learn much more
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

ICONIC.
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Iconic
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Black-necked stork (AKA Jabiru) at Byron wetlands this morning, this one is a male.
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Mark Davis
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymP43x7afKw&list=PLfZ5KCGgZlCP_ihbECqJajnzljLrmJ4Ri
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Action_Whale breaching
View on Facebook

1 week ago

the Sydney Iconic
View on Facebook

1 week ago

You all probably know but just in case you don’t, the Byron wetlands are closed right now due to work on the security gate. You will have to go and see if they have finished the work. I couldn’t get in on Sunday and tried a few times before that. If you call they will tell you, "maybe open or maybe not". So go and hope for the best… 🙃
View on Facebook

1 week ago

"Autumn on the Tweet"
View on Facebook

1 week ago

Mark Davis
Not sure if this is pure crazy or great photography.
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Action..When you have the opportunity to jump in the back of a boat, don’t hesitate.
View on Facebook