It Didnt look that Far on the Map

29 01 2010

Went through some old images from Sydney this morning   , found this series of shots which I finally got stitched together when my computer decieded to stop crashing on me arrrh , and yes its a PC lol 🙂

Was taken last year at a Sydney Beach , dont ask me what beach it was all I know is it was somewhere between Bondi and Coogee , I went down near Bondi to shot a beach on afternoon and though I would walk up to Coogee as it didnt look that far on the map lol . Was a very long walk especially with my camera bag on , but it was worth it found some interesting locations worth reshooting and got a really nice Thia meal when I finially got to Coogee .

Hopefully we get some decent light here in Perth soon as were well over due and have been itching to get out and photography some more locations .

Kirk Hille


Sydney Again and Pizza Night

7 11 2009

Went down to the Pizza night Mark from the True North so kindly held . Was good to put some faces to names from the Blog community and have a few drinks have to say they did a great job on the pizzas as well went back for seconds  . Thanks to Mark and Christian for organizing the night .

Christian and Mark also made an announcement that they would be organizing a photo tutorial day over at Rottnest Island on the true North ship , if any one else is intrested you can find the details here on Marks blog

Found some time to go through some more RAW files today , found this 9 image stitch taken recently of Sydney . This shot was taken the evening before the big dust storm hit Sydney .



Sydney Harbor

11 10 2009


Was sorting out my external hard drives yesterday and cleaning up some of my old images , found this other edit I did of one of my Sydney Harbor shots I took last year  .

Kinda liked the dark look to the image so finished of editing it . Was about an 8 image stitch taken on the old 400D .

Back From Sydney

25 09 2009

white-boarderWell just got back from Sydney early this morning , had a pretty engoyable time there and the weather was a lot nicer then Perth most the time it even reached 30 degress on day . I also found out that Tamarama bay is a lot further away from Coogee then I though after walking after sunset it with all my camera gear lol . I did finally make it to Coogee but and got a much need drink and feed .

I was all so over there durring the big dust storm , woke up early to the sound of sirens going and looked out the window of my appartment and the whole sky was bright orange . though there must have been a big fire close by at first , also nice to see the people getting use out all them face mask they would have bough for the swine flu that morning 🙂

This is one shot I took while I was over there really like the angle on this composition , would like to shot this one again under better light . This was a six image shot taken shortly after the lights turned on .

Sydney Opera House

19 04 2009


Still going through my images from my Sydney trip this year .

 Went down to the Sydney Opera House a couple of times as it was close to where we were staying in the CBD and  The Sydney skyline and Opera House would have to be one of my favourite skylines to photography besides the Perth skyline  .  Would have to be one of my favourite cities in Australia as well  , If i did’nt live in Perth could easly live in either Sydney or the Gold Coast .

The light wasn’t great while I was over there  so I tried some long exposures at night time . Did get a lot of people (mainly tourists ) come up to me while I was photographing the Opera House either they were intrigued in why I was panning up or wanted to check out the 5D MKII ,  also got a lot of comments from teenagers walking past say stuff like the ” bombest camera ” lol

While I was over there probally took about 24 gigs worth of images , The light wasn’t great for the whole trip but still got a few images which I’m saving for the website launch . Did manage to scope out a few locations to return to next time I’m over that side of the country .

 This was a 3 image vertical stitch .

Back from Sydney any one watch Channel 9 News ?

26 02 2009


Well I’m back from Syndey had a nice little break over there even if it was only for a few days .

I have to say the NSW has some really impressive coast line to photograph probally some of the best in Australia .  The only down side to the trip was the weather 😦  , it was really werid weather will I was over there and light wasnt great as well . At sunrise it just went from dark to light gray no color , Still went out each day photographing even with a sprained ankle which I did walking down one of the step coast steps to the beach . 

Found some really great locations over there would like to revist under better light conditions . Hopefully will look at another trip towards the end of the year .

Also any watch channel 9 news this week ?


4 11 2008


Well I havent really gone through many of my shots from Sydney yet lol 🙂 Had some free time the other night so I though I would have a look through them only got through the first stitched image but . Would have to say out of all Australias city skylines I would say Perth and Sydney would have to be the best to photograph . Durring my visit the light wasnt great but and had to make the best of what I had  , hopefully it will be better when I head back over in a few months 🙂

This was a 10 image stitch of the skyline in Sydney . Have to say this probally isnt the best compositions out of all the shots of the skyline i got but this set of shots probally had the best light .