Home of the infamous graffiti artist Banksy, famous for Brunel’s clifton bridge and of course like every great city it has a zoo!
Overcast weather ruins the scene a bit!
Osaka aquarium is apparently one of the biggest in the world; with a huge tank in the middle containing whale sharks. Difficult to capture due to the low light and lack of tripod but these other sea critters delivered!
The big boss crabs!
Snake or fish?
Probably one of my favourite pictures of the Japan trip. (Click for full size on flickr)
The first of many posts containing pictures from my trip to Croatia. Anyone who knows me will know I am a bit of an animal lover and this definitely shows from the many animal related shots I captured this trip; I’m surprised my friends managed to put up with me for the 4 days.
Plitvice National Park
Known for its waterfalls and turquoise waters but don’t forget the wildlife; very disappointed not to spot a brown bear….added to the bucketlist
The idyllic town of Korana
Every town no matter how small seems to have cats
Famous for its use as Qarth in Game of Thrones but populated long before this with Peacocks and Rabbits by the Austrian Archduke Maximillian
A majestic Seagull minutes before it stole our sandwiches
One day I will own a Parrot for now I’ll have to be content being a gullible tourist although I’ve never been happier
View all full size images and my full Croatia album on Flickr
Comments and Criticism welcome. More Croatia posts to follow……
Today was the first day I’ve managed to get out and about with my new toy; after finally taking the plunge and investing in a DSLR I thought I should take the time to learn how to shoot properly utilising the full manual mode of the camera.
With a bit of research from a few great websites which gave me a basic understanding of DOF, Aperture, Shutter speed etc.
This is a fantastic resource to start with:
Here are the results; hopefully with practice I’ll see some improvements over time. No post processing used, haven’t even started to learn adobe lightroom yet.
Any comments/help to improve would be appreciated!
This shot took me ages to capture the colours I wanted when trying to capture the blue of the sky and retain the lush green of the tree. After fiddling with the white balance (definitely something I need to read more into) the result is closer to what i was expecting.