Category Archives: Photography

Review: Sandisk Ultra UHS-I 128Gb microSDXC Card (Up to 80MB/s)

At the beginning of this year, I posted about a relatively new (less than a year old) Sandisk Ultra UHS-I/Class 10 microSDXC card of the 80MB/s variety which had a data loss issue. Rather unfortunately for me, I had some … Continue reading

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Tested: “Compatible” Nikon EN-EL14 Batteries vs Genuine

Amongst the published articles on the site, it seems there is a fair amount of interest in the ones dealing with “compatible” and “fake” camera accessories, specifically Nikon EN-EL14 and EN-EL14a batteries. Having just recently returned from my first extended … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 3 – Barangaroo Sth, Kings Cross & Martin Pl

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. I do my best every year to visit, and this year was no exception. What follows are the shots I took … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 2 – Chatswood & Darling Harbour

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. I do my best every year to visit, and this year was no exception. What follows are the shots I took … Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2017: Part 1 – Circular Quay & Royal Botanic Gardens

Vivid Sydney is a festival of “Light, Music & Ideas” which is run on an annual basis in Sydney. It proves to be a popular attraction for both tourists and locals looking for a bit of art with light and … Continue reading

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Random: Birthday, Reflections, Taronga, CeBIT & the Kitchen Sink

#include <stdio.h> int main (void) { printf(“Hello World!”); return(0); } It’s been quiet. Too quiet. Sorry for that. While I did say I was going on holidays and would be on a hiatus, I didn’t expect it to be a … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX II (Nikon)

It’s Boxing Day, so it’s traditionally the time to unwrap gifts. While I do lament the commercialization of Christmas, I’d be lying to myself if I said I didn’t partake in it … at least, for my own benefit. As … Continue reading

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Canb2016: Part 5 – More Walking Around the City

This post continues the random photos taken while walking around the city areas. Transportation The Sydney Building looks very similar to the Melbourne Building, but is essentially a large bus interchange for all of Action’s bus services. They also use … Continue reading

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Canb2016: Part 4 – Walking Around the City

Lets just say that my time in Canberra was limited, but that in itself wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. Of course, Canberra has its regular tourist attractions (e.g. Parliament House, Old Parliament House, War Memorial, Art Gallery, etc) but as … Continue reading

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Melb2016: The Tram Catalogue (Part 8)

The last posting dealt with a lot of transport related observations, but you might have noticed that it lacked photos of trams. The reason is that I’ve saved them for this posting – a post almost exclusively intended to catalogue … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Transport Related Observations & Signs (Part 7)

I’ve always been a fan of public transport, no matter where I go. It’s an economical way of travelling, although it’s not always convenient. I don’t mind though – I’m patient and tolerant enough. It’s always interesting to note the … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Self-Guided Night Photography (Part 6)

If the recent postings are anything to go by, people might be mistaken that this is a photography blog. I suppose it is, and it isn’t. Given that one of my interests is photography, and I rarely have good excuses … Continue reading

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Visited: Transport Heritage Expo (11 – 13 June 2016)

Every year, the Transport Heritage Expo is held at Central over the Queens Birthday long weekend and this year is no exception. The event almost slipped my mind, because I’ve been way too busy, but thanks to a heads up … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2016 (Part 2)

We continue our Vivid Sydney journey in this part. While there are many exhibits, I didn’t end up photographing the “regulars” such as Customs House or the Museum of Contemporary Art, solely because it was a nightmare trying to get … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2016 (Part 1)

It’s another year, which means it’s time for yet another Vivid Sydney festival. This year, Vivid is running from 27th May to 18th June, which leaves another nine days to visit (at the time this is posted). Hopefully, if you … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Daytime Walkabouts 2 (Part 5)

My daylight adventures in Melbourne continue with the afternoon adventure. But first, a little bit of food. I decided to stop off at Rocket Burgers and Fries for a meal, mainly because it was a convenient “on the way” stop, … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Daytime Walkabouts 1 (Part 4)

After going on the free walking tours, I still had a bit of time left in the day and some energy to spare, so I began my roaming almost immediately. As it was already mid-afternoon, I realized I wouldn’t quite … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Free Guided Walking Tour – Afternoon Part (Part 3)

The I’m Free walking tour continues on into the afternoon, with the second half of the tour with the more tasty bits. We get stuck right into the street-art scene, a prominent feature of Melbourne culture. Apparently, such places are … Continue reading

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Melb2016: Free Guided Walking Tour – Morning Part (Part 2)

After the conference was officially over, I had free time to explore Melbourne. Before I left Sydney, I spent some time searching online for various places and attractions worth seeing in Melbourne. Since I had a lot already planned even … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: The (beautiful) EPROM Chip Collection

It’s been a busy and draining week and a bit in Melbourne, and it’s consumed the vast majority of my energy just to get everything unpacked and put into order. However, things have been getting a little too quiet around … Continue reading

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Event: Celebrating My Birthday with Taronga Zoo

It’s that time of the year again – that’s right, it’s my birthday. I get another year older, and I’m reminded that time is ticking, so I better make good use of it. Probably not the most inspiring first-paragraph, but … Continue reading

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Event: PhD Thesis Submission Day (31st March 2016)

Thursday 31st March 2016 was probably an ordinary day for most people. But for a group of uni students, this day is one of a special kind. Census date. The last day to submit your PhD/Masters thesis or else risk … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Telesin Yi Action Camera Compatible Batteries & Charger (YI-B&C-001)

One of the first accessories action camera owners usually purchase is a second battery of some description to give them a little more shooting time. I am no exception when it comes to this. Often the big issue comes down … Continue reading

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Review: Xiaoyi (Yi) Action Camera (YDXJ01XY) & Waterproof Case (BGX4004RT)

In recent years, the popularity of action cameras have skyrocketed with the success of GoPro’s offerings finding their way into hands of adventurous sportspeople, motorsport enthusiasts, skydivers, scuba divers, drone operators and even broadcasters. The breakthrough was in the compact … Continue reading

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Event-Fail: Geminid Meteor Shower (14th December 2015)

Not being a keen astronomer myself, I’m not clued into events that happen in the sky most of the time. Just by chance, this week, while eating dinner, I watched a news story on TV which tipped me off about … Continue reading

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Experiment: Circular Quay Timelapse (14 Aug 15)

Around three weeks ago, on a Friday, I was feeling a little bored at home, so I decided to take advantage of the good weather and head out to do some experimental time-lapse photography. After all, I did have a … Continue reading

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Teardown: Airis Photostar N702D 3.2MP Digital Camera

People often donate old and unwanted gear to me, in the hopes that I have some use for it, or I can have some use for it – whether that means taking it apart, or writing a blog about it. … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Sevenoak SK-EBH01 Electronic Ball Head

Time lapses have a very interesting effect in the way they compress time, allowing the viewer to observe things that may happen very slowly over a long time which would be impractical to witness in real-time, or to appreciate the … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 11: Last Two Full Days in HK, Odds & Ends

At long last, we’ve reached what will probably be the final article in the series about my trip to Hong Kong and China. By this stage, I have achieved my primary objective of attending the conference and presenting some secondary … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 10: Conference at Kylin Villa, Shenzhen

This part continues on my series of postings about my overseas trip taken at the end of 2014 to Hong Kong and China. Because of time constraints and other interesting posts to put up, I haven’t been able to blog … Continue reading

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