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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 2

In this part, we continue where we left off with my Vivid adventure. This time, I return to see the rest of the Circular Quay exhibits, and spend some time walking through Martin Place and Darling Harbour precincts. Circular Quay, … Continue reading

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Visited: Vivid Sydney 2015 (22 May – 8 June) – Part 1

A new year means another Vivid Sydney event to explore. Best known as a festival of lights, music and ideas, this event is a worldwide phenomenon. This year, Vivid Sydney is bigger than ever, having the regular Circular Quay foreshore … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 7: Being a Tourist – Big Bus Tour (Part 2)

Yikes! Time flies, but time for blogging? Well that sometimes happens, but it’s no guarantee. Always good to get things down before the memories fade too much, so I’ll try to turn back the clock to the 6th January, in … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 6: Being a Tourist – Big Bus Tour (Part 1)

So far, my holiday has involved much time staying inside the hotel, resting my temperamental ankles and looking at various transmissions on the air. Time was running out, and I really had to make the most of my time in … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 5: RTL-SDR, More Radio, AIS & Night Photos

It’s been a while since the trip, but I’ve been just way too busy lately to post anything more about the experiments and photos I’ve taken during my trip. The trip continues, with this part focusing mostly on more radio … Continue reading

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Review, Tested: Kelda 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Lens for Nikon

Fisheye lenses are pretty special when it comes to lenses. Their extreme distortion effect serves to be a novelty, which is sometimes overused, and can prove to be a handy feature to squeeze in extreme fields of view, or to … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 4: Hong Kong Park & Edward Youde Aviary

After the marathon post in the last part about analyzing Hong Kong’s free-to-air TV signals, this part won’t be from inside the hotel. Instead, it’s 2nd January and I’m on an outing to Hong Kong Park. This post will be … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 2: Around the Hotel & Ferry to Tsim Sha Tsui

It might seem a little bit strange that the story of my trip is being told in a (slightly) non-chronological order. Initially I would have loved for it to be in order, but then I decided that it would be … Continue reading

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Trip to HK & CN 2014 – Part 1: A View from the Room

For business or for pleasure? Both. Or maybe none. We’ll see. I don’t generally go on many overseas holidays, but starting off with what is (I’m led to believe) probably one of the most cliché phrases to do with holidays … Continue reading

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Visited: Floriade 2014

This week, I had the opportunity to go on a short day road-trip to Canberra, and on the way, we stopped off at the Big Merino. After that, I spent some time admiring the month-long Floriade display, in its final … Continue reading

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Photography: Natural Selections Klahanie Granada Hibiscus Flower

Having a new garden in the backyard to populate with plants, we had some potted plants ready to go in. One of them was in full flower, so I took the opportunity to take some good photos of it. It … Continue reading

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Salvage: ATi Radeon HD 2400XT OEM Low-Profile PCI-e Graphic Card

This post is less of a real salvage and test, as it is of a salvage and photograph. This particular OEM graphic card is found in many computers around the university, and seems to have occasionally died off, resulting in … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback & Teardown: National PE-201C Electronic Flash Unit

It’s been another very busy week, so posts are a little bit “out of order”, but today I visited my Dad’s and went for a bit of a “dig”. It turned up quite a few pieces of “fruit” – one … Continue reading

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Weekend Assorted: Photowalk, Sydney Trains Rebranding, Opal, etc.

Hello readers! Long time no blog. Lets start off with a bit of an assorted post with just a few random things. CNET Photowalk Last week, I only had the time to churn out a post about my photowalk day … Continue reading

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Weekend: CNET Australia and Olympus Photowalk at Luna Park, Sydney

Normally, the weekend is reserved for random things like building stuff, testing things or taking a bike ride, but not this weekend. Not too long ago, I entered a CNET competition to be one of ten participants on the yearly … Continue reading

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Testing: Kenko 2x MC4 DGX Teleconverter for Nikon

As part of my new camera journey, I’ve been busy checking out pieces of gear. It used to be conventional wisdom that if someone wanted a cheap way to get more out of a lens, they would buy a teleconverter … Continue reading

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The Color Run – Olympic Park, Sydney (10 Feb 2013)

After a Chinese New Year dinner last night, I barely had three hours of sleep, but I decided I should go anyway to The Color Run in Olympic Park, Sydney to do some photography. I didn’t know how it would … Continue reading

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Nature is cruel …

Last night, Sydney received a moderate storm with gale force gusts and some rain. This morning, I woke up to find this on the concrete just outside the sliding door … Nature is cruel. Seems like the tree in the … Continue reading

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Macro Photos – Trinkets, Heads, Chips and Disc BCAs

[Due to the Pi choking on resizing large ass photos – everything will now be pre-resized to 1024×768 or thereabouts.] Now that I have a D3200 with its mega resolution, one thing worth trying is macro photography just to see … Continue reading

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D3200 Performance Test

Okay, so my home ADSL2+ connection is pretty crap for hosting large images, but these should give you some idea of just how amazing 24.2MP is, and how amazing the D3200 can be when given some “Lightroom” love. All the … Continue reading

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Canon, you’re fired! I’m a Nikon shooter now. D3200 Review

It’s old news by now, but I’ve swapped over to the dark side. Formerly a Canon shooter, I have now turned 180 degrees, and I now shoot Nikon (and have shot Nikon for the past month). In this post, I’ll … Continue reading

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Aftermarket GPS units for Geotagging on Nikon Cameras

Geotagging is quite a nifty feature which has reached prominence as of late. The idea that your photos can have their location (and even heading) tagged into their EXIF data means that you’ll never “forget” where you took a particular … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout

On Thursday, with my family, we went to the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylon Lookout. To get there, you have to get to the road deck of the bridge by walking up a set of stairs. Then you walk along the … Continue reading

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Pixel Pitch Visual Comparison

Most of the photos on this website have been shot using my Canon SX110IS point and shoot camera out of convenience. One good thing about this camera is a very good macro ability “right out of the box”. As part … Continue reading

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Setting off a Flashgun with an Arduino

So it might not be obvious why one might want to do such a thing – but it could come in useful. I have a Yongnuo YN560 “manual” flash (no TTL metering, so one had to set the flash power … Continue reading

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Point and Shoot Photosite Areas

Since my last post about DSLR photosite areas – I wondered just how it would compare if we threw point-and-shoots into the mix, and say cameraphones. Using the same methodology, I catalogued Canon’s Point-and-Shoot range. I didn’t bother with Nikon … Continue reading

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Digital Photo Frames – why they never really took off …

About five years back, digital photo frames were new on the market and there was much hope that it would be a decent way to show off one’s photo collection. Sadly, they haven’t taken off as predicted, and I would … Continue reading

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Photosite sizes on DSLR Sensors

So, as people who have been reading my Facebook posts would know – I recently became a Nikon convert – with a D3200 providing lots of megapixels for cheap. Of course, some of that is marketing gimmick, but when you … Continue reading

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