Sunday, October 31, 2010

Eagle Heights in the rain

Went to Eagle Heights today, but got hit by showers in the morning.

 Harold the Griffon Vulture demonstrating his 8 foot wingspan. He's being weighed.
 Due to the rain, the usual flying demonstrations were held indoors. 
Here, a White Tailed Eagle lands beside my friend.
 I didn't even know I shot this!
 Tawny Eagle. Not my usual style to include man made stuff, but thought it was interesting.
 A view of the road up to eagle heights lined with the trees in full autumn colours.
 Unidentified falcon nomming on just caught Partridge.
On the way back, Swanley rail was experiencing engineering works, shot this whilst waiting for the rail replacement buses.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Portobello Markets and Trellick Tower

Decided to visit the Trellick Tower via Portobello Road. I deftly avoided all the classic camera stalls. The shots from yesterday were useful in color grading than anything else.

Slowly getting the hang of Bibble 5

It's been several months since moving on to Bibble 5, and I'm slowly getting the feel of the package. Here's one of my latest attempts from a visit to the ZSL today. I call it, "bending over".

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bushy Park Deer Rut

I think I may be shooting it a little late in October since I was so busy last month.

Maybe next week I'll be able to get some fighting shots.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Brutalist Architecture : Robin Hood Gardens

Was introduced to Robin Hood Gardens as a possible photography subject, and surprise! It's an example of brutalist architecture. A kind of architectural subject that I have a love/hate relationship with.

Here's what I got today:

The whites look a tad grey in my browser :-/ Darned color management.


Friday, October 01, 2010

Whipsnade Zoo in the rain

Visited Whipsnade Zoo today with a fellow photog. Was hoping for good weather (go, power of positive thinking!) but we were inundated with bucket loads of rain.

I decided to risk it and just wear my cool weather gear, and was quite damp at the end of the day. I shoulda just brought out my full wet weather kit :-/

Anyways, here's a few of my favourites:

The sad old king.

One of the cheetah cubs at play. They were born in late may.

Awww..... Contrast is very low thanks to shooting through wet glass >.<

Don't you wanna hug 'em?

A pack of 8 wolves, 2nd in number to Bayerischer Wald in Germany. The inclement weather seems to have them very active. Love those furballs.

I title this "Not talking to you"

On the way home.

And a bunch of fluff balls :)