This morning we went to a camera outlet at Westfield Marion Shopping Centre to get 23 of our RedBubble photographs printed at 8″x12″, plus three little folders that will hold about 120 x 6″x4″ photographs. (These will be used as ‘easy-to-display’ books for the work I have on my RedBubble gallery. More about that in another article.)
Then we went into the city to pick up photographs I forgot on Friday: Another 25 x 6″x4″ photographs (on top of the 58 from last week).
Afer all that was completed … we finally went to the Adelaide Botanic Gardens this afternoon. It was the best four hours I have spent in the Adelaide CBD in a VERY long time.
I found buildings, structures, lakes and cactus I didn’t know we had in this city! I found the cactus/palm building that I never knew existed. We shot ducklings … thankfully I had the zoom lens because they sure can move fast when they want to! We found native flowers swarming with bee’s, so thankfully SWMBO had the Macro lens.
But I stuck with the standard old 28mm lens. The wide-angle was used when the 28mm failed to perform. It is old – it was built for an SLR, not a dSLR. I thought it wouldn’t matter, but it does. Once you get used to having a stabiliser, better manual control and motor-driven glass – it’s near impossible to go back to old lens!
I found glass-houses, lamp-posts, petrified tentacles, concrete mushrooms, a glass wave, a rose-bush archway and heaps of other shadows and tricks of light.
Want to see the photographs we shot in the Botanical Gardens today?
Go through all my flickr photographs tagged Adelaide Botanic Gardens dated 01-September-2007. In total, 34 photographs of 600 we shot in the four hours were chosen, cropped, and compressed … and only 12 of them were uploaded. That ratio of return is not too bad!
Want to see the RedBubble photographs we printed at 8″x12″ ?
Read my Redbubble Journal to see all the photographs chosen for framing…