029: Kata Empi

This is Morgan practicing kata Empi. He was gracious enough to let me take photos of him for this project.

I’ve been doing karate for six years, and Dave (my husband) longer than that, although we’ve been a bit slack in recent years. Morgan was a beginner in Dave’s class when Dave was a sensei; he’s come a long way since then!

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: NIKON D300S
  • Taken: 21 February, 2011
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Location: 33° 44.67′ 0″ S 151° 6.83′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

024: Slow sky

This was a bit of an experiment with slow shutter speed and light. I thought the clouds might look rather interesting… Removing the colour brought out the movement of the clouds, but before that they were a browish muck.

I find the soft texture of the clouds and the contrasting textured outline of the trees quite pleasant.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D300S
  • Taken: 15 February, 2011
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Location: 33° 48.57′ 0″ S 151° 10.95′ 0″ E
  • Shutter speed: 30s

023: Punch & Judy Ale

I can’t remember what the quality of the ale was, but I do remember being amused by the name and the label. The entire evening at our friend’s place playing cards was quite amusing.

I’m not sure what happened to the metadata of this image, but it was taken with an iPhone 3Gs and Camera+. I seems that I forgot to take a photo on this day, so this one is filling in from earlier in the month.

  • Camera: 200
  • Taken: 11 February, 2011
  • Location: 33° 42.92′ 0″ S 151° 7.28′ 0″ E