Five Day Quest #4: My Little Girl

+Al Warren has tagged me in the Five Day Quest virus/pyramid scheme. Take one photo of whatever is going on in your life and post it. I work from home two days out of five, and these are opportunities for me to take Evelyn to childcare and pick her up. Since it's only a short distance, we usually walk, ride or scoot. +Steve Photoman Hayes - tag, you're it.

Five Day Quest #3: My Morning Run

+Al Warren has tagged me in the Five Day Quest virus/pyramid scheme. Take one photo of whatever is going on in your life and post it. I like to run. I prefer to run in the mornings, as I have no set commitments between 4 and 8am, and I don't really need to be awake to run. I set this up by putting the camera on the ground, setting a 10-second timer and a 2.5 second exposure. About half-way into the exposure, I jumped into shot and held until the shutter closed. +David Hill, tag - you're it.

Five Day Quest #2: My Lunch

+Al Warren has tagged me in the Five Day Quest virus/pyramid scheme. Take one photo of whatever is going on in your life and post it. I like to eat food, and this is what was going on today. I tried a selfie at the markets, and brought the DSLR out of retirement to use its nice wide-angle lens. However I have re-discovered that it's a heavy bastard which makes selfies difficult. +Andrew Chalk, I tag YOU to join in.

Five Day Quest #1: My Workspace

+Al Warren has tagged me in the Five Day Quest virus/pyramid scheme. Take one photo of whatever is going on in your life and post it. This kinda ties in with my One Second Per Day video - yes, my video today is of me doing this shot. I set up the tripod and triggered three x 5 second exposures of myself using the remote shutter. +Mick Porter you are the only other photographer that I know on G+, so TAG, YOU'RE IT.

Beach Bike Selfie

Just before setting off on my Surfers Paradise to Ipswich ride (106km), I sat and watched the beach for a bit. This is a still frame taken from video, for my One Second Per Day project.

Boogie Boarding

I took the water camera and my fisheye 0.42x filter into the surf for some boogie boarding fun. The surf was rough and I lost the filter when I got dumped off a wave (that was a risk I knowingly took), but I got the shot (and video) I wanted anyway. This is a still from video, and was taken after I lost the fisheye filter.

Redcliffe Jetty #3 – Ghost Selfie

Photo outing with Al, Mick, Anthony, David and Steve. During this long exposure, I walked toward the camera with a flashlight and umbrella (it was raining). I moved in a step, pause, step, pause fashion to ensure I my face made it into the shot. Exposure was controlled via intervalometer, with a 30 second delay (for me to get far enough away) then a 30 second exposure. I also used the 2-second delay on-camera, which flashes a light out the front just as it's about to take the shot - this way I knew (in the dark, noisy jetty) when to start making my movements.

My Own Easter Egg Hunt

My get-pushed challenge this week by @3rdxoff was to do a self-portrait SOOC. I don't do many selfies, and it's extremely rare that I'll do a SOOC. Easter egg hunt at Nana's place. I placed the camera behind the broms but the girls would not stand still for a second, and certainly not in frame, so I posed by myself.

The Runner

I went for a run and took the little camera with me. I particularly love this part of the run as, although it's a long incline (though not too steep), the city unfolds in front of you as you rise over the bridge. The next bridge over is the rail bridge with a train going over it every few minutes or so.

Beardy Self Portrait

Usually when I have a holiday, I grow a beard to mark the occasion. This is 2.5 weeks worth and marks the first time I've grown a beard that joined up. Amazing.

Project365 [231/365]: A Self Portrait

I was editing photos and blog posts, and took this photo with the iPhone. I waited until the sun was shining in a good spot, to add a bit of life to the shot. In the full sized version of the picture you can see each individual pixel on the laptop screen.

Project 365 [004/365]: Back to Work

Back to work after a too-short 3 day weekend. This is me working on photographs on the train, with iPhone tethered for net. The train trip is 55 mins, but the laptop battery lasts 15-20 mins if I'm lucky.

Project 365 [003/365]: Lawnmower Self-Portrait

Today I attacked the lawn. After the big rains and floods, there have been some decent days of sunshine, but we've always been doing other things on those days. Not long after I set up this shot, the mower's throttle control spring detached, leaving two modes: MAXXXTREME and off (via kill switch). Fixing it meant figuring out how the thing worked. It works now, though revs a bit higher than it did before. Humidity was at about 280% so I packed it in after an hour, but at least we are no longer "those people" on the street with the overgrown front yard.