Sixteen - The packing dilemma

I don't know about you, but I always find that when I need to pack for a shoot or a trip or even just a day away that I over pack, then I think to myself "Just go simple, stop with all the gadgets already" then I strip out all the bits and pieces and end up with a laptop bag, then I think to myself - BUT WAIT! What if you see the best photograph in the world and you can't capture it? What if your iPhone just won't do? Then I re-pack and end up like this is well on its way to looking... 

Sixteen : Day Ten | September 24th, 2016

I do have a specific shot in mind for the Phantom, and I know I'll be annoyed if I can't capture at least some shots in water (Sony 4K ActionCam) ...then I thought "Just take the a7R2 with the 16-35... I ended up with the 90mm Macro (Also as it's the longest lens I have) and the 55mm f/1.8 because it's a fun lens and a great focal length... Anyways... 

Sixteen - Oh no you didn't!

When you really really need something to be working and it isn't... I'll be away from my desk for a few days and, during that time or any time I'm away from my desk, I rely heavily on my phone to run my business... So, of course, I'm helping one of the kids with his bike and it slips out of my pocket and lands flat on its face - I don't pick it up, i have that "something bad just happened" feeling... I was right... 

Sixteen : Day Nine | September 23rd, 2016

So bummed right now...

Sixteen - The road less travelled?

We make our choices, right? (No, straight...) Right! 

Sixteen : Day Eight | Thursday September 22nd, 2016

"Sixteen" is the focal length... I'm using the lovely Sony a7RMk2 with my Sony 16-35mm f/4.0 lens at 16mm... 16mm is a challenging focal length, it allows you to bend and stretch as you see fit - my feet aren't really that big. Honest.

I've included a snapshot of the 16mm factor, below, if you're interested. 

Sixteen - Given to fly

Maybe I'm obsessed with flight? 

Sixteen : Day Seven | Thursday September 21st, 2016

Today was a day of work, mostly, I was sorting out some bits and pieces in the office and had to lay out this lot... Drones, Quads, Trouble... Whatever you call them, I like them. I'm not great at flying them, for instance, I dropped that small green one into a large pot of water that was sitting on the sink - it lived. I made a work-day bet with myself, that, if I wanted to go to the kitchen for a coffee, I had to fly the small green one out of my office, through the house, under the chair in the lounge and into the kitchen to land on my espresso machine - it kinda worked once or twice. 

A fun departure, sometimes. 


Sixteen - Hammer it home

I'm a freelance social media and community manager, I work from wherever I am - mostly - and 90% of that "wherever I am" is home. This means that I can schedule in things to do during my regular working day, which is mostly broken in two - mornings and evenings, with the middle of the day mostly working on relevant projects or, for the last four years, this old falling down house. We're about to start a major renovation, but before we do, there are a few things that we've been advised to do, one of those is to replace the north boundary fence - simple process aside from the entire north boundary being set in concrete... Most of it I removed with a massive crow-bar, but this last bit - the entire back yard - I had to hire in a smallish jack-hammer... 

Sixteen : Day Six | Thursday September 20th, 2016

You feel like the work is never done, that's because it is never done.