Thursday, August 30, 2007

Back to Strathfield, tired out


Back to Strathfield, originally uploaded by jiulong.

After a busy Saturday going to some classes.

Newtown Cafe


Newtown Cafe, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Beano kid


Beano kid, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Newtown cafe


Newtown cafe, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Redfern cafe, Saturday morning


Redfern cafe, Saturday morning, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Le desk


Le desk, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Surfers Paradise GPET conference hangover on the beach

Trying to put off going back to the conference.

Paul at the Gold Coast airport


Paul at the Gold Coast airport, originally uploaded by jiulong.

On the way back from the GPET conference, Aug 2007

Leica LTM (screw mount) lens collection

Clockwise from top left: 35mm Summaron, 50mm Summitar, 50mm Summar, 50mm Elmar, 35mm Elmar, 28mm Color Skopar and 50mm collapsible Summicron [on the Leica IIIa].

There is a noticeable difference between the lenses - the Summitar gives a slightly softer less contrasty look, which is nice for portraits. The Summicron is sharper and gives more vivid, richer colours.

I now have acquired a few more Leica LTM lenses and it is fun to compare them. The Summar I rarely use because mine has a bit of haze and flares a lot, which along with its soft look is just too much for regular photography. My favourites are the 50mm Elmar, which gives simple and sharp pictures, and the 28mm Color Skopar, which gives amazingly vivid and sharp wide angle pictures (noticeably better than a Pentax 28mm lens I have on an SLR).
I also like the 35mm Summaron for its plain and honest rendition of images - a good general purpose lens. Its older 35mm brother the Elmar gives some stunning, almost 3D images and fills in the shadows somehow - but mine is a bit hazy too. Wish I had a clear example.

St Peters stacks


St Peters stacks, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Tall ship James Craig


Tall ship James Craig, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Patrol boat HMAS Advance, National Marimtime Museum, Sydney

Darling Harbour


Darling Harbour, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Darling Harbour


Darling Harbour, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Maritime museum, Sydney


Maritime museum, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bounty replica Darling Harbour


Bounty replica Darling Harbour, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bessa R and 28mm Color Skopar

James Craig


James Craig, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bessa R and 28mm Color Skopar

Bounty replica


Bounty replica, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bessa R and 28mm Color Skopar

Darling Harbour ship museum


Darling Harbour ship museum, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Darling Harbour ship museum


Darling Harbour ship museum, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Bessa R and 28mm Color Skopar

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tall ship James Craig, Darling Harbour

Surfers Paradise


Surfers Paradise, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Went there on a conference last week.

Tall ship, National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Circular Quay, Manly ferry departing


Circular Quay, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Paul in Burwood


aug41, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Road to St Albans, Wisemans Ferry


Road to St Albans, Wisemans Ferry, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Centennial Park


Centennial Park, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Centennial Park


Centennial Park, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Centennial Park iin winter


Centennial Park, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Circular Quay


Circular Quay, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Botanic Gardens, Sydney Aug 2007


Botanic Gardens, Sydney Aug 2007, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Our kitchen in winter


aug16, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Strathfield


Strathfield, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Domain, Sydney Aug 2007


Domain, Sydney Aug 2007, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Domain, Sydney Aug 2007


Domain, Sydney Aug 2007, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Botanic Gardens, Sydney Aug 2007


Botanic Gardens, Sydney Aug 2007, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Woolloomooloo wall, Aug 2007


Woolloomooloo wall, Aug 2007, originally uploaded by jiulong.

View from Conservatory over Macquarie St

David Jones, Market and Castlereagh Sts, Sydney

Capita Centre, Sydney


Capita Centre, Sydney, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Chifley Tower


Chifley Tower, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Contax IIa and 21mm Biogon

Chifley Tower


Chifley Tower, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hickson Rd (Hungry Mile), the Rocks


Hickson St, the Rocks, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Gold Coast


Gold Coast, originally uploaded by jiulong.

View of Surfers from the Sun City Hotel 32nd floor. Taken with the digital Kodak Dx7630.

Gold Coast


Gold Coast, originally uploaded by jiulong.

View of Surfers from the Sun City Hotel 32nd floor.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Beef noodle soup in Burwood


Beef noodles soup in Burwood, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, Leica Minilux

Kebab boy, Burwood


Kebab boy, Burwood, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, Leica Minilux

Haha very funny


Haha very funny, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, Leica Minilux

Piano time


Piano time, originally uploaded by jiulong.

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, Leica Minilux

St Pat's soccer team - undefeated!

Kodak Elite Chrome 100, Leica Minilux