Saturday, 26 November 2011

My First Attempt At Star Trails

Hi All,

Early this morning made my first attempt at capturing star trails.
Image was captured near the 'Fossil Rock' area beside the Sharjah-Kalba / Maleha road in the United Arab Emirates.

Details after the jump....

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

ODIN: Phottix's New ETTL Wireless Flash Trigger For Canon - FIRST REVIEW!

Hi All,

Just super excited to give you a review on the soon to be released ETTL wireless radio triggers from Phottix - called Odin.  I will be doing a range test and a few other details in another post in the near future.  All photos at the exhibition were taken with a Canon 7D and a 18-135mm stock lens.

Here are pictures of the Odin Canon ETTL speedlight triggering system....

More after the jump....

Sunday, 22 May 2011

2011 Mitsubishi Galloper 3.8 GLS: My Shiny New Horse!

Hi Folks!

Just wanted to post a picture of my new ride.  I am really proud of this new car.  This is the first vehicle the I drove out of the showroom back in February, 2011.  Why do I call it my 'New Horse'?  Well, my old vehicle is a Hyundai Galloper.  While I love my new car and enjoy the comforts and luxuries it affords me, I miss the rough, rugged and beaten up Galloper.  That car has taken me to hell and back...and is still running.  What did I do with it?  Well, my wife is driving it around now!

Check out my strobist style pic...featuring - Moi! after the jump....

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Abu Dhabi - Yas Marina Circuit (Porsche GT3 Cup + Radicals)

Hi All!!

Just thought I'd start updating my blog with some more regularity.  To kick things off, I am posting some action photos that I took at Yas Marina Circuit in Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.  Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is located about an hour and a half drive away from Dubai.

Please give me a 'heads-up' on what you think of the photos (critiques welcome).  So here goes.....

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Phottix Atlas (Update): Go For Launch!

Check out Post 1/3 (Introduction To Phottix Atlas)
Check out Post 2/3 (Product Showcase & Short Range Testing)
Check out Post 3/3 (Long Range Testing)

Firstly I need to thank a few of my inspirations....mainly on account of them opening my eyes to off camera flash techniques....
Joe McNally
The Strobist (aka David Hobby)
Zack 'One Light' Arias
Gulf Photo Plus (I am where I am because of you)!

I hope you all check out the links above.  Great source of inspiration, resources and instruction! move on....
As you know, I recently reviewed (part 1, part 2 & part 3) the Phottix Atlas & compared it to the PocketWizard Plus II.

In my second post, under 'CONS & QUIRKS', I mention:
"Random triggering of the speedlite (on its own) causing the flash to go off..."

Well, this was noted by the good folks at Phottix and informed me (shortly before the official launch) that this issue was rectified and the current product was shipping with this issue resolved.  I therefore purchased 4 units of the (new) Phottix Atlas.

The package arrived late June, 2010.

More....(pictures of the desert around Dubai if you want to see it)... POST JUMPUS .....