Posts Tagged With: Fremantle Prison

Sagacity

My 2012 Photojourney

Here is a selection of my Photojourney for 2012. It was a year of learning, up until this year I never had worked out what kind of photography I loved, I now have discovered Landscape and what I call HDR Plus – The music is from around 1995 when I was in a band called ‘Sagacity’, I wrote the music and played guitar on the track, My cousin Darrin wrote and sang lyrics, his brother Matt played Bass and and another cousin, Brad played drums… a bit of a family affair! It was a lot of fun so I thought I would share it along with my photojourney for 2012… enjoy!

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Cell A24

Only 2 facebook ‘Likes’ to go!

We only need 2 more likes to go and I will be giving away two 12″ x 18″ signed prints! So that means only 2 more people get the chance to win so make sure you share this with your friends and family on Facebook.

What do you have eBay to thank for?

I always scour eBay for photography bargains, and chuck silly bids on stuff I would like if I got it for the right price. I found a lens on Ebay, brand new in the box, used a couple of times, it was a wide angle lens, not something I have ever wanted, nor did I think I wanted. So I made a low ball offer… and would you know it, the seller accepted it! I thought to myself, I will just re-list it and make a couple of hundred bucks.

When I received it I had to try it out first… you know, before I re-listed it on eBay… it only took a couple of shots for me to realise what a cracker of a lens it was… and how much fun a wide angle lens is! So you guessed it… it never got re-listed and now lives on my camera 90% of the time!

So I have eBay to thank for helping me discover photography with an UWA (Ultra Wide Angle) lens!

the daily pic – Cell A24

Here’s a pic, that without an UWA lens you wouldn’t get much detail into your shot. This is cell A24 in Fremantle Prison. The walls in this cell were painted between 1988 and 1991. Prison rules didn’t allow inmates to deface their cell walls but this prisoner was given special permission for therapeutic reasons.

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Praying for Freedom

OnOne software have some freebies!

It isn’t often that you can get something for free, but onOne software are bending the rules and doing just that! Before I go any further, I do not have any affiliation with onOne nor do I get any financial reward or benefit from them for mentioning their software. I think it’s kinda cool software and if you’re into adding effects to your photos then their software is for you!

They’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water so you will still have to part with some hard earned coin if you want the full version! However, the freebies they’re giving away still have plenty of effects you can use without limitation or watermarks! So why not give them a go… http://www.ononesoftware.com/free/

the daily pic – Praying for Freedom

This is a photo I took whilst on the Fremantle Prison tour. It is the prison church, and I have used one of the free onOne textures on the walls to give it an older sort of look just to show you what is possible. I love the old piano in the corner and could only imagine some of the prayers that were made in this room! I have included a before onOne and after onOne so you can see the difference.

Here is the before onOne texture being applied…

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and after the onOne texture was applied to the walls….

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Do the Crime… Do the time….

Fremantle in WA has plenty of history, For reasons even I am unsure about, I just love checking these places out! Maybe it is the mystery of what goes on behind the walls… Seeing how the prisoners lived and trying to imagine what their lives would have been like. Not to mention what it would take to be a prison Guard…

This prison was built by the convicts in the mid 1800’s and was an active prison until 1991. 43 prisoners were hanged here. This pic gives you a sense for the cold and hostile place it was… I took this during a Prison tour, I waited until our group had moved on and hung around to take pics. It was quite spooky standing in No.3 Division of the prison all by myself…

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