IR Huka Falls

Huka Falls

The Huka Falls are a 10 minute drive away from Lake Taupo township, and a road-side tourist photo trap of epic proportions.  But the place is not quite as exciting as it was when I was a small child.  Way back then the bridge over the most squeezed part of the gorge was just a narrow swing bridge, and my darling brothers would usually jump up and down to make it bounce.  It was quite slippery with spray most of the time as well.

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Looking upstream, from the bridge

These with the IR mod camera, 35mm lens and a 590nm filter. Colour swapped.

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IR Butterflies

All from the Butterfly house at Melbourne zoo, shot using the IR mod camera with a 590nm filter and 35mm lens.  It’s mid winter in Australia at the moment, and even in a hothouse the butterflies were a little sparse and looking a little ratty.  I quite like the tattered look.

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Glum, so very glum

It was a holiday-day here yesterday, so I finally made a serious start on painting the latex lizardling created in the Jordu Schell workshop last month.  Doubtless there will be significant changes still (should it be blue skin?  Or perhaps golden-bronze??), but at least tis begun.

I’ll also try a version with instamorph teeth and spines, but I am still figuring out how to best secure these into the mask.

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Just looking

This little garden cutie (approx 3mm or so long) kept moving its head from side to side to get a good look at me.   And then, being a baby jumping spider, it would sort of sproink sideways, only to stop and look around at me again.   Bad for the taking of photos, but really rather entertaining to watch.