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Brighton Beach

During out trip to Melbourne we got to visit Brighton Beach which is known for these colorful bathing boxes. The weather was quite cold that day but luckily there was no rain so we could enjoy our time there without getting soaked. Here’s some images from the location.

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Brighton Bike

 

This is was probably my favorite place on our trip to Melbourne. Although I loved the CBD area, this is somewhere a bit more unique and different. The next time we visit, we plan to rent a car so we can go along the coast and see more attractions such as the 12 Apostles.

Hi Melbourne

I went to Melbourne for the first time last weekend and definitely enjoyed myself. We found ourselves mostly walking around the city, trying to see as many tourist attractions as we could see. Some friends that live in Melbourne were also kind enough to take us out for brunch and to visit Brighton Beach.

Here’s one image from the trip and plenty more to come.

My First Two Weeks With The Canon EOS 6D Mark II

The Canon EOS 6D Mark II had quite a controversial release, but that didn’t affect my purchase of this body. For the past two weeks I’ve been using it as much as I can and I have to say, I’m thoroughly impressed. Here’s some of my impressions from my first weeks of using the 6DII.

Autofocus

As an owner of the original 6D, this was quite a frustrating area. The center point was deadly accurate even in the most challenging light. Sadly the other 10 outer points were not cross type which left myself and many others feeling frustrated with their inaccuracy. Thankfully this is no longer an issue for 6DII owners as we now have 45 cross type AF point some with the center point being dual cross type down to -3EV.

Violin

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS @ 35mm, f/2, 1/80th, ISO 2000

I have used three of my four lenses with the 6DII and I was pleasantly surprised with the results which are as follows:

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS – This was my most used lens on the 6D and as you can see from all the sample images here, it will be my most used lens on my 6DII as well. This lens performs fast and precise with all AF points that I have used.

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM – Although this lens didn’t require any AFMA on my 6D, it wasn’t the most accurate with the outer points. I’m happy to report that this lens is fast and accurate to focus on the 6DII with all AF points. I have also used this lens with DPAF and I would say it could track moving subjects accurately at least 85% of the time.

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS – I haven’t used this lens as much as the others although I still found the AF to be fast and accurate with all points.

I would definitely say the AF on the 6DII is its largest upgrade which is good to see, as this was the originals weakest area. The AF spread is an area that gained a lot of negative attention which I believe was overblown. After a very short amount of research you’ll find that the 5D4 only has roughly one extra row of AF points on each side which definitely isn’t a deal breaker for me. The AF points generally cover the area within the rule of thirds and if you need to focus outside those areas, there’s always Dual Pixel AF or you can even focus and recompose.

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Violin Man

This man seems to be playing the violin outside this restaurant every night I walk past. I’m sure he enjoys what he does so he must love his job.

Boost Protein Balls

These are a great snack that I find myself eating daily. I used to love snacking on Yogurt, but sadly my skin doesn’t agree with it so I luckily found these.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II

I am very happy to say I got my Canon EOS 6D Mark II a few days ago and I am in love with it. Below are some images I’ve taken so far and some initial impressions after a few days of using the camera.

Tip Box

Glowing Night

Gowings

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City Walk

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Pokemon Moon

Now that I’ve finished playing Mass Effect Andromeda and almost done with Horizon Zero Dawn, it’s time to start on Pokemon Moon. For past titles in the series, I dropped everything I was doing and started playing them straight away. Due to my short hiatus from playing games at the end of last year and my huge backlog of games, it has taken me until now to get around to playing Pokemon Moon.

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Spread Your Wings and Fly

Still life photography is one genre that I was hoping to focus on more this year, which I don’t think I have. I quite like origami so I figure it’s a good place to start when it comes to finding subjects. It is said whoever folds 1000 origami cranes will have their wish come true. I folded one so just 999 more to go.

Time To Pay

A girl heading up to the front to pay for her meal.