An Update and Some Bonus Dragon Photos

Just shooting my smaller central beardie. I haven't really done much shooting of her, normally I choose to shoot the larger of the two centrals. This girl is generally a little bit more chilled, but she likes to look around a fair bit so getting shots like this can be a challenge.

Just shooting my smaller central beardie. I haven’t really done much shooting of her, normally I choose to shoot the larger of the two centrals. This girl is generally a little bit more chilled, but she likes to look around a fair bit so getting shots like this can be a challenge.

I’ve been neglecting the site a little over the last couple of weeks. Both Stacey and I have been through an absolutely horrid stomach bug, and then Ivan picked up something that has had him in a bad way for the last few days. Now to top things off, he’s almost over the little bug he had, but now he’s hit a really bad patch of teething. Stacey and I are both running pretty short on sleep, and I’ve fallen back into a state where the slightest things are setting me onto bad trains of thought. Additionally I’ve fallen behind on my uni work, and the workload for my job has increased a bit as well.

The website’s pretty much been at the bottom of my priorities in other words. But things are looking up. It looks like there’s going to be some changes in our lives coming up, most of them positive, and as a result I should have a lot more time and energy to devote to the website. And more importantly, more money.

Which brings me to my next point. I’m going to be starting a new thing here on the site in the next month or so.

But first, a bit of context…

I’m not someone who really cares much about whether this website is popular or not. It’s mostly for me to have my own little space to do my own thing. That being said though, I have noticed in the stats that and awful lot of my traffic comes from people searching for the obscure old camera gear I’ve collected through the years that I’ve been taking photos. My most popular post of all time, by a 100% margin, is my First Thoughts: Carl Zeiss Jena DDR 135mm 1:3.5 MC S post. And the Helios 44M-4 post is up there as well. I even noticed it myself when I was looking to buy some of this old equipment, or when I was searching for it after I’d been given it by friends or relatives, that there seems to be a lack of information on certain items in particular. Some vintage stuff is hugely popular and has websites dedicated to it, but other stuff seems to have fallen through the cracks.

As such, to give myself a bit of a project, I’m intending to purchase one interesting or obscure photography related item for under $100 every fortnight, use it for a couple of weeks, and then do up a real world usage review of it. Obviously it’s going to take me a while to get this all moving along, but I’m intending to create a new post category specifically for this, and I’ll post an update once I’m ready to get started.

Anyway, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s a couple more new shots of my dragons.

I haven't really shot this girl that much, because the larger of our two centrals is bigger and is generally a more impressive dragon, however, I figured it was about time I gave this little one some attention. She's a lot more timid than the larger one, but once she's relaxed a little after the initial shock of being picked up she's very inquisitive.

I haven’t really shot this girl that much, because the larger of our two centrals is bigger and is generally a more impressive dragon, however, I figured it was about time I gave this little one some attention. She’s a lot more timid than the larger one, but once she’s relaxed a little after the initial shock of being picked up she’s very inquisitive.

This cricket clearly doesn't know what's coming....

This cricket clearly doesn’t know what’s coming… This is a test shot to work out the best method for catching a dragon eating a cricket for this months ABC Open theme.

Shannon Walters

An amateur photographer who also spends time making chainmaille and doing too many other things to mention.

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