Tamron 18-270mm

A Wallaby with Noms

by Kristi Hines

Over the weekend, I went through my favorite photos from Australia. I’m definitely ready to get back there again, especially since I was a little less knowledgeable about photography and wound up shooting most things at a ridiculous ISO. And I mean ridiculous. But this was one of my favorite parts of the trip – feeding the wallabies. This guy was pretty happy with his noms!

Wallaby with Noms

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Sweet Magnolia

by Kristi Hines

I’m a product of the South, from good ole Mississippi. So imagine my surprise when I was halfway across the world and I found my state’s flower, the magnolia, in Australia of all unlikely places.

Sweet Magnolia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Emu Sees You

by Kristi Hines

Some stars are born ready for their closeup. This bird was definitely one of them – she gave me a little time to get a great face forward shot before wandering away.

Emu Closeup

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Pier

by Kristi Hines

Another shot from my pre-HDR days. But I still love the composition.

A special thanks to my husband, whose Photoshop skills saved this (and a full day’s worth of photos) from a silly S shaped dust spot that was on my sensor.

The Pier

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Baby Elephant at Play

by Kristi Hines

Good Monday morning everyone! This shot was taken at the Melbourne Zoo. While watching a family of elephants walk through their playground, this little guy decided it was time for a cool down near the water.

Baby Elephant

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Bird on a Rock

by Kristi Hines

If there is one thing that I am never good with, it’s titles. I’m sure it’s because I’m one of those literal people, or because I do some SEO and have the mindset of keywords over creativity. Either way, after a super stressful evening that resulted in me having to leave my cat Zoe at the vet overnight because of a high fever, this was the most interesting title I could think of for this photo. Any alternative title suggestions are welcome!

Bird on a Rock

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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It’s Been Two Days

by Kristi Hines

Meerkat

“It’s been two days. No rapture. What gives?”

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Room with a View

by Kristi Hines

One of the perks of getting a room on the 18th floor at Treasure Island during a conference was the view of the hotel across the way. I also got a good view of fireworks flying by the window from the Sirens show at night. Definitely not the hotel you want to stay at if you need to sleep. But then again, who sleeps in Vegas?

The Palazzo Las Vegas

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Wet Purple Aeonium

by Kristi Hines

It took me a while to figure out what this was, but since I’m a Google master I eventually found it. This succulent was especially beautiful with the water drops sitting on it after the sprinklers had gone off nearby, so I couldn’t resist giving it a closeup.

Purple Aeonium Succulent

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Details: Shot at 270mm, 1/250s – F/6.3, ISO 1600
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Freak Power Graffiti

by Kristi Hines

While doing a little urban exploration through St. Kilda Beach, we stumbled upon some awesome street art next to the Palais Theatre that my husband shot. Freak power never looked so beautiful in my opinion.

Graffiti Street Art in St. Kilda Beach Melbourne Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 18-270mm Tamron Lens
Details: Shot at 32mm, 1/160s – F/6.3, ISO 100
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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