This morning when I woke up I felt like doing something a little out of the ordinary. So I packed my camera, and caught the train to work as usual.

Only, I didn’t get off at my normal station. I continued on to Circular Quay and took some photos of the Opera House. Unfortunately the lighting wasn’t the best – the sun was still coming up and the Opera House is in shade. But the photos look semi reasonable, and I took them in raw mode, so hopefully I can do some tweaking to make them look better.

Out of the ten I took, I really prefer the one of a Sydney ferry (apparently a First Fleet class ferry) in the foreground – it has some nice light on it, with a nice trail of sunlight in the water just in front of it. I’ll post the images to my random slash artistic photos album when I’m done with them tonight.

In other news, last night I bought myself a nice new shiny Canon pixma ip4200 photo printer along with some spare ink cartridges and a hundred pack of high gloss 270gsm 6×4 photo paper, all from Myer.

My Grandad has the same printer, and I’ve seen the great photos it prints, so the massive stocktake sale was a perfect opportunity. The printer itself was 25% off, while the paper and ink cartridges were 20% off.

I’ve printed off a few photos, and while they look stunning, they attract fingerprints overly well, so I have to be very careful handling the prints and the paper before it’s printed.