Wargaming IT person. Married, two children. Tranny tendencies. Dabbler in Sherlock Holmes and military history. Originally from the UK, but now settling into Australia after moving here in September 2008.
Most of the early pictures in my stream were taken by me using my venerable Fuji Finepix F401. However this died at the end of July 2008. My current camera is an Olympus SP550UZ i acquired through the kindness of another Flickr member. However I am becoming increasingly obsessed by the convenience of my iPhone. I sometimes fall back on my venerable Olypus u600 as well.
I also have a cheapass waterproof camera.
For the techies I use one of the cameras listed above. These days I stick them on a on a bean-bag pod if I need portability. Very rarely I use a mini-tripod. As of Christmas 2010 I have a proper tripod (actually two proper tripods, owing to a mix-up with the Christmas present list), so I would hope my pictures might be less blurry. I have a small light-tent I use for some of the Lego shots (but only if I can be bothered to get it out). Self-portraits are either done at arm's length, or on a 10 second timer. Or in a mirror. And I use whatever lighting is around - daylight or room-light. If pictures have been edited (and I do this more and more now) then it's in Photoshop Elements or Picnick. But I'm still learning how best to use them. I also use various apps on the iPhone, because there's something fun about editing pictures whilst walking down the street.
I did four years of the 365 Days self-portrait project. You can see random pictures from the project here.
- Flickr Heroes 5,869 photos, 2,460 members
- Best 1000 Free Pictures 887 photos, 196 members
- #Flickr10 7,713 photos, 2,985 members
- Just Plain Weird! 46 photos, 16 members
- Project Weather 634,898 photos, 90,661 members
- Music Inspiration 19,441 photos, 3,485 members
- March in Australia 706 photos, 44 members
- Protests in Australia 306 photos, 15 members
- Flickr Bingo 3 772 photos, 30 members
- Apple iPhone Panoramas (native camera app) 1,756 photos, 229 members
- iPhone Low Light Photography 2,329 photos, 275 members
- Near-by Nature 7,634 photos, 203 members
- e11even 188 photos, 156 members
- Mi taza - My cup 460 photos, 235 members
- Self Portraits with Clipart 68 photos, 15 members
- Patterns and Designs 85,683 photos, 6,690 members
- Murals & Graffiti 228,581 photos, 7,270 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,048 photos, 13,804 members
- Golden Rectangle 1,218 photos, 389 members
- The Portrait Group 2,750,719 photos, 154,154 members
- No! Signs 995 photos, 22 members
- Ears 747 photos, 203 members
- Wheels Go Round 3,804 photos, 96 members
- ~~~~~~~~ High Voltage ~~~~~~~~~~ 5,057 photos, 315 members
- I'm Stealing Your Shot 184 photos, 65 members
- Something Blue (Only Blue) 397,060 photos, 48,517 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 73,008 photos, 6,580 members
- Cross Process 8,593 photos, 962 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 316,400 photos, 22,715 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 20,711 photos, 1,691 members
- Canberra Australia Photos 13,680 photos, 978 members
- I see faces ( Not a Portrait Group ) 9,357 photos, 1,934 members
- That Silly Duckface (Or that smooch gone wrong) 184 photos, 48 members
- Five O'clock Shadow 689 photos, 179 members
- Yes. We know we are shooting into the light. 1,248 photos, 153 members
- Whatever the weather 667,501 photos, 42,828 members
- Heroclix Geeks! 653 photos, 57 members
- Marvel Comics 12,515 photos, 1,069 members
- I Didn't Know I Was Being Photographed By Myself! 887 photos, 133 members
- CD/SONG PHOTOS 358 photos, 75 members
- Minimalist Mondays! (Post 1, Award 2!) INVITE SOME NEW MEMBERS! 793 photos, 184 members
- Traditional Skyscrapers 4,346 photos, 464 members
- TBB Cover Photos 961 photos, 378 members
- Suspicious activity... 76 photos, 19 members
- Cockatoo Island 1,340 photos, 110 members
- If you had just one shot? 278 photos, 40 members
- SuperHeroes EgoTrip 282 photos, 86 members
- from where i stand 7,684 photos, 774 members
- Yahoo Your Pictures 129,677 photos, 3,984 members
- spooky pictures 1,086 photos, 81 members
"Kaptain K has some great shots in his stream. he makes me smile with his 365 journey and has made me jelous because he has moved to Australia!"
October 26th, 2008
"Kaptain Kobold has been one of the fellow 365/FGR/TRP'ers that I really look up to. Not only is he crazy enough to do a third year, he has a really great attitude about the whole thing, that not every shot is going to be a masterpiece, and just have fun with it. And he manages to come up with some of the most creative ideas for self-portraits, which is really impressive considering how many of them he's had to do so far. He's been an inspiration to keep me going on my own 365 Days."
March 28th, 2009
"Kaptain's photostream is one I look out for everyday. His 365 photos are always honest and creative. A pleasure to follow."
April 10th, 2009
"Oh Kaptain, my Kaptain. I value you.
He's one of the people I look for without fail. There's a real creativity and always something different going on. We'll not mention Godzilla."
August 7th, 2008
Trevor Butcher - Artist says:
"What can I say to someone who gave a few encouraging words to a beginner and thus gave them the confidence to go on and do a little better a lot more often. I am fascinated by his images and can spend hours looking through the thousands he appears to have uploaded. What a guy!"
August 7th, 2008
"You never quite know what you are going to get in this stream, and for me that makes it a fun one to come back to. I love Kaptain Kobold's kindness and sense of adventure, his self portraits are very amusing, he has the most extensive Lego set and his self portraits with a Godzilla mask are always a delight! He seems like a great family man, who looks hot in the wife's dresses and pearls, honestly what more would you want in a guy?"
August 7th, 2008
- July 2005
- Wollongong, Australia
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- IT Person