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.
- March in March Australia 615 photos, 36 members
- Protests in Australia 128 photos, 11 members
- #Flickr10 8,206 photos, 1,677 members
- Flickr Bingo 3 130 photos, 35 members
- Urban Fragments (No People) 992,151 photos, 61,565 members
- Apple iPhone / iOS 6 and iOS7 Panoramas 1,102 photos, 182 members
- iPhone Low Light Photography 1,855 photos, 143 members
- Near-by Nature 6,921 photos, 200 members
- e11even 191 photos, 153 members
- Mi taza - My cup 418 photos, 228 members
- Self Portraits with Clipart 50 photos, 12 members
- Patterns and Designs 77,067 photos, 6,539 members
- Murals & Graffiti 189,697 photos, 6,802 members
- Your Best Shot 2013 11,617 photos, 15,197 members
- Golden Rectangle 1,162 photos, 369 members
- The Portrait Group 2,297,138 photos, 137,685 members
- No! Signs 928 photos, 20 members
- Ears 798 photos, 202 members
- Wheels Go Round 373 photos, 82 members
- Worms-eye view (Sundays) 2,580 photos, 378 members
- ~~~~~~~~ High Voltage ~~~~~~~~~~ 1,935 photos, 296 members
- I'm Stealing Your Shot 177 photos, 65 members
- Something Blue (Only Blue) 299,699 photos, 35,821 members
- Things in Fours 661 photos, 125 members
- Yahoo! Studios: The Weekly Flickr Photos 29,197 photos, 4,367 members
- Cross Process 7,556 photos, 921 members
- The whole building 2,085 photos, 81 members
- Creative Tabletop Photography 261,723 photos, 20,630 members
- All about Trees, Arboriculture, and Tree Care. 16,811 photos, 1,608 members
- Canberra Australia Photos 11,201 photos, 865 members
- I see faces ( Not a Portrait Group ) 8,177 photos, 1,861 members
- That Silly Duckface (Or that smooch gone wrong) 186 photos, 49 members
- Five O'clock Shadow 686 photos, 180 members
- Yes. We know we are shooting into the light. 972 photos, 135 members
- Whatever the weather 398,724 photos, 29,429 members
- -- intangible delicacies -- 24,615 photos, 773 members
- Heroclix Geeks! 553 photos, 51 members
- Marvel Comics 8,192 photos, 878 members
- I Didn't Know I Was Being Photographed By Myself! 876 photos, 133 members
- CD/SONG PHOTOS 335 photos, 75 members
- Minimalist Mondays! (Post 1, Award 2!) INVITE SOME NEW MEMBERS! 325 photos, 113 members
- Traditional Skyscrapers 4,422 photos, 444 members
- TBB Cover Photos 937 photos, 213 members
- Where's your head at? 1,188 photos, 285 members
- Suspicious activity... 63 photos, 19 members
- Cockatoo Island 1,193 photos, 97 members
- If you had just one shot? 138 photos, 35 members
- SuperHeroes EgoTrip 228 photos, 85 members
- Take a Picture: of yourself right now! 93 photos, 131 members
- from where i stand 6,928 photos, 738 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!"
26th October, 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."
28th March, 2009
"Kaptain's photostream is one I look out for everyday. His 365 photos are always honest and creative. A pleasure to follow."
10th April, 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."
7th August, 2008
"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!"
7th August, 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?"
7th August, 2008
- July 2005
- Wollongong, Australia
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- IT Person