Monthly Archives: March 2010

ALPINE VALLEY

The road and drive up to Mount Buffalo in the Victorian Alps is one of my favourites in Victoria. The road snakes around the mountain and at various points provides excellent views to both the East and West for Sunrise and Sunset photography. There are lots of opportunities for landscape photography at Mount Buffalo, but […]

ARE YOU READY? GET SET…. F!

This is definitely not the normal type and style of photography that I do – But I had a great opportunity this weekend to attend the 2010 Australian Formula One Grand Prix with a corporate ticket and excellent Pit access. It was to much to resist;  and simply had to so some photography. These are […]

LIGHTROOM 3.0 BETA VERSION 2

Adobe has now released the 2nd public beta for Lightroom 3.0. Has it addressed all its users wants and desires? Well.. maybe.. But regrettably there is still no sign of soft proofing – Adobe are you listening? I want soft proofing! I can only hope that Adobe is holding this ‘pot committed’ ace up its […]

EXTREME ICE

This post is going to be just a little bit left of centre to the sort of thing I have previously blogged about. In a nutshell, if you have an interest in landscape/wilderness photography and  are even mildly interested or concerned about global warming then I urgently encourage you to watch the PBS  documentary ‘Extreme Ice’. […]

THE HIDDEN GEMS

One of the great things about landscape and nature photography (and in particular photography whilst travelling) is those hidden gems and moments you occasionally stumble across when you least expect it. Because these finds and moments are unplanned there is never an expectation of just how good they might be (It’s not like to going […]

NEW ZEALAND FOX GLACIER – ICE TORN

This is one of my favourite photographs from my time at Fox Glacier in the South Island of New Zealand (I have a large framed print on my studio wall). For me this photograph summarises the beauty, power and danger of a glacier. The deep crevices are clearly in frame with their precipitous ice walls; […]

CANON IPF PRINTER ‘HOW TO’ PODCASTS

Canon has kindly provided a number of instructional ‘How To‘ podcasts on their Digital Learning Centre that are well worth a look for IPF printer owners and users. Much of the basics of colour management are covered, along with soft proofing and Canon ‘s printer plug in for Adobe Photoshop.

VIDEO IS THE CURRENT BUZZ WORD IN PHOTOGRAPHY – IS 3D NEXT?

If your a photographer, you would have to have been living under a rock not to know that the addition of video to digital still cameras is the current ‘big thing’ in traditional still photography. With virtually every new camera released these days having some sort of video capability of varying quality it was only […]

CANON TRAVEL MUG

I am going to have to try and get my hands on one of these… Apparently they were a promotional item at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Cool.

FLINDERS – KNIFE BLOCK ROCK

Unfortunately the forecast storms yesterday evening did not eventuate. In fact, up until the sun actually set (although I never saw it hidden behind many layers of clouds) it didn’t even rain down at Flinders. The first spatters of rain were just beginning to fall as I was packing up to head back to the […]

LONG WEEKEND WEATHER AND A LESSON LEARNED

It has been overcast and raining on and off in Melbourne for the last couple of days. We had a good storm yesterday afternoon whilst I was out mountain biking at Lysterfield with hail the size of golf balls. For a short period I was forced to seek shelter under a tree with my pack […]

NEW ZEALAND – FLAX AT PUNAKAIKI

This photograph was taken only a few metres from the one below just after the sun had dipped below the horizon. Reflected light off the clouds and atmosphere illuminated the flax in the foreground with just enough soft diffuse light to capture this image with full detail in the foreground. I used a three stop […]

NEW ZEALAND – PUNAKAIKI PANCAKE ROCKS

Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki in the South Island of New Zealand is an iconic spot for both tourists and photographers. Located only a few minutes easy walk from the main highway the unusual layered nature of the rock formations makes for an outstanding subject for landscape photography. The Pancake Rocks are columns of limestone resembling […]