Monthly Archives: June 2010

SNOW LEOPARD – ITS A MAC THING

It isn’t really a ‘Mac Thing’ (or maybe it is!) – But the Snow Leopard is definitely my ‘favourite’ of the big cats (I also have a soft spot for the Persian Leopard); which accounts for my continual return visits to photograph them whenever possible at the Melbourne Zoo. This photograph was taken during the […]

SANDISKS NEW ARCHIVAL ‘WORM’ SD CARD

The issue of how to safely and securely archive thousands, tens of thousands or possibly even hundreds of thousands of photographs is a constant problem for photographers. Well, a new solution is on the horizon from Sandisk – the ‘WORM’ Write Once, Read Many SD card. Initially available only in a 1 Gigabyte size; but […]

FOOTPRINTS ON MARS – PROCESSING IN LIGHTROOM 2.7 VIDEO

In response to a few emails I have had asking me how I went about  processing this photograph – ‘Footprints on Mars‘ I have put together a short video on the steps I took in Lightroom 2.7. I have subsequently upgraded to Lightroom 3.0; but the processing remains the same (the sharpening for this photograph […]

MOUNT BUFFALO – VALLEY VIEW

I have blogged before that the road up to Mount Buffalo in the Victorian high Country is one of my favourite drives in the country. I enjoyed it all over again last week whilst on holidays with the family  at Bright, Mount Buffalo, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek. It has been a bumper start to […]

ICELAND VOLCANO – EYJAFJALLAJOKULL ERUPTION VIDEO

Another fabulous video on the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption – posted to You Tube by Chris Weber. This video really gives you a great impression of the volcanos incredible power. It is hard to imagine just what a potential eruption at the nearby much larger Katla volcano would be like! The Modern Survival Blog has some […]

NEW SOUTH WALES – PERRY SANDHILLS PART THREE

This third photograph from the Perry Sandhills in New South Wales almost didn’t make the cut. I was doing one last final review of my photographs from this trip when this shot jumped out at me as having a really nice ebb and flow to the dunes. As in the other two images (Part One […]

ICELAND VOLCANO – EYJAFJALLAJOKULL WEBCAM

Was checking out the webcam this evening of the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano at 9:27pm EST – Visibility has been pretty much zero on the webcam for the last few days and the thermal camera has been down for maintainence; but tonight the weather is relatively clear across the valley and the webcam shows one of the […]

RUINS OUTSIDE OF CHARLTON – PART TWO

This second photograph from the Ruins outside of Charlton looking from the back of the house toward the front door was also shot with the Canon 17mm TSE lens. What attracted me to this composition was the rotting floorboards leading into the frame with the doorway on the right and at the front of the […]

ICELAND VOLCANO – KATLA SITUATION UPDATE

The Modern Survival Blog is reporting increased earthquake activity at Katla in the last few days. Hard to know what to make of this as there have been no reported earthquakes on RSOE in the Iceland area and they are usually one of the first to report. The increased earthquake activity reported by the Modern […]

RUINS OUTSIDE OF CHARLTON – PART ONE

On the drive back to Melbourne from Perry Sandhills (Part One & Part Two) in New South Wales I stumbled across an old abandoned house not far out of the small town of Charlton on the Calder Highway. It was one of those serendipitous moments when I just happened to glance out the side window […]

LET IT SNOW!

I am leaving today for a few days up at the snow with the family for some rest and relaxation (and of course some photography). It looks like a bumper start to the season with some good fresh snow falls on pretty much all the major mountains – Let it Snow!

2010 NILLUMBIK PRIZE – PORTRAIT OF A SKIPPER

I am very pleased to announce that one of my works ‘Portrait of Skipper’ has been selected and accepted to be part of the 2010 Nillumbik Prize at Montsalvat in Eltham, Melbourne. Although portraiture is not my ‘bread and butter’, Montsalvat is one of my favourite places in Australia for photography (I frequently go there to […]

ABC NEWS WEATHER SEGMENT PHOTOGRAPH

Many thanks to the alert reader and follower of my Blog who sent over the following screen grab from the ABC news on Monday and Tuesday nights this week. Looks like the ABC flipped the photograph in Photoshop so Paul could stand on the right hand side – I will have to remember that next […]

CLOUD WARP – FEATURED ON THE ABC NEWS

Dont know if anyone else saw it – but another of my Landscape photographs ‘Cloud Warp’ taken in the Yarra Valley in Victoria was featured on the ABC news in the weather segment both last night and this evening.

ON THIS EARTH A SHADOW FALLS – NICK BRANDT LIMITED EDITION ARTISTS BOOK

Those of you who follow my blog will know that I am a big fan of Nick Brandt’s African wildlife photography. I recently attended his current exhibition at Source Photographica in Melbourne; which was truly amazing and inspirational. If you have the opportunity to see any of Nick’s work I highly recommend taking the time […]

ADOBE LIGHTROOM 3 NOW AVAILABLE

I am on the road, so can’t verify by downloading (as I am on the iPhone) but it looks like Lightroom 3 is now available for download. Would love it if someone could download the trial and see if they have added in softproofing and leave me a comment. Lightroom 3 Download EDIT – I […]

ADOBE TV – TOP 5 FAVOURITE THINGS IN LIGHTROOM 3

Adobe has posted a new video showing Terry White’s top 5 favourite Lightroom 3 features. Note they don’t say Beta anywhere in the video – in fact, Terry quotes “Lightroom 3 is here! In this episode I’ll show you my Top 5 Favorite New Features. Lightroom 3 has lots of new features that I absolutely […]

WILDLIFE PORTRAITS PROJECT – LIONESS

The more time I spend photographing wildlife the more I am enjoying it – what started out as a bit of an experiment to see what sort of wildlife photographs I could make as a precursor to a possible African safari next year is slowly turning into a type and style of photography that I […]

WILDLIFE PORTRAITS PROJECT – SUMATRAN TIGER CUBS

This is definitely an ‘Awwww…. isn’t that cute’ photograph; but I just couldn’t help myself – Sumatran Tiger cubs are too cute! And the opportunity to photograph a couple of these endangered Tiger cubs doesn’t present itself very often. For the record these cubs were born in captivity at the Melbourne Zoo a few weeks […]

NEW SOUTH WALES – PERRY SANDHILLS PART TWO

This second photograph from Perry Sandhills in New South Wales was taken the following morning about ten minutes before sunrise (although I never saw sunrise – the sun was buried behind layers of thick cloud). The morning was cold, with howling winds, racing clouds and regular rain showers – In short, weather that is far […]