Monthly Archives: July 2010

ICELAND DISPATCH #5 – MIDNIGHT SUN

After dinner yesterday at a local Reykjavik restaurant (the fish soup was excellent) I went out on a midnight sun whale watching tour with Elding. This is not the first time I have been out photographing whales. In July last year I spent several hours photographing Sperm Whales off the coast of the South Island of New […]

ICELAND DISPATCH #4 – AND LUNCH?

The area around my hotel has a good selection of restaurants and places to eat – its hard to choose when you don’t know where to start! So I started at the end of the street and will work my way back toward the hotel for dinner tonight. For starters lunch today – Black Angus […]

ICELAND DISPATCH #3 – CITY OF REYKJAVIK

Today is my first full day in Reykjavik in Iceland and it has already been a totally amazing experience (and the day is only half over). The capital city of Reykjavik is truly beautiful – Its very small (certainly compared to Australian cities), very quaint and even a little quirky in a very loveable way. […]

ICELAND DISPATCH #2 – REYKJAVIK

I arrived in Iceland just before midnight this evening after a long tiring journey from Melbourne Australia. I hope to catch up on a little sleep (as soon as I finish this update) at my hotel; which is very nice (The Hotel Odinsve). I have a full day in the capital of Reykjavik tomorrow to take […]

ICELAND DISPATCH #1 – STILL TRAVELLING

Iceland is a long way from my home town of Melbourne Australia. Its no less than three international planes, several multi-hour transfers totalling more than thirty hours (since I walked out my front door) of non stop travel across the pond. ‘Non stop’ being the operative phrase. The first leg of the journey from Melbourne […]

ICELAND DISPATCH #0 – ON MY WAY

I am just about to load up the car and head to the airport for my three week  photographic trip to Iceland to be followed by a few days rest and relaxation in London and the UK before returning home. My flight leaves Melbourne International airport this evening so I am hopeful I can get […]

PORTRAIT OF A SKIPPER ACQUIRED FOR ART COLLECTION

I was very pleased to learn last night that the Council has purchased my photograph ‘Portrait of a Skipper‘ for inclusion in their permanent art collection. ‘Portrait of a Skipper’ was a portrait photograph of Damien Skipper – one of the resident artists at Montsalvat in Eltham and was part of the 2010 Nillumbik Prize. […]

TRAVEL TIP – WASH YOUR TREKKING BOOTS

Upsetting customs officials when you first enter a foreign country is never a good idea. Yet, this is something I almost achieved last year in the South Island of New Zealand when I got pinged for packing my favourite trekking boots in a rather dirty state. Lesson learned – Never pack a pair of dirty […]

ICELAND – WHATS IN JOSH’S BAGS?

For the travelling Landscape, Nature and Wilderness photographer there are some significant international travel hurdles to overcome. Not the least of which is the ‘light weight’ carry on restrictions enforced by pretty much all the airlines nowadays (I don’t know anyone who is willing to check their expensive camera gear in general baggage). To this […]

ICELAND PREPARATIONS AND ITINERARY

Its only a week now until I fly out to Iceland for two and a bit weeks of Landscape, Nature and Wilderness photography under the midnight Sun. Originally this trip included a brief stop in Denmark to meet with some business associates at their factory; but that has changed and I am now catching up […]

WILDLIFE BIRDS #3

Continuing the ‘avian’ theme this Pelican at Healesville seemed more than content to pose for what was probably the easiest animal portrait I have yet taken in this series. Content at Rest

WILDLIFE BIRDS #2

Another from the same photo shoot as the Emu photograph ‘Eye-to-Eye‘. This time of the Australian Cockatoo in flight  at Healesville. I shot this with the Canon 300mm F2.8L IS wide open at F2.8 ISO400 1/2000th of a second to freeze the action. Tracking birds in flight is not easy – this was one of […]

WILDLIFE – BIRDS

I am starting to wind down my Wildlife Portraits project as its only a week now until I leave for Iceland and I have a seemingly never ending list of things I need to complete before I can leave. The plan was to run the project up until I left for Iceland. However, I have […]

NEW ZEALAND – FOX GLACIER BY HELICOPTER

The definite highlight from my trip to the South Island of New Zealand just on a year ago was the helicopter flights over Fox Glacier and the Southern Alps. A helicopter ride is far and away the best way to see, experience and photograph both Fox Glacier and the Southern Alps. Whilst you can walk […]

ICELAND – KATLA SITUATION UPDATE JULY 11th

Barring any major volcanic event this will most likely be my last Katla update before I leave for Iceland in two and a bit weeks. I did ‘touch wood’ before my last update a week or so ago when all was quiet as it kind of felt like the calm before the storm with very […]

WILDLIFE PORTRAITS PROJECT – PARROT

Birds have not been high on the list of subjects for my wildlife portrait photography. The longest lens I own is a Canon 300mm F2.8L IS; which even when coupled with my 1.4 Tele-Extender on my full frame 1DS MKIII still only gives me quite limited reach for photographing birds. Most serious bird photographers I […]

NEW PRINT AVAILABILITY AND PRICING

EDIT -22nd October 2010. My prints are now available exclusively through Source Photographica in Melbourne. Please contact Mr. Philip Kulpa at Source Photographica for any enquiries you may have.

WILDLIFE PORTRAITS PROJECT – AUSTRALIAN DINGO

Every time I have visited Healesville Sanctuary in the past to photograph wildlife the Dingo’s have been sleeping (I think they might actually sleep more than cats). On my last visit they were up and moving around so I couldn’t resist ripping off a few frames on my way past. This frame ended up as […]

COMPACT FLASH & SECURE DIGITAL CARDS – THE COST OF BEING AT THE CUTTING EDGE

I had to order some new Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) memory cards for my Iceland trip a day or so ago and I was struck by what it costs these days to be at the cutting edge of memory card technology. By way of introduction and example: A 32 Gigabyte Compact Flash […]

ICELAND VOLCANO – KATLA SITUATION UPDATE

T-Minus three weeks until I leave for Iceland and all is quiet on the volcano front. Eyjafjallajokull is quietly steaming away in the background on the webcam (when visibility is good – lately it has been terrible) and Katla is eerily silent. Even the earthquakes have slowed of late with only minimal activity in the […]