26/03/2014

Karijini National Park

Earlier this year I had the chance to visit Karijini National Park. While I have been there a couple of times before this was the first time I was able to get up there in the wet season. And a vastly different place it is at this time of year.

Firstly there was a cyclone that ripped through the area just north of Karijini National Park a few days before but it also left a vast amount of rain in and around Karijini, cutting off access roads and towns. If we had planned to go up 2 days earlier we would of not of been able to get through the closed access roads.

We waiting the main roads department close all the roads and reopen them slowly over the course of 3 days from the comfort of home and the Department Of Main Roads website updates …

Two days before the last of the access roads opened we set off on the 1600km drive up to Karijini National Park. Stopped off at Coral bay for a night before heading into the park.

One the best reasons to go in the wet season is the storms firing in over the land. They make for some spectacular colour to an already stunning landscape as evident below with a late afternoon summer storm that surrounded us me as I shot over the gorges below. Incredible light and stunning scenery, you cant ask for more than that …


22/05/2012

Hanalei Bay Kauai Print Graces Home In California

Recently sold a print to a lady in Newport Beach California, about as far away from where I live as possible, I think if it was any further away they would actually get closer. Well this morning when I checked my emails Karen the lady that bought the print for her soon to be husband sent myself a few pics of the print now all boxed framed and hanging on their living room wall. The canvas print was printed right here in Western Australia then shipped to Newport Beach California where it was stretched and box framed for hanging.

Thanks Karen for the pics and glad you guys like the final product so much and that is getting a lot of nice comments from your friends that visit.

Hanalei Bay Kauai now hanging in Newport Beach California

 


2/12/2011

Christmas Orders and Delivery

Just a quick note I am very thankful to all those that are placing orders for my photography prints over the last few weeks. Local and overseas demand has outstripped that of this time last year and I have been kept busy.

To those thinking about placing an order please do so before the 9th December so I can have your order printed and in the mail before Christmas … Orders placed after the 9th December may not be mail to you before Christmas … And remember all Facebook Orders get 15% discount just mention “Facebook15″ for the season sale price

 




10/11/2011

Queensland Beautiful One Day Perfect The Next

Not much wrong with that saying. While I have visited Queensland many many times over the past 20 or so years it only has been in recent years I have taken my time and look at the photography before the vacation aspect of a Queensland break.

This was taken one evening on the way back from visiting a few waterfalls during the day and while the days shooting was not very good due to poor light, the evening was more of a success … A sunset overlooking the Australian Bush looking over towards the Pacific Ocean …

*** Without the borders and image title  … Gold Coast Sunset ***

 

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4/11/2011

Esperance Sand Dunes

Not too sure where my last series of images are headed post production, but I am enjoying the ride so far … I guess I am trying to reveal less but show more in the image …

Here is something I took almost a year ago down in Esperance … Have a good weekend folks …

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14/09/2011

Paynes Find

And the things you may find while scouting for wild flowers just a few hours drive from Perth on a weekend shoot with Mark Stothard … We came across this small lake while trying to find access to the big lake … Shooting the lake in late afternoon what really attracted us to the scene was the colour of the sky against the earth with the blazing sun on our back this really brought the colour of the sky and earth to life …


30/08/2011

West Australian Wildflowers

Well it is that time of year although when the outback of Western Australia comes alive with the colours of our wildflowers. Although very brief before our scoring summer sun takes over the wild flower season brings visitors both local, interstate and from around the the world. This passed weekend I ventured out for a couple of nights with fellow photographer Mark Stothard to see if we could capture some colour. One of the first images I have so far ready is this image of the morning light bring out the amazing colours of pale yellow and pink wild flowers just off the side of the great Northern Hwy near Paynes Find. I am not sure the names of the wildflowers we saw other than they are all WA wildflower everlastings and when in full bloom is quite a sight to see in the Western Australian bush.


11/07/2011

Yallingup Reef

Spent the weekend down south around Dunsborough and met up with mr Mark “True North” Stothard for a shoot Saturday evening and again on Sunday morning … Well we will not talk about Sunday morning as the light was some of the worst there could have been. But saturday night was a little different. What promised to be an inspiring sunset ended up being good without being spectacular.

I have always liked the art by Michael R Nelson and I remember seeing his work for the first time round 1988 on my first trip to Hawaii.  It was always a trip to see his paintings of marine life and the landscape in the same frame from water level, with the colors where so rich. While I was scoring over the tidal pools at Yallingup looking for a composition or two, his work came to mind, which lead me to look more at what was just a few feet from me and to see if I could use that with the sky … So I guess this australian landscape photography is inspired by a hawaiian painter  …

It is always fun and exhilarating to get out there and challenge what you want to see but end up seeing as the light and conditions change, with the result sometimes and appreciation of the time spent not fully apparent till well after the time has passed …

 


5/07/2011

Sand Dunes Western Australia

Well it has been sometime since my last post. In reality I have not really had anything I thought was worth a posting and life has been busy in the real world so the cyber world suffered. But situations are always evolving and recently I have manage to get out on few shoots and now have a few new images of some Australian landscapes that I can share through the blog.

First up is a shot taken a week or so ago spending the night up at some dunes with Mark Stohard. An interesting shoot as we shot both dusk and dawn to very different colours and conditions. With the aftermath of a heavy storm on the friday night it was somewhat calm and still at the dunes. This image is a series of images blended together for colour and resolution. Having produced a few square images in the last 12 months and as I see them printed and framed I become more and more inclined to produce more.

I recently printed, framed and sold a square image from Esperance. After final inspection before delivery to the client I found myself standing back and thinking wow, thats mine and its square what is going on ? …. The final print was a image taken of Lucky Bay Esperance. An image not to dissimilar from this dune shot in tone and simplicity, so I can see myself looking more and more for opportunities to produce square landscape prints


6/05/2011

Working within Black & White Tones

As some may know I am a big admirer of good quality Black & White landscape photography and recently I have not produced much in the way of new black and white images, one being the landscapes have to lend themselves that way and I have not really been in the right locations to produce this, and secondly I have been working towards trying to improve through tone my black and white images. For me black and white photography is less about the absolute black and white and more about achieving tones within the zones more specifically zones 2 and 9 ( zone 2 black with hint of detail – zone 9 nearly white ) ….

Here is my latest attempt and trying the pull the viewer into the forest  … I called it forever because hopefully these California Redwoods will be around forever ….