24/06/2015

Iceland New Images

Iceland Photographic Tour Done and Dusted

Next Tour September 2016

Recently I led a tour around Iceland with fellow photographer Clint Baker last April,  yes I know its has been a couple of months now. Life has been pretty busy with many projects on the go, I have just announced dates for our Indian Tour in 2016.

We had a blast in Iceland touring the whole country in 12 days and shooting in many types of conditions. It was a lot of fun but also quite challenging at times with weather etc, still our tour party had a blast and seeing their faces in awe of the landscape for 2 weeks was pretty cool to see as well. They all came back with some really good images and lots of memories I am sure will last a lifetime.

Over the next few weeks I will showcase a few of the images I shot from the tour and if you interested in the 2016 tour please do not hesitate to contact me via a message here or an email. The tour is September 2016 and we would love to see you there, it is limited to just 8 max.

Anyway here are 3 of my images from the tour we took one morning after breakfast. We had been looking for a scene like this for 2 weeks and finally found one with just 1 day left before the tour ended and had to leave Iceland … Everyone came away with great shots, here are 3 of mine …

Cheers Neal

 

 


23/05/2012

Waking Up Inside Boranup Forest

A night spent camping in the forest in summer alone is a little creepy. It gets dark in there, really dark and as soon as the sun goes down every insert and creepy crawly and flying bug is out as well as the 1000′s of bats that live in the caves near by.

After a pretty sleepness night from all the noise and waking before dawn to pack up and find the location I wanted to shoot.. I had this idea for a type of image that showed the forest in a way I had not seen before. Having seen countless images from Boranup I wanted to attempt something different. My idea evolved through the night as ideas came and went fast, but something was sticking and that was to try and produce an image that showed the colour and depth of the forest but also not in a stationary way, as the forest is alive and always moving I also wanted to show this. I took 3 images at different shutter speeds and ever so slight camera movement to achieve the final result.

This is the final result of my thoughts and planning while spending my first and not last night inside Boranup Forest.

Also now available as a fine art landscape print Boranup Forest Fine Art Print

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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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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 ….


3/09/2009

Western Australian Farms

With more rain than I can ever remember living in Western Australia the farms east and south of where I live are looking stunning at present. Lush and green they are a delight to photograph seeing as though for around 10 months of the year they are either brown or just plain dust bowls.

Heres a single shot I took earlier this week while out and about scouting West Australian farmland.

This image will be made available for purchase through my “Open Edition” section of the website that is not too far away from being released …