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



Mono Lake California

While I have seen hundreds of images from Mono Lake and I took hundreds as well with the few hours I had there as well most I find have a similar tone unless shot in winter. I remember taking this well past sunset when a majority of the crowds had left for the day. With just a few photographers scattered around the shoreline we pretty much had the place to ourselves bar the howling coyotes in the distance.

I had taken several images before this series of images and was still looking for the right angle and time for the perfect shot. Mono Lake itself is a huge area and lies below sea level so the water is very salty and only really home to brine shrimp, flies and migratory birds that come to feed on the flies and shrimp ( yuk )

I am looking to having this printed at around 60-65 inches and mounted for my own home, maybe in my study or lounge …

The image can be printed up to around 70 inches in length and is available through the website page here : Mono Lake ….



Abandonment On Hwy 395

Recently I added an image to my Facebook Page that was quite a departure from my normal type of image. While I had taken the image some 2 years ago the post production was never completed for a number of reasons, one being I had a complete mental block on the image until recently … The original posting on the Facebook Page was somewhat darker in a number of areas and a few folks had mentioned that I could do with lightening up the left corner a little more … Thus leading to this posting of the new post post production of the image …

Thanks to those that helped put with the constructive critique and artistic approach of this image to enable this image to get to where it is right now … One of my favorites in recent months ….



*** Without borders and image title  Abandoned Home Hwy 395 ***


Lake Tahoe

Scouring over some old files to find something that could work with a tone that caught my attention earlier today. I am not sure how to describe it other than to say for me it looks like a silvery chocolate … Finding that right combination took a little time but after processing the image in color first then going to the black and white stage. Only after I was happy with the final black and white image did I start looking at colors that could match the tone I was looking for … Silvery Chocolate … Yeah I know not very technical, but thats what I get for the tone …

Enjoy …



Merced River Yosemite NP

With the recent overhaul of this website a few new landscape prints have been finally added to there appropriate section within the site.

This landscape print Merced River Yosemite National Park, taken around 18 months ago inside Yosemite National Park is just one of those images. I never added it to the old site and now that I am happy with the way this new revamped site works and functions, it was definitely time to add it to the “Open Edition” USA Horizontal Pano section. Taken on my last morning while I hiked the banks of the Merced River looking for some abstract shots to shoot … I did manage to shoot one abstract as well this morning which can be seen at http://www.spoolphotography.com/open-edition/usa_1/merced-river-yosemite-national-park/


Along the banks of the Merced River, Yosemite National Park





Spool Photography Gets A Fresh New Look

With many hours spent drafting and planning the latest update it is with great relief to finally have the vision I had of the site around 12 months ago finally come to life.

Earlier today we went live with the final updates to the site and I must say the guys and in particular Dave from Clever Starfish have done an amazing job once again. With a cleaner look, faster loading times and bigger brighter sample size images as well as a total revamp of the popular “In Your Home” feature the site looks amazing.

Over the past few months I have gone over every image in my portfolio and prepared the very best sample files for the website one can do. The samples are larger, clearer and brighter giving you the best idea via a website display of what the final print will look like.

The final print in your home will always outshine anything that can be represented on a website and the limitations of website browsers etc. The current sample files provided on this site are the best one will see …

The fully secure e-cart system is super fast and encrypted to the Australian Standard put forth by Westpac bank, one of Australia’s biggest and best banks. A SSL certificate secures your online profile and transactions by encrypting credit card and personal information and providing a safe route of communication for your online payments through the gateway of E-Way and Westpac Bank. No information other than your name, order and delivery address is kept by this site. All sensitive information about your purchase goes through the E-way security cart system and WestPac Bank, not myself.

I have now also added Classic Desktop Frames to the site where you can purchase these stunning brushed aluminium frames with a horizontal panoramic image of your choice from the open edition prints. The frame measures 12in(30cm) x 6in(15cm) and makes a great gift idea to brighten up your home or office desk or coffee table. Priced at just $49 for anyone within Australia and $69 for anyone outside Australia the price is inclusive of any shipping costs incurred at the point of postage. Check out the sample pics of the frames on the classic desktop frames page

So please take a few minutes to look around the site, checking out all the new features and landscape prints available for purchase directly through this site.

Cheers Neal


Yosemite National Park Landscape Images

New images from my travels to Yosemite National Park and now available through the website Spoolphotography.com under the “Limited Edition Section” just flowing the links from USA > Standard > Vertical.

There you will find 2 images from Yosemite National Park, one of Yosemite Falls and one from El Capitan. Both images are Black & White and are Limited in numbers to 60. The first few prints of each have each reminded my of the grandeur of Yosemite National Park. Once printed on Fujiflex and framed they both look amazing. I personally have of El Capitan and will be printing the Yosemite Falls image early next week for my home. I am very proud of both these prints. I had a certain vision when I went to the park last year and to come away with 2 of the 3 specific images I always wanted is more than I could of asked for.

Both images can be purchased in a range of sizes from 24 inches through to 60 inches in length. Once I find a nice location to photograph the framed versions of these images I will post here on the blog the results. My framer Arts Edge has once again done an incredible job with the framing and I could not be happier with the results.

El Capitan Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite Falls, USA


San Francisco Dawn

Dawn over San Francisco is a special time. With the sun coming up over the Eastern Sierra’s, the sky and mountain tops take on a magnificent glow. With the lights still burning in the city and bay added by the ever present fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean, watching a sunrise from the Marin Headlands over the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco is a memory I’ll never forget.

In this image I tried to not capture too much of the sky for reason being I think it detracts from the city still being in darkness with the lights still lighting up the bay, plus the glow was way too much to handle while still allowing the city lights to shine through on Camera, for the human eye this is not a problem but for camera exposure proposes it still is.

Shot at 200mm with 4 separate images stitched to form one large hi resolution image capable of being printed to 90 or more inches without quality being compromised. The detail in the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge is stunning.


San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

One of my favorite times to photograph San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is after sunset. The reason I like this time of day/evening to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge is because of the lights. The lights of the city light up the bay and the bridge takes on a more prominent feature during this time. Not that it needs to be any more prominent that it already is, its just after dark for me I think it comes alive and really shines.

If you would like to purchase a fine art print of “The Golden Gate Bridge After Dark” before then please contact myself through the contact form listed on the site. This image will be made available in sizes ranging from 12 inches long through to 90 inches long, as well as any custom size you wish. I think this image would lend itself to both a gloss media like Fuji Flex and/or Cotton Rag Photographic Paper. Both look amazing printed on these finishes as large as possible.


Lake Tahoe Fine Art Print

A second image from my recent photo shoot in Northern California, this time from Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe lies on the California / Nevada State border with this image just lying inside the Nevada State Line.

In my past visits to Lake Tahoe I have searched for this area only to come up short. I did find it in 2008 but the access seemed very steep and dangerous so no attempt was made. This year I ventured back determined to find a more suitable access route down. Well I found it and while not perfect it was much easier. Here is the result on one trip down, I made it to the area twice both times coming back with quite different results. First one up is the fiery sunset over Lake Tahoe.