Sunflower Country – Quirindi & Surrounds

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It’s been so long since my last proper blog post. In January this year, I had the opportunity to be part of a trip to Windy Station, near the township of Quiridni thanks to a friend who organised the overnight visit with the manager.

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My favourite lens for landscapes

Since I received my Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens as a gift from my partner around 3 years ago, it’s become my most used lens. I was already shooting landscapes with my old kit lens but with this new addition to my kit-bag things really started to take off.

For me it is always important to have options available when I’m shooting a landscape. This sometimes means being able to go really wide angle when necessary to truly capture the vast expanse of an environment.

Of course there is a lot more that goes into crafting a photograph than just cranking the lens out to it’s widest setting, and it’s not always even necessary to use my 10-22mm lens at it’s widest setting, but having the choice to be able to do so when needed is very important.

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Fancy a trip to Antarctica with Air New Zealand?

Antarctica-penguinWho wouldn’t love to meet one of these cute little guys close up in his own natural habitat!?

I know I would!

I found out about this competition from Air New Zealand that will give one person the opportunity to go on assignment to Antarctica (one of my life-goals btw) to observe and help document what’s happening with the environment and how it’s affecting (and being affected by) the rest of the world.

I think we are all responsible for what’s happening even if we can’t directly see it ourselves.
Observing the wildlife and just being in the wilderness amongst these amazing frozen landscapes would be a life-changing event for me.

Not only that, but the winner will be travelling alongside Nat Geo photographer Jason Edwards on the trip. This alone is a prize any nature photographer would give an arm and a leg for I’m sure!

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Exploring Tasmania – Landscape Photography Adventure

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I did not know what to think when i thought of Tasmania. To be honest I didn’t think it was going to be any different from the rest of Australia and I must admit I was a little sceptical at first, but something kept pulling me towards the trip. In March we came to Tassie for 10 days. The plan was to spend 5 days as a part of a photography group from Sydney organised and headed by Timothy Poulton who is a well known panoramic photographer based in Sydney.

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HRA Open Day – Informal Talk Demo

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Hello,

I  would like to share a few photos I took at the Horse Rescue’s Open Day on the 28th of October 2012. Horse Rescue was celebrating their 25th anniversary and I had the pleasure to be a part of this great day. I didn’t get to take many photos, as I was raising money that day, but I watched one demonstration at 2pm from a natural equestrian instructor Suzanne Bellette with here gorgeous liberty horses.

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Sydney After Dark

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There are many beautiful spots to explore in Sydney. The opportunities for photography and compositions are truly endless. Here is one location I have only discovered recently by watching an amazing time lapse video made around Sydney. My 1st and last shot was taken from  a pathway above Circular Quay, next to the busy Cahill Expressway. My middle photo is of Archibald fountain located in Hyde Park in Central Sydney.

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Three Sisters | Blue Mountains National Park

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I have visited the Blue Mountains on several occasions yet it was never the right time to stay and shoot the Blue Mountain’s famous 3 Sisters. This beautiful and interesting rock formation made out of fine sandstone were formed by erosion over time by wind, rain and rivers and eventually, but sadly they will erode completely.

The Three Sisters are dominating the landscape above Jamison Valley and they can be viewed clearly from an Echo Point lookout which offers an astonishing panoramic views of Blue Mountains National Park.

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Horse Rescue Photoshoot 2012

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Hello everyone,

Thanks for stopping by, this post is from my October shoot for Horse Rescue Australia a non-profit organisation and registered charity. This is my 3rd time in 2 years I have been photographing these horses, this time I was going for something different, you could say more “arty”.

It was quite challenging, as I waited quite a while for the light to get better and better but at the same time it was vanishing in front of my eyes at rapid speed. You can not tell from the pictures bellow, but I was also surrounded by a mob of other horses, trying to sabotage my shots (hehehe). I love a good challenge! ;).

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Port Stephens Photography Getaway

Port Stephens, Australia

Hello,

A few days ago I got back from a small photography trip to Port Stephens which is located 3hours north-east from New South Wales capital city, Sydney. The plan was to relax, eat, explore and to take photos and I ticked all boxes successfully (wink*). Those of you who have not visited this place, you must do it, its a beautiful part of the world.

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Offering Beautiful Acrylic Block Products For My Pet & Equine Session Packages

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I thought I’d just quickly post some images of my brand new product I am offering to my pet & equine photography clients.

This product is a  free-standing 30mm clear acrylic block. It comes in smaller sizes, designed to look beautiful up on your coffee table, mantelpiece, dresser or a desk. Apart from its stylish looks it’s also very robust, durable and adds an incredible depth and sparkle to the image. It’s 30mm thickness gives it the ability to stand freely by itself, keeping the design clean and smart.

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