Articles - Landscapes

Mount Mee Re-Visited

In January of this year I started experimenting with HDR (high dynamic range) imaging, and had very pleasing results, to the point where I have since been shooting most of my images with a specific view to producing HDR composites. Post-processing is a constantly evolving process, whereby one learns new and in some cases better [ read more ]

Rothbury Countryside

Xenedette and I headed to the Hunter Valley for the 2011 Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend, and while it was not a photographically productive weekend, I did manage to snap a shot or two. This view looks along part of the 300-acre property on which we stayed at Rothbury [ read more ]

Graduated Neutral-Density Filters in the Digital Age

Graduated neutral-density (GND) filters were used in the days of film to lower the contrast (sometimes expressed as 'dynamic range') in a scene. When shooting a landscape or seascape image (especially when shooting towards a rising or setting sun), the difference in brightness between land (or sea) and sky can be significantly different, in the [ read more ]

Summer Sunset over Long Reef

Until this week I had not shot a seascape (or much of anything) for quite a few months. I have been on a hiatus of sorts, and generally disinterested in photographing or being involved with much concerning photography. On Wednesday night I took Brisbanite Dave to Long Reef, a location on Sydney's Northern Beaches which [ read more ]

Lonely Path

I took Dave for a dusk seascape shoot at Long Reef yesterday evening (my first seascape shoot in many months), and while we captured some pleasing images of a beautiful sunset on the reef (more images to come later), it was on our way back up the headland that I spotted a scene, combined with [ read more ]

Hay Bale in the Approaching Storm

After a nice Boxing Day at Gerroa's Seven Mile Beach after a morning visit to the Kiama Blow Hole, we headed south unintentionally, and happened across Mountain Ridge Wines towards Shoalhaven Heads. This was one of the scenes I photographed there. Our timing was splendid indeed, as a large storm system that had been building [ read more ]