Articles - Landscapes

Recce at Soldiers Point

We have come up to the Central Coast of NSW for a short holiday. Since arriving this afternoon, we have gone to Norah Head Lighthouse, and as I type this, I am sitting on a rock on Soldiers Point, a fantastic rock shelf two minutes south of Norah Head. I decided to recce this place [ read more ]

Feature Article in Australian Photography Magazine - November, 2011

A few months ago, I was asked by Robert Keeley, the editor of Australian Photography magazine, if I would consider writing a feature for the magazine. I had sent some images for the magazine's competition, and when he received them for review, he saw a story in one of the images. The image which captured [ read more ]

Lonely Darkroom: Light Painting Revisited

Here is a nocturnal urban landscape I shot at Sydney's Middle Head Fort using creative light painting techniques back in 2009. I had never published it until now. To create this image I used a combination of fluorescent white light and a red cold cathode light to illuminate the bunker in the night sky to [ read more ]

Sylvania Jetty Revisited

I decided to head out for a dawn shoot this morning after some scheduled overnight work. I took my gear with me to work last night on the off-chance that the sky would be interesting, but by the time I departed the office after 4am, I was tired, and despite some potentially interesting cloud, I [ read more ]

To Shoot or Not to Shoot

I headed out for a dawn seascape shoot this morning, and to my disappointment, the conditions were appalling. The sky was mostly plain, with the fairly typical annoying clump of dark cloud right on the horizon.  The very few patches of good cloud were mostly in the wrong places. The conditions, apart from being utterly [ read more ]

Lurline Bay Cascade

This morning, Xenedette, Peter, Jo and I headed to Lurline Bay. This was my first seascape shoot since December, and my first dawn shoot since September.  I had been taking a long break from dawns and seascapes, but felt like venturing out again this weekend. Here is one of three or four compositions on which [ read more ]