Articles - Nature

Total articles: 12

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

It has been a long time since I shot a macro image, and in all honesty, I am not a great macro photographer. In 2017, I sold my macro lens, as I was making changes to my gear lineup, and it was a lens that was rarely used, and did not really suit my wants... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: End of the Road

In my last update about the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, I related my experience of having one of my images selected from the Top 101. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for me, for this year at least, as my image did not make it into the final selection... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: Top 101

In these strange times, there has not been much activity for me photographically, and consequently I have not had anything to report, until now. Last night, I received an email from Africa Geographic to advise that one of my images, which had earlier been selected for feature in the Weekly Selection in its Africa Geographic... [more]

Progress Update - Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

In a previous article, I related my unusual decision to enter a photography competition - specifically, the esteemed Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020. I have entered quite a few of my favourite images captured during our travels in Africa. It is proving to be a tough competition, but to my delight, the competition... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020

Today I did something quite unusual, and made a decision to enter the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition. The prize, in addition to being awarded the title of Africa Geographic 2020 Photographer of the Year, is a five-day safari in the Djuma Private Game Reserve, which is within the the Sabi Sand Private... [more]

How Large is the Moon in a Photograph?

During the early morning of Saturday, 28 July, 2018, a special celestial event was to occur: a total lunar eclipse, resulting in a red moon - one like this: I captured this particular red moon on 28 August, 2007.  Incidentally, it was the first and last red moon I captured! For the most recent total lunar eclipse, I planned to rise early... [more]

Autumn Adventures in Mount Wilson

Mount Wilson, in the Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney, is a wonderful location for landscape photography.  Its specific appeal is the rich colours of the leaves during autumn, and many photographers venture to Mount Wilson to capture these colours. The quiet little mountain township had been on my never-ending list of photography locations/subjects, and... [more]

Brisbane and South-East Queensland Visit - 2017

Late in 2017, we headed to Brisbane and south-east Queensland for the first time since 2013. It was high time to visit Dave and Lea, and engage in some photography, tomfoolery and shiraz consumption. On our first full day, we decided to head south-west to Queen Mary Falls, as there had been some recent rain in... [more]