Articles Tagged 'Australia'

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 [ read more ]

Precarious Position: First Seascape of 2018

This image of Turimetta Beach was captured during my first seascape session in nearly a year, and this was the first time I have returned to Turimetta since 2012. The conditions were a lot more dangerous than this image would suggest, with a strong south-easterly wind, medium-to-large swell and an incoming tide. Large waves were [ read more ]

My New Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM: Ideal for Cityscapes

Last week, I decided to buy a Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM lens. It was a lens I had entertained - but not seriously - adding to my rig. Until the addition of this lens, my two wide lenses consisted of my Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM  and Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L USM [ read 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 [ read more ]

Trip to Taronga Western Plains Zoo

In late October, we headed away with some good friends of ours for a three-day trip to Mudgee and Dubbo. Our plan, apart from sampling and buying some fantastic wine in Mudgee, was to stay at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in its exclusive Zoofari lodge, at which ten luxurious tents, complete with mod-cons, overlook the [ read more ]

Portrait Session with Anabelle

It has been a few years since I shot any portraits, and in recent months, the desire to shoot some more portraiture came back to me. A friend of mine has a very photogenic daughter, Anabelle, who I thought would make a great subject. In terms of location and conditions, I want to photograph her [ read more ]