Articles Tagged 'New South Wales'
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 [ continue reading ]
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 [ continue reading ]
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 [ continue reading ]
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 [ continue reading ]
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 [ continue reading ]
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 [ continue reading ]