Articles Published in 2013

Total articles: 48

The Changing Face of Sydney

I captured this twilight view of Sydney on 18/12/2013, which was the first photography outing for me in over six months. It has been an even longer time since I photographed the Sydney skyline, and the presence of a substantial number of cranes at Barangaroo, which is now a major development site, is testimony to... [more]

Dawn on Mt Mee

There is nothing more rewarding than heading out for a dawn landscape shoot in inclement weather, knowing that the conditions will probably be quite dreadful, and then encountering an utterly amazing sky during a small window of opportunity so familiar to landscape photographers. This is an awesome sunrise on Mount Mee, north-west of Brisbane in... [more]

Long Day in Sydney

Yesterday I went for out a shoot for the first time in six months.  Yes, it has been that long! For quite a while I had wanted to shoot the Sydney skyline from a different vantage point to the usual places, and Ballaarat Park on Darling Island in Pyrmont was the place I had in mind... [more]

Bukekayo Ingwe: Re-visiting the Archives

Sometimes it is good to go back through older images with fresh eyes and see if there is anything which was captured and forgotten, but which has potential to be a great image. The other day I went back through my shots of Rockfig Jr, a magnificent female leopard we encountered in the Timbavati region... [more]

Images Are Not Free, People!

Over the years, I have received numerous requests to use my images in publications. This morning I received another. As usual, the person wanted the image for zero cost, offering only to provide credit if I waived my fee. Naturally, I declined. I really wish the general public would divorce itself of the notion that... [more]

Re-visiting a Six-Year-Old Brisbane Cityscape

On a wet and cold Sunday, I decided to re-visit a six-year old image and process it quite differently. Firstly, here is the result: In this version, the distortion has been corrected, and the contrast is much less aggressive. As a point of comparison, here is the original version: Naturally the perspective correction resulted in... [more]

One Year Since Africa

On this day last year, we were in the African wilderness, on the final day of our magical photographic safari in Motswari Private Game Reserve. It has been a while since I posted an image from that trip, so here is a new image of one of the magnificent Jacaranda Pride lionesses we encountered on... [more]

Photographing Guitars is Difficult

Photographing guitars is difficult, as I discovered during a frustrating, but ultimately fruitful excercise in photographing one of my guitars today. Why are guitars difficult to photograph? Well, they make great subjects, and are rich with beautiful colours, patterns and details; but many of them are highly reflective, which makes lighting them, or capturing them... [more]