Articles Published in 2017

Total articles: 22

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... [more]

Guest Speaker at Photography Club

A few months ago, a good friend of mine, who I had met years ago in the camera club scene, and who now runs a small but rapidly growing photography club, invited me back to his club as a guest speaker to deliver a presentation at the September meeting. Last year I had presented at... [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... [more]

Whale Watching Weekend

This weekend, we are heading into the open ocean for a few hours of whale watching. The one and only time I have ever seen whales was during a white shark diving trip in South Africa.  We stopped at Hermanus to observe the whales frolicking, before heading further south-east to Van Dyks Bay to see... [more]

Twilight Delight

The view of Sydney's skyline from the western side of Darling Harbour is always a beautiful spectacle as the evening twilight descends. I have photographed it before, and I will photograph it again. This time, I captured a view of that same skyline from the south-western corner of Cockle Bay, right outside the new International... [more]

Re-Visiting Featherdale Wildlife Park

Early this year, we took a trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park for the first time, and photographed a number of animals and birds. Having recently bought a new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and a new Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM, I was keen to head back to Featherdale Wildlife Park to shoot with my... [more]

My New Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

This is my new Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM. This is a lens I first tried in 2008.  It took nine years before I decided to buy one, and it is my third Canon EF super telephoto lens, joining its bigger brothers, the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM and the Canon EF 400mm... [more]

Latest Lovelies

I rarely capture photographs of the gear I use to capture photographs, but this year has seen some changes to my camera and lens rig. These are two of my latest 'lovelies': a Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM, which I purchased on 12/01/2017 to replace my long-serving Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM; and... [more]