New photos here from a week my wife and I just spent in Fiji. What an amazing place! We stayed the week on a small island resort called Royal Davui near Beqa Island. We did some scenic flights, village visits, snorkeling and general relaxing. We were lucky to have beautiful weather in what’s normally the wet season for Fiji.

For the full collection of images, visit this gallery page:

Dicky’s Wreck at Caloundra

Ship Wreck

I took a few mornings over Christmas to photograph this ship wreck at Dicky’s Beach Caloundra. A 5D2 2 second exposure, hard keeping that tripod steady while your sinking into the sand…

The things you find…

I was driving home from a commercial job the other day when I spotted this place in the distance. A nice place near Jandowea, Qld.

Also thought some might like to see the original. I was after more punch, so I added an infrared BW layer, then blended using multiply. A bit of dodging and burning and here’s the result.

Jandowea Chinchilla Qld

Now on 500px

Check my new collection on 500px!

Western Downs Looking Good

The scenery around Dalby, Chinchilla and the Western Downs is looking magnificent with crops like this. Perfect time of the year for a country drive. For a library of Australian rural stock photos and many more images like this, dont forget to check out the website.

Aerial Images

A few highlights from a heli flight around Goondiwindi and Texas. Beautiful conditions after a few days of storms.

If your looking for an aerial photographer near Goondiwindi, Chinchilla, Toowoomba or Roma, please contact Dan Proud on 0408 702 782.

New framed prints in

A collection of new prints have arrived in beautiful frames made by Downs Framing Studio in Toowoomba. Click here to see more.

High Country, a short 7D film

Here’s a short clip from a recent trip through the Bogong High Plains in Victoria. I started the journey in Bright and worked my way down through the Bogong High Plains, ending up in Omeo. What a stunning part of Aus through autumn!

Gear used was the 7D + 17-40, 24-70, 70-200, Miller tripod and a glidetrack slider. Edited in FCP and Magic Bullet.I found the glidetrack slider difficult to use especially when trying to achieve a slow, subtle move. Getting a smooth consistent shot is a challenge.

This is the first work I’ve done on the 7D and I’m loving it much more as a video camera than a stills camera – you can really tell Canon had this in mind when they built it. I could have filmed with the 5D but wanted to see how the 7D performed in comparison. Love this camera.

Video Rig