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…
A collection of new prints have arrived in beautiful frames made by Downs Framing Studio in Toowoomba. Click here to see more.
After coming down from the FREEZING alpine country, it was great to soak up some sun around Omeo. It’s a neat little town covered in Autumn colour, a bit like Bright but more rural. Victoria is great, you really don’t have to go far for a great landscape photo (unlike parts of Qld!).
Landscape photography from the air really is the next best thing. I took this image on the way back from an aerial shoot over a power station near Karratha, and was lucky to have a pilot that was was keen for some sight seeing! This is Pannawonica Hill & the Robe River, just outside of the mining town Pannawonica. Not much to see in the town, but the scenery here is quite unique for the Pilbara, almost Monument Valley looking. I love the depth the light adds to this shot.
I love photographing old sheds, rusted out trucks and crumbling houses – anything that’s been abandoned and falling to bits. There was something eerie about this place, making it even more exciting to photograph. Maybe 50 years ago this place would have been thriving when the wool industry was booming – not these days. A real icon of Queensland’s outback history I reckon.
With cloudy flat skies, comes the need to think outside the square! Stuck with a week of shooting under think cloud cover in western Queensland, I started experimenting with the automatic exsposure bracketing, then blending manually in Photoshop. A few samples here- 28 facebookers voted the top image, 12 preferred bottom!
Well, stitching panoramas is a new thing for me. Up until now it’s possible I was just too lazy, or didn’t have the right equipment. So here are the results of 4000 k’s on the road in western Qld, experimenting with the 5D2 and Nodal Ninja head. Shooting panoramas, you actually have to think about what your doing, no more point and shoot style! As always, feedback is appreciated!
The only thing better than photographing this little shack was meeting the bloke inside! One of those golden old characters of the outback, a retired drover, lived in this house his entire life. I loved hearing his life story and chatting about whatever, he didn’t take too well to the camera, and was determined I wouldn’t take his photograph! I wanted the image to look wild and intense, possibly overdone but it’s good to push the limits sometimes.
A few more highlights here from my recent trip to the Barcoo. Gotta love those outback skies – some stunning clouds and really vibrant sunsets. Comments and critique are appreciated!
Canon 5DmkII – 6 image stitch.
I’m always on the hunt for an image like this, and you’ve got to drive a fair distance to find a spot where the view is un-hindered for as far as you can see! So I guess you’d say I was fairly excited when we pulled up here with a storm brewing to the north. Had a few minutes where the sun decided to sneek through, and it just went pop!
5D2 & Nodal Ninja head, 6 images stitched in PS.
(The thumbnail looks terrible, please click!)