Landscapes

FIJI

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.

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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


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 www.australian-image.com.au 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.


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


Goondiwindi Aerials

While working on an Aerial photoshoot today I captured these images south of Goondiwindi.

Click here to see the machinery that was photographed.


Epson International Pano Awards

Recently I entered 6 images into the Epson Pano Awards. Up against some amazing landscape photographers, I was surprised to see that three came back with bronze, and one with sliver!


Omeo and Tambo Crossing

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!).


Bogong High Plains

Here are some new images from 2 days last week having a look around the Bogong High Plains. These were shot on the 5D2+24-70, with Pano head stitched in Photoshop. I hope you enjoy these images, please drop me a comment let me know what you think!

This is Wallace’s Hut, a short walk off the main road. A cattlemen’s hut built in 1889, it’s a magnificent sight surrounded by gnarly eucalypt trees. I was setting up for this pano on sunrise when these brumbies walked right into the shot! Love how the horses add to the high country theme of the shot – Man from Snowy River style! Intense shadows made the shot difficult.

The view from Falls Creek, of mountains covered in burnt trees from 2003 fires.

View of the ski slopes, without snow! The lake for off in the distance in Rocky Vally Storage, used for water supply of AGL Hydro Power Stations further down stream.


Victoria High Country

I’m just back from a quick road trip through Alpine National Park in Vic, Bright to Omeo. What an amazing place through autumn! Only having 4 days to capture this place is impossible, and a little frustrating. I think you would need to live there for years to do it proper photographic justice. There is so much variety in the landscape. Here’s a few images I’ve stitched up so far, stay tuned many more to come.
A little hut up in the Bogong High Plains, called Copes Hut. It was built in 1929 for tourist accommodation. Funnily enough, I think it still gets used for tourist accommodation (unofficially!). Both evenings I visited this hut there were backpackers setting up for the night. Inside there is a fire place and bunks for 8 people!

Autumn colours in the little town of Bogong nestled in the steep hills of Alpine National Park. This town is a little hidden treasure, if you’re not paying attention heading to or from Falls Creek you’d easily miss the turn off.

Comments appreciated, let me know if you’ve been to this amazing area or plan on going!