New Photos

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.

For the full collection of images, visit this gallery page: http://australianimage.photoshelter.com/gallery/Fiji/G0000Gg0lqG.ACv8













Advertisements

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


New images from the Gold Coast


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.


Autumn Bright!

Bright, Victoria

The town of Bright in Victoria is covered in stunning colour every Autumn. Here’s a few images I captured on a recent trip through the town, taken on the 5D with my new Canon 24-70 F2.8. I love this lens, it’s fast and the images are pin sharp. I hope you enjoy these images, there are many more to come!

Autumn Colours in Bright Victoria


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!


Pilbara, free of flood, fire and cyclone!

Here are some images from a place in Australia that seems like the only spot not being ravaged by natural disaster! Floods here in South Queensland, floods in Victoria, cyclones up north, fires in Perth… I hope these images might cheer up some in stormy, wet and windy places! Taken recently on a quick trip to Karijini National Park in the Pilbara.


Pannawonica

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.


Hancock Gorge Karijini!

I was lucky to have a few days to kill after an industrial photoshoot near Karratha, so I headed to Karijini National Park. It’s surprisingly close, if you take the rail access road! Arriving at Karijini became slightly overwhelming though, having to choose from one of the many amazing gorges there is to see. Where to start! Joffre, Weano, Knox, Hammersley, Dales, Kalamina… and all the rest!

The image below is from one of the most spectacular – Hancock Gorge. Hope you enjoy the image, comments and thoughts are appreciated. For anyone planning to get to Karijini’s Hancock Gorge – I would recommend climbing out BEFORE the sun goes down!