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.
While working on an Aerial photoshoot today I captured these images south of Goondiwindi.
Here’s a short clip I’ve put together from 5D MkII video and time lapse. The Barcoo shire is an area in western Queensland where you’ll find plenty of incredible scenery and very few people! Being a photographer dealing with video files and time lapse seems to be frustrating, but rewarding! This was a lot of fun to shoot, but definitely an eye opener into the epic world of time lapse and HD video. Click here to watch HD in Vimeo.
A slideshow of photos from the recent Queensland Flood Crisis. The scale and magnitude of this flood is bigger than most people have seen in a lifetime. It was a humbling experience wading around the streets talking to many people who have lost everything. I was shooting for Getty Images in places like Toowoomba, Oakey, Dalby, Chinchilla and Lockyer Valley. Thanks for watching, comments appreciated.
The Darling Downs and Lockyer Valley are still a disaster zone, the damage is incredible. 22 towns and cities were covered in water last week, an area the size of France & Germany combined! I’ve been out shooting some of the flood damage in Dalby, Chinchilla, Oakey and Murphy’s Creek.
Toowoomba was hit by the worst flood most people have seen in a lifetime today. Twisted cars were strewn about the city and shops have been destroyed, after a huge surge of water smashed through the CBD this afternoon. More rain and flooding expected tomorrow. Click here to see the latest photos.
Recently I entered a collection of images into the Landscape 500 photography competition. This image from Longreach in outback Qld managed to score 10th place! There were some unbelievable photographs chosen in the top 10, congratulations to Jamie Nicolaou for his stunning Pilbara lightning shot which won the competition. Check it out here. Five other images I had entered scored silver, and three bronze.
For me this image really captures the feel of the stunning wide open spaces that can be found in Western Qld. Anywhere from Longreach to Birdsville scenes like this are a common sight – I hope it inspires you to get out there and experience some of the amazing scenes we have on our doorstep!
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!