Old Man Hat


After a hot summer on the coast, the promise of some cool-weather bushwalking saw me heading for the high country of Gibraltar Range National Park in early May. This year I decided to look beyond the network of walking trails I've trodden so many tim...
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Gibraltar Range - June 2016


In June I spent four days exploring one of my favourite winter locations, Gibraltar Range National Park in New South Wales. I've been coming to this rocky, rugged area high in the Great Dividing Range for 9 years now and one thing I've learnt is to p...
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Images of 2016


               
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Images of 2015

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It's the time of year again to review what I've been up to over the last 12 months - lots of new images to add to the collection and some excellent adventures had along the way. In some ways I don't really enjoy this exercise because it means leaving...
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Thanks Joyce - Cascade falls is a really beautiful spot. The forest around the falls looks like pictures I've seen of Olympic Nati... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2016 08:10
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Through the past, lightly - images of 2014

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I snapped the image above from a rock outcrop in Mount Kaputar National Park in July 2014. I remember how good the first sunlight of the day felt on my face after an hour or more of scrambling about taking photographs in the pre-dawn chill. Sometimes...
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Let it blow


If you are an outdoors photographer, sooner or later you're going to have to deal with less than favourable weather conditions. Rain, snow, cold and heat can all test our resilience, but nothing wears me down faster than wind. On a recent mid-winter ...
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Summit Falls


I first heard of Washpool National Park more than 25 years ago when I was given a coffee-table book of Australia's wilderness areas for Christmas. To a boy from a farm in rural Victoria,  the images of towering, verdant rainforest with twisted l...
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Boonoo Boonoo and Bald Rock


Boonoo Boonoo National Park Early in May I visited Boonoo Boonoo (pronounced "Bunna Bunnoo") National Park in northern New South Wales. The Park lies just to the east of Bald Rock and Girraween National Parks, both well known for their wonderful gran...
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Thanks for your comment Caitlin. This was my first time to Boonoo Boonoo and second time to Bald Rock, but I've been visiting Girr... Read More
Friday, 13 February 2015 15:22
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Capture Sharper Landscapes


Most digital images benefit from some post-capture sharpening. Digital camera sensors and lenses always blur an image to some degree and to correct this, photo-software like Photoshop has a range of sharpening options like unsharp mask, smart sharpen...
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White Balance


One of the basic tools we photographers have for controlling how the colours look in our images is the white balance adjustment. We set the white balance to remove unwanted colour casts (so that white objects appear white), or sometimes to add a colo...
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Traprock Country


Over the years I've visited quite a few National Parks in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales and it's true to say that each has its own unique character. Girraween has been a favourite of mine (and of many others) for its stunning grani...
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Golden Wattles and a Full Moon


Castle Rock, Girraween National Park In July this year (2013) I spent a few days at Girraween National Park in the Granite Belt of southern Queensland. This is a popular camping spot for families in the warmer months, but the colder temperatures...
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Highlights 2012 - Personal Favourites


Choosing favourite images is always a difficult task, and even moreso when they are your own images. It's extra hard to be objective with your own work when each image comes with a suite of memories - sounds, smells, weather conditions, and how you f...
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The Best and Most of 2012


In reviewing my past year, I quickly realised there is a lot more to landscape photography than the final image. Like a lot of photographers, I went through my new images from 2012 and selected what I consider to be some of my best work (see the...
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International Loupe Awards 2012


These images from my portfolio received awards in the International Loupe Awards 2012. Five Day Creek - Silver Award Captured on 25 July 2012 in New England National Park, New South Wales, Australia First Light - Silver Award Captured on 14 Sept...
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On Foggy Valleys and the Question of Luck


Earlier this year I visited New England National Park for the first time and hiked to Wright's Lookout to capture the sunrise (see New Horizons ). The grandeur of the scene that erupted out of the fog around me felt like a once in a lifetime experien...
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New Horizons


We humans love to discover new things. Whether it's a new star in a distant galaxy, a new species of fish from the ocean depths, or a new holiday destination we've never visited before, the allure of discovering something to excite our senses an...
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Anvil Rock


I first visited Anvil Rock four years ago. One of the images I brought home from that cold, July morning has become something of a favourite of mine, but I've always known there were more, and probably better, photographic options waiting there....
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How to Photograph a Waterfall


Moving water is a favourite subject for landscape photographers. You’ll see it used to creative effect in coastal scenes and of course in images of waterfalls and cascades. A big part of the attraction is the creative possibilities that moving water ...
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Norfolk Creek, Bribie Island


The eastern or ocean side of Bribie Island is a continuous long stretch of open sandy beach, extending over 30km from Skirmish Point north to Caloundra. The southern section near Woorim is popular with walkers, but most visitors to the central and no...
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