Bob Simpson lives in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in south east Queensland, Australia. He has been taking photographs for more than 40 years, the last five of those as a full-time landscape photographer. His landscape and seascape images have featured in a number of Australian and international magazines and in a recently-released book of Australian landscape photography. Bob has also blogged for several photography websites in recent years as well as writing regularly for his own website.

Through the past, lightly - images of 2014

governer-17-7-14-54master.jpgI 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 gra...
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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
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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 temperature...
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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 ...
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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 experienc...
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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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Moffat Head

I recently spent a pleasant couple of hours photographing the rocks and waves at Moffat Head, Caloundra. This is an easy spot to get to - follow the signs to Moffat Beach car park and it's a short walk around the rocks at the southern end of the beac...
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Capturing Golden Light

Published in the February 2012 issue of Australian Photography magazine It’s no secret that good light is a fundamental ingredient in landscape photography. Take a look at any successful landscape photographer’s portfolio and you’ll see that a lot o...
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A River Runs Through It

Published in the February-March 2012 issue of Great Walks (Australia) magazine If I had to paint a typical picture of the Murray-Darling River system, it would include long, slow-flowing waterholes fringed by river redgums, with a few white cockatoo...
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My Top 8 Tips for Better Landscape Photography

There are lots of these 5 or 10 Best Photography Tips - type articles on the internet, and they can sometimes seem a bit glib and superficial. On the other hand, they can offer an insight into what makes a particular photographer tick and how th...
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