Australia - a Visual Journey
My big news for the month was the release of Australia - a Visual Journey, a 240+ page hardcover coffee table book that features images from my collection and from 15 other photographers around Australia. This is the first project of this kind I've been involved in and I'm delighted with the quality of the finished product.
My contributions include feature sections on Gibraltar Range National Park and New England National Park in New South Wales, as well as several images from the Sunshine Coast Area. But the book features beautiful images from all around Australia, and I have to say it is great value at $49.95 (plus postage).
You can find out more, preview some of the pages and purchase your copy here.
New website articles
I've just posted two new articles that review my year of photography. The first runs through some of my favourite images for 2012 and the stories behind them, and the second looks at some of my most interesting photographic moments for the year. Follow the links to read more....
Highlights 2012 - Personal Favourites
New images for December
Golden Beach, Caloundra
I was treated to a beautiful display of pre-sunrise light earlier in the month when I visited the southern end of Golden Beach near Military Jetty. I had planned to go down to the mouth of Bell's Creek, but I pulled up short when I saw the colours and patterns starting to develop as I drove past the jetty. To cap it off, Pumicestone Passage was mirror-calm allowing for some beautiful reflections of the morning light.
A visit to Point Cartwright rarely fails to deliver interesting new images, and this visit in the middle of the month was particularly productive. The big swell and strong winds created some dramatic effects that provided plenty of photo opportunities but also kept me busy trying to keep salt spray off my camera. This is a small selection of the images I came home with....there are more on my Facebook page if you browse back through December.
Coolum Beach is another very picturesque stretch of foreshore with some great colours among the rocks - a low tide allows you to explore the exposed rocks lower down on the beach, but it's worth visiting at any stage of the tide. I was happy on this occasion to get a nice shot looking north along the beach past the surf club (third image below) with some beautiful light shining through the rain clouds. Showers of rain came and went all morning, but the upside of that was the low, heavy clouds that added drama to the images.