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Landscapes relearned

On the other day with Robert Billington we looked at ways of capturing the landscape.  Again, Robert likes to use a slowish ISO to get a smooth finished texture. This is one of his:   So, we went out – in the rain! – to look for “atmosphere”. We certainly found it overlooking Bowral as…
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Serenity Falls

Serenity Falls is in the Buderim Forest Park, inland of the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, Australia. It is a stream-fed falls and is very easy to get to from either end of the park. It is a popular swimming spot, so get there early if you want to avoid crowds. The creek flows roughly west-to-east,…
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Killen Falls

Killen Falls are near Byron Bay – another lovely part of the world within a drive from Brisbane.. This shot was taken late in the day, with the sun coming from upstream – to the left of the image. In the mornings I imagine the sun would fall directly on the falls. The creek continues…
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The Challenge of Web Site Sliders

I have just put together a web site for a medical practice, using all my own photos (almost). The clients wanted a slider (or ‘carousel’) on the home page with scenes from the business.  Traditionally, sliders are long and skinny – in this case, 1280 pixels horizontally by 500 pixels vertically.  That’s panorama proportions.  Any…
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Wedding preparations

I had the privilege recently to photograph the at-home preparations for a lovely wedding. The make-up, the dressing, the laughter, the nerves. It was a beautifully sunny May day in Brisbane. Thank you, Katy! camera: Nikon D7100 aperture: f1.8 shutter: 1/160 sec ISO: 160 focal length: 50mm editing: toned down highlights and brightened shadows, particularly…
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Denhams Beach NSW

Denhams Beach

Denhams Beach is on the NSW south coast. Just by luck I was there as a stream of seagulls flew across in front of the rising full moon – magical! camera: Nikon D7100 aperture: f5.6 shutter: 1/250 sec ISO: 1000 focal length: 200mm editing: increased saturation; general sharpening; cropped the top 25%