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  • February5th

    Well…it has been A LONG time between posts and for those of you following the mag and FB page you’ll know we’re just about settled back at home. I’ve been waiting for something big to spark the blog again and here it is. I am thrilled to announce that I have been shortlisted¬†in the Landscape category of the 2013 Sony World Photo Awards along with 6 other Aussies in the competition. ¬†The series ‘El Chalten Enchantment’ was taken in Argentine Patagonia earlier this year. We camped on the trail and awoke to a blanket of snow on the trail up to the wonderful but illusive Mt Fitzroy and passed these striking trees on the way. This series and will make up just some of the images that will form part of an exhibition I will be holding at the end of this year. Big changes are afoot, including a new website, new travel photography workshop and plenty of new images!

    Good luck to all of the finalists.

  • December6th

    Bachelor and three graces

    Over the last few days I’ve been shuffling all of my digital files around in a ‘photographic’ spring clean.  I found this shot which, when I took it back in 2005 was one of my absolute favourites. Taken at Mariposa Grove in Yosemite NP this particular grouping of giant sequoias is know as the Bachelor and Three Graces (The ‘Bachelor’ is the big guy in the foreground, his ‘Graces’ are the 3 behind).  I hunted it out after being reminded just how ancient and majestic trees can be by the Oct issue of National Geographic magazine.  I was blown away by a pull out centrefold showing a giant redwood. People had been positioned on branches all the way up to show the gigantic scale of the tree. The final image was an 84 image stitch and is just stunning.  This short video below shows how the NG photographer and his team achieved the fabulous shot – although with that much equipment at your disposal you’d have to walk away with something!  Next time you’re in the newsagents (there’s a delay in delivery to Oz so this issue is still on the shelves) have a look at the actual pull out….I’m sure you’ll be as humbled as I was when I saw it. These trees will still be on the planet long after we’re gone.

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9LHjV48e9s&hl=en_US&fs=1&]



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