Out back birding

I have just taken up a new job in St George, out back Queensland. Now I am over 500kms from the coast and 1000kms form the Bellingen Shire in northern NSW. What a contrast! It is hot, dry flat and desolate. The opposite the landscape the lush sub-tropical rain forest I have become used to. […]

Red backed fairy-wren

  Occurring much less frequently than its cousin the superb fairy wren the red backed fairy-wren is the smallest of all Australia’s the fairy wrens, measuring a mere 11.5cm and weighing between 5 and 10 grams. It is found north of Port Stephens in NSW all the way through Queensland the Northern Territory and as […]

The Syndicate Tramway

I first heard of track that followed the route of an old Hoop Pine tramway from an old farmer while photographing the beautiful landscape of Gleniffer, west of Bellingen. It remained one of those things that the mind recollects but the body does nothing about for many months. Recently I made time to get out […]

Cathedral Rock

Acting on reports of snow on the ground near Ebor, a trip to the New England high country ensued. Leaving at 6am from the NSW north coast town of Urunga, the plan was to get to Ebor before the snow melted. A fuel stop at the Ebor Roadhouse confirmed that snow did settle on the […]

Forest Birds of Northen NSW, Australia

If you told me six months ago i would be today creeping through the coastal forests of NSW hunting birds i would have rolled my eyes and laughed at you. I have always been interested in photography and image making but I  now  have bought a decent DSLR, a super telephoto lens and find myself  […]

New England National Park

I have just got back from a camping trip to the New England National Park about half an hours drive south west of Ebor, north New South Wales. The country surrounding the New England HWY does not prepare one for the absolute majesty of this place. One moment on the drive in, there is cow […]

Digital Photography – Rationale

This series of collages has not been created with the idea of triggering a state of epiphany for the viewer. The main reason for choosing to create these images is because I already had accumulated quite a portfolio of good photos. I could have submitted a series of land and river scapes captured in and […]

Digital Photography – Week 7 Panorama

I enjoyed the task this week – though it was not completed on the first shooting. I completed the first location of the panorama exercise without problems but at the second location everything seemed ok but it soon became apparent in Photoshop that the horizon on the left and right did not match and it […]