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22 Feb 2010 at 12:38pm

Just trying to get the blog sorted, can you let me know if you have had to sign in each time you make a comment on my posts? Hoping to get it sorted soon, the web legends at Clever Starfish and Jex Analytics are working like dogs trying to keep you lot happy.

Hope this image opens large the first time you click on it not the second, if it does things are looking up.

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True Norths New Website

22 Feb 2010 at 11:01am

True North has a new website and it looks pretty fantastic. It has Michaels videos on it and lots of great photos by Mark. Check it out and whilst your at it book a trip.

Mark and I are working on the True North / Rotto trip extravaganza for next year and lets just say it will be bigger and better than the last one. Keep an eye on this blog for more details.

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Real Work

21 Feb 2010 at 2:58pm

So glad I am a photographer. This isn’t a landscape photograph, well it sort of is, it’s an industrial landscape. Will it sell in the gallery, no way. What should I do with it then?? How will it make me money? Who would be interested in it? Why did I take it and work it in photoshop? What the hell am I banging on about??????????

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Ground Zero

19 Feb 2010 at 3:35pm

Here is the scene of what could have been the greatest loss to photography in two decades. Imagine if I dropped the Nikon D3x whilst dying from inhalation of cyanide. What a waste of a great camera! Tony Hewitt might have got the award winning photo, if only I had dropped dead!! Sorry Tone, I’ll make sure the dust is radioactive next time!

This stuff interests me and in the Pilbara there are lots of scenes like this. Industry is amazing to photograph, it is beautiful but deadly!! haha

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The Pilbara Project Video Teaser

18 Feb 2010 at 1:05am

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/9520603]

Well here is the start of Michaels video project from our recent trip to the Pilbara shooting with Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway and Les Walkling. I think it is going to be an amazing doco on what we experienced. Stay tuned for more.

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Some cool stuff coming up

17 Feb 2010 at 2:38am

Benny at Team Digital has told me about some specials they are having on Manfrotto gear till the end of February, 15% off in fact.

Also there is some good news and bad news .
Bad news first Team Digital are postponing the ITeazer Night that was running on the 24th Feb. Some products they were going to announce wont be here in time . So they are running it in May instead. I will be keen to get to that.

Good news is that Les Walkling has been confirmed . He doing a number of thing for Team Digital as part of the FotoFreo 2010 program.
The main one will be a hands on workshop on Fine Art Printing all the details are on their blog. If you haven’t seen Les in action make sure you get along to this. I hope to be going too.

They will also have a free Fine Art Printing Seminar running which will be on the Team Digital blog (see my links bar).

Thing that may interest you also are a Seminar on Rips and Profiling on the Thursday the 1st April. And directly after that Capture One training. Man two more things I need to attend. Geez I better ask the wife first, I have already had a few trips away this year.

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Idiot of the Year

15 Feb 2010 at 11:21am

Danger... Cyanide

Today is the first day I have started to get my energy back. Hopefully will be even better tomorrow. If I did get Cyanide poisoning this is why. The title says it all, what an idiot. Thanks to legend photographer Tony Hewitt for these pics, he could have been the last person to see me alive.

I just wanted to thank Nikon again for the loan of the D3x, the 24-70mm, the 14-24mm, and the 70-200mm. It was awesome to have this gear to use and as one of the photographers I travelled with said to me, ” the D3x is probably the best dslr in the world right now” You know what, I do believe he is right, and he knows his stuff.

Oh and to the guys at Nikon, you might want to wash your hand before eating your lunch, just in case. I gave it a good wipe over, just don’t go licking it clean. Hey just as well those puppies have cyanide seals on them!!

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HOT Damned HOT!!!

14 Feb 2010 at 9:22am

I put the spelling mistake down to cyanide poisoning!!! ok, so no more he can’t spell stuff, a man is not a dictionary you KNOW!!!

The name says it all! We stopped at this scene about 80kms inland from Marble Bar. I took this handheld stitch pretty quickly as at the time I thought I was going to drop dead from Cyanide poisoning. If you get a good dose of that stuff you would be dead in a matter of minutes. I wish I had thought a bit more about entering a mine site without checking it was ok, never again, I can’t handle the stress!! Oh and the heat…. note to self, next assignment to be in a less extreme location!! Poor Pete went from Antarctica to the hottest place in WA.

Shot with the amazing Nikon D3x and 24-70mm lens, love it!

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