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APPA Awards 2011

28 Jun 2011 at 5:44am

Last night I picked up the Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year award  for 2011. Michael got the award with me for Fusion Photographer of the year. His video he put together from our shoot at the Midland Rail yard was brilliant and they played it for the 400 guests at the awards.

I have finally achieved one of my goals and it feels great. More on the night when I get back home later today. I have a lot of catching up to do as well as almost 1000 emails. Sorry most of these might end up deleted! I will have to start again!

Also got my “masters” last night so now you must refer to me as Christian Fletcher “Master Photographer” haha. If you don’t I won’t talk to you!!!! :0)

Thanks to all the judges who gave me good scores and to all the APPA team and Canon for providing for us such an amazing event. You wouldn’t believe the work that goes into it.

Finally to Tony Tone, the MC, you are a legend mate and a great friend. See you back in WA

Oh and that Eastway bloke, your ok I guess!! nah love your work too.

Almost forgot Tom with the pink feather boa! The sexiest man in photography alive!!! Thanks Tommy for being you.

p.s. Nick Rainsy Rains, you da man, thanks for a fun week.


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22 Jun 2011 at 4:10pm

Doing my best Peter Lik impersonation. Sorry I didn’t have the guns out but mine might need some work with the liquify tool. “Look at that power station over there, it’s UNBELIEVABLE”

Nick and I have been trying to come up with our own sayings, can’t use all Likkys. We came up with

“it’s BORING”  (crap light)

“it’s SNORING (aka when it is snowing)”

“it’s POURING” (when drinking a nice red)

“it’s MORNING” (when leaning over and hitting the alarm clock)

“it’s YAWNING” (when someone is BORING)

“it’s SPAWNING” (schoolies week on the gold coast)

“it’s PRAWNING” (shooting seafood)

“it’s PAWNING” (selling your crap dslrs to buy a Phase One)

If you can think of any others let me know!


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Lithgow Snow from the Hotel

22 Jun 2011 at 1:44pm

Yes more snow photos. This was after the “Snow Storm”, Steve Pope said I can’t call it a blizzard! The snow had stopped and this image was at the end of the day shot from the hotel grounds in Lithgow. A room with a view you could say! My kind of shooting. Moments after taking this image I was sipping on a nice red with Rainsy, not really a romantic picture I know but at least he really knows photography! I forgive him for being a geek, only because I am too.

Shot with the Phase One 645DF, P65+ and 150mm Phase lens. And yes those dots on the image have to stay, they are kangaroos.

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Lithgow Blast Furnace Ruins

21 Jun 2011 at 5:14pm

Nick and I had lots of fun shooting this place. There was a storm heading our way and the clouds were moving overhead so fast. Shot with my B&W ND to slow everything down and add to the drama. There is so much to point a camera at over here. Some of the old buildings and epic scenery are brilliant. We went to a great place called the Lost City today and it was epic.


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