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Things that fly!

9 Sep 2009 at 2:03am

eagle king george

heli steep island

heli picnic

I have had so many heli flights on this trip I feel like I could fly one of those things. Rainor our pilot is a legend and will put the heli in our shots when ever we want. The pic of Steep island was pretty cool with him hovering just in the shot. Michael was on the heli taking video of us on the hill. Expect to see that on Vimeo soon.
Two days to go, what a bummer.

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What do you do when the light is average?

8 Sep 2009 at 9:55am


mangrove leaves


Shoot in Black and White and point the camera towards the ground. We have been out in some awesome landscapes but if the light isn’t doing it, it can still be hard getting a great shot. Still it is always possible to get a photos of something. Saw some great rock art today and tomorrow we hit King George falls. Did I mention I caught my first Barra yesterday. The one I lost was close to the magic 1 meter mark, that thing was a beast, glad it got off though, would have been a shame to kill something so awesome.
The trip will be ending soon, I think I might leave with a tear in my eye. The crew are amazing and work so hard, we don’t do Jack!!! In fact if you asked nicely they might even wipe your bum for you so you absolutely don’t have to do anything.!!!
Had a heli picknick at Eagle Falls today, wooooowww, it was the best.

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Melbourne on a Clear day

18 Aug 2009 at 8:49am


Had some fantastic weather in Melbourne on the day of the Jetstar photo comp judging. I managed some time in the arvo to walk around the city with the trusty 5D2. Some cool stuff in this city. More interesting than Perth. Lots of great architecture and sculptures, not to mention cool buildings like these. I was lucky enough to get some fluffy clouds to liven up the skys. Love walk arounds like this. Almost as much as shooting from the car window. Not a tripod in sight, no camera bag, just me, the camera and a donut!!! Ok there wasn’t a donut, but thinking back now I wish there was!!

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Narrabeen Tutorial coming soon

13 Jul 2009 at 12:54pm

narrabeen baths Got this image from a daylight shot at Narrabeen Baths, tell me I spelt it right this time. The video will show you how to get that APPA look favored by the judges, also known as the TNFP look. Would have been uploaded but I left my headphones at work, bummer. Still I have to try and work out how to upload them yet!!

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What do you do when the sunset is average???

6 Jun 2009 at 11:22am

jetty Daydream Wait for the twilight and do some Brent Pearson inspired night photography. The sunrises and sunsets have been very average in the past week so I have had to resort to desperate measures, hence the night shots. The 5D2 loves to go out at night, she is a real party girl, just don’t wear her out too quick, her batteries are a little lacking in stamina!!

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Daydream Island

5 Jun 2009 at 11:05am

daydream Now we are doing it tough. I have always known I enjoy the 5 star shooting trips, now it is confirmed. This is a pretty little island and a perfect way to relax after being on the go for the past month. In fact it is surprisingly cheap. Not a huge amount more than staying in a cabin at a caravan park. But oh so much better. I could get used to this. The moon is almost full so I had to get a shot of some mermaids that had been hanging around all day. The 5D2 loves this stuff.

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Fingal Head

30 May 2009 at 10:52pm

fingal head LH Brent Pearson told me about this spot so Mark Stothard and I went to check it out. There are some amazing rock formations there and I will post a pic of those later. Mark managed to soak his camera in salt water when a wave hit him on the top of a 50 ft cliff face. This a day or two after the big swells hit the coast. Just as well he has a mark III. A little wash in fresh water and he was right to go again. This is a neat little light house.

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True North Video by Michael

18 May 2009 at 8:56am

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/4685373] This is an awesome video by Michael on his recent trip on True North cruising through the Kimberleys. If you ever thought about getting on for a cruise make sure it is when I am running my FREE photographic workshop for guests. This snippet of the action should get the adrenaline going! Make sure you watch this in Hi Def in Vimeo. All shot with the 5D2. Hopefully a company who wants to promote the RED cameras will throw one Michaels way for a bit of a review, not that the Canon gear isn’t any good!! :-0)

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Dangar Falls

17 May 2009 at 12:24am

dangar Took this one this morning on a trip to Dorrigo. There is a very small platform that is so high you have to extend the legs of the tripod fully to clear the railing. Lucky for live view! Nice falls shame about the temperature, it was freezing. Dorrigo is at 780m above sea level. There was frost on the ground. See I am doing it tough!

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