17 Jul 2019 at 7:37pm
Down South has been named Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019 ! How awesome is that?! Of course, I’ve always known that. It’s why I live in Dunsborough. If you haven’t visited yet, then you definitely should. Maybe wait until summer though. It’s a bit wet and cold at the moment.
This is what Lonely Planets had to say – “Take one look at Meelup Beach and you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life: the West Australian bush parts to reveal ocean the hue of a Bombay Sapphire bottle, which is typical of the coastline stretching from Margaret River to the state’s south. Beyond the sand, some of the country’s slickest wineries, breweries and restaurants lie between tracts of tall-tree forest and kangaroo-dotted farmland.”
2 Jan 2019 at 8:41am
What better way to welcome in the new year with a new image. Well technically it isn’t a new image but it is the first time I have posted it. It was shot a couple of months ago from memory.
2018 was the year of the aerial once again. In fact I think aerial photography has exploded into the mainstream over the past decade. From the early days of Richard Waldendorp shooting from a plane to todays drones redefining what is possible. It has been an exciting ride, well it used to be up in a light aircraft or helicopter. I prefer a drone these days for lots of reasons, most being the ability to hover and compose more effectively. The ability to shoot straight down without and angle means the image can be rotated in any direction in post and still look like it was shot properly.
I love aerials but they aren’t my passion. I prefer the banal urban landscape and this is what I have been exploring a lot in the past 9 years.
So what is new in 2019 for me? Possibly a new camera system, obviously new images, we have a new staff member and new ways of printing and displaying photographs. But I want to continue to talk more about deeper issues. Issues relating to the environment and how we can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint. I also want to talk more about the need for action to protect our only lifeboat, one that is increasingly under threat. Don’t worry, I won’t be getting all preachy on you but hopefully through our love for photography and the natural world inspiration will come and you can too influence your family and friends. No finger pointing here just the facts and good, open and honest discussions.
It is going to be a year of excitement and hopefully positive change. Thanks to all of you for interacting with my posts on Facebook and Insta, for all the likes, the chats in the gallery and the goodwill. We really all have more in common than differences. Clean air, water, food on the table, a roof over our head, freedom of thought, democracy and a government that looks after the people. We all want that. Basic human rights.
See you on the beaches, in the gallery or on the side of a mountain looking for magic light!
16 Feb 2009 at 5:59am
I was saying to my brother, gee I hope the guys in Perth are getting this light. Then I thought, hmmm, what are they going to stick in front of such an awesome sky??? I am so spoilt here I take it for granted. This afternoon was one of the best in a long time. No wind and a big swell. There were some surfers getting into some serious pits just to the right of this shot. Really awesome to watch. Shame this won’t see the light of day for a while. Am going to release new stuff every 3 months with an exhibition at my Dunsborough gallery. Don’t forget the 21st, for the opening of the exhibition in Mandurah, also get your orders in now for the iTNFP tee shirts. Go on, you know you want too.
12 Feb 2009 at 7:34am
A vertical stitch from this morning. It was just beautiful. Still warm with lots of nice cloud.
23 Apr 2008 at 4:18am
This is a pic I took late last week at Mitchell Rocks. This kid was playing in the water and playing with death, his mum was watching but the surf was huge. I would have been a little concerned if it was my child. Anyway it is a 9 image stitch. The big question……….keep the kid or get rid of him?? Let me know what you think. When I say get rid of him, I don’t mean in a wooden box underbelly style, just a bit of photoshop stamping!! (for all you stalkers out there!)
17 Apr 2008 at 5:56am
This is how nice it can be in Esperance if you have never been. Cape Le Grand national park is spectacular. Neal if your worried about the drive it is worth it. This isn’t my best shot but it was a magic day and I thought I would share it with you. 9 image stitch, and the water was a mess.