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Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019

17 Jul 2019 at 7:37pm

Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia Pacific 2019

Down South is 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.”

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Storm Chasing

20 Nov 2017 at 4:05pm

Storm Chasing

Getting into a bit of storm chasing. Dinner was cooked, kids were happy. The clouds were building so I had no excuses. Headed out to Nannup last night to try my luck. Got a couple. Nothing epic but I had a ball. Some lightning but not close enough to get the hair standing on end! Home by 9:30pm, pretty civilised actually.

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Two things you can do with a Phase One IQ180

24 May 2013 at 2:03pm

Two things you can do with a Phase One IQ180

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I never new how good the IQ180 actually is in low light. You just need to use it right. The above portrait was taken at 3200 iso (yes thats right 3200 iso) on my IQ180. It was handheld at F/2.8 @ 1/40th of a second from memory. I used the sensor plus function on the camera which combines 4 pixels into one. You end up with a 20mb file but hey I used to be really happy with 20mb. It has opened  my eyes to all new shooting possibilities with the Phase.



This shot of the surf was taken today, ok it isn’t the best surf photo in the world but with all that backlighting and spray the contrast was out of control. Not for a Phase One luckily. The detail in the foam and spray is incredible. The 240mm Schneider was the lens of choice today, man it is sharp when you nail it.

So just when I thought I needed to buy a Nikon to do some low light stuff my Phase One IQ180 comes to the rescue. Just love it!


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PODAS Kimberley

26 Aug 2012 at 7:29pm

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

Instructors: Michael Reichmann, Art Wolfe and Christian Fletcher
The Kimberley, also known as ‘Paradise on Earth,’ is located in beautiful Western Australia, and was one of the earliest settled parts of Australia. Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together, here rests the town of Broome from where your journey will begin.

As with all PODAS adventures you’ll quite literally “hit the ground (and water) running.” Each participant will be shooting this adventure with a state-of-art 60 megapixel Phase One IQ160 camera system. Your images will be rich with more detail and color than you ever thought possible.

Click here to find out more info and to book

So looking forward to this workshop. If you were ever going to go on True North then this is the cruise for you. It will be  just for photography with some awesome instructors.

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Roll your Tongues back in Girls

15 Nov 2010 at 12:07pm

These guys in PNG are warriors. They just have to look at us white, flabby, western powder puffs and we would drop dead. They made me keep my shirt on for 7 days and my inspiration now is to paddle my way around Geographe Bay for the next 20 years so I can look that good too. Now this guy would have made his own canoe and house and probably spends his day fishing, collecting food and relaxing in a tropical paradise. Tell me, who has the richer life?

Shot on the trusty 5D2, ah what a camera. I actually enjoyed the ease of use and the automation that makes you get shots in a hurry. But alas if this was shot on the Phase the guys muscles would have looked even bigger.

That brings me on to why we should shop locally for camera equipment. Ben from Team Digital had a loan Phase body ready for me when I got off the plane in Perth. As I will be in Tasmania shooting in 4 days time that is a god send. It seems the only problem I can find is with the shutter on the 645DF, thankfully the cheapest part of the system. Now if I had bought my camera from the US I would be stuffed. Thanks Ben you have saved my bacon.

Shop local guys and keep the money in Australia. I always say service is better than price and this is a classic example of why.

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True North / Team Digital Rotto photo competition

2 Feb 2010 at 12:58am

Hi all, you need to get your photos in for this comp by Thursday, I have extended the deadline!, I can do that because I’m collecting in the photos and also happen to be moving house this week and have next to no time to do anything. So get the images in asap, you have 3 days then it will be voted on. Remember the prize is a free Manfrotto tripod worth around $600. There haven’t been too many entries so the chances of winning are huge.

Benny from Team Digital was kind enough to get me a Phase One Camera with a P65 back for a week to try out. I have had mixed feelings about it but the end results have cemented my thoughts on what my next camera will be……… more details and a review soon.

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