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Hamersley Ranges

6 Jul 2010 at 8:18am

Hamersley Ranges, Pilbara

This was shot last week on a trip to the Pilbara that Michael and I did. We were lucky to get to this cool spot and didn’t even know it was there until we climbed up a hill to get a view over a valley. Oh to have a heli to explore the Hamersley Ranges. You could get some of the best shots imaginable. It was freezing cold when we were up there and blowing about 30 knots. I had to hide behind a very thin tree to sheild the camera from the wind and the sun flare. I like the result.

Phase One 645DF, 150mm f/2.8, P65+.

Single image cropped to panoramic. Still almost 38″ wide at full res. Not bad and will push to 60″ easily, if not bigger.

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Rudall River Sunrise

8 Jun 2010 at 3:46pm

Karlamilyi National Park

I have decided to head off in another direction to see where it takes me. I am always inspired by paintings done by the masters and have been trying to get that painterly feel for ages. I think this image has its place, possibly not in my gallery for sale but in my own private collection of work that interests me. Maybe they could be one offs, maybe they will get binned after a week. I might wake up tomorrow and wonder what the hell I was thinking. Still it is a path I must take and at the moment the exploration is pretty fun. My wife gave me the thumbs up on this one, I suspect Merv might give me a big NUP.

This was in the Karlamilyi national park and Les and I nicknamed it “Jurassic Park”. If only we had some aboriginals camped under a tree or a swagman to add to the feel of the image. I think the only thing moving around out there was Peter Eastway, if you look real hard you might see him. Talk about where’s Wally?

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Red Dirt

6 Mar 2010 at 2:39pm

This is what north west WA is all about, the sparseness, the colour and the heat.

Shot on the D3x with the 14-24mm. There is a quality you get from the D3s and D3x I never got with my 5D2. Bigger, better more expensive. There is your answer!

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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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Rio Tinto

16 Mar 2009 at 7:17am

Sorry can’t show you the pic anymore as we can’t show Rio’s plants and technology off to the masses, that is you guys and girls. This is the first pic from my Rio Tinto job. It was good fun and my first time on a mine site, geez they are pretty strict on the safety stuff!! This was a 6 image stitch taken on the horizontal. It was an amazing plant and looked mint at night. Unfortunately we couldn’t get close to the big machinery but weren’t there to photograph it anyway.

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