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Continuing to revisit some of my Egypt photos when I decided to reprocess this shot of an abandoned monastery. A late afternoon’s camel ride took us through a desert area in Egypt where a long abandoned monastery still stands. High contrast lighting conditions meant the image required a bit of work to balance [...]
An update to my China photos archive. Taken in the Huangshan Mountains way back in 1999 but reprocessed using today’s technology!
Another of my China photos, a town perched above a bend in the Yangtze River. Originally photographed on 35mm film, the scanned image showed the flaws of excessive grain, particularly in the sky, which only become really obvious when brought into the digital realm. The computer, and with it the desire to produce [...]
Continuing to explore the possibilities with Nik Software’s Photoshop plugins as I revisit the film scans from my trips to China back in 1999 and 2001. My current workflow with the images is as follows; Adobe Lightroom, - cropping if required - adjust exposure if required - set black and white points to avoid [...]
Continuing the exploration of my film negatives from my Western Australia trip of 1990 and today we look at another multi-frame panorama. Part of my journey included some hiking in the Stirling Ranges in the south of WA where I took this series of 4 frames with the thought of one day creating a panoramic. As was [...]
Today I’ve gone back into my archive of film negatives and plucked out an image from 2001. The events of 11th September, 2001, (what Americans would dub “911″) changed the world in the most dramatic and shocking way possible. It was one of those moments where people recall years later where they were and what [...]
With the final days of Autumn upon us and winter about to commence, I thought I’d dig back into my archives and find something to match the seasonal theme! The image is one that I took several years ago at Lake Mountain, an alpine area a couple of hours drive from my home city of Melbourne. [...]
I recently posted this image over at Google+ where it was well received and so I thought I might repost it here on the blog. The image was taken in June, 2009, some 4 months after the most devastating bush-fires in memory occurred in my home state of Victoria. I recently revisited the image, tucked away as it [...]
Well it’s taken me a while but I think I’ve pretty much finished up my Waimea Canyon shots!
“Erosion and dead trees”, not exactly the most inviting title I could have come up with, but at least it’s accurate. From my continuing series of photos from Waimea Canyon, Kaua’i, I couldn’t decide whether I preferred this image in colour or monochrome, so I’ll present both and let you the reader decide. The canyon of course [...]
Waimea is a name that keeps cropping up in the Hawaiian Islands, there seems to be a town of Waimea on each of the major islands, waterfalls named Waimea, beaches named Waimea and on the island of Kaua’i an impressive canyon of that name. 13 miles long and 2500 feet deep with the, wait for [...]
Pipiwai Trail winds its way through Haleakala National Park to Waimoku Falls (see previous blog entry) a fairly easy hike of about 2 hours through differing vegetation zones. Starting near sea level at Ohe’o Gulch and making its way through forests of mango and banyan trees, then through a forest of bamboo before getting to [...]
Waimoku Falls in Maui’s Haleakala National Park. A slow shutter speed gave me the silky motion blur effect I was looking for.
Wailua Falls near the town of Lihue on the Island of Kauai is easily accessed by road and worth a visit for those visiting the area. A vertical drop of 80 feet and noted for being included in the opening sequence of the television series Fantasy Island, the waterfall can vary quite a bit dependant [...]
Continuing with the Haleakala National Park photographs and today it’s a stitched panoramic image. Looking into the sun meant that the image was a bit washed out as far as colour and contrast went so I ended up boosting those values in photoshop. The final image is a stitched composite of six vertical frames [...]
“With its eye-popping moonscapes, Haleakala’s like no other place in the (US) national park system” - Lonely Planet. Well they certainly got that right! I’ve been fortunate enough over the years to visit some pretty extraordinary places and see some amazing landscapes, but Haleakala exceeded my expectations. One of the “must do” things if you [...]
Whilst I’ve been back home for a while now and I’m back at work, photographically I’m still on Ka’anapali Beach, Maui. Today’s image was taken around sunset and in vertical format, I decided that I wanted to use a piece of washed up debris (is that flotsam?), insignificant as it may have been, as [...]
A brief break from the Hawaii pictures and using the way back in time machine (aka my archives) to revisit a photo from about 1995. On a hiking trek through the Annapurna region in Nepal, we stopped overnight on a mountain ridge with a view to the massive, snow capped mountain, Dhaulagiri. I set [...]
Two quite different images today taken only a few metres apart. The first, “The water’s edge, Waipi’o Stream, Hawaii”, shows the rocks, some of them washed smooth by water, with their different hues. The photograph was taken with a slow shutter speed to smooth out the surface of the water which was rippling [...]
Driving through the rolling countryside of South Kohala on Hawaii’s, Big Island, heading towards the town of Waimea, I stopped briefly to capture a simple but I think, pleasing landscape.
Once again we’re at the beach, it’s late in the day and the shutter speeds are getting longer as I try to get some of that dreamy, blurry, moving water effect. Just a couple of minutes walk along the beach from where last week’s Kukio Beach shots were taken, I closed the lens down to [...]
Nice quick blog entry today, stitched panoramic image from Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. It was late in the day with clouds moving across the sky so the light was changing by the moment but not so fast as to throw the exposure on the successive frames required for the stitching. During my time [...]