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The Lone Cyclist, Luxor.

a testament to the extraordinary technical capability of modern digital cameras

Unloved Photo of the Month

A photo taken in the town of Kaifeng, China.   Originally taken on colour negative film and scanned into the computer for some subtle Photoshop refinement. Published on the last day of each month, the “Unloved photo” highlights a previously ignored image drawn from my archives. This photograph is part of the China image gallery. ~KD.

Felucca

Felucca twilight, Aswan, Egypt

A felucca sails down the River Nile by the town of Aswan, a scene repeated for thousands of years.

The shopfront, Cairo

brightly coloured, elegant,  figures and the somewhat drab,  crumpled,  appearance of the man provide for an interesting juxtaposition.

Cyclo driver

Cyclo driver in profile

Illustrating the value of compositing in photography.

Shepherd's hut

Shepherd’s hut and Dhaulagiri, Nepal.

Photographing a grand landscape it pays to pause and carefully consider the compositional possibilities

Melbourne CBD falcon update

Like many,  I’ve been following with interest the progress of this years clutch of Peregrine Falcon chicks on the Mirvac tower at Collins Street in Melbourne’s central business district.  As seen on the live webcam four chicks were hatched at the end of September with three of the chicks now fledged.   Sadly as of 12th November the fourth chick is now dead.   Watching over recent days it was clear that this chick wasn’t progressing as well as its elder siblings,  […]

Annapurna Range

Sunset on the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

 With the sun low in the sky,  the scene is strongly side-lit which has the effect of giving the features in the landscape some dimensionality.

Watching over Melbourne

The Peregrines progress From the Melbourne CBD webcam on the Mirvac Tower, Collins Street. The four peregrine falcon chicks are thriving with one of the chicks, I guess we should now call them juveniles, making its first flight this morning, 8th November.  The remaining chicks are likely to fly over the next day or two with plenty of practice wing stretching and flapping activity going on. For those not familiar with the city, the scene here is looking south over […]

Annapurna Ranges

Mountain Ridges, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

The time of day and the cloud cover combine to give a soft light and what I find a pleasing colour to the sky and distant ridges.

Big Island, Hawaii

White stones on black lava

many beaches around the Big Island of Hawaii consist largely of black lava rock,  not surprising given that the islands exist because of volcanic activity.

Remembering Jack Kurtz

It is with sadness that I note the passing of noted photojournalist Jack Kurtz.   I had the good fortune to meet and travel with Jack through Nepal in 2017 as part of a small group photographic adventure/workshop.   Jack was what I thought of as an “old school” photojournalist,  with a 30 year plus career which included working for various newspapers in the USA and travelling widely outside the US as well. He struck me as a warm, sincere man, generous […]

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