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Secrets of the Pharaohs

hieroglyphics carved in stone millennia ago still visible today,  but what do they mean? 

Nile River reflections.

The River Nile near Aswan, Egypt, and the water gives a near-perfect golden metallic reflection.

Valley of the Queens, Luxor, Egypt

all shots were handheld, but with the low speed of the flight and all the elements of the image being distant, compiling the shots necessary for a panoramic was possible.

The Lone Cyclist, Luxor.

a testament to the extraordinary technical capability of modern digital cameras

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.