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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 […]

The falcons progress.

The Chicks thriving An update to the progress of Melbourne’s CBD Peregrine falcons.  I’ve found it fascinating to check in on the live webcam and see the daily development of the four chicks as they go from tiny down covered hatchlings huddled under one of the parents,  to now being too large to allow for the adult to brood over.  (I assume that’s the correct terminology) Collins Street Falcons. 21st October, 2021. Happily, to this point, all four chicks appear […]

Multi-media the Vimeo Channel

Observant readers may notice a change to the websites menu system with a new item added.    The “Multimedia” tab will take you to my Vimeo channel where several slideshow presentations now reside.   Previously I was producing slideshows using Soundslides Plus software which sadly is now defunct.   Click on the menu item or on the “Vimeo” link below to access the channel.    Thanks,  ~KD.

Reviewing photos of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Excuse me as I revisit some of my photographs from the March, 2007, trip through Egypt and Jordan when I was fortunate enough to travel through Wadi Rum. World Heritage listing. Wadi Rum in Southern Jordan is a desert region of sandy valleys and dramatic sandstone and granite mountains some over 1700 metres in height.  Covering an area of 720 square kilometres, there has been human habitation here for thousands of years, UNESCO recognizing its cultural significance by adding it […]

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Melbourne’s CBD Falcons

Since 1991, a pair of Peregrine Falcons has been observed in a nest on the rooftop of the 33 level office tower at 367 Collins Street the only known peregrine falcon nesting site within Melbourne’s Central Business District. Public interest in Melbourne’s high flying residents led to the installation of a CCTV with a live internet stream and a purpose-designed nesting box/platform.   The current breeding pair recently hatched three chicks,  a welcome distraction for the people of Melbourne who’ve been […]

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