Sealapagos!

Whenever I thought of the Gal√°pagos Islands, I always put them in the holiday category of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’, ‘remote’, and ‘very expensive’. Especially if travelling from Australia! Then the chance came up for a holiday to South America, and suddenly the far away dream of visiting the Galapagos seemed much more

five reasons to visit Lady Elliot Island in winter

Yes it’s currently winter in Australia, and while those of you from actual cold places might laugh at the number of people in Brisbane wearing scarves on a 20 degree day, the last thing many of us here would be thinking about is going somewhere not too far from home

#abstract

Like surrealism, creating abstract images is my second main photographic goal, which I have to say is much easier for me to achieve. One definition that explains this well is ‘Relating to or denoting art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but rather seeks to achieve its effect

#surrealism

I’m always really fascinated by what influences artists/photographers, and I love reading about the stories behind the images as they offer an insight into the creative process for that particular artist. Over the next couple of posts I thought I’d discuss my main motivations for taking photos. First up is

What a lady 

After a much too long five year hiatus, I finally got to revisit one of the most wonderful places- Lady Elliot Island. My previous trip was in spring, this time I experienced the island in all her winter glory. Just as beautiful as ever, Lady Elliot is truly a coral

Portrait of a bluebottle

Often maligned due to their stinging tentacles, I find bluebottles somewhat amazing- did you know they are not actually ‘one’ animal but a colony made up of various parts all functioning together to travel the oceans and find prey. And the colours- wow! The most brilliant blues and purples with

slow

Following on from my previous post about my foray into the world of photo editing, I have really been enjoying the combination of slow shutter speeds with various neutral density filters, with some tweaks in Lightroom. I’ve discovered that even though there is the desired blurring of water in the

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