I was thrilled to receive 3 Silver awards out of my total of four entries in this years APPA’s. The Australian Institute of Professional Photography runs these annually and is strongly supported in the professional photographic community. I have now reached the Associate level officially, which I am extremely happy about. Looks like I have to work hard now for a couple of years to reach my Master’s level with AIPP. My congratulations too, to all those who received similar awards for their wonderful images. The standard was extremely high across all sections and particularly the Landscape section that I entered. I have attached my two favourite images here that won silver.
A short trip and a rest and to visit our son Adrian on the Gold coast. A time for relaxation and chilling out, but still with camera in hand I managed to shoot some lovely pics. Adrian had organized a fantastic afternoon of whale watching out from Brunswick heads on the Northern New South Wales coast. Blue Bay dive and Whale watching adventures is to be commended for their amazing trip. Adrian uses the company for his diving trips and the use of the smaller boat means an intimate encounter with these phenomenal gentle giants of the sea. We encountered several young male Humpbacks and their antics were a delight, near us and at times under the boat! We stayed out to right on sunset! What an experience… I also had a wonderful afternoon with Petra Hennig, a lovely lady who lives on the Gold coast and does diving at times with Adrian. Petra is a photographer with passion and a delightful eye for composition, so we headed up to the hinterland to shoot the Killarney Glen and waterfall. Thanks! Petra for showing me this delightful place. So, most days we walked the beaches, ate gorgeous food and sipped lattes and just watched the world go by!
Panama Whale Watching: Whale Watching Season in Paradise
Some personal photography one fine Winter’s day a couple of weeks ago. I hit the road early and toured the Macedon Ranges, including Woodend, and also the countryside around Hanging Rock. It was certainly great to be out enjoying the scenery!
It was time for a coastal getaway with my wife Ann and some personal photography, so late last month in July saw us heading up to Narooma, Bermagui and the coastlines and National Parks in that area. Winter is quiet and peaceful, days spent driving around and having seafood based lunches, afternoon oysters and Champagne and heading out at dawn and Dusk for some great photography. Here on this post are a few of the many lovely images I was able to capture during our time spent up this along beautiful and pristine area of New South Wales.