King Island Photographic Workshop December 2011

Have just returned from another amazing three day weekend Workshop on beautiful King Island. I have posted a small selection of images that I have had time to work on as I am trying to get a presentation ready for the Melbourne Camera Club  for this Thursday Night… I then fly out Saturday morning for a workshop to the Tasmanian Tarkine region with Peter Walton.    Our Hosts at the king Island Holiday Lodge Ian J and Lucinda were wonderful as usual and looked after us so well no-one wanted to go home. Standard jokes varied but most comments went along the lines of “I will just forget to go to the airport”, or “I will ring home and tell them we are unfortunately stuck here for another week”.  Weather was varied as one can expect from Bass Strait, but we got beautiful light, Dramatic Light, Stormy light and sunshine and fluffy white clouds! Ian J has just bought another wonderful 4WD Oka and wanted some new images of his machine while we were out photographing. I am of course happy to oblige! The lodge has at the moment a new baby…. in the form of an orphaned blind Bennett’s Wallaby joey! Other animal subject material were the wonderful little penguins doing their nightly shuffle and trying to get underneath some of our blankets while we sat mesmerized as they made their way up the rocks to their burrows. We photographed Flying Swans, observed Sea Eagles, countless sea-Birds, dodged wallabies at every turn and observed Flocks of Wild Turkeys, Cape Barron Geese, Ducks and Sea-Birds.  Another highlight was being able to photograph the Lobster catch as it unloaded on Curry Wharf ready to be chilled and flown to China. Seafood from this Island is always a delight and they looked very tempting indeed! Everyone has come home with great images, a keen desire to go again and some lovely memories. My next Workshop is scheduled for April 13 -15 2012 and have bookings already for this workshop….. Email me at:…… if you would like to join us!

For those of you that would like to see a greater selection of my King Island images…simply go to my website at…… select destinations in the menu bar and click on the King Island Portfolio.


Having just returned home from a twenty-one day Photographic Tour I have put a small selection of images for everyone to enjoy. We travelled out from Las Vegas and our photographic adventure started in Snow Canyon just inside the border of Utah. For the next nineteen days we completed the grand tour of Canyons, Arches and Desert the are so magnificent in this part of the American West. Places visited include Zion, Bryce, Canyon-lands, Arches, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon National Parks. We also visited Dead Horse Point, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, the Four Corners, Lake Powell, Glen Canyon Dam and Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon. The Autumn colours, the Sunrise at Arches, the Sunset at Monument Valley…. and the wonderful snow at two locations added to the amazing scenery we saw and photographed every day. Twenty-five people including myself had the most marvelous time capturing the colours and splendour of this region and filling memory cards quickly each day! A big thanks to Peter Walton for his wonderful input and support on this Tour, and  also a big thank you to all who came with us on this trip… you were all wonderful and I loved every minute!! 

A night of gently falling snow made the rim of the Grand Canyon the next morning  a truly unforgettable  experience…. and so pictured below is the group all smiling and… rearing to go and capture the scene before them!