Galleries and Green space is the first thing that comes to mind when I think of our nation’s capital. Spent a couple of days in and around Canberra last week. Sunny days and great weather. Not much for Landscape photography, but there is always something to shoot. I had wanted to see the Turner exhibition out from the Tate Gallery in London, and was the main reason for the trip here. In a word…Superb. Did the rounds of some other galleries including our National library. Rallied myself one morning for a climb up to Mount Ainslie on the track behind the National War memorial. Great views and shot a couple of Panorama’s. Practised Sunstars and midday photography, and enjoyed the few days of relative recreation. Managed to see one morning of mist and came across a lovely old derelict building standing all forlorn near the Yass River.
Just back from another very successful workshop on the magnificent Norfolk Island. 10 Participants spent the week photographing magical light from the break of dawn and sometimes into the night as a few hardy folk accompanied me down to Kingston for some star-trails on two occasions. Valuable instruction was given to all on the use of hypo-focal distance, depth of field and the creation of some wonderful panoramic images. The weather was wonderful and we had almost the whole week basking in glorious sunshine with some fluffy clouds and sweet winter light throughout the day. No doubt all who came this year will spend many many hours sorting through their photographs and working on them in photoshop. My thanks to all the group, who were a lovely bunch and special thanks to Roger Vass who managed to catch me on the coastline doing my usual stunts to get that image! I will be running another workshop to Norfolk Island in early August 2014 and hope to have the dates on the blog (under the drop-down menu “workshops”) very soon…If you are interested please email me for further information.