Alpine National Park – Victoria . January 21st – 25th . 2017

I grabbed a few days up in the high country as the weather looked good and there was a chance to shoot clear skies and beautiful wildflowers. Summer can be so lovely up here above 5000 feet in the summer, and I wasn’t disappointed. Another good reason is that I had just purchased the New Art series Sigma 12-24mm F4 lens! What a superb optic this is. All the images here on this post were shot using this lens…I never took it off the camera! Now all we need is a filter holder to go with it and we will have a near perfect tool!


Australia Post – Norfolk Island New Stamp Issue January 17th 2017

I am delighted to announce that Australia Post has purchased the rights to use a few images from my Norfolk Island collection for this new issue of Waterfalls which was released yesterday. Here is a brief description of the falls and creek, also images of every item that was released and some technical details as well.

Cascade Creek is one of Norfolk Island’s few permanent streams. Along with its tributaries, its catchment area covers almost one-fifth of the island and is an important home for native wetland flora and fauna. When it rains, high flows produce two main waterfalls: Cockpit Waterfall and Cascade Creek Falls.

Cockpit Waterfall is located inland, around 100 metres from the sea. Also known as Cockpit Falls, it is located within Cascade Reserve, an area of more than 30 hectares along the northern coast of Norfolk Island. Cascade Creek flows past Cockpit to Cascade Bay, resulting in Cascade Creek Falls.

Technical details

  • Issue date: 17 January 2017
  • FDI withdrawal date: 15 February 2017
  • Denominations: 1 x $1, 1 $2
  • Stamps & Envelope Photography  Ian Rolfe – Southern Lightscapes
  • Product design: Simone Sakinofsky
  • Printer: RA Printing
  • Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
  • Printing process: Offset lithography
  • Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
  • Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
  • Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
  • Sheet layout: Module of 50
  • FDI postmark: Norfolk Island NSW 2899
  • Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2017