A very windy and blustery morning greeted our group as we headed down the steps at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsular early this morning. However, despite the howling wind and the rough waves the whole group got involved in shooting the seascapes and learning some valuable practical tips on composition, back light, front light, metering, bracketing and slow exposure using ND filters. My sincere thanks to all of you for being such a lovely group, Duncan, Alan, Penny, Marion, Melissa, Mervyn, Michiko, Graeme, John, Gabriela, Brian, Anne, Yvonne, and Gordon. A big thank you too for the help and Assistance by Peter and Sue and Greg and Val. Much appreciated! I have put a couple of my favourite images taken this morning here on this post and I know that all my group exposed some wonderful images too!
Strictly limited to a maximum of 10 participants, this absolutely wonderful autumn workshop in the south island of New Zealand includes the mountain region of Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Wanaka, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Lake Pukaki, Oamura, Alexandra, Doubtful sound, Skippers Canyon Lake Cruise, Jet boat ride and much much more! All inclusive with all breakfast and dinners, airfares, transport and superior lodgings at each destination.
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Download a PDF here including all booking forms and costings: Southern Lightscapes New Zealand Information Package 2018
Ewen Bell and Myself have meticulously planned a photography workshop that we think is just so very special. We would love the opportunity to show some lucky clients this absolutely visually stunning photographic workshop to Luang Prabang in Central Laos January 2018 . If you would like to join us and participate in a unique and inspiring photographic treat then look no further! Landscapes, colour, markets, culture, food and much much more… a real treat for your eyes, your senses, your emotions and of course, your camera!
Check out the PDF and contact Ewen for bookings and further information: ArtofMonksLaos2018
My wife and I are currently on a three month extended trip in Britain and Europe. Apart from visiting our family and Grandchildren in Dorset England, I also love to photograph the English countryside. The spring-time here is always wonderful and this year is no exception! A valley I love but have not really photographed to any great extent is the Cerne valley in north Dorset. I plan to really work the landscape here in this valley on a few more occasions when I can. The villages of Mintern Magna and Upcerne are so lovely and the surrounding countryside is quite special and the manor house in Mintern village itself has a vast private garden which you can walk through based on Himalayan plants and trees. It also features water quite predominantly.
Took a few days off from my normal routine for some personal photography and relaxation down on the East coast and southern parts of Tasmania a week or so back, including a brief visit to Lake Pedder. Needed to dine and feed on the delicious oysters and other goodies that this Island has to offer as well. It was also a lovely break I shared with my wife. I also had some time for shooting a few images and one or two dawns were well worth the early rise. Posted here are a few of my favourite images taken on this trip.