As you have seen from previous posts, i made a recent trip to the Kimberley region of Austrailia. Amazing doesn’t come close to describing what a great trip it was. we had a helicopter at our disposal (i wasn’t free) and it allowed us to go places and see things that weren’t possible without it. This is an image made from the helicopter of the Montgomery Reef and amazing place in the middle of the ocean off the coast of NW Austrailia.
When I was in Sydney last month I would go out every morning before breakfast and just do street shooting. On two of those mornings it was foggy. Fog and rain always lend a different look to the city. This is an image I made showing the famous Sydney Opera House. The fog changed the look. The person added something to the shot. Made with a Fuji X1-Pro and a 55-200 zoom.
This is a tree I shot in a gorger in Austrailia. Austrailia has lots of surprises. Many photographers would by this tree and not shoot it as it is just a tree. However, if you know your camera and know how to post process and image you can take a shot like this and make it a good final image. I used Capture One Pro to make this image and a number of tools available in it. First started with color balance. Then I worked contrast and saturation. This was followed by some local adjustments and the use of color editor to fine tune certain colors. Then I vignetted the shot as well as used local adjustments to darken parts of the image. I tried this in Lightroom too and I am pretty good with both, but LR couldn’t come close to the color and detail that Capture One made.
Ever wonder what holds up the great Sydney Bridge? this is an image of one of the four footings. Can you imagine the size of the wrench needed to tighten these big nuts? Actually I like the geometry and feel of this. Sometimes man made things are so much fun to shoot images of.
I have returned from an amazing trip in the Kimberley, Australia. This was an incredible area of magnificent beauty. The trip was aboard the True North a small and very cool cruise ship designed to explore this area of the world. We also had a helicopter on board that allowed us access to areas no one else could get to. So over the coming days you’ll be seeing some images from this trip. Today’s image was made in Broome, Austrailia before we started the trip.
So what did you do this morning? On this PODAS workshop during the morning of June 4th we woke up for a sunrise shoot as the True North cruised the Prince Regent River. We had coffee the Eggs Benedict on the bow of the ship. Then we turned a corner and saw these amazing waterfalls the King Cascade. The Captain then drove the boat into the falls and anyone that wanted to and there were a number of hearty souls were able to take a falls shower. Of course we had the Phase One cameras and waterproof housing as well as a lot of people taking photos of us. It was a blast. Then we got into the tenders and some people climbed to the top of the waterfalls and others went ashore to shoot the waterfalls and some of us went crocodile hunting (photography wise). That was followed by morning tea with tasty scones. Then some went on the helicopter to shoot rock art, and some went fishing. And, all of this was before lunch. What an incredible trip so far. What amazing images all of us are getting. Lots of fun. And now it is lunch time.
In less than 24 hours we will begin our PODAS workshop on the True North in the Kimberley region of Austrailia. This will be an amazing adventure. Here is the True North at dock prepping for our trip. We won’t be able to post much during the trip. Here is the link to the True North Facebook page. You may be able to find daily pictures of our activities there.https://www.facebook.com/northstarcruises
I have visited Austrailia a number of time and just love the country. So many beautiful things and some of the nicest people on the planet. This shot was made while waiting for a sunset at Ayers Rock. We got one of the local girls to pose for us. This is Austrailia.
In the outback of Australia near Glen Helen there are a number of gorges. These are incredible oasis like places where there are streams running into pool like areas with trees and cliffs surrounding them. This is one of the gorges which I believe is called Ormiston Gorge. shot with a Phase One IQ16o camera.
One of the most amazing places I have visited has been the outback in Australia. When I visited we a place and stayed at a small post called Glen Helen. From there we ventured off into the bush. This was hot in the bush as they would say. I loved the way it turned out in B&W. The trees are gum trees. Shot with a Phase One IQ 180.
The Australian Outback is a beautiful yet extremely remote place. A lot of it is just flat bush and almost desert like. But if you know where to look you find these kind of places. Google – Glen Helen. near Glen Helen there are a number of gorges where you find beautiful scenes like this. Shot with a Phase One 60 mega pixel camera.
Really I am in Copenhagen but this image is from Australia. I have had the pleasure to travel to the outback of Australia and through the assistance of Ken Duncan, well know Australian photographer got to visit an aborigine community. I was fortunate enough to do a number of portraits and this is one of them. Their face tell so many stories. Their eyes are so black. Just very interesting people and most gracious. If you get the chance to visit the outback it is an amazing place.