There are many things to love about Australia. I have a lot of fo friends there and have traveled there a number of times. The landscapes can be really beautiful. Throughout the centra; part of Australia there are these beautiful gum trees. These are gorgeous shaped trees with white bark. As in this picture, the white bark really contrasts with the bluff walls in Orbiston Gorge.
A few years ago I did the Red Center in Australia. Before we got too deep in the outback we visited Ormiston Gorge a littles ways from Alice Springs. There are a number of gorges in cental Australia. during some of the year there is hardly any water running in them. when I visited there was great water and I was able to do some nice images. This is a pano image done from a small uprise in the middle of the river. my feet got wet and cold but I got the shot.
I love design and abstracts of buildings. Looking for and photographing these kind of shots is something I look forward to when visiting small and large cities. This is image, is the well know Opera House in Sydney Australia. It’s an amazing building and very iconic. I have done a lot of images of this building and the ones I have that are different work best for me. I converted this to black and white and like the subtle tonality and angles. Hope you enjoy it.
At Luminous-Landscape we just announce a new workshop to explore the Kimberley region of Australia on the Tue North, a magnificent yacht with a a helicopter. We also just release a VIDEO of this amazing location and previous trip. Check out the links. And, please consider joining us for a great adventure.
Australia is n amazing country. I am blessed to have many friends (mates) there. I usually spend a few weeks a year there photographing. This is form one of my trips and it was shot in one of the many gorges in central Australia. Shot with a Phase One IQ180 and I liked the rock n the foreground, the color of the background with the unique looking tree.
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.