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Reflecting Back

It has been busy since I got back and I’m slowly catching up with everything. It’s been good to have some air to breathe. I have been thinking a lot about my trip and how I still have so many photos to process, and I thought I might look at some that I have already done. Looking back really, it brings back so many great memories. I’m off to take photos again today. I am going to go and take photos of something I should have done ages ago, so I am just going to leave you with a gallery of some of my favourite photos from my trip. I hope you have a great day.


MM 2-27: Themed Monochrome Madness

It is officially back and here we are with Monochrome Madness. It is a themed week again and I’ve received lots of entries. It’s been great to see that so many people are happy to have it back. The next theme is going to be at the beginning of next month, MM 2- and it is going to be clouds. In focus or not, up to you. However next week we will be back to the usual MM with you sending in any monochrome image you like. Shall we get on with the madness for this week? My image for this week. I was out the other day with a friend taking photos and we saw this old house and I thought it would be great for our country theme this week. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left …


Getting Back into Things

My recent trip was the first time I’d ever done anything like that and one of the side effects that has taken me by surprise has been the trouble I’ve had getting back into normal life. It isn’t because I want to be away again, but I think I enjoyed doing nothing but planning photography trips for just over three weeks. I’ve been trying to get back into it, and it is happening slowly, but please forgive me if I am a bit behind. Monochrome Madness I’ve been getting lots of emails, but I have struggled to reply to any, so I’m sorry, if I find time I will try and answer them all. If you haven’t sent in your image there is very little time left, and remember the theme is country. Digital Photography School I have had another article published on Digital Photography School. This one is about Using Photography for Social Change and here is the link Using Your Photography to Create Social Change. It would be great if you could share it. …


Introductions: Stacy Fischer

It has been a week since I returned and over a month since I did an Introduction, so I thought I would start back with a mate. I know I can call her that now, even though we live half a world away, but when I was in New York I got to spend two days with her and I know I can say she is a friend. Of course I am talking about Stacy Fischer, from the blog Visual Venturing. We had such a great time wondering around the city of New York that I knew I would like to do an Introduction on her once I got back. I loved looking through her blog in its entirety, which can be quite different to seeing one post at a time. It was great to see the large variety of her work and also to go along with her on many of her travels. I asked Stacy where in the world she was. I live on the east coast of the United States in Virginia …


Weekend Wanderings: Kinglake and Back

On Friday I had another One on One Photography Session and this time we decided to do some landscape photography. First we headed out to Kinglake to see what we could see. It has been nice to see the countryside here again, especially as spring is happening all around. The weather has been warm, and that also means the snakes are going to be waking up, so care has to be taken as well. We were looking at lighting and how it can make your images more interesting. It was getting late in the day and we were able to get some great shots of back lit trees. Also trees that are blossoming with the season. With spring are also flowers and they were everywhere. Lots of wild ones, well they were growing out in the wild, so I assume they are. They are small, most of the ones we saw, and very beautiful. We were also looking at how the light was hitting certain things. Breaks through the trees and then the light hits …


Wanderings from the USA: Santa Cruz, Capitola and Monterey

Things are taking longer to get back to usual that I thought, and getting out to take photos here at home hasn’t been as easy as I thought. Still with thousands of photos from the USA I still have lots to show you. I also realized that while I was away I showed you some photos of places, but from the same place there are still many more I can show. I visited Santa Cruz, Capitola and Monterey on my third day in the US. I also did a post on it back there, USA Wanderings: Santa Cruz to Monterey, so today I thought I would go through the folder and show you some more of those photos. I’m not going to talk about them, I think you can see what they are.  It is the weekend here, and things have to be sorted out. I need to get on with some stuff, so I hope you have a safe and productive weekend.


Flatiron in Situ

It has been crazy since I got back, and I am trying to get the magazine ready to be published at the end of this month, or early next.  On top of that, family dramas, not much sleep and working, it is all getting on top of me. I also have quite a few articles I have to write for dPS, and one of them I need to get done straight away. As I was thinking about that article and what to do I remembered the morning I had gone to the Flatiron building. When I was there I tried to take photos at different angles and to give it a sense of place, or to show it in situ. I used different lenses to help get that. I also wanted to remember the detail so I took some close ups of it. I might never get to go back and I want to remember how it was. I used the 35mm lens from Nikon, then I put the camera on the Joby Gorillapod with the Tamron …