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Introductions: Beth Moon

Remember that friend of mine, you know, the one that is always introducing me to many great photographers? Well the photographer today is another one she also introduced me to. I would now like to introduce you to the amazing work of Beth Moon. The work is really stunning. While I was able to get permission to show her work, I wasn’t able to get her to answer the questions. She is well known for photographing ancient trees and from what I can understand she travels the world photographing them. I took this from her website, it is her artists statement. Many of the trees I have photographed have survived because they are out of reach of civilization; on mountainsides, private estates, or on protected land. Certain species exist only in a few isolated areas of the world.  For example; there are 6 species of spectacular baobabs, found only on the island of Madagascar. Sadly, the baobab is now one of the three most endangered species on the island. The criteria I use for choosing particular trees …

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Introductions: Peter Hill

When I went to Aireys Inlet on Friday I was discussing with my friend Chris how I didn’t have anyone to introduce to you today. She often gives me the names of people and she came up with another suggestion. She said why don’t you ask Peter Hill. She said his work was amazing, so I looked and she was right. So I asked Peter for permission to feature him here to you. I wasn’t at all surprised to find lots of black and white images, or waterfalls. If Chris recommended his work then there would have to be a lot of those types of images there. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, there were lots of images like that. Beautiful atmospheric images. I asked Peter where in the world he was. I am based in the Blue Mountains, in NSW, Australia. My wife and I have a 100-year old farmhouse on half an acre of gardens and fruit trees. We are surrounded by huge oak trees and clouds. I also spend a lot of time living in inner-city Melbourne. …

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Quiet Thursday

For me this is a great post after a busy Wednesday. I won’t talk a lot, but I have some photos to show you. These were all done in the last week and put up on my Social Media sites. I’ve been trying to use Instagram more. Apparently one of the ones you should be involved in right now. I got some tips from an unexpected guest last week and I’ve been managing to grow my followers. I still don’t really know what I’m doing, but I get to look at some amazing photography, that can’t be a bad thing. The first three are from a trip to the coast last Thursday. We went in search of the famous Dragon’s Head at Number 16 beach. We weren’t sure we would find it, but we did.  The third image is from Shelly Beach near Sorrento. It has lots of piers. I had fun doing lots of long exposures that day. It is also where I was walking around in the water with my new Merrell shoes. …

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Monochrome Madness Returning

Just a short post today to remind those that want to do it that Monochrome Madness will return next week. It is a themed week and the theme is to be Country. Not many entries have been coming in, so I don’t know if people have forgotten about it, or don’t want to do it anymore, but to get into the spirit of it I thought I would put an image for you. An image from Yosemite. It seemed a perfect idea to do one of these in monochrome. I’m sure Ansel Adams would have done a much better job, but I wanted to see what I could get from my first view of these famous mountains. Below are the details if you want to send in an image. 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 you any comments. …

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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: The Magazine is Here

It has been a very stressful time the last few days. I have been sick, and trying to get my website ready for the launch of Dynamic Range. I have spent the last three days trying to get the e-commerce part of my website working. OMG, it doesn’t if they say it is easy, believe me, it isn’t abd wasn’t. I went through about 5 different ones until one of them finally took me by the hand to go through it. It is all up and running now. Dynamic Range – Get Your Copy Now We have seven articles for you, and I would like to this opportunity to thank all the contributors, Stacey, Mel, Chris, Loré, Sharon and Emily for their brilliant articles. They had faith in the magazine and wrote for it. Great quality as well and I’ve really enjoyed reading what they’ve written. I would also like to thank another Chris for helping with the editing and my daughter Klara. She wants to be an editor so it was good for her to get some experience. Her …

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Introductions: Clyde Butcher

Last week as I was driving around country Victoria with a friend she asked me if I knew Clyde Butcher and I had to admit that I hadn’t, but I certainly do now. I got this from Clyde’s website, I think it describes him quite well: ‘Like fast-action drama in still life, the majestic beauty, boldness and depth of Clyde Butcher’s photographs, which have earned him recognition as the foremost landscape photographic artist in America today, will make your heart beat faster.’ I really like his work and I’m really looking forward to studying it closely. I do like how on his website he has descriptions of the photos, so I am going to share some of those for a few photos. Mangroves are special plants, because without them we would have no fish. Yet people do not respect them. I remember when Florida’s late Governor Lawton Chiles said he was afraid that if we didn’t pass a law to save the mangroves, the state would look like a giant bathtub because all the mangroves …

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Influencing Me: Joel Tjintjelaar

If you love architectural photography then you will, I’m sure, know about Joel Tjintjelaar.  He is like a guru when it comes to architecture and long exposures. I know many of you already know his work and those that don’t will fall in love in love with it.  His work is something I aspire to be able to do and I plan work thinking of how he executes it. Shame he is in another country to me. There is a rawness to his images, they are devoid of distractions. When you look at his work there are lessons to be learned on what you should include and what you shouldn’t include. The work is about shape and form, and you look at the structure of the building. It is like an architects vision of what they thought the building would look like. His work is predominantly black and white. It strips away more of the distractions. It helps make the buildings beautiful, but also very simple, if that is the right way of putting it. Though …