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Introductions: Melissa Jones

A couple of months ago I met a lovely couple from the US through a mutual acquaintance. I was helping them out for a couple of days while they were here and we still keep in contact. I consider Melissa Jones a friend now and soon a colleague as she is writing her first article for Dynamic Range. As she is a photographer, it seemed appropriate to introduce you to her. Nice to see some images that I know exactly where they were taken and that I was right beside her when she was taking them. We had a lovely day down on the Mornington Peninsula, though the weather wasn’t kind and we had a fair bit of rain. As always, I asked Melissa where in the world she was. When I’m not out roaming the globe you can find me in Portland, Oregon. It’s a large city in the great Pacific Northwest. I may be a bit biased but I think I live in one of the world’s most beautiful places. It is good …

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MM 2-38: December Theme 4 Christmas

Here it is the last MM before Christmas and I think the last one for the year. I have decided we should take next week off. I expect you all to go out and take photos, lots of them. I am looking forward to seeing your Monochrome images in the first MM for 2016, on the 6th of January. We might leave the theme for the month until the end, I will think about it. Let’s take a look at this week’s theme, Christmas where you are. I had hoped that I would get into the city to do some photos of the heat and people doing Christmas things, but I don’t have my camera, so I had to settle for something I took a couple of weeks ago. I was in the city when it started raining so shelter was found at Federation Square and I took a few photos of the Lego Christmas display there. I have put all the red in it. Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images …

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Weekend Wanderings: Salt around Swan Hill

There is a big environmental problem around Swan Hill and right through the Mallee. The really sad part about it is that it is a man made problem and is only going to get worse if nothing is done to stop it ruining all the soil up there.  The problem is salinity or salt in the soil. As you drive around you can see the salt pans every where, more in some areas than others. I did some research to find out what causes it and have this extract for you from an article Salinity and water quality fact sheet by the Australian Government. Secondary salinity has occurred with widespread land clearing and altered land use, and may take the form of “dryland salinity” or “irrigation-induced salinity”. Dryland salinity occurs when deep-rooted native plants are removed or replaced with shallow-rooted plants that use less water. As a result of this vegetation imbalance, more water passes through soil to groundwater, raising the water table and bringing salt to the surface where it can be left behind as …

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MM 2-37: December Theme 3 Angels

The second last theme before Christmas. It seems everyone is getting busy, which I completely understand. It is always a busy time of the year. An assortment of Angels have been sent in. Now, next week’s theme is Christmas where you are. You can photograph whatever you like, as long as it is Christmas in some way. It doesn’t have to be completely colour and it will be fine to gave a little colour, just a little. This is one of our Christmas decorations. It is an Angel by Georg Jensen. 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. 1/ Rainbow Junkie 2/ GEOTOPOI 3/ One Day | One Image 4/TedBook’s DAILY PICS… 5/ Wendy Philip Photography 6/ THEPHOTOSEYE 7/ Crow Canyon Journal 8/ Drawing with Light 9/ THE SHADY TREE 10/ THE RUNES OF THE GATEKEEPER’S …

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Bits and Bobs Again

Time to round up my week and what I’ve been doing. It might be what you think. I did manage to get away for a couple of days, and the rest well, more of the usual. Social Media I seem to be spending a great deal of time learning more and more about how to use it and planning posts and what I can do. It is hard to weed through all the information, but I think I am getting better at all of it. I’m starting to realize there is a lot more involved than just posting photos. It seems to be all about planning and working out when you want to post things. It is a lot tougher than I hoped. It is teaching me to be organized, which has to be a good thing. I do hope that with what I am learning I will be able to market Dynamic Range a lot more effectively and maybe myself. One on One Photography Lessons I was talking to someone recently and I realized …

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MM 2-36: December Theme 2 Santa and/or Elves

Our second theme for the month and the turn out has been small.  It is a very busy time of the year as well. I would like to say thank you to everyone who did find an image to send in. It has been fun seeing them come in and see the different interpretation. For the next couple of weeks. 3rd week, December the 16th – Angels 4th week, December the 23rd – Christmas where you are. Let’s take a look at this weeks. This was one of the Christmas Elves that we have here. She was taking  a break from her elving duties and catching up on her phone. Our elves wear shorts and t-shirts because it is too hot to wear anything else. 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. 1/ Wendy Philip Photography …

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Introductions: Andrew Paranavitana

We can thank Chris again for the Introduction today. She has known Andrew for quite some time and I’m always hearing about what they get up together, well when they go to take photos. He is Andrew Paranavitana, or as I know him, Andrew Parmi. He has photos of many of the same things that I do, rather we seem to like taking photos of the same things. I look through his work and can see many images that I have that are similar, not necessarily the same place. I asked Andrew where in the world he was. I live in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Edithvale, which is close to the beach but a long long way to Melbourne city, where I tend to spend most of my time shooting! One of the main differences between our work would appear to be the way we process it. He seems to use a lot of textures on his work, but I think he explains what he does. It is really interesting and with many doing that …