Newcastle Ocean Baths Early Morning Sunrise

Newcastle Ocean Baths Early Morning Sunrise

I woke up early the other morning with the sun was still an hour away and I thought it was time for a trip in to Newcastle for a sunrise photo.  It was a fairly cold morning, at least for this part of Australia, so when I reached Newcastle Ocean Baths I was well...
Christmas Cards Image

Christmas Cards Image

Just a quick post about my 365 project image for Christmas Cards.   We don’t get many Christmas Cards any more, which may be because we don’t send cards, but I think that it is becoming less and less popular.  I may be wrong, let me know if you get heaps....
Compositing Flying Christmas Presents

Compositing Flying Christmas Presents

I have been watching, listening and reading articles on compositing by Aaron Nace on the web site Phlearn, and for a recent 365 project topic decided to try compositing an image in Photoshop.  The topic was construction and I was going to construct an image in...
Macro is the Cooksey Challenge for November 2014

Macro is the Cooksey Challenge for November 2014

The Cooksey Challenge for November 2014 was macro, and as mentioned before, I find the bulk of macro photography is limited to flowers & insects.  I wanted something different and this is the result. The image is of the inside of a hard disk drive, showing the...
Bitter and Twisted Beer Festival 2014

Bitter and Twisted Beer Festival 2014

Bitter and Twisted Beer Festival, held in the Hunter Valley town of Maitland, is a weekend festival of beer.  With over 50 boutique beers and ciders available for sampling along with wonderful international foods and entertainment. Held at the begining of November...
World Wide Photowalk

World Wide Photowalk

Another great afternoon on the annual Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk.  We had a beautiful sunny afternoon in Newcastle Australia, as we wandered around the streets, beaches and waterfront of the city.   These World Wide Photowalks are a great opportunity to meet...
The Great Tiger Moth Air Race

The Great Tiger Moth Air Race

The Great Tiger Moth Air Race is held at Luskintyre Airfield in the Hunter Valley, drawing a large group of competing Tiger Moths and pilots.  It began in 1977 with  37 planes competing, and continues to draw around 40 planes in 2014. The 4-5th of October 2014 saw The...
Yongnuo YN560-TX

Yongnuo YN560-TX

I received my Yongnuo YN560-TX flash controller this week.   This device can control groups of Yongnuo YN560-III flashes, triggering as well changing the power zoom and other functions of the flash remotely via radio signal.  You can put each flash in to 1 of 6 groups...
The Maitland Aroma Coffee & Chocolate Festival

The Maitland Aroma Coffee & Chocolate Festival

The Maitland Aroma Coffee & Chocolate Festival is on again this weekend, the 16th and 17th of August 2014.  This is a wonderful festival that lets you experience the taste and aromas of coffee and chocolate as well as other foods from around the world....
Hunter Wetlands Takeoff

Hunter Wetlands Takeoff

  Just a quick post from the weekend.  I went for a walk around the Hunter Wetlands Centre on the weekend.  Always a nice quiet spot to collect your thoughts and some images.  The area is still fairly dry compared to how I first saw it years ago, but there is...