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10 January 2017

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Technically astrophotography, although I didn’t set out with astrophotography in mind.  I’ve spent some time capturing this particular mangrove in Queensland’s turbid Moreton Bay – this is one of several shots I feel capture’s its solitary soul.

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10 December 2016

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I’ve been showing my good friend Erik Peterson of Bending the Arc Strategies around South East Queensland over the last week.  Erik hails from a land of snow and pines, bears, moose and bobcats, so the subtropical environment and all its delights here have peaked his endless enthusiasm and boundless excitement.  Erik is also a keen landscape photographer, and in the process of showing him around I’ve revisited many of the places where some of my iconic shots of the last two years have been taken.

One of these is Point Arkwright, a strangely deserted beach that sits at the foot of sprawling coastal urban development on the Sunshine Coast.  There’s a fairly steep climb down to the beach from the headland above; even though that doesn’t seem to me to be sufficient an obstacle (especially for access to a stretch of scenery as remarkable as this), somehow it prevents most people from going down there. (ED: I have been reliably informed that this is actually because the beach is a nudist beach)

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6 October 2016

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27 March 2016

Nundle Night Shed
Visiting an outback town called Nundle at the moment. Nundle was once a gold rush town, and people still descend on the area around easter to fossick for the few flakes of gold that still remain in the creeks there. The area was of special interest to me personally as it maintains a small but vital Chinese population. One of the strangest mixes of culture I have ever seen is old Australian farmers in felt hats with beers in hand hanging over the verandah of the Nundle Hotel gazing at silk-clad Chinese women performing a fan dance in the road below them. At night, vestiges of Australia’s short European history adorn the landscape around the town.

 

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15 December 2015

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While not a specimen of the famed Trufula Tree, in the dawn light, with its branches grasping towards a blossoming sun, this mangrove struck me as particularly Seussesque. The Trufula Tree, for those of you who are not aware, featured in the Dr Seuss book The Lorax which is one of the first works of mainstream popular children’s culture to discuss the issue of man’s disrespect for the environment.

10 October 2015

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I’ve spent the last few days in Hervey Bay, visiting friends and to shoot the wedding of the lovely Jani and Tarissa. Jani and Tarissa run Australia’s largest bamboo nursery, Bambooland, which is a and environmental visual delight, where their wedding was held. I knew Tarissa when she was three years old. Time flies!

28 September 2015

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Last night Europe and the rest of the western hemisphere experienced a blood moon in conjunction with a super moon – an lunar eclipse with the moon at its apogee. By the time the Australian continent rolled around to the night sky, the eclipse had finished, but we still had a huge apogeean moon. This was taken in Moreton Bay just as it rose – although it might look like it is a blood moon, the red colour is simply due to the light coming from it through the dust in the atmosphere.

 

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10 September 2015

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Once again I’m shooting mangroves.  In mangrove ecosystems, recycling is a big thing – dead trees and other vegetation are quickly absorbed into the corrosive salty tidal waters and the nutrients then become available for the next generation of life.  This morning, that cycle was clear for all onlookers in the lovely still dawn light.

 

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20 May 2015

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One of the delights of living in the South Eastern Queensland region of Australia is the abundance of waterfalls. This one is close to a popular walking trail, but is hidden, so most people don’t see it. Which adds something special to this shot and the others I took there this afternoon.

 

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