A Moment I Had Longed To See


The charging bull elephant stampeded into the murky water, thrusting his long trunk high into the air.

The sound of splashing ringed in my ears. Blackened water erupted, upsetting the surface and its rival wake, each heaving step pounded in an effortless hustle.

My vision was drawn to the elephant’s emotive eye, its hazy reflection stared back at me, filling my finder.

I watched the backlight silhouette his age showing nothing but moving muscle and wrinkled hide.

His victory song could be heard for miles, the loud trumpeting signifying for his young family to follow.

Witnessing this experience was surely the heart of Africa. A moment I had longed to see.

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Photographed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Love My Rotto


Rottnest Island is surrounded by pristine waters and only a short trip from the mainland making it a great weekend getaway. The locals refer to the island paradise as ‘Rotto’. For me this photograph captured on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, sums up the island perfectly. Pristine beaches, clear water and amazing views – what more could you want?  You can even see the City of Perth (which is my hometown) on the distant horizon!

Paradise found – love my rotto!

Rottnest Island and the City of Perth

 

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Until Next Time – Happy Shooting.

Pink Grey and Wild


Striking pink and pale grey suit this jovial character.

A sumptuous sunflower seed is pure indulgence for the bird who seems to speak a trilled language.

The messiness of the order tumbles from a worked beak.

A smile ignites in his eye and enlightens a cheeky personality as the burst of seed is enough to make this bird wild.

Pink and Grey Galah

This wild bird was photographed in my neighbour’s yard on the Canon EOS 1D MK IV

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Until Next Time – Happy Shooting

Beautiful White Swan


As you may remember earlier this month I posted the Beautiful Black Swan… this is my follow up photograph.

I am pleased to announce:

The latest FREE fine art photograph is ready to be downloaded.

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You can use the photo for whatever you like. Enjoy.

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Beautiful White Swan

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting

Cosy Corner – Split Toning


Split toning is always fun to experiment with because there are so many different colour combinations you can choose from. For me choosing a warmer tone in light areas and a cooler tone in darker areas works quite well.

Cosy Corner

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Fine Art Osprey


The Osprey would certainly be my favourite bird to photograph because they have so much character.

This Osprey was happy to pose for me on my last trip to Geraldton with Shawn Haywood. The sun shone brightly so I was able to get the amazing catch light in its eye.  I used about 5 images of trees, clouds and an oil tank to create this fine art portrait. Enjoy.

 

Osprey

 

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting