Coast to Country, NSW

After many hours of editing it’s finally online.

‘Coast to Country’ is my latest timelapse film featuring a collection of locations from my travels around NSW, Australia over the past year.

Please enjoy.

Coast to Country – NSW from Ben.Coope on Vimeo.

‘Coast to Country’ is my exploration of NSW in 2014.

25 scenes from across NSW, from the central coast to the snowy mountains and many from my home town of Sydney.
over 17,000 images have been put into the creation of this short film, I hope you enjoy.

All your likes, shares and comments are greatly appreciated.

Footage available for licensing by contacting me through my website, www.bencoope.com

Music license – Victorious by Benj Heard

Camera gear and software;
Nikon D3100, D90, D800, Samyang 14mm & 8mm, Nikkor 24mm.
Dynamic Perception Stage Zero, MX3
LRTimelapse3, dslrDashBoard, Adobe LR, After Effects, and Premiere Pro

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www.100sunrises.com

Rams Head Ranges

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Being blessed with an amazing sunset and calm weather while camping in the Snowy Mountains during September last year was a highlight of 2014 photography-wise for me.

Having found these rocks and this composition near to our camp site earlier in the afternoon keeping the surrounding area free of my boot prints was a constant task as I continued to explore the area.

As the sunset lit up the sky I tried a few compositions and also shot frames to use in the star blend in my previous post.

Ben

A night under the stars

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Whilst camping in the Snowy Mountains last September with some friends we witnessed an amazing sunset.

As the sun disappeared at this altitude the clouds stayed low in the sky taking on the reds of the sunset whilst up above the deep blue tones of the night sky became visible.

At this point there was something that I really wanted to try, so leaving my tripod setup and being careful not to walk through my composition I walked back to camp for dinner. Lucky the sky stayed clear for what I had in mind and a few hours later I set off to get an image when the stars were out above my chosen rock formation.

I hope you like the results.

Ben

 

Canyoning in the Blue Mountains

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These deep dark canyons glow with filtered sunlight and luminous walls of ferns. Capturing the scale and beauty of a place like this is next to impossible, it has to be experienced.

A first look through my images and this one stands out for me, an image of my good friend Jake Anderson taking it all in.

Its finished :) – 100sunrises.com

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So my on going project last year was to photograph 100 sunrises, and I happy say I completed the challenge.

There were a lot of early starts (well 100 actually) and struggles to find new locations but looking back it was the best decision, I had a lot of fun doing this project, I shot a few nice images, and I ticked off a lot of locations that have been on my radar for a long time.

Please check out all the images over at 100sunrises.com

Time for some sleep ins and maybe a few sunset shoots

Cheers,

Ben

New Timelapse – Austinmer and Surrounds

 

Spend the morning at Austinmer for Sunrise and then shot some timelapse in the area. The clouds were so cool.

Hanging Rock in the Mist

13/2/2014  –  Hanging Rock, Blue Mountains

 

Spent the morning watching the clouds and mists rolling up the valley from hanging rock.

Such a fantastic way to spend a few hours, the 11km round trip hike was not really that bad either 🙂

 

Hanging-Rock 13-2-2014 from Ben.Coope on Vimeo.

Some images from the morning below as well.

 

Enjoy,

 

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Handmade Ceramics now available online!

Exciting news, my handmade photographic ceramics are now available to order online.

I have been making and selling them at local markets for the last 6 months and they have been very popular

So after many requests and lots of work behind the scenes I am excited to get these online as well.

 

My Handmade ceramics are a melding of silver leaf, slide film and resin, all layered together to let light bounce around the image and create beautiful solid pieces of art.

Each ceramic is different as the brush strokes and pouring of the resins created different effects.

 

At the moment I have released a series of B&W ceramics sets (4) online and will be updating soon with a larger ceramic series and a Colour series as well, so keep an eye out.

 

Check out the new page and the Ceramics here.

http://www.bencoope.com/collection/ceramics/

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Sets of 4

Large Ceramics to be release soon

Large Ceramics to be release soon

Colour Sets to be released soon

Colour Sets to be released soon

 

Gold at the International Loupe Awards

Received some fantastic news this week.

One of the images I entered into the International Loupe Awards won a Gold Award.

This was my first time entering this competition and my first Gold in an international photography competition.

I almost didn’t enter this year but got a reminder and entered at the eleventh hour and just got my my entries in before the deadline.

 

 

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Silver at the NSW AIPP Awards

I was honored to receive 3 Silver awards at the Epson NSW Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) awards this year.

The AIPP awards are one of the only photography competitions where you must submit a print, and all judging is based on the print itself not on a digital image viewed on a monitor.

This means the final product you are producing is judged on colour balance, sharpness, overall image impact/message, print quality, everything that a customer would see when viewing a print. If a photographer slips up on any of these areas being judged it affects their final score.

So as well as producing an image that will impress the judging panel there are the added factors of print quality and production to stress over.

These awards are really worthwhile, they push me get the best possible image and print I can and to receive the recognition of 3 Silver awards is amazing.

 

These are my awarded images.

 

 

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2013 Calendar Pre-Order

2013 Ben Coope Photography Calendar Pre-order

 My first calendar was a huge success last year and completely sold out so I am releasing a 2013 Calendar a bit earlier with a new design and some of my best images from 2012.

Many of these images are from a photo trip to South Island, New Zealand earlier this year, it was such an amazing time living out of a camper van and having a different destination to explore each day, we visited so many beautiful landscapes in such a short period I am already planning a trip back to explore some new places and spend some more time at our favorites.

This new 2013 Calendar is ready for Pre-Order, and will be shipped early next week.

The Calendar is $20AUD with $5 domestic shipping and $10 worldwide shipping.

Check out the images below and buy yours with the ‘buy now’ link (quantity can be changed at check out).

 

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Calendar with Domestic Shipping (AU)

Calendar with Worldwide Shipping

 

(This 13 month 2013 Calendar is A4 when folded, A3 when displayed on the wall, each month has a differnt image with plently of space for notes and calendar entries.)

 

 

Tree Root Detail

From a hike in the Blue Mountains, a little Tree root detail in the Valley of the Waters.

I have been taking a lot of B&W images lately, well colour images with the express intent of converting to B&W later, sometimes you just know that B&W is going to show up the details and themes in an image better than colour can. The textures and twisted patterns of these tree roots get lost in the greens and browns of the colour image, but come through clearer in the B&W.

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A long exposure after a long day hiking in the Blue Mountains

Spent a day hiking in the Blue Mountains last week, was fantastic to get out of the city.

I needed a bit of a break before atempting the long walk back up to the car (why does the Blue Mountains have so many stairs) so I decided to play around with my 10 stop ND filter, this image was a 60sec exposure and a few atempts to get my composition right gave me enough time to prepare for the hike back, and i think the photo turned out pretty good, hope you like it.

#minimalmonday   +Olivier Du Tré
#monochromemonday #bwfineartle +Joel Tjintjelaar

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4 Bronze awards at the Epson International Pano Awards

Received an emails a little while ago from the Epson International Pano Awards.

I entered for the first time this year and 4 of my images received Bronze awards.

Very happy with that result!

Check out the images below, I took all of these last April (2012) during a 10 day birthday/photo holiday caravanning around South Island New Zealand with my wife, had a great time (another blog post to come) exploring and taking photos everyday.

#EpsonInternationalPanoAwards #panoawards #InternationalPanoAwards
#panoramaphotography #landscapephotography

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