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

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

Silver at the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards

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This month saw the judging of the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards and after waiting on the results for what seemed like forever I woke up last week to a fantastic suprise.

My image above from Breaker Bay in NZ won a Silver Award!

The goal for this year was to gain a Silver Award so I am stoked with this result.

I received a few more Bronze Awards as well which I will post later on.

-Ben

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.

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#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
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Narrawallee Dawn

Cool rock formation down the south coast at Narrawallee.

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Turimetta Beach 2-7-2011


Decided to concentrate on the rocks after another cloudless dawn at Turimetta beach, got soaked but had fun.

Wellington Point QLD


While in Brisbane for work over the weekend i was lucky enough to have some free time on Sunday and took a Dusk workshop with and Photography.

Had a great time creating some images around Welligton Point, here are a few of my favorites.

Curl Curl Sunrise 5/6/2011


There were some big waves at Nth Curl Curl a few weekends ago, the sun hit this 1 set perfectly as it crashed on the rocks but after that the light went flat and i went home for breakfast.

Shelly Beach 5/15/2011


Couple of shots from an early morning at Shelly Beach in Sydney.


I think i took too many cameras with me but luckily the carpark is really close.
While waiting for a long exposure I played around with an infrared converted D70s (self portrait, pic 4) and also shot a few rolls of 120 with my old Hasselblad, its film so I have to wait and see what they come out like but I love using that camera as it has the best finder ever (pic 3) and film is awesome.

Turimetta Sunrise 7-5-2011

Turimetta Beach 28-5-2011


Got up early last weekend and went down to Turimetta beach for sunrise, was a little disapointed with the cloud cover, when i left my house at 4:30am the clouds overhead were nice and wispy (40 mins from beaches) and at the beach there were NO clouds except the band along the horizon 🙁 . Im still waiting for a really dramatic sky so will have a few more early mornings at Turimetta in the future. I liked these images best.

Ellis Beach Sunrise


I was lucky enough to shoot with Gareth Kelly last week while on holiday in Cairns, Nth Queensland.


Waking up at 4:25am while on holiday was hard but once we were out on the highway on the way to Ellis Beach (just north of Cairns) i knew it was going to be worth it, the clouds that has been hanging around the previous day were clearing up and the sunrise was looking like it would be a good one.


A few hours with Gareth was a great way to spend an otherwise wasted morning while on holiday (well a sleep in is nice) he answered all my questions, what printer/paper he uses, traveling with film cameras, planning photo trips, operating a large format field camera, and many many more, we got some great photos in a location i wouldn’t have known existed and i was back before my wife woke up, perfect morning.


Some of my favourite images from the morning are above, Enjoy.