It was an extremley windy and cold winters night, with little light pollution and no moon I was able to shoot 8 consecutive images. These were then stacked in post resulting in a highly detailed milkway.
After a day shooting various waterfalls in the Blue Moutains I decieded to visit Cahills Lookout. Conditions weren't the best but I stuck to my shot and sure enough as the sun approched the horizon it broke through the cloud, throwing golden light over the landscape. A favourite of mine.
Narrabeen Gorge! With a pretty terrible forecast I went out with no expectations (didn't even bother grabbing my tripod). The last thing I expected was some cloud cover with a horizon gap... I walked away chuffed. This is up there with my favourites
The new day marks new beginnings.
Some of the most intense colours i’ve seen. Light like this doesn't occur too often so i was sure to capture it while the reds/pinks were at their peak.
This is from my first visit to Kiama’s Cathedral Rocks. The sun happened to rise directly behind the seastack from where i had lined up my composition. It was not planned, yet worked perfectly.
With a low tide and a solid cloud forecast I made my way to Sydney’s Ms Macquarie’s Chair where a small Figure 8 pool had exposed itself. This made for a great foreground, all I had to do was sit back and let the colours come to life.
Govetts Leap lookout is truly a unique place to watch the sun come up. When this image was taken the light fell perfectly over the valley, illuminating the famous view under a golden spotlight.
While shooting down south I tried to find a different angle of Bermagui’s ever famous Horse Head Rock. This is what I came up with, reacting to the light was challenging with almost no cloud cover.
The tide lined up perfectly for water flowing over this zig zag rock formation. The porcelain like textures in the rockshelf grabbed my attention while the colours unfolded. As the sun rose I could hear the waves smash the shelf and birds fly over head. A special moment.
Watching the sun breach the clouds while totally alone inside one of the east coasts best sea caves. There’s nothing quite like it.
Camel rock, taken at midday with a long shutter speed proving you dont always need amazing light for an interesting scene.
Hidden somewhere deep in the Blue Moutains NP. This awesome canyon waterfall is home to many tiny fish and fresh water yabbies. I must have spent a good hour enjoying soaking this scene in.
One of the most colourful mornings at my local stomping ground, Turrimetta Beach. The sky exploded and lasted that way for a good 45mins. Its mornings like these that landscape photographers live for.
An image I took while treking the Annapurna region in nepal. Rays of light managed to find a way through the thick cloud illuminating the terraced moutain face.
The tide was coming in and these three boulders made for an interesting scene. Using a slow shutter speed I managed to capture a sense of movement in the incoming waves.
To a place where there is no road noise. Only the gentle sounds of Lyre birds and trickling water find their way through the thick mist. Leura, Blue Mountains.
While away in the Blue Moutains I came across Lithgows Blast Furnace and returned at a later date to photograph it… “The furnace was established in 1886 by William Sandford and operated until 1928 when production was moved to Port Kembla. The site has now been converted into a park around the remains of the pump house and the furnace foundations. There is a pleasant walk around Lake Pillans Wetland adjacent to the park.”
A soft mist settles over the Leura Cascades adding to its already relaxing atmosphere.
One of Sydney’s most popular seascape locations, this was taken on a fresh winters morning. I positioned my tripod on a slippery rock for this composition.
With a huge storm rolling in from the north west of Sydney I made a quick drive to a favorite location of mine, Mona Vale beach. Little did I know it would be one of the biggest electrical storms I’ve seen. Keeping the camera lense dry to capture a clear shot was next to impossible. This image was taken as the storm was directly over head and the only time while shooting I’ve been so overwhelmed!
The lower Leura Cascade. Probably the most popular waterfall in the Blue Moutains NP for landscape photographers. With good reason.
The 3am alarm went off and the hike to this lookout began. This image was taken on a particularly cold morning in Nargakot, Nepal. I remember the bitterly cold air on my face and pain in my legs during the endless uphill journey… all made worth it on my second attempt to capture some amazing light.
Despite being a cloudless morning and a very simple shot this is a favorite of mine. The way the light streams over the cloud onto the black rock shelf creates a very etheral effect that I just love.
Bridal Veil Falls, Blue Moutains. I spotted this lovley S shape composition while walking around the lower part of this majestic waterfall. Situated in Leura the walk from the cascades right down to Weeping Rock is not one to miss.
A succulent grows through cracks in the rock shelf at Kiamas Cathedral Rocks. I spotted this plant while searching for a subject and could not pass it up.
After a huge week long down pour water flowed seemingly everywhere. This image was taken 10 minutes from where I live, a multi leveled waterfall that I had no idea even existed.
A telephoto shot of Sydneys famous Centre Point Tower under a fiery sky
Its not often I include a person in my landscape shots, however this is an exception. This was taken on a point and shoot camera when I was first learning how water looked under slower shutter speeds.
The ocean was rushing as the sun met the horizon. Three rocks presented themselves making for a balanced shot.
An aerial image taken at Sydneys North Curl Curl rockpool under a very large swell.
An untouched waterfall somewhere in the Blue Moutains. This image evokes a sense of peace that only nature can bring.
Sydneys iconic Opera House. Some people chase this shot for months and never get the conditions I did this morning. Safe to say it was a uniquely exciting moment.
This waterfall is in the middle of suburbia, a hidden gem surrounded by dense forest. The scene really came to life when the gold light caught the branches at the top of the frame.
Water washed back and forth while I stood waiting for the perfect one to sweep over my foreground. This is a blend of two images, focus stacked for sharpness.
On a cloudless morning sometimes its best to break out the telephoto and capture some classic wave shots.
Named Fairy Floss, an image taken before a days work. Defused light paired with one of Sydneys most picturesque rock pools.
By far one of the most scenic places to shoot on the Northern Beaches. Whale Beach just has a certain feel to it. No wonder why it’s such a popular place for wedding ceremonies!
Mt Wilsons Giant tree surrounded by a Cathedral of Ferns. This is a blend of multiple exposures to retain detail in both highlights and shawdows.
I took this image during a recent trip Australia’s South Coast. Unfortunely conditions were not favorable and this was one of the only shots I walked away with. However, the feeling I had when the sun washed over the water for the first time that trip (however brief) comes back as soon as I see this photo.
An image from the first real burning red sunrise I shot. Although simple, it draws me right back to when I stood there and watched the sky light up with the rising sun (while swatting away dozens of mosquitoes).
I’d had this shot in mind for some time. After reading about the cliff shaving at Sydney’s North Head in the local paper I knew it was something that needed to be photographed. Awkwardly I sat on the edge of the cliff after walking through countless spiderwebs to get this shot. As the sun found a gap on the horizon I hit the shutter.
Avalon Beach! This was taken around the corner from the rockpool. One of my first handheld exposure blends.