A short bio (or self-justification!)
This is a selection of some of the images I have acquired and created over the last 10 or so years. I started in photography, like most, with a black and white Instamatic. In the 70's, I developed and printed my own black and white, and then some colour prints from slides. Again, like most, I have a collection of thousands of slides, most of which will never see the light of day, unless I get motivated to review, cull and scan, I suspect more cull than scan. With the advent of the digital revolution in photography, it is easy to review and cull at and just after the moment of capture, rather than waiting to get home and get the prints or slides back from the processer. Digital also makes it easier to share images, via websites like this, flash drives to review at leisure, and self-published coffee table books. Anything but the dreaded slide nights from the 60's and 70's.
Currently, I use Nikon cameras and lens, with aid from the Sony point & shoot RX100M3. I also have a box of obsolete film Nikons, Minoltas, various lenses and a venerable Rolleiflex T. Over the last 10 years, I have been lucky enough to visit the Antarctic and Arctic many times, and hope that other people will get as much enjoyment from these images as I have. Home is on the sub-tropical coast of Queensland, hence some images of beaches and sunshine.
Some people say that if your image needs a caption, you've failed to make a decent image. However, sometimes, it's useful to know the time and place, and some history behind the image. As I get time, I shall try and add captions if I think they may be helpful.
A new gallery added, Ducks and Dragons, a selection of images from my local Botanical Gardens, where there are water dragons, and water birds galore. Just a few from an afternoon stroll with a camera and a 400mm lens! Click on the picture to the right.
Also, a new gallery of photos to oil paintings, using a neat bit of software. A mixture of wildlife, history and documentary pictures, rendered as oil paintings. Not sure about the whole ethics of doing this, (Is it art? or just manipulation?) but the results are interesting. All displayed in the Folder Photos to oil paintings!