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BAYSIDE MELBOURNE - PORT PHILLIP BAY

I consider myself lucky to live in south east Melbourne - Bayside. Photographically, it allows me to readily capture coastal scenes.

Mordialloc Beach 9 December 2019

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IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY

IMPRESSIONISTIC PHOTOGRAPHY is interesting on one level because it allows one to break the traditional ‘rules’ of photography such as use a tripod for sharpness, and apply creative use of blur, for example. A sense of movement and/or emotion can be conveyed.

Below image is entitled Balloon Attack for example.

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MONOCHROME IMAGES

Monochrome allows the photographic artist the opportunity to express and reflect a different approach to a subject. The last image ‘Arches’ was lucky enough to win the Dandenong Show 2018 Best Monochrome Trophy.

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ARCHITECTURAL VIEWPOINTS

Here are views and images of architecture from around the world. The last image was submitted to OPTIKA, City of Kingston’s 2018 photographic competition which has a theme “Architecture, Space and Home”. Locations are Calgary, Dubrovnik, Docklands, Melbourne x 2, South Australia and again, south-east Melbourne.

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Uluru - Northern Territory trip August 2018

Red soil, delightful landscapes

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Landscape panorama

A panoramic view is particularly suited to landscape vista photography. This is a view from the 'top of Europe'  a few years ago.

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ALBERTA CANADA 2018 PART 2

Pristine lakes are a feature of this region of Canada be they frozen over, part frozen or not frozen at all.

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Alberta, Canada June 2018 PART 1

I have been asked to post some images from the recent trip to Alberta, Canada including the Rocky Mountains - a photographer's delight.

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HAWAII (ACTUALLY HONOLULU AND OAHU) PART 2

Oahu is graced with a diversity of opportunities for photographic exploration.

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Hawaii (actually Honolulu and Oahu) Part 1

The island of Oahu is diverse - its attractions not just Waikiki Beach. Here are images from a recent trip reflecting its diversity - they include Friday evening fireworks - a regular Honolulu ritual, a crab close-up and a baby seal.

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ALASKA Part 3

All FACTS about Alaska listed on Alaska Blog part 2 were correct:

1. Alaska has a maritime border with Russia? Yes

2. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the city of Anchorage's metropolitan area? Yes

3. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2)? Yes

4. More than 60 percent of the land managed by the USA National Park Service nationwide is in Alaska? Yes

Source: Wikipedia

If you are going to Alaska, in particular, around Anchorage, I can highly recommend Alaska Photo Treks. They know the hidden spots were to shoot and provide great tips. Just search for @AlaskaPhotoTreks on Facebook.

Here are some different photographs of Alaska - city view and wildlife - and of course, some landscapes.

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ALASKA PART 2

Some facts about Alaska. True of false?

1. Alaska has a maritime border with Russia?

2. Approximately half of Alaska's residents live within the city of Anchorage's metropolitan area? 

3. The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for 7.2 million U.S. dollars at approximately two cents per acre ($4.74/km2)?

4. More than 60 percent of the land managed by the USA National Park Service nationwide is in Alaska?

Source: Wikipedia

Answers - next post. Here are some photos from these national parks in Alaska.

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Alaska PART 1

This is a story. A story of a young lad and a faraway land called Alaska. The lad was not a brilliant student but he worked hard. And one year at school he received an end-of-year book prize for diligence. The lad thought wow - Alaska - nice book, nice landscapes. I'm sure however, I'll never experience this faraway land he said to himself. 

In May-June 2018, I was blessed to be able to travel to Alaska. I visited several spots like Turnagain Arm near Anchorage, and at Anchorage market met the Northern Aurora hunter-photographer and videographer, Todd Salat. 

That young lad is - was - me.

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COLOUR, COLOUR and more COLOUR

We all love colour - it can be so eye-catching, even uplifting. Here are various images of colour.

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LENSBALL and refraction

Not long ago I collaborated with a lensball provider, Refractique.  One of my photographs taken with the lens ball is focused on their website. This website - http://refractique.com/ - gives a great overview on refraction in photography; and there is an extract defining refraction below. Their website is highly recommended. Other images are on Refractique's Facebook site.

Lensballs are not expensive but are a great accessory for your photography allowing experimentation and application of refraction techniques to generate interesting 3D effects.

You may also follow Refractique on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/refractique/

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HEATSCAPES

Heatscapes make for an interesting topic for photography given parts of Australia can be so dry and much of the country (including Melbourne down south) has been experiencing extended periods without rain. Some experimental work-in-progress images, only partly-processed are presented here.

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MORDIALLOC BEACH - FESTIVAL

The Mordialloc Festival is held every March. It was another great festival this year (2018), but being a bit crowded, I walked to the beach as the light seemed interesting.  Indeed, the sunset was quite spectacular.

White Night

White Night is a very popular destination for crowds of people in February in Melbourne. It attracts droves of people with coloured lighting and artistic indulgences on display.

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SOME SHOTS NEAR THE SEA

Mordialloc - Boats and different vantage points on Flinders Island in Tasmania.

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Minimalism Genre

Minimalism is one of my favourite photographic genres. It is characterised by simplicity and lack of clutter amongst other things. It is considered to be a very subjective concept, leaving meaning up to the viewer's interpretation of the photography.

The first photograph, Red Door below, was the cover page of the December 2017 Free Expressions publication on Contemporary Photography of the Australian Photographic Society. The other photos are entitled Flying Alone, Green Chair and Solitary respectively.