Category Archives: Landscape

New Zealand Autumn Colours

Kia ora,

New Zealand in autumn is meant to be beautiful, especially for landscape photography. I have travelled to New Zealand numerous times but never when the trees are in full colour. Otago is the central area where I will be able to find the colours. These colours will go from yellow, orange and red. The trees have been brought in by the original settlers in the areas of Tekapo, Mount Cook, Wanaka, Arrowtown and Queenstown.

I start off in Christchurch where I pick up a Hitop Camper from Apollo. I will then be touring for a couple weeks, searching the best vistas, colours, clouds and mountains that the South Island of New Zealand has to offer.

This is the scenery I hope to find again. This photo was taken in spring a few years back. You can see the deciduous trees in the foreground which should be in full colour when I get there.

Mount Cook

Aoraki Mount Cook seen from the eastern shore of Lake Pukaki.

I’ll be visiting place like Lake Pukaki, Twizel, Omarama and Macetown. I hope to get a chance to do some night photography, especially in Tekapo where they are renowned for their clear skies.

As I travel along the back roads of New Zealand, Internet access will be patchy I suspect but I’ll attempt to keep the blog updated as I stop at campgrounds that have wifi.

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Leave Only Footprints – The Journey

Leave Only Footprints - The JourneyNature, Wildlife, Travel, Photography, what more can you ask for? The journey started locally but has since taken me to the spectacular beauty of the Australian outback, the wilds of Africa and the majesty of the Canadian wilderness.

My love of travel and photography has allowed me to capture special images throughout my adventures.

My goal is to share these special moments in time with the viewer
allowing them to experience my journey of discovery.

The exhibition run from Saturday 7 August 2010 and will run till 29 August at Gallery RAW. Gallery RAW has recently re-opened in new premises at 202 King Street, Newcastle.

As we get closer to opening night, you can follow the prints being added in the exhibition gallery on the Leave Only Footprints web site.

On opening night, proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated to the Leukaemia Foundation. Make sure to visit their web site if you want more information on this great charitable organisation.

This is my first exhibition and it is extremely exciting to see so many of my photographs printed and hanging on the walls in one location.

Make sure to join me at Gallery RAW, Thurday to Sunday between the hours of 10 till 4.

Karijini – Oxer Lookout

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Karijini National Park in Western Australia is a amazing location. I am finally getting to process my images. So, back at the end of April, I was at Karijini National Park with a bunch of other photographers. It was a great time and the park is a photographer’s dream Great open landscapes, tight colourful gorges, great company, what more can you ask for. The workshop was organised by Christian Fletcher. I had met him briefly in the past and had been following his blog. He is a great photographer and I certainly learned heaps while at the workshop.

On our first day in the park, we made our way to Oxer Lookout. The colours in the Pilbara region of Western Australia are fantastic. We have these deep reds, blue skies, yellow spinifex. This made for a great start to the workshop. Christian helped work this image in Photoshop. With my new found techniques, I hope to really improve my post-processing skills.