Myall Creek Part 1

December 08, 2016  •  2 Comments
A title in a book shop stings my conscience and provokes a photographic project. A book review. Unfinished business. A personal step toward reconciliation. Ruby gave me a gift voucher to a local bookshop in Port Macquarie for my 61st birthday. I went into town to check out the selection of photography-related books available. As I walked an aisle...
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Werrikimbe blur

November 29, 2016  •  3 Comments
I like playing with intentional camera movement (ICM) to 'abstractify' natural landscapes. The technique simplifies a complex scene and imbues a lyrical quality. Well, that's at its best. At its worst, the technique creates a mess ripe for the <delete> key! This post describes the basics of my technique supported with a slideshow of a few images c...
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Manifesto

November 27, 2016  •  5 Comments
Three months ago, my friend and mentor, Emeritus Professor Des Crawley, delivered a presentation titled "My story and My Style—The relationship between photographic style and ways of seeing" to members of Port Macquarie Panthers Photographic Club. As usual, Des's presentation was enlightening and inspiring. "The true photographer does not comprom...
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Happy birthday, Maureen!

November 23, 2016  •  14 Comments
Maureen and Kathleen were born in 1926 and share an Irish Catholic heritage. They met and became friends in 1942 at sixteen years of age when working at the Department of Public Works in Sydney. Marrying the loves of their lives, each raised six children. Throughout the years, through thick and thin, their friendship has endured; sharing the joys o...
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Did I do that?

November 22, 2016  •  7 Comments
Recently I photographed along the Googik Track (pronounced Goojick) with some friends from our photographic club. We have a personal interest group (PIG) concerned with nature photography. Something interesting happened. I brought back some images that I was pleased with but which did not surprise me. They are the sort of thing I'm attracted to a...
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