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As The Light Leaves Us

As The Light Leaves Us

As the moon sets and the light leaves us, its reflection shines through the natural arch and over the water whilst the Milky Way sits majestically above. Captured at Two Rocks, Western Australia with a Nikon D750 and a Zeiss Distagon ƒ2.8 15mm lens.

The Neighbours

The Neighbours

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Moore River and The Milky Way

Moore River and The Milky Way

Lighting The Way

Lighting The Way

The Setting Core

The Setting Core

My Weekends

My Weekends

Yanchep Reflections

Yanchep Reflections

The Fish, The Milky Way & The Moon

The Fish, The Milky Way & The Moon

Taken from a time-lapse I was trying to capture at The Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Western Australia. The moon was setting through some red dust at around 1am creating this beautiful red glow that resembled the setting sun when captured on a long exposure. I only noticed once I got hoe that the rock in the foreground looked like a fish eating the beginning of the milky way as it ached through the night sky.

The Lighthouse Under The Milky Way

The Lighthouse Under The Milky Way

The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

The guiding light of Guilderton Lighthouse, Western Australia. Taken with my Nikon Df whilst my old Nikon D90 not so quietly clicked away to create a time-lapse video.

Gabbadah Rising

Gabbadah Rising

The Milky Way rising over Gabbadah, Western Australia. 

The Lighthouse Panoramic

The Lighthouse Panoramic

A panoramic view of the Milky Way over the Guilderton Lighthouse, Western Australia. Comprising of 18 separate images stitched together with Auto Pano Giga 4.0 to create this massive 180º panorama.

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The Lighthouse

My first time-lapse video! What better than trying to capture the Milky Way as it moves through the night sky over the Lighthouse at Guilderton, Western Australia.

The time-lapse was shot with a Nikon D90 over the course of 5 hours. I wanted longer but unfortunately I forgot to load the bigger SD card and the image quality isn't as good as I wanted, it has become quite obvious that I need a second full frame camera.

Music: Prelude No. 18 by Chris Zabriskie
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/Preludes/18_-_Prelude_No_18

Source – https://youtu.be/7DFLBR7qpwY

Over The Swan

Over The Swan

Perth as seen from Attadale. I took this image just after filming the moon rising over Wireless Hill.

Wireless Hill 03 July 2015

This is my first attempt at filming a full moon rising. 

I captured the video of the moon rising over Wireless Hill from 1.6km away on the other side of the Swan River in Attadale. 

I surprisingly got the moon as it was rising, however the focus was out due to it already being dark when I got to where I was filming from. The video has been trimmed due to this but there has been no other manipulation whatsoever. 

Technically this was quite challenging. I had to shoot it on my old Nikon D90 in video mode and I was using a Swarovski Habicht ST80 HD M spotting scope and a 1100mm F-mount camera adapter, giving me the equivalent focal length of around 1650mm.

Music - Undercover Vampire Policeman by Chris Zabriskie
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chr...

Source – https://youtu.be/qFV6bcZwI50

Salt, Stars and Mud

Salt, Stars and Mud

A panoramic shot taken at one of the many salt lakes in the Yalgorup Nation Park, Western Australia. Consisting of 13 individual shots stitched together using Auto Pano Giga 4.0, by the time I'd finished shooting the sequence I was ankle deep in some of the most rancid smelling mud and water I have ever come across.

The foreground is naturally illuminated by the moon which was high in the sky behind me, as such I would not consider this shot an 'Astro' shot because of the lack of detail in the night sky.

Under The Bridge

Under The Bridge

A monochromatic HDR image of Perth, Western Australia from underneath the Mills Point Bridge.

The Suit

The Suit

A HDR image of Perth City, Western Australia from Mill Point. Aptly named 'The Suit' because once you see it, it's all you see.

Under Construction

Under Construction

Perth is an ever changing city with bigger and bigger building being built constantly. This is a HDR image of the city from Parliment House. 

Perth At Night

Perth At Night

A HDR view of Perth City, Western Australia as seen from behind Heirisson Island.

Typhoon Illumination

Typhoon Illumination

One of three images published in Halation Magazine's Spring 2015 edition. This image is of my wife who was brave enough to stand out in the middle of a typhoon whilst I took photographs of her.

Solitude

Solitude

Another shot published by Halation Magazine's spring 2015 edition. This image is of a jelly fish I saw at the Sendai Aquatic Centre.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

The cover photo of Halation Magazines spring 2015 edition. This being the first ever of my images used as a cover shot for any publication. The image is of Tokyo Tower whilst my wife, daughter and I were living in Japan.

The Pinnacles

The Pinnacles

The Milky Way over The Pinnacles in the Numbing National Park, Western Australia.

Admiring The View

Admiring The View

Any night of the week and you'll find people admiring this view of the Perth CBD. There is something particularly relaxing about standing here and taking in the sight of Perth and the Swan River. Taken from King's Park, Perth, Western Australia.

Cell Block No.3

Cell Block No.3

Cell Block No.3 of the Old Fremantle Prison, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Four by Seven

Four by Seven

One of the original cells in Cell Block No. 1 dating back to 1855. Four foot by seven foot, limestone walls with timber floorboards covering concrete. Frightfully hot in summer and freezing cold in winter.

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

The cooking pots in the kitchen of the Old Fremantle Prison.

Perth At Night

Perth At Night

A panoramic composite of Perth, Western Australia. Taken with a Nikon Df and a Zeiss Planar ƒ/1.4 50mm lens.

The Sun Mirage

The Sun Mirage

Taken just after sunset on Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. The sun's shape reflects from over the horizon in the atmosphere. 

The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed

The Boat Shed in Perth, Western Australia. A popular photographers spot near on the river in the world's most isolated city. I really wanted to do something a little different to most other images of this iconic place, so I used an ultra wide lens and shot it as I would an astrophotography shot. I had to lower the ISO considerably compared to the usual astro settings due to the enormous light pollution (the city centre is just out of the frame to the left). Another night I will endeavour to get some shots for a panoramic image. 

Ceduna Pier

Ceduna Pier

Taken in Ceduna, South Australia, it was photograph of opportunity, this is five images combined to create a HDR composite of the pier just after the sun had set.

Ceduna Sunset

Ceduna Sunset

Taken from behind a rocky outcrop near the main beach at Ceduna, South Australia. This sunset shot is accentuated through the lively yet harmonious colours brought out from capturing five long exposures of the same scene and compositing them into a HDR photograph.

Mt. Fuji and the Milky Way

Mt. Fuji and the Milky Way

Mt. Fuji and the Milky Way from Lake Kawagcuhiko, Japan. 

This is my first attempt at wide-field astrophotography and my first serious outing with my new Zeiss Distagon ƒ/2.8 15mm lens. The light pollution was phenomenal even though where the photograph was taken from was considered a low light pollution area (by Japan standards), although I have to admit that I think I am truly hooked on astrophotography.

Black Hole

Black Hole

This was an awkward shot to take because it's of my own eye. I set the camera up on a tripod, sat in front of the lens and manually adjusted the focus whilst looking at a computer monitor (the camera was tethered to it) to ensure I had the right focus. Then I prayed a little that I did not move more than a millimetre backwards or forth before I took the shot whilst holding the flash in the other hand and ensuring I was looking directly into the lens.

Once Opposed.

Once Opposed.

The Door

The Door

Taken whilst walking through Jedburg, Scotland. I happened upon this lone door in a wall, I was immediately taken by the way that the light struck it, the shadows and contrast.

The Lone Tree

The Lone Tree

Taken next to Hadrian's Wall, standing by itself, toughened and weathered from harshness of the unforgiving wilderness for many years.

Winter's Farm

Winter's Farm

Which Way To The Abbey?

Which Way To The Abbey?

Eiffel Sunset

Eiffel Sunset

Taken in early January 2009, the sun was setting in perfect alignment with the Eiffel Tower. A great moment to record.

Mother With Dead Son

Mother With Dead Son

The haunting sculpture Pietà by Käthe Kollwitz in Berlin.

Friends Walking

Friends Walking

Across The Water

Across The Water

Sun Rising Over The Amphitheatre

Sun Rising Over The Amphitheatre

A View of The Colosseum

A View of The Colosseum

Temple of Vesta

Temple of Vesta

Flower of Stone

Flower of Stone

Arch of Septimius Severus

Arch of Septimius Severus

Arch of Septimius Severus

Arch of Septimius Severus

Looking Up

Looking Up

The Tiber

The Tiber

Angel Above

Angel Above

The Door To God

The Door To God

     Matera Rooftops   Taken whilst travelling through Italy, many years after Matera was evacuated due to chronic health and sanitation issues, it had recently been reopened for public residence after the concerted efforts of several prominent architects. Now though instead of being a slum, Matera is one of the chic places to live in Italy.

 

Matera Rooftops

Taken whilst travelling through Italy, many years after Matera was evacuated due to chronic health and sanitation issues, it had recently been reopened for public residence after the concerted efforts of several prominent architects. Now though instead of being a slum, Matera is one of the chic places to live in Italy.

St Peter's Basilica

St Peter's Basilica

If only I had a tripod to use when I took this shot.

The Tunnel

The Tunnel

Before Life, There is Death

Before Life, There is Death

This image was taken shortly after returning to Australia from my first deployment to Afghanistan. Whilst technically not the best photograph I've ever taken, it still appeals to me through it's leading lines, colours and simplicity.

Once Needed, Now Forgotten

Once Needed, Now Forgotten

Morning Mists Over The Farm

Morning Mists Over The Farm

On our way from Adelaide to Melbourne and I stopped past one of the farms I lived on as a child. Yuko was soundly sleeping and our dog Kaiserin keenly eyeing of the sheep (she's a Border Collie) as I captured this moment that reminded me of my childhood all too much.

Morning Mists Over The Farm II

Morning Mists Over The Farm II

On our way from Adelaide to Melbourne and I stopped past one of the farms I lived on as a child. Yuko was soundly sleeping and our dog Kaiserin keenly eyeing of the sheep (she's a Border Collie) as I captured this moment that reminded me of my childhood all too much.

Victor Harbour

Victor Harbour

The view across the bay to Victor Harbour, South Australia. Taken on a typical 'Victa' day (windy and drizzling with rain), it was the first time Yuko had ever been here.

Which Way?

Which Way?

A handy directions sign at the Giant Rocking Horse in Gumeracha, South Australia.

A Train Driver's Perspective

A Train Driver's Perspective

The view down the train line that runs along the Victor Harbour coastline. 

Selina

Selina

A quick portrait shot of my cousin Selina on the train whilst I was visiting my family in Hannover, Germany. Technically, it is not the best portrait photograph; yet it somehow still appeals to me some four years on.

Robert

Robert

Whilst visiting my family in South Australia one Christmas, I had the opportunity to capture this photograph of my uncle Robert, a sufferer of hemochromatosis. The next time I saw him was nearly two years later and he looked like he had aged 15 years due to a sudden advancement of the disease. His blood now has such a high concentration of iron that it is poisonous to humans.