Category Archives: Nature Photography

Three Mile Dam

In the Australian Snowy Mountains, Chinese miners built this dam to separate precious gold from the earth. I am sure, not only photographers thank them – so does the local wildlife.

Three Mile Dam -  ISO 200, 1/80sec at f14, 18mm
Three Mile Dam – ISO 200, 1/80sec at f14, 18mm

The South East Sydney Coast

South Maroubra Rocks – 18mm, ISO 100, 1.6sec, f16

The south east Sydney coast line is another local photographer’s delight. From it’s rock pools, its beaches, its people and its tall cliffs, where ever you go, there is always a photo opportunity.

I grew up around Coogee and Maroubra beaches, so you will find me constantly going back there as I did for this sunrise photo.

For me, there is nothing more affirming to the human soul and the human condition than to be a witness to the thing that has happened each day since the dawning of our time on this planet – the rising of the sun each morning.

I am not the only one who feels this, we all feel it.  I have not met any one who will not stand in awe when the sun is rising. It just has that affect on us and luckily  for we photographers, we can capture some of this essence in photographic images.

I hope you enjoy the rocks at the south end of Maroubra beach as much as I enjoyed taking it earlier this year on a south east Sydney winter morning.

Have a good weekend and may your shutters be fast but quite.

Until next time.

Bubbles on a rock

 185mm, ISO 100, 1/500th, f.4.0

Photographing a local area is not just about photographing the obvious, take for example this abstract take on waves smashing on the rocks.

I could get lost in this photo. I took this shot from on top of the cliffs down onto the rocks which was a distance of almost 60 meters. I love the colors and the shapes that have been created as the water has smashed up against the rocks.

Because I am using a telephoto lens, the depth of  field is very small so some of the droplets are in focus and some are not. I think the photo works, because it tells a story of the beauty that comes out of the violence of the water smashing against the rocks. I think the in-focus/out of focus nature helps take the eye on a bit of an exploration of where the sole of the picture is. I think it’s in the darker patch down near the rock.