Friday, June 22, 2012

Avoca Beach NSW

A different treatment using Lightroom 4. (click for larger image)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lightroom 4

Recently purchased Adobe Lightroom 4.  A digital photographers dream software.

The Camera Raw engine easily recovered the details in this over exposed shot without having to use Photoshop. (click for larger images)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Avoca Beach NSW

Taken during the recent high tides. A 2 stop graduated ND filter was used to bring out the sky. (click for larger image)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Yarramalong Valley NSW

  3 bracketed images (+/- 2 stops) modified in Photomatix Pro HDR (click for larger images)

This image modified in Topaz Adjust 4 (Buzz Sim preset)

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sydney Harbour

Images from a recent shoot around Sydney Harbour. Various treatments applied via:-
Photomatix Pro 4, Topaz Labs filters, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

Click for larger images.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gold Country NSW - Hill End, Sofala and Wattle Flat

These pictures were taken at Hill End NSW. Converted to black and white using the Silver Efex Pro2 plugin for Photoshop by Nik Software. Click here for larger image.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Filter Forge 2

I took this photograph on our trip to the Loire region of France in 2008.  Used the Vibrance/ Watercolour Painting / Watercolour Paper filters in Filter Forge 2.

Filter Forge 2

Aging a photo in Photoshop using the Filter Forge plug-in. (click for larger images)


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Somersby Falls & Strickland State Forest

I recently enjoyed a one day "Photography Safari" taking in Somersby Falls and Strickland State Forest NSW.  The safari led by nature photographer Esther Beaton took a full day. Esther runs several one day workshops a year.(click for larger images)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Filter Forge 2

I've been experimenting with Filter Forge.  A very powerful filter creator - works either standalone or as a plug-in for Photoshop.  (click for larger image)

More to come.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Composite Imaging in Photoshop

Using a number of stock images (at bottom) - available from it is a relatively simple matter to create a realistic movie poster. Thanks to for the tutorial.
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Located 965 klm north west of Sydney on the banks of the Darling River is the town of Wilcannia.  Whilst it has signs of having once been a thriving community the population now is approximately 600 and many of the buildings are abandoned.

It has a large Aboriginal community, being the traditional home of the Barkindji people

On the Barrier Highway 196 klm from Broken Hill you would likely only stop to refuel.
(click for larger images)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Before and After

The Flood filter by Flaming Pear can create interesting effects in Photoshop.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Mundi Mundi

 If proof were ever needed that the earth is round……you can actually see the curvature of the earth in this photograph.  Taken just outside Silverton near Broken Hill.  I’m told there is a 2deg difference from left to right (and right to left for that matter).Click for larger image.