Thursday, 20 October 2011

Friday musing

A great week in Melbourne, with sun shining and the temperature hitting 30c. Captured a few interesting views from the air, and enjoyed another week of flight over Melbourne.


Monday, 10 October 2011

Flying Schedule

I will be flying in the Melbourne Metro area next week & possibly on Thursday afternoon (13th Oct).


Keeping a keen eye on the Weather!


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The Mounts I use.

I have all my prints mounted on 10mm GATORFOAM®, so when you see the option in the stock library to have a mounted print this is what you will get.

The biggest I have had done is on the 60 x 72 inch print you see in the above image. You can also see that they all come with a black outer border.

It has a laminated construction that guarantees stability and still remains very light.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Photodeck discount code

I have started using PhotoDeck to deliver my proofs as well as host my stock images.

I have a coupon code here YF@UYWLWI that gets you 10% off your first subscription.

If you like what you see and want to sign up use the code and get the discount!

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


Experimented with a few landscapes, using Lightroom to process the images.




Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Google Maps V 1940’s Melbourne

I have just spent a few hours searching for my house on old aerial maps from the 1940's. Luckily I'm good at finding locations using very little information, like road shapes and river bends.

If you are going to search for your home try having Google maps open as well so you can use the rivers and some roads to match it up. Especially if you are searching outside of the CBD, where most of the roads don't exist.



Here's a link to the University of Melbourne Map collection.


Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Gear I use.

I have always used Canon cameras. My first SLR was a Canon F1, a sturdy old thing that I still use to this day. I also have an old 1D that I purchased back in 2002, 4.48 megapixel CCD sensor, still takes a nice photograph. Learning how to use it back then was another thing, even the tech folks out at Canon had no idea, even downloading and converting the files was a task in itself. You can find some more information on it here I have also used in the past a 1Ds, 1Ds MK II and 5D's. They all function in a similar way and I guess that is why I stick to them. Especially when I'm in the air I like all the adjustments to come naturally without having to look at what I'm pressing or moving. Currently I shoot everything on a Canon 5D MK II, I have two of them. Even though they are not a 1 series camera they still handle the grind of aerial photography. I shoot everything on the RAW setting and with the help of a fast CF card the information gets processed with no hassles at all.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Tilt Shift

Have been experimenting with the tilt shift effect. Seems like this is the "effect" of the moment. I do it in Photoshop by copying the background layer, applying the Gaussian blur to the copy. Then I make a mask and fill that with black (over the copy). The image should look as it did at the start. Then with a white paint brush I select the mask & blurred the buildings . Took some experimentation to make it look natural.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Dusk shoot over Melbourne

Had a nice dusk shoot over Melbourne on Sunday night. Was a bit of a challenge shooting from a fixed wing aircraft in low light. The 5D MK II handled it well, even with a high ISO. There are a few more from this shoot on