Katoomba Cascades, January 2016

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 | No Comments

Life has been rather stressful so I have been turning to photography to relax, it is something that has gotten me through in the past and even today there is a certain calming, relaxing nature in getting into the car and chasing an image. It has been a while since I have been up to Katoomba Cascades, and to my surprise (shock, horror) the walk has been completely revamped to be an (overly) friendly concrete staircase, and sealed path. What was once an uninviting, muddy track is now welcoming and as a result there will be a lot more foot traffic.

Never to worry, the big stopper (10-stop ND) is here to solve the problem. The Sony A7 (ILCE-7) had the honours that day, paired with a variety of glass including the Minolta Maxxum 17-35mm f/2.8-4, and Voigtlander Color Skopar 20mm f/3.5.


Month in Review: December 2015

Posted by on Jan 24, 2016 | No Comments

December was busy for different reasons. In November I was preparing for two conferences and attending the first, which was local. This was a tedious task. By December 1st I was on the other side of the world with a day before the second conference started. Back to back conferences can be rather tedious but in this case it was worth it. I don’t usually post about my personal life other than when photos are involved so I will keep this short. There is a very rewarding feeling when your research work is well received among your peers, and an even better feeling when it is well received by the people that you cite.

Where was I in the beginning of December? Well I was in Germany, and more specifically Munich. I took a week off after the conference, caught up with an old friend and even took a side trip into Austria to see the historic city of Salzburg. I will probably write a trip report at a later date when I get around to uploading more pictures.

Enough words, more pictures, most of these did not make the 365 Project, but then I was picking travel images for half the month and due to the sporadic image taking most photos ended up in this folder.


Month in Review: November 2015

Posted by on Jan 17, 2016 | No Comments

Much delayed but they do say better late than never. Sadly there was not a lot of photography happening in November with frantic preparations for for not one but two conferences. I still managed to keep up the 365 Project although I was still delayed in posting there.

Rather than to bore us all with words, here is a look into my November 2015. As always click through for more and larger.



Welcome 2016

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 | No Comments

It has been a while since I have last posted here, unfortunately the back end of 2015 got the better of me. With academic commitments and travel obligations on top of the patchy, bandage, internet connection I have had all year I failed to even keep up the month in review posts. However, I have to admit that I have been taking lots of photos, just failing to share.

With the new year I am not sure I can promise a better performance; I am a bit snowed in (figuratively, it is summer here in Sydney, and it never snows in Sydney) with other obligations. I am actually considering giving up this blog as there is no return for the cost of hosting that only goes up in price.

Pictures are on the way, I will be writing a few posts this morning and setting them up to self-publish over the next week or two, so stay tuned.

I hope you all have had a safe and enjoyable silly season, I know I have certainly tried to.

Month In Review: October 2015

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments

Another month has flown past, and it feels like I have been rather inactive when it comes to photography with few updates and just as few oppotunities to get out and photograph. Despite the lack of photographic action the 365 Project is still ticking over. As per usual here are some images taken during the course of the month.

As always, click through to see larger and to explore the rest of the set.


Early Morning Mist

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | No Comments

Belated post, but better than never. Just a short one to share some images from a day out that didn’t quiet go to plan. We had planned to get up to the Blue Mountains before dawn to catch the sunrise. A delayed start meant that we missed daybreak by a few minutes, but this did not stop up from enjoying the early morning sun. It quickly went down hill from that point on with some car troubles that effectively wrote off the rest of the day. There were a few consolation astro shots late in the evening before the moon rise.


As always, click through for larger and to view the rest of the images.