Currumbin Beach detail 23/6

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Whilst out on a commercial shoot a couple weeks ago I snapped off this 13 image stitch of Currumbin rock. Yeah it looks okay its nothing special but it really comes into its own when you zoom in to 100% the detail in this shot is just awesome.

Now I am a big believer in you pay for what you get and my trusty 24-70mm 2.8L lens (Betsy) is a perfect example. Yes it was a bloody expensive purchase for an 18 year old on about $2 an hour haha okay I exaggerated a little but either way it was an expensive purchase but well worth it. What I love most about this lens is how durable and tough it is and Betsy has coped a flogging in the past 8 years and she still puts out images with crazy sharpness and detail gotta love that.

Canon 5D Mark II
24-70mm 2.8L
2 stop full ND

Currumbin Rock

That little yellow dot below the buildings on the top image is the lifeguard tower in the bottom image.




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Back from Melbourne 09/6


I was originally going to post this image earlier today but the sky decided to give me some crazy light so it had to wait.

Anyway, the four days I spent in Melbourne were great even though it was cold, rainy and windy but I guess that is just typical of Melbourne. I had an amazing shot list all planned out with some of the shots only able to be captured at this time of year due to the angle of the sun but luck would have it and there was no sun which left me with no shot list and no plan of what shoot.
With the lack of sun decided to spend a day out in the Dandenong Ranges in perfect rainforest conditions and some time around the city that was kind of a fail due to bad light, I did manage a couple shots I am happy with.

The image below was taken quite early in the morning in between patchy rain and howling winds. After the rain finally stopped I stepped out of my heated hire car into a very cold and windy 3 degrees, with everything ready to go I set up, took a quick light reading and shot directly down this South Melbourne Jetty. Recently when purchasing film I discovered that had notes on their 220 velvia 50 saying it was discontinued, a real pain for me as I don’t like changing film every four shots. This was a real killer for me in the 3 degrees even though I only had to change film once it was still quite painful on the cold fingers maybe some gloves are in order.

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Lamington National Park 09/5


I have been playing around with some black and white landscapes lately mainly beach shots but I wasn’t really that happy with any of them. I ended up looking a little outside the box and put one of the photographs I had captured from the Gold Coast Hinterland at Elabana Falls.

I am not sure if I really like this shot but it is a little different to my normal but here it is anyway. Let me know what you all think.


Darren Tierney

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Crescent Head – Mid North Coast NSW 24/3


I met up with an old mate of mine landscape photographer Simon Beedle (watch out for this guy) for a quick road trip to the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. We had originally planned a week at Fraser Island but cancelled due to the cyclones off the Queensland Coast and I have to say that im pretty happy we ended up heading south instead, we got some of the best light I have shot in very a long time.

This is a 10 image vertical stitch of Crescent Head. Also there may be a new toy on the way but more about that one another time…

Cheers for having a look


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Snapper Rocks 21/3


I have caught some of the best waves I’ve ever surfed at this break but whenever the surf is good I’m generally left with a choice of getting some pics or getting some waves. The surf had been really good and this day was no different breaking from behind the rocks and running all the way through to Greenmount. These are a couple shots I snapped off when Beau and I were down that way last week.

5D Mark 2 – Polariser – 3 stop ND – 24-70mm 2.8L

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Stormy Sunset 16/3


With the state awards fast approaching I decided that it was time to go shooting for the day. Beau Mitchell and I headed south, originally wanting to photograph the border ranges the light wasn’t right so we decided to hit the beaches for something different. Our trip went from the Gold Coast down through the Tweed Coast to Byron Bay and finally back to the Gold Coast where this sunset shot was taken.

5D Mark 2 – 24-70mm2.8L – ND 3 stop – 3 second exposure

Also my new website is in the final stages of its design and will be released on Monday 29th March.

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A windy sunrise at Burleigh Heads 04/3


I had set my alarm for 4:50am in hope of capturing decent sunrise at Burleigh Heads. When my alarm went off and I heard that it was pouring with rain and blowing a gale I turned it off and tried getting back to sleep… no victory today, wide awake and average weather at best damn it. One of the benefits of living two streets from the beach is that I can see the ocean and get a pretty good idea if it is worth the effort of leaving the house. I couldn’t see any inviting sky but I decided to go anyway as I had been wanting to work on this stitching business.

This is one of my first stitches with moving water and I think it is pretty good and the sky was also worth the effort in the end :)

Canon 5d Mark 2 – 24-70mm 2.8L @ 50mm – 3 stop Lee ND – 6 vertical images

Cheers for stopping by Darren

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