A change is coming… 06/3

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This blog has been up almost a year now and it has been mainly to showcase new images and the such. I wont be doing anything radical to change the appearance of the blog or anything like that but more so making this blog more informative to the reader.

For starters, each month there will be an “Print of the Month” which will be available at a discounted rate. but along with the print of the month, I will be giving you an insight into some of the companies, products and services I use and recommend as well as the odd photo tip along the way. In the mean time this is an image taken from a different angle of the famous Q1 building in Surfers Paradise hope you like.

The change… you will have to wait and see but all I can say its a big one!!!

Taken on the Fuji G617 Velvia 50

Cheers


Darren

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Happy Valley – Fraser Island 09/12

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Earlier this year I spent a week on Fraser Island photographing. I like to base myself about half way up the island on the eastern side to take full advantage of what the place has to offer. Fraser Island has a lot of sand, I mean a lot of sand and well it should, it’s the world’s largest sand island. With there being so much sand, there is a fair amount of plain beach especially along 75 mile beach however I did manage to find a little outcrop of coffee rock just near Happy Valley.

When photographing with the Fuji G617 using 120 velvia 50 you only get 4 shots per roll unlike using digital where you can snap away without a worry in the world, the Fuji really makes you slow down and think about what you are doing when out photographing. After setting up and composing the shot I was after I realised that the shot I had composed was only going to work on a freak set so with the incoming tide I waited and waited and finally it came in enough for another wave to wash up and over the rock. I used a one second exposure to give the shot a sense of movement, I think it worked pretty well but ill let you be the judge of that one. You can view the image larger by clicking on the photo.

Thanks for stopping by

Darren Tierney

Photos of Fraser Island

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Photographer Fined for feeding Dingo 05/11

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A female wildlife photographer was yesterday fined $40,000 for feeding dingoes on world heritage listed Fraser Island and The Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) says six of those dingoes had to be destroyed after they attacked people on Fraser Island.

Recently whilst photographing the island with fellow photographers Simon Beedle and Beau Mitchell we were lucky enough to come across a very placid dingo who walked right up to us letting us snap away at will. On Fraser Island there are so many warnings against feeding the animals including the all the fines so it is sad that these dingos have become malnourished and under fed but maybe that has to do with humans interfering with the dingos way of life and them become reliant on food from humans.

If you would like to read the full story please click here

Fraser Island Dingo Photo

On another note earlier this week I sent off 50 rolls of Velvia 50 film to get processed and should be getting them back later today so keep an eye out for a lot of new content for the site.

Cheers

Darren Tierney

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Twelve Apostles – Great Ocean Road 08/10

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Gibsons Beach - Twelve Apostles

I found this image hiding along with a few others of the Great Ocean Road that never saw the light of day.

My original plan was to spend three weeks photographing in and around the Great Ocean Road but typical Victorian weather gave me only 4 day out to the 21 that I was there that is wasn’t bucketing down with rain. Camping in torrential rain is was not on my to do list but instead of moving to another spot I stuck around and towards the end of the three weeks I managed to get busy and this was one of the shots I pulled of Gibsons Beach. For those of you who haven’t been to the Twelve Apostles before there are quite a few vantage points of the sea stacks but this is one looking back away from the main viewing platform down towards Gibsons Beach to the east.

The Great Ocean Road is a fantastic place to photograph and a place I would certainly love to shoot with ideal conditions but sometimes you have to make do with what is on offer.

Hope you like this one.

Darren Tierney

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Back from Melbourne 09/6

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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 bhphotovideo.com 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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The good stuff… 21/4

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Not too long ago I headed south to the New South Wales mid north coast and if you have been watching my blog you may have seen an older post from Crescent Head which was a digital shot taken at sunrise. Well this is a shot taken on the good stuff (velvia 50) taken at sunset on the same day a little North at Skennars Head.

For all you digital shooters out there imagine this… quick dodge and burn of the rocks and a very minor levels adjustment and your done, if only it was that easy with a digital.

Fuji G617 – Velvia 50 which I rate at 40asa.

Crescent Head

Skennars Head - New South Wales

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