Journal

IPW Indonesia - an EPIC Day 8 on Lombok Island

Sunrise at Senggigi Beach, Lombok Island was a colourless gradual lightening of the sky. Not great for a landscape photographer. And even worse for a landscape photographer who’d stayed up all night putting together a presentation of her work to present to a group the following evening.

Okay, so I’ll stop with the third-person descriptions now :) Basically, I should have stayed in bed for sunrise on Day 8, because I was absolutely exhausted. But we’d hardly had any opportunities for landscape photography (apart from middle-of-the-day, full-sun, boring-light photos which don’t count) so I didn’t want to risk missing one of the few sunrises I had to work with.

Anyway, this was my best shot of the morning. Not exactly worth writing home about!!


That’s a co…

International Photography Week Indonesia 2014... Day 1 and 2

I’ve just returned from the most amazing, inspiring, eye-opening trip to the islands of Indonesia with more than 25 unbelievably talented photographers from all over the world.

At the invitation of the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy, I joined photographers from Italy, Finland, Turkey, Canada, Thailand, Myanmar, Bahrain, China, the USA, Sweden, Serbia, the UAE, Tunisia, Egypt, France, Sri Lanka, England, Morocco, Belgium, Norway, Spain, Ireland and Russia for 10 days of back-to-back photographic experiences. Thank you so much to Agatha Bunanta and her team of tireless organisers… and to all the delegates and guides who made the two weeks absolutely unforgettable.

Terima kasih banyak!

I’ve decided that the only way to do justice to all the experiences,…

I'm going on a Tassie adventure... Wanna come?

I’ve never been to Tasmania.

I’ve drooled over Mark’s Cradle Mountain photos for years now…
I’ve marvelled at ClaireBear’s diverse and beautiful scenics from the region
I’ve favourited too many of Robert Mullner’s Tassie photos to count…
I’ve felt myself turn slightly (or not so slightly) green whilst perusing David Murphy’s stunning Tassie collection
and I’ve been mesmerised by the glorious colours captured in Garth Smith’s depictions of the famous mountain range and its lake…

Well, enough’s enough, I say!
I’m going!!
The above team are already gearing up for the Fagus Week 2013, and come what may, April 21st – 28th 2013 will see me joining this wonderful group of photographers …

One Year On...

Sometimes there’s cause for a small celebration of a milestone, and sometimes it’s nice to celebrate with some friends instead of in your own head…

…so I’d like to share with you that today it’s one whole year since the opening of my Exhibition at Indulgence Cafe in Derby!

It was only supposed to be a three-month exhibition, but somewhere along the line, the owners changed their minds and decided that they were happy to continue the Exhibition indefinitely. Which actually means that I now have a gallery of approximately 20 RB prints hanging in a busy and spacious cafe!

It’s an opportunity to thank the Indulgence team (especially Annalisa and Jodie), and RB for making this possible in a practical way…

…but mostly, I’d like to than…

My first YouTube clip! "Dunes of Western Australia"

Ever since I uploaded the series of Dunes photos back in February after a fantastic trip to Nambung National Park/Cervantes/Lancelin in Western Australia with Lori and Thorpey and Jo, I have wanted to make a video clip.

When I read El Robbo’s journal about his music and listened to the absolutely brilliant Adagioso , I knew I had the music for it. But finding time to do it has been impossible.

Last night, I came home from work a bit grumpy (as I always am when I haven’t had time for photography) and I just decided that “tonight’s the night” and I did it.

I had to watch countless YouTube/Adobe tutorials to figure out how to use Adobe Premiere Elements 8, but there was so much awesome information on the internet that I managed to figure it all out. I crawled in…

My Exhibition Opening :)

Well, my Exhibition Opening happened and it was more awesome than I could have possibly dreamed!

(I DID have a dream about it actually… I dreamed that it was kind of hijacked by a drama troupe and an MTV music video cast… but that’s a whole other story!!)

I’m kind of having trouble putting my feelings into words…. but fellow Bubbler and Derby resident Mark Ingram took some fabulous photos on the night so I’ll let them do some of the talking!!









Thanks so much, Mark !!! Please go and check out his work… he is a fantastic photographer!

… and here’s one from whoever I gave my camera to (I was so flustered that I can’t remember! Mum’s the one in the blue top… she’s the best!!!)

I was amazed by the support shown to me…

...and it just keeps getting better!

Well, I thought being asked to hang my paintings on the walls of a brand new cafe was the ‘bees knees’, but on Saturday night, I found out that I wasn’t quite at the summit of my good-luck mountain yet …

… because although the winner of the “Prints on Canvas” section was announced as “Mike Boynton”, the name of the winning photograph in the Kimberley Art Prize was A Kimberley Skyscape and I was pretty sure that mine was the only one with that title!

It is the first Major Art Prize I have won, and I’d like to thank the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley for hosting such a prestigious and acclaimed event, and the judges for selecting my photo, and Buru Energy for the $1000.00 in prize money (yes, as my young friend Rori so accurately p…

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