Featured in ‘THIS IS AUSTRALIA’ Group on the 27th of January.
Featured in That On Great Shot Group 31st January 2009
Featured in Australian Portraits 3rd February 2009
Featured on RedBubble Homepage 1st February 2009
Featured in New South Wales Photography 3rd February 2009
Featured in the Strictly Faces group 6th of February 2009

Featured in Art by Bubble Hosts October 2009
Featured in the Models With a Difference group 22nd November 2009
Featured in the 500 to 5000 Views Group
Nominated for the Solo Exhibition Group June 2010
Featured in Let There Be Light, June 2010

Over 3920 views, 479 comments, 140 favouritings and 3 sales ~ thank you to each & everyone who paused a while, very much appreciated..

This is a trial & error test for me so I would welcome any critique. Thank you to my dear friend Peter for helping me during the white knuckle ride in Photoshop :D

Model Mal
Canon 50D
Canon 28-135mm
Central West Slopes & Plains

Waltzing Matilda – The unofficial Australian Anthem sung around many a campfire

Oh there was once a swagman camped in the billabongs,
Under the shade of a Coolibah tree;
And he sang as he looked at the old billy boiling,
’Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.’

Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda, my darling,
Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.
Waltzing Matilda and leading a water-bag,
Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.

Up came the jumbuck to drink at the waterhole,
Up jumped the swagman and grabbed him in glee;
And he sang as he put him away in his tucker-bag,
’You’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me.’


Up came the squatter a-riding his thoroughbred;
Up came policemen – one, two and three.
‘Whose is the jumbuck you’ve got in the tucker bag?
You’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with we.’


Up sprang the swagman and jumped in the waterhole,
Drowning himself by the Coolibah tree;
And his voice can be heard as it sings in the billabongs,
’Who’ll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?’


A.B Paterson 1895

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I have always been involved in photography and have worked as a professional for twenty years, moving to Australia from the UK eleven years ago.

Please visit my website Tainia Finlay Photography

All my works can be bought there and I am available for commissions within Australia.

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  • David Geoffrey Gosling (Dave Gosling)
    David Geoffrey...about 6 years ago

    Wonderful shot! Awesome detail!

  • Many thanks indeed David!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 6 years ago

    great shot tai , love the lighting

  • Thanks heaps Phillip, glad you like it :D

    – Tainia Finlay

  • AlexMac
    AlexMacabout 6 years ago

    WOW This is bloody brilliant Tai…..I was laughing at your description of the white knuckle ride in photoshop….Maybe you can give me some tips as I havent unwrapped mine from the box yet because im terrified haha

  • Thank YOU ever so much Alex! PS is scary stuff!! It sat on my PC for a long time as I didn’t know what to do with it!! You gotta be brave and try baby steps … oh and remember what you did as it’s over in seconds & hard to repeat LOL!!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyabout 6 years ago

    *IN*credible work Tai!

  • Thank you ever so much Sonia!!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • AlexMac
    AlexMacabout 6 years ago

    haha oh yes, i do things in paintshop pro and they turn out great then i try to re-create them and ….nope, memory cant remember, so my art turns into one of a kind haha

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you Robert, delighted you like it!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Kathryn Potempski
    Kathryn Potempskiabout 6 years ago

    Well it went into my favs ASAP It is impossible to give you enough praise and good on Peter for his guidance Tia I think you may have just begun a wonderful new journey.
    I may not hear from you for months !! lol you will be in the never ending world of P/S

  • Thanks heaps Kathryn, I must admit the neighbours now run back in their houses when they see me with the camera! My first love in photography was portraiture so I am beating the odds slowly against P/S. Thank you for faving it :D

    – Tainia Finlay

  • Susan E. King
    Susan E. Kingabout 6 years ago

    Outstanding work – stunning detail ♥

  • Thank you ever so much Sue & for faving it too!

    – Tainia Finlay

  • sassyskink
    sassyskinkabout 6 years ago

    love the colour in his face!

  • Thanks Steve he has an interesting face to capture

    – Tainia Finlay

  • joak
    joakabout 6 years ago

    love it great light on a wonderful face ..superb

  • Thank you so much joak, appreciated!

    – Tainia Finlay

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