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About me

Hi, thank you for stopping by. I am a hobby photographer from Sydney Australia with a keen interest in portrait, landscape and nature photography.

My chemical darkroom is no more and I miss the smell of chemicals and to see the picture slowly emerging from the paper but I love my digital darkroom just as much. At least I can have a coffee anytime I like. Color and texture plays a big role in my life – whether it be in nature or man made.

Sometimes I am asked about my cameras. I bought my first camera in a pawnshop in 1977. It was a Minolta 303b with a 58mm f/1.4 lens. It was a great machine and I loved it. More Minoltas (secondhand) followed, because I wanted to use different films simultaneously. In 2000 I bought a Minolta 7 (new) film camera, which I still have and it is working perfectly. In 2004 I bought the first Minolta digital camera a DYNAX 7D which is still working perfectly.

I currently have 2 Sony α700 and a Sony α900 digital cameras and lenses ranging from 11mm to 750mm including a 180mm macro lens. I shoot in RAW because the benefits of having a RAW file in archive is important if you want to re-visit a picture later on. Far more important than equipment is the light that falls on the subject and the fact that one needs to be out there… Hopefully I will get to do that again soon.

I have never owned a color calibrated screen and the chances are that you have not either. Please accept my apologies if the color in the photos are not what you expect it to be.

The subject matter do not strictly conform to the category to which it is designated.

Please bear in mind that large photos load slow and some internet connections might not cope well. Therefore I have tried to keep the file sizes as small as possible. Some loss in detail is unavoidable. If you are on a slow connection please view the Photo Albums instead.
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