Oct 152010

The October 2010 issue of Australian Photography Magazine features my photo of a valley view at the base of Mt Barney, Queensland, shrouded in mist.  To see the full-size cover, click here.

Australian Photography Magazine - October 2010 cover

Australian Photography Magazine – October 2010 cover

Mt Maroon, Mt Barney National Park. Qld

Mt Maroon, Mt Barney National Park. Qld

In early October I headed to Mt Maroon, in Mt Barney National Park, Queensland, with Innes Larkin (co-owner of Mt Barney Lodge with his wife, Tracey) for some landscape and macro photography.  It was great to be in the out in the wilderness, away from the “rat race” and photographing again.  Subjects included landscapes (capturing the subtle early-morning light), fungi and wildlflowers.

On Wednesday 13th of October 2010, Mark Rayner and I were guest presenters at the Mt Gravatt Photographic Society.  Mark did an audio-visual presentation based around 3 Photography Workshop’s – our “Macro Experience”, “Beach to Mountains Experience” and 5 day “Red Centre Experience”.  My presentation was based around a series of landscape, macro and wildlife shots I have taken over the last 14 years.  There were around 50 very enthusiastic club members in attendance and even though our presentations went longer than the usual finishing time, virtually every member stayed to the very end and gave us both fantastic feedback afterwards! (always appreciated).  For more information on the Mt Gravatt Photographic Society, click here

In late October, I visited Girraween National Park (near the Queensland and N.S.W border) for the first time and all I can say is that I was very impressed by what I saw. Due to some of the best rainfall in over a decade, the park was looking stunning. The granite boulders throughout the park were covered in beautifully-coloured lichens and mosses, the creeks were flowing well and the wildflowers (for which Girraween N.P. is known) were absolutely amazing! I was in nature photographer’s heaven. Some of my highlights included photographing the iconic Sphinx at sunset as well as the myriad of colourful wildflowers, especially orchids.

Wildflower - Girraween National Park - Qld

Wildflower – Girraween National Park – Qld