November Subject

“Saved by Rodeo Clowns”




Taken in 2010 out at Kibah Station. Canon 500D f/4.5, 1/800Shutter Speed, ISO 125. This photo represents the fun these kids had out in that river. The horses just loved running through the water after the Cross Country they just did. It brings a smile to my face just looking at it.


“Striking Gunnedah”

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“Clowning Around”


My first real attempt at photographing anything action-related, so I was way out of my comfort zone & found it a huge learning curve (as I was determined not to resort to Automatic Sports Mode).  Lots of total disasters. I found the size of the huge field & the light late on a winter’s afternoon difficult for my mediocre zoom lens. Hand-held was another factor as I knew I wouldn’t have coped with my crappy basic tripod. Eventually, after much trial & error, I was pretty happy with some of my shots taken later in the match & think this one captures the players’ determination in what was a rough & tumble match. Taken with Canon EOS-70D with Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS STM lens. Settings were: Shutter mode, f/9.0, 1/1328, ISO-1000, f/length 160mm. Heavy cropping in Photoshop, as I was standing near the goal posts at the other end & this shot’s action was up at the opposite end of the field. In hindsight, I could have used more zoom
The image was taken on 21 April 2013 at about 2:56 pm on Port Macquarie Beach. The camera used was a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the lens used was a Sigma 150-500mm. The settings were f/6.3, exposure 1/1000 sec, ISO 160, and focal length 500mm.



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“Storm Over Surfers Paradise”
While taking some long exposure photo’s of the action capital of Queensland a storm rolled in from the SW producing this amazing back drop. If you look closely you can see the reflection of the camera in the window. Canon EOS50D F/7.1 15 sec exposure ISO – 200 18mm


“High Octane”
Taking photos at this years Bathurst 1000 combined two of my favourite things in life, motorsport and photography. I used a slower shutter speed to get the blurred effect of the wheels and background to emphasise the speed of the car. Canon 500d, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/400th of a second

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Taken at the Agquip Rodeo with a Canon 600D. I can almost imagine that visceral, plummeting feeling he is experiencing in the airborne seconds! I know how time freezes when your on your way down! It was an interesting learning experience fiddling with ISO to get enough light and not too much noise. To capture the action, I couldn’t prolong shutter-speed, so it was an interesting juggle but good fun. Some post production in LR


Captured with a Canon 600D. We were up at Movie World in QLD when we watched the stunt driving. The skill and precision was jaw dropping. I used fast shutter-speed to try and capture the shots clearly.


 “Go United”

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“The Chase is On”
ISO 400 , 145mm, f4.5, 1/800
Taken on the edge of our old dam, just two of our crazy dogs having some fun!
“Flying High”
I took this on our recent Holiday to Queensland during the Jet Ski show at SeaWorld.
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This taken at “Nioka Rifle Range”  in October this year for the annual “canon shoot”
“George” my camera Nikon 610, f10, ISO 400, 1/640th sec, Focal length 180mm
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