Nikon Advertising

Some more old Nikon adverts from 1981, enjoy!

Flinders Ranges

Another quick trip to the Flinders Ranges. As it was only 3 degrees overnight, limited time was spent gazing at the stars as spectacular as they were (a good pair of binoculars can resolve an incredible amount of detail the un-aided eye can’t see!). A few nice images here and there with a cold sunrise over Wilpena Pound. The F5 (in-hand) also came out of its case. More to follow…

Wharariki Sunrise Framed

Hot off the press, “Wharariki Sunrise” print number 001 of 200 (30x40cm print with a 40x50cm matt) is back from being framed and looks stunning! $290 and it could be on your wall!

National Geographic

Nothing beats finding a great old Nation Geographic mag in a second hand bookstore to read with an afternoon coffee on the weekend. Passing through Quorn on my way back to the Flinders this weekend I came across this gem from 1992. The inside cover also reminded me that Nikon once knew how to market their gear with clever adverts unlike the new “I Am” campaign. I have a large collection of these magazines for two main reasons. Firstly, they are fantastic moments in time to look back on what was happening in the world and secondly, they are a good source of photographic inspiration.

Nippon Kogaku Klub

I stumbled across this website as a fantastic source of unique Nikon information, especially rare models! Nippon Kogaku Klub.

Partial Solar Eclipse – April 29th

If you thought it was a little dark this afternoon there was a very good reason! The first partial solar eclipse for 2014 was visible throughout southern parts of Australia and Antarctica. I quickly snapped this image with the Nikon Df and a 200mm f4 AI-S (with a 2x converter) and a very handy ND400 filter. For all past, present and upcoming celestial events use this handy link!

The Nikon F6

The Nikon F6 was Nikon’s last revival of their professional film camera line in 2004. A refinement of everything they had learnt over the years with the much needed CLS compatibility. The methodology behind it is very different from the F5 (made for the press) and by all means worth every little penny that you spend on it. American photographer John Crane has dedicated a lot of his time to this camera, producing some stunning images as a result. His website Nikon F6 Project is well worth a visit and hopefully if nothing else will encourage you to shoot some film.

Velvet Media

Another roll of Velvia 50 back from the lab with a few from Burra and the Flinders Ranges. The detail is really evident with the peak 22x loupe. With colour like this I’ll keep shooting film until the day it stops being made. The Fuji GW690/GSW690 is also increasingly tempting…

Prints Prints Prints

New!

If you haven’t noticed, I’m now gearing up to sell professional prints of my work. I’ve had a few made up by Atkins Technicolour here in Adelaide and they look fantastic! I’ll be at the Adelaide Night Markets this weekend if you want to look. Check out the prints page for more details but essentially I’ll be limiting each image to a numbered run of 200 (all sizes) then that’s it! This way you print remains exclusive and it forces me to continue striving to gather unique images from around this wonderful planet.

Wilpena Pound

I’ve just come back from a quick 1000km round trip to the Flinders Ranges. A scouting trip more than anything but the scenery was spectacular. Unfortunately both sunset and sunrise were nothing spectacular with golden hour lasting all of 60 seconds.. None the less, camping out under the stars was with a million miles of headroom was simply stunning. I’ll be making the trip back more than once I suspect.