The June 2017 edition of Australian Photography Magazine had a theme competition of "Signs". One of my images was published in the gallery of this section in the magazine (P.19).
Photographers, like other professions, tend to specialise. So if you are looking for a particular photographer by suburb/location in Australia this portal could be really helpful - www.photographers.com.au
Port Phillip Bay, Mentone
Paddler prepares... taken at Aspendale beach some time ago and... Mordialloc one night
Had a recent enjoyable trip to South Australia for the Australian Photographic Society Annual Convention APSCON. There were a number of excursions, one day exploring the Fleurieu Peninsula.
This is from the recent trip to UK/Europe. Near Bolton, north England. I find it uplifting - strong green colour and flowers - who doesn't like flowers!@?
A wonderful time was had on the recent trip to UK and Europe. Photographic highlights for me in UK would include the Lake District in north of England (around Grassmere and Windermere) and the Scottish Highlands (thank you Barbara and Ray McKenna). Here are a few samples of landscape photos from these fine areas.
Here is a tip on lightening selected parts of a photograph.
Tip - Lighten or brighten selected parts of a photograph (eg eyes)
There are many different methods to do this. One method is to use the High key option in Nik software which comes free from Google https://www.google.com/nikcollection/.
From Photoshop, load up the Nik Add in. Select the High Key option from the Color Efex Pro module of Nik. Apply the high key effect to the % extent you wish within Nik, save and return to Photoshop. This will create a new layer within Photoshop. Add a black-filled in layer mask in Photoshop (press the Alt key when choosing Add Layer Mask). Now finally, use the Brush Tool within the eyes in the image to selectively apply the high key effect. You will probably want to reduce the opacity of the layer to 50% or less - but use your judgement.
Image of the day - Off Course
Couldn't make the VAPS Convention unfortunately - apparently this year, at Albury, it was very successful. One DRAMAQUEENPHOTOGRAPHY image "Market Man" did receive a merit under Portraits section and will be one of ten Colour prints to represent Victoria at the Australian Photographic Society annual APSCON Conference. More details of the VAPS Convention at http://www.caulfieldphoto.org/2016/vaps-convention-2016-albury-wodonga/.
Kenya is a land of contrasts. In the East of Africa, the country borders with Tanzania, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan and Uganda. Kenya is renowned for its many wildlife reserves and sanctuaries particularly those dedicated to the care of baby elephants. Photos here are of Nairobi, its National Park, Embu and its surrounding towns. Portraits are of respectively driver, elephant keeper and Massai warrior.
With the Warmest of thanks and love to Mama Brian and family.
I love coastal. This is where the sky meets the sea which meets the land. What a trio! Our camera club has Coastal as a theme in March. Here are a few photographs that didn't make my cut.
Click here for my LENS MIST Photographic Award 2016 shortlisted photograph.
My image 'Light at Beau' has been shortlisted for the 2016 Lens Mist Photographic Awards. The theme of Lens Mist in 2016 is "light".
From the LENS MIST 2016 website:-
Kingston Arts’ popular annual Photography Award and Exhibition, Lens Mist returns in 2016! Artists of all ages and abilities were invited to submit an image for the chance to be featured in an exhibition and be in the running to win over $7,000 worth of prizes!
Artists were asked to provide a creative response to Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay, employing originality, imagination and technique. The theme for 2016 is: Light.
Entries will be judged by industry professionals and finalists will feature in an exhibition at the Mordialloc Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival and Westfield Southland in March 2016.
LENS MIST AWARDS
Best Photograph - $5000 cash prize sponsored by City of Kingston
People’s Choice Award - $2000 gift card sponsored by Westfield Southland
LENS MIST 2016 EXHIBITION DATES
Mordialloc Fine Food, Wine and Music Festival, Saturday 5 – Sunday 6 March 2016.
Westfield Southland, the second week in March 2016.