Splash of Colour - Again!

Have you been to Holi festival celebrations?

North Queensland

Trip to Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Barrier Reef & Daintree Region. This is a great tropical rainforest area - world heritage, as is the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian Photographic Society (APS) Four Nations competition

Each year APS selects a number of images to compete with New Zealand, South Africa and Canada. This is called the Four Nations competition 2017. This image will be representing Australia through APS in the 'Our Country" category in the 'Four Nations' competition 2017.

Some travel spots

New Zealand, Flinders Island and Switzerland - landscapes are always a favourite

Shadows

Moving away just for a moment from landscape and portraiture, 'Shadows' was a recent competition theme at the Camera Club

We love Portrait Photography as well as Landscapes!

Massai Warrior. Lady in Flower. Pensive One.

Other coastal photographs

Paddler prepares... taken at Aspendale beach some time ago and... Mordialloc one night

2017 Welcome - a long exposure - local renowned location

I wish everyone a safe and happy 2017 with your dreams coming to fruition. Here are some long exposure shots at Mentone and nearby beaches in Melbourne.  

Fleurieu Peninsula

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.

Scotland and Paris

One rural,. the other urban - a contract of views from a recent trip to Europe

Just because....

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!@?

Just because ... near Bolton UK

Switzerland - wonderful one day, magnifique the next

Renowned for its magnificent Alpine views and green valleys Switzerland did not disappoint. Photos are from Murren, Allmendhubel, Jungfrau and Schilthorn

Trip to UK and Europe

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.

 

 

Tip & Photo of the Day

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