Catching Up

June 12, 2014  •  1 Comment

I know…

I know it’s been a while since my last blog and I’m sorry about that.

So much has happened, but so little as well.

Firstly, did you notice that I've changed the layout of my page?

I've finally grouped the Landscape categories together, based on subject matter. I've had a bit of feedback with regards to certain subject matter being easily sought. I've also included a general gallery, so that you can view what else I also do (but don't sell). How neat is that!

I've also started a new update process. If I have images worthy of being shared (Flickr, 500px etc) I'll share them there, but there will be also images that don't suit those sites, appearing for sale on my site, such as the one below. This is because there is different levels of what each community likes and votes for. Regardless of those, I will have anything I deem to be beautiful, existing in my galleries. This is one that I took at Uralla and makes an absolute stunner for the wall.

The AvenueThe Avenue

Only a few days ago, I managed to release the video from my Tasmania trip to Fagus week and beyond. I was close to releasing it earlier, but decided last minute not to, and instead post process the individual stills of the video, before remaking it. (I know, I’m crazy…. Right?!) I’m not sure how many saw it, as it was done during the day, so it was most likely buried in your news feed by the time night came around.

It was all about finding the right music to go with it. I had a track I loved, that suited it really well, but it was copyrighted, as most music is. So then I went in search of some royalty free music and found something which I think suited the mood and expression.

So for those that haven’t seen it, here it is:

I keep getting asked about my setup for these videos that I’ve been producing, perhaps some other time when I have a moment I’ll get onto doing a post about it, how to get it and how to work with it, if you’re curious? I’m no expert on it yet, but it’s ridiculously compact for those that don’t want to carry an entire dolly system and an extra DSLR. It’s got its limitations, but I’ve mitigated those so far.

How many votes can I get for a tutorial/info post about what I do for video? Post a comment below!

My other big thing, for those that didn’t know (or if Facebook has lopped this page off your feed recently) is that I was featured on SLR Lounge regarding my landscapes, a short interview and accompanying images.

If you haven’t read it already, I’d encourage you to do so, I’m pretty chuffed (Aussie slang for proud, honored) to be featured.

SLR Lounge Feature - Mel Sinclair - Queensland, Tasmania, Iceland - Inspirational Landscapes

I have around 3 months until I am next on trip. Norway and Iceland are coming up with tsunami intensity, as the weeks fly by due to being completely overworked and overstressed due to other factors. I'm sure I'll find myself staring up at the foothills of the Fjords in no time...this is an exciting and scary prospect, the feeling that I may never be ready, getting on the plane with a thousand things rolling around my brain like a caged mouse going for a personal best...

I promise some more exciting content soon. Unfortunately the "overworked" part means that by the time I come home, I'm just completely spent. I have only as much time to soothe my wounds with a wine, catch up on some reading and head to bed. Rinse and repeat and there goes another week.


Comments

Kane Gledhill(non-registered)
Good idea grouping images Mel. I need to pop back later today and watch the video. Exciting times for you ahead.
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