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Just Yosemite- Picture Blog

October 09, 2020 - Almost a year ago, I embarked on a trip to the USA, and it seems like such an age ago now. The impact of events in the...
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Plucked! A Lychee Picking Photostory!

February 21, 2018 - All images shot on the Nikon D850 Vairous lenses; Tamron 90mm 2.8 Nikon 20mm 1.8 With thanks to the Shea family for...
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Bariloche: A day of contrasts

December 23, 2017 - The one thing I love and both hate about photographs is their power to deceive the viewer about what they’re actually lo...
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Standard Traveller : El Chalten

December 21, 2017 - ^ FitzRoy mountains. So beautiful at sunset. This is the kind of town where you can feel the lust for the mountains, th...
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EL CALAFATE to EL CHALTEN

December 16, 2017 - When you land at El Calafate airport, you see, well, practically; nothing, except shrubs. All hail the mighty shrubs! A...
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Platypus Playing

July 06, 2017 - What seems like weeks ago, was actually months ago now, I was in Tasmania, more specifically, Cradle Mountain. There, on...
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Five Days around Tassie

May 03, 2017 - Two blogs! I'm ashamed, I've only posted two blogs the entire time I've been in Tasmania. But, I've been busy, I've go...
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Focus on the Fagus 2017

April 29, 2017 - Fagus leaves: Minimalistic: Double Exposure taken on the D750 Focus on the Fagus was back on again this year, and after...
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AIPP APPA 2016 aka "Mel's Gamble"

September 03, 2016 - For someone who writes so often, I'm having trouble adequately expressing how amazed, honoured and surprised I am, to ha...
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Interim

August 30, 2016 - This blog, on the outset is going to be vague and quick. Tiredness is something I’m not entirely mastering at the moment...
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Running Ragged

August 08, 2016 - Rickshaw Run – The fifth day. Leaving Bhaglapur was one of the best things that we did today. Oh and shooting sunrise o...
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Rickshaw Running 2016: Archery

July 30, 2016 - If someone had said to me a year ago that Archery is a sport – nay – a way of income for the Assamese people, I’d have n...
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Long Exposures with NiSi Filters (Part 1)

March 15, 2016 - It’s hard to look through an online gallery of images without finding one or two that describe the capture technique was...
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Same Mel, Different Focus

February 04, 2016 - It's 2016, when did that happen?! So sorry that it’s taken me so long to get a blog up this year, it’s not as easy to c...
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New Toys!

December 14, 2015 - I don't have Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS).... I have what I would like to call Gear Professionalism Syndrome (GPS)....
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Japan Day 11-16:Tokyo!

November 30, 2015 - Admittedly, thee last few days I've been lax with posting updates, as not much serious photography has happened, due to...
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Japan Day 5: Arashiyama

November 19, 2015 - Today was the day I had long anticipated; my visit once again to Arashiyama. Unfortunately for us, the weather is still...
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Are You Ricky Shaw About This?!

October 27, 2015 - So I’ve signed up for something that is easily the most insane thing that I have ever EVER done... no, really.... I ha...
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Cover Story: Rogue Lawyer

October 23, 2015 - People remember images. Images tie peoples' memories to things, places and events. Whether it's the logo on the milk c...
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(WR)APPA Up - Pt1: Friday

October 16, 2015 - Today was the first day of APPA for 2015, and as the first time I've been able to see the live judging process, I must d...
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Riverfire and Image Catch Up!

September 27, 2015 - Breaking the awkward-silence on the blog tonight to share some images and a little of the stories behind them from recen...
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Chapter 7: El Chalten to De Agostini

June 15, 2015 - After seeing what seemed like endless paddocks of powdery, ashen-dirt stained fields, crossing the border to Argentina w...
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Chapter 4: Refugio El Chileno

April 30, 2015 - ^ The Bar was at this luscious place, also the start of the hike up! Source: Las Torres Hotel By this point in time of...
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Chapter 3: Paine Grande

April 20, 2015 - As hard as it was to say goodbye to Lago Pehoe, it was time to move on to see another angle of Torres Del Paine. The mou...
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Chapter 2: Lago Pehoe and Beyond

April 16, 2015 - Lago Pehoe and Beyond Our first two days of the adventure have been spent in the most picturesque camping ground. I d...
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Patagonia: Chapter 1: Lago Pehoe

April 12, 2015 - “I haven’t been everywhere, but, it’s on my list” – Susan Sontag "Castle In The Air" Lago Pehoe, Chilean Patagonia...
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Patagonian Wrap Up

April 06, 2015 - It's hard to say that its come to the end of the trip and this is the first time that I've put up a blog. I'm so terribl...
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Style

March 22, 2015 - I can hardly believe that I now have a tantalizing-two days until I depart for Patagonia with One of A Kind and some oth...
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TEN DAYS!

March 14, 2015 - The countdown is on. I have only ten days, until I am landing in Patagonia. I can’t begin to describe to you how excite...
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Retrospective 2014

December 18, 2014 - Two thousand and Fourteen has been a big year for me, and despite the ups and downs (which, sad to say, is like the best...
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A Question Of Quality

December 04, 2014 - Ponder this, for the briefest minute. Consider where you are in your photography journey and reflect. " You are only as...
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Projects: Getting Lost in them

November 23, 2014 - ^Hraunfossar, Iceland 2014 Once again, as it often does, too much time has gone between my last post and now. I can ass...
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Moody Iceland (pictures)

October 08, 2014 - Okay so as it turns out, I can't resist a blog. But instead of painting the scene with words, let's look over some of my...
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A Sprinkle Of Magic

October 04, 2014 - ^ Snow dusted mountains around Borgaines *** A NOTE ABOUT THE IMAGES *** As always, these are not the final edits, I w...
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Geo Thermal Goodness

September 27, 2014 - It's been a quieter-paced last few days around here. Since my last post about the Eruption that we witnessed by plane ov...
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Eruption!

September 23, 2014 - Today has been one of those crazy days. I slept on a mountain, ate a Reindeer burger, flew over an eruption and saw the...
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Snappy 11-15 August

August 11, 2014 - Make It Snappy! 11-15 August 2014 Monday 11 August This is mostly applicable to non-photographers, but therein li...
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Snappy July 28- Aug 3

July 27, 2014 - Make It Snappy! July 28 - August 3 Welcome to another week of Snappy! Please, by all means, comment below in respon...
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Catching Up

June 12, 2014 - 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 w...
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Day 7: Not So Invincible

April 25, 2014 - ^ A single image from a timelapse I'm working on, as part of a larger Tasmania video. Not bad for an impromptu location!...
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Day 4: Dancing In The Ballroom

April 22, 2014 - For once, today started laid back and casual. Our avid adventurers, Rob and Mark, had just arrived after spending a few...
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Day 3: A Whole Lot Of Walking!

April 20, 2014 - I have come to the conclusion that all photographers who are serious about their craft like pain and do crazy things....
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Adventure Mode!

April 16, 2014 - How time flies. It was just the beginning of the year when I was lamenting how long I had to go until I left for Tasman...
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Junk Mail

March 06, 2014 - Before I get into the body of today's post, I wanted to give a bit of a kick-back to my previous post " Between Takes "...
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Sunflower Seeking

February 17, 2014 - How excited I was to do this shoot. It was the culmination of months of planning, study and research of the best fields...
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What I Love About Photography

February 03, 2014 - Let’s not lie, there’s something magical about photography. The act of taking an image, a snapshot of time. The intimat...
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January

January 21, 2014 - January has flown, it has absolutely disappeared before my eyes. Here we are, already one week until the end. I must th...
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Mojo Motivating Ideas!

November 28, 2013 - I asked my Facebook Photography community what they wanted to see me blog about tonight, and the idea of Photographic Aw...
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Helping Hands

September 07, 2013 - Just last week, I was in Melbourne on a short sojourn away from the thrills and spills of my Mon-Fri occupation. It was...
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The Other Genre

August 22, 2013 - It’s often hard to come up with new ideas for a blog post that is always about Landscape photography. I love the genre a...
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Why Does That Photo Cost So Much?

July 31, 2013 - I’ve had this question floating around in my mind for a while now. I know it’s in the minds of many of my clients, colle...
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A Dash Of Insanity

June 06, 2013 - I shot a Sunrise two weeks ago. The picture above is the result of that shoot. But that’s not the point. Read on, and ho...
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The Silencer

March 24, 2013 - If I were to describe my day with a single word, it would most definitely be: Overwhelmed I have been overwhelmed by th...
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2012 Retrospective

December 30, 2012 - It’s scary and strange how quickly a year flies by. One moment you’re in January with 300+ days ahead of you, and the n...
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Exploring

September 23, 2012 - **Pictures are not final edits.. there’s still work to be done… but a story without pictures is well… less interesting?*...
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Going For Green

September 22, 2012 - ***I preface this post by saying all pictures contained within are a work in progress. They are not the final work***...
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Gone Shopping!

September 20, 2012 - Today turned out to be one of those nothingness type days where nothing of any notable significance occurs, and time jus...
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Good 'Ol Geysir

September 18, 2012 - As we’ve nearly reached the end of the trip venturing out in the regions, the past few days have seen us do the touristy...
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Off The Beaten Track

September 17, 2012 - Today has been a little different from other days. It’s been more of a tourist day, rather than a photography day. I did...
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Speechless

September 14, 2012 - I don’t know the meaning of the word “Jokusarlon” in Icelandic, but I think as a rough guesstimate, it would mean “Holy...
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