Locations like the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains are a tourist trap for a reason - they're absolutely stunning.
However with the view comes thousands of photos each day, all near identical. Which is part of the challenge as a photographer, to interpret a particular scene or moment outside of the obvious shot.
And while I'd take a guess to say I'm not the first to use this foreground in a photo of the Three Sisters, it helps to create my personal take on the scene. Along with the framing, lighting and post-processing.
As these bushes were so close to the camera, this photo is a blend of two images, one focused on the sandstone columns, and the other focused on the flora.
Sony A7RII • f/8 • 1/60 sec • ISO 320
18 9683 days ago
Some of you might already be aware of the fact - but I'd take a guess to say most of you aren't - that photography isn't my full time profession. But over the next 6 months, I've got an opportunity to make it that.
I've just written a new blog (link in bio) outlining where I'll be venturing to for the remainder of the year.
There's a lot going on - and it's daunting not knowing where I'll end up professionally - but it's going to be an exciting period nonetheless. I'm looking forward to sharing my experiences - and images - with you here.
Bring it on!
32 1,0365 days ago
The streets of Macedon bloom to life with colour throughout autumn. From deep crimson to vibrant shades gold, they're a stunning sight.
I've just uploaded this image as a print at www.mitchgreenphotos.com - so feel free to check it out in all its uncropped glory :)
Sony A7RII • f/10 • 1/100 sec • ISO 320
51 1,5822 weeks ago
As a photographer, this scene is one of those moments where everything came together.
Knowing the sun would rise directly behind the Opera House, I ventured out into the city in the wee hours of the morning. Long before actual sunrise, the clouds were already beginning to glow neon pink. I aligned myself with the iconic sails, and set up my telephoto 70-300mm lens to compress the scene. And then I simply waited for the clouds to explode in majestic colour.
Sony A7RII • f/7.1 • 1/60 sec • ISO 320
51 1,3923 weeks ago
With the changing of the seasons, the streets of Macedon are currently bursting with autumn colour - and people, too.
Planted 100 years ago in 1918, 154 oak trees line the street to honour those who enlisted to serve in World War I.
Now a (very) popular tourist destination throughout autumn, we ventured out in the early morning to walk down the avenue free of people. It was a humbling experience, and I was overwhelmed by the beauty of it all.
Sony A7RII • f/10 • 1/80 sec • ISO 200
60 1,4281 month ago
Keen to try out my new wide-angle lens (Tokina Firin 20mm f/2) over the weekend, we ventured out into the night at the classic Bombo Quarry.
Knowing the moon to rise only two hours after sunset, I had time to capture some astro photos of the night sky. I'd never shot at night with a fast lens before, and was impressed by its low-light performance over my previous f/4 lens.
However as we were leaving (with the thought the moon would be too bright and blow out the stars), we stopped to take one last shot of the rising moon over the basalt columns.
Much to our surprise, the photo appearing on the back of the camera appeared more like a sunrise than a night photo. Although barely visible to our eyes, the rising moon lit the incoming clouds, illuminating them orange. It's a sight we certainly didn't expect, but one we were gratful to have experienced.
For prints and articles: www.mitchgreenphotos.com
Sony A7RII • f/2.5 • 13 sec • ISO 2500
36 1,3071 month ago
With the surf pumping this weekend, @craiggreenphotography and I made our way out to Kiama to capture breaking waves on dawn.
Using a slow shutter speed (1/13 sec), I panned my telephoto lens (Sony 70-300mm) with the crashing waves to create motion blur in my shots. This was taken moments after sunrise, with the morning sun dancing across the ocean to illuminate the sapphire blue waves from behind.
For prints and articles: www.mitchgreenphotos.com
Sony A7RII • f14 • 1/13 sec • ISO 100
29 9381 month ago
One Tree Hill.
This photo is one four years in the making. Since my passion for photography arose mid-2013, one photo I've been eager to capture is a solitary tree on a hill, silhouetted on sunset. It's one photo that continued to elude me for one reason or another.
About six months back I noticed this lone tree on the crest of a hill near Jamberoo. At the time I made a note to return closer to winter when the sun would set behind the tree.
With promising cloud over head, I returned over the weekend to find the sky bursting with colour. I used my 70mm lens to emphasise and compress the scale of scene unfolding before me.
For prints and uncropped photos, head on over to: www.mitchgreenphotos.com
39 1,4102 months ago
Minnamurra's Rangoon Island from above.
And yes, I am now the proud owner of a new drone 😁After viewing aerial shots in awe for the past few years, I went and bought myself a DJI Mavic Pro. The extreme portability allows the drone to fold up easily inside my existing my camera bag with room to spare.
Yesterday I took it out for its maiden voyage from Minnamurra Headland. After starting off timidly over grassland, I then sent it out over the cliffs, across the sea, hovering above the island.
The drone is surprisingly responsive, and only went where I sent it. So as long as common sense precautions are made, I am confident it will prove to be a safe and sound aircraft.
Oh, and soaring through the air is highly addictive. I've since taken it out for another four flights over the weekend 😁