Sketching Landscapes

Hi guys, 

i've just returned from my recent travels over to the UK and realised that I haven't yet posted my most recent article from Light and Landscape Magazine. The article is called 'Sketching Landscapes' and can be seen below. The article discusses how you come to reach your desired composition and a little bit about learning from your mistakes. You can still see it in the magazine by checking out my previous blog post and following the links there. For now here's the article. 

 

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In Focus Australasia - Issue 22 is live

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Just a quick note to remind you that 'In Focus Australasia" have published their latest issue (issue 22). Once again some of my work has been featured in the magazine's photo gallery. One of my most popular photographs from the last few months (Fallen Skies) was picked up again on Flickr and included in the magazine.

You can download the latest issue of the magazine by following this link 

 'Fallen Skies' can be seen below, as displayed in the magazine.

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Australia and New Zealand

Hi,

Let me first wish you a Happy New Year and I hope you had a great time over the festive period. For me it was something new this year. It was the first time that I've ever been away on holiday over Christmas and New Year and also my first time on a cruise ship. It was both a holiday and a delayed honeymoon for my wife and I after our wedding in the early part of last year. We had an unbelievable time on board the "Celebrity Solstice" and in the process visited some truly astounding places around Australia and New Zealand.

This trip was a great time to relax and refresh ready for whatever this year brings, but at the same time you cannot possibly visit a place like New Zealand and leave your camera at home. As I sit here now in my office and load the memory cards onto my laptop I'm already very excited to see some of the photographs that I made and I will of course, share them with you soon.

I went on the trip with a couple of bodies of work in mind as we saw a wide variety of places. As soon as I can I will start forming the photographs into these mini projects and begin to share them with you. As with all good holidays though we soon enough return to the reality of heading back to work. For me it begins tomorrow so it will take me a few weeks to get through the photographs and share them with you so please be patient in the meantime. 

For now I'll leave you with a single sneak preview of one of the most majestic places on the planet. The World Heritage listed 'Milford Sound' in New Zealand. I cannot possibly put into words what I was thinking as we entered this part of New Zealand's Fjord-land National Park, although playing the theme music from the movie 'Jurassic Park' would be a very appropriate backing track! The weather was icy cold from the Antarctic winds that meet the South West part of New Zealand's South Island. At the early hours of the morning this weather draped the sheer rock faces in spectacular mist and fog.

take care for now,

James

Milford Sound, New Zealand (Fuji X100T)

InFocus Australasia, Issue #21

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One of my recent photographs (Shorncliffe Pier) has been featured in the "Reader's gallery" of InFocus Australasia magazine, issue 21. InFocus is a magazine created and distributed by the excellent Sydney based commercial photographer, Ben Hosking. The magazine is created especially for the iPad so if you are interested in having a look then you can do so by clicking this LINK and downloading the latest issue.

Shorncliffe Pier

Peak Mountains National Park, Central Highlands, QLD

Hello!

I hope you're all well?

I'm just giving you a sneak preview of a new collection of photographs that will be winging its way to my website next week. I'm currently out in the Central Highlands of QLD where I've been photographing a number of locations around the Peak Mountains National Park over the last week or so. It's been early mornings and late starts but it's been worth braving the sub zero starts for the absolutely stunning views. Here's a sneak peak, a jpeg straight from my camera to you internet folk. A little taste of what's to come next week when I return home.

I hope you like it!

Best wishes,

James