2010 puppy calendar added to the list!

I’ve just added a delightful doggie calendar featuring my Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in various stages from pups till now.  Figuring the eldest is not yet three, that’s not a long time but some classic and cute images there.

There are many other themes available as well.  See them here.

Plus a little bit of self promotion along with some bragging rights today.  I have been featured in the Australian Photographic Society’s Online November Newsletter, which goes out to all members of the Australian Photographic Society’s Contemporary Division.  What a huge thrill it was to have been asked and to contribute.  This is the second time I have been featured in an APS article, the first was when asked to contribute to the APS suppliment magazine, Image, some of my recent images of my trip to Beijing.

The images that were included can be seen here.

The article, including pictures and a bit about how I got into photography, plus a pretty bad photo of me.  The full newsletter can be read by clicking the link below.

Australian Photographic Society Feature

new calendar designs

I’ve been working on some new calendar designs over the last couple of weeks and now they’re ready to go.  Check the many new themes out by clicking on the examples of a few below.

mornington peninsula calendar

galleria mancuso calendar

These fine art calendars make great Christmas gifts.

Please visit www.galleriamancuso.com for quality fine art images

new work in photo gallery

From my series on Chinese images, these miniature replica statues are of China’s famous Terracotta Army.  The original’s are life size and number around 8000. They were buried underground at the entrance of China’s first Emperor, Qinshihuang’s tomb to protect him in the afterlife.  They were modeled on actual citizens of the time and no two are the same.

“the warrior”

“the emperor’s army”

These two images compliment each other and are available for sale here.

a challenge win!

My image “afternoon delight” was the winner of a “redbubble” challenge, “human silhouette”

 

This image has been quite a popular one having won several challenges and featured extensively across the site.

It was taken at St Andrews Beach, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

This print is available for sale here

gift certificates now available

If you’re stuck for that special gift, why not consider a gift certificate from galleria mancuso?  That way the person you’re buying for can choose the artwork they truely love.

Gift certificates available here.

latest image releases

“homeward bound” was taken along the Rye foreshore, Mornington Peninsula, Australia. It’s a group of eight pelicans heading home late afternoon. They crept up on me as I caught them out of the cornner of my eye. I had my auto focus turned on which wouldn’t lock onto anything due to the limited light and camera in manual mode so I pretty much had to hope for the best

 “the 25 steps” was taken near the Beijing section of the Great Wall of China last year when I was there with work for the Olympic Games. It’s about an hours drive out of Beijing, through rural town which are the size of cities! It was a misty and foggy day and I was annoyed that I wasn’t able to see the whole section of the wall but the atmosphere created by the mist and fog was amazing.

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my latest images

I’ve added some new images to my website.

dream.....

“Dream” was taken in January this year near the entrance of the National Golf Course at Cape Schanck.  Originally with a bright blue sky, I added a concrete texture to give a dreamlike effect

3116866-3-ethereal
“Ethereal” was taken from the balcony at Cape Schanck, Victoria,  Australia early this year.  This was taken at the same time as “a word from above”.  the sky was absolutely amazing with colour and light.  This is virtually as it was captured in the camera with only a slight contrast adjustment in photoshop.
grasslands.....
grasslands.....
“Grasslands”  was taken in the sand dunes of the Rosebud foreshore, Victoria, Australia.  Originally the sky was dull and overcast so I played around with levels and contrasts in photoshop then added a second image background layer to take the image away from the seaside setting.
the beginning in blue
the beginning in blue

 “The beginning in blue” was taken at the same time as “ethereal”. I changed the colour balance in the camera to achieve the blue colouring.

For more of my work, please visit www.galleriamancuso.com
Enjoy!

etsy sale!!

I’m having a sale at my etsy store.  You’ll find prints, t shirts, cards, gift packs and more all at 10% off regular price.  If you’re looking for that special gift of need some artwork for your walls, click on the etsy link.

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more photo challenge wins

 Four of my images were recently voted winners in photo challenges run by “redbubble

 

a word from above won the Nikon D80 group challenge called the view from my window 

 

afternoon delight was voted number 1 in the Nikon D80 group challenge called silhouette morning and evenings 

 

My image taxi was voted in first place in the arthouse productions international group challenge called aerial perspectives 

 

Also a recent winner was my image japanese garden which won the statues and such group challenge called tiny toys

 

Thanks to all those who took part and voted.

 

Along with my recent win in a redbubble challenge, 12 of my images were featured on the home page of the Nikon D80 Users group.