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.
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 emperor’s army”
These two images compliment each other and are available for sale here.
“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.
“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
“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” 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” was taken at the same time as “ethereal”. I changed the colour balance in the camera to achieve the blue colouring.
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.