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Ocean Coast Photographer

My Photography

I have been taking photos for over 40 years mostly of events, travels and basically a diary of my life. It's only when I moved to Taradale, about 5 years ago  that  I discovered photography as an art form.  I was inspired by the landscape and the historical artifacts within it. I also discovered the rich and diverse art community within the Castlemaine region which gave me the courage to express myself with my photography and to share it with anyone interested with my work.

Black and white photography has eluded me, but with the advent of digital dark rooms with the likes of Adobe Photoshop has made me a convert to black and white processing. A black White images is a pure expression of a subject or scene just based on it luminosity and contrast i.e. light and dark tones.

The American landscape photographer Ansell Adams has also been an inspiration even before I started to take photography seriously. His dictum that "you do not take a photograph you make it" resounds with me . I spend time crafting an image which captures my thoughts and emotions as to why the subject "talked to me".

Taradale

Taradale 

Taradale is a small country township in central Victoria, Australia. As a relatively new arrival to Taradale I have been inspired by the landscapes and their historical artifacts. This inspiration has also been fuelled by the creativity of the diverse artistic community in this region.

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The Colours of Taradale

The Colours of Taradale

One of the delights of living in Taradale are the dramatic cloudscapes and the changing light they create. In summer you have to get up early to capture some dramatic sunrises. In autumn the there is a kaleidoscope of colour in the deciduous trees, and the sunsets can be spectacular. Winter is the only month when the colours become quite muted. However, the light can be quite dramatic when the sun peaks through the clouds to highlight some part of the landscape. These are fleeting moments and usually happen when a camera is not at hand!
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