On Top Of The World

On Top Of The World

On Top Of The World
Imagine Dragons

I’ve had the highest mountains
I’ve had the deepest rivers
You can have it all but life keeps moving

I take it in but don’t look down

‘Cause I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
I’m on top of the world, ‘ay
Waiting on this for a while now
Paying my dues to the dirt
I’ve been waiting to smile, ‘ay
Been holding it in for a while, ‘ay
Take you with me if I can
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world.

I love the rock formations at Potter Point. Heres my last one from this mornings shoot. Potter Point can be found between Kurnell and Cronulla in Sydney Australia. The cliff top walk and views are stunning. Pathways are clearly marked and easy to follow in this area. A great area also for rock fishing, and on weekends, the photographers and fishermen can be found enjoying stunning sunrises, whilst enjoying their pastimes. Hope you like “On Top Of The World”. Cheers, Mike

The Saints Are Coming

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The Saints Are Coming….U2 and Greenday
Drove the best part of two hours after work on Friday afternoon, down to Goulburn, south of Sydney. We were on a light painting mission, but we also wanted to get the most out of our journey, so we ensured we were at our destination for Sunset. This old ruin is actually an old church…St Marys Church, Goulburn. There was a lot of cloud about, but as the sun set in the west, it lit them up brilliantly. To capture this image, I put on a 10 stop B&W screw on filter, and an ND8 soft grad. I was very happy with the way the cloud movement was portrayed.

Shot with a Sony DSLRA900 Alpha, and a Sigma 10-20 wide angle lens.

Heaven

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Heaven…Bryan Adams.

Went to Darkes Forest tonight with two great mates to capture this waterfall, after all the rain we received on Monday. It was a dangerous and tough bushwalk / climb into the base. Definitely not for the unfit or the faint hearted. The falls are called Maddens Falls, and there are only a handful of shots going around from the base of the falls. This is a 5 shot Pano. If you look halfway up the right hand side of the shot, you can see my mate Paul setting up for a shot of his own. I left Paul in the shot to show a sense of scale.

Shot using a Sony DSLRA900 and a Sony 24-70 Lens, on a Novoflex Pano head.

Blue Monday

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Blue Monday…New Order.
Blue Monday is my effort at trying something a little different with my processing this year. Shot as a Long Exposure, I initially wanted to go with a B&W shot, but after viewing it, decided to add a hint of blue to both the jetty and the building. The title was due to the unbelievable flood situation currently going on in the East Coast of Australia on the public holiday of the Australia Day weekend.

Shot using a Sony DSLRA900 Alpha, and a Sony 24-70 Lens.

Land Downunder

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Land Downunder…Men At Work
Land Downunder is my tribute to Australia Day, which is today, 26/1/2013. Myself and some good mates went to this location well before sunrise on our National Day, and luckily we were rewarded with a spectacular sunrise. This location is called Paddys Oysters, and is located in Brisbane Waters Drive, on the NSW Central Coast.

Shot with a Sony DSLRA900 Alpha, a Sony 24-70 lens, and a Novoflex Pano Head.

Oh Lonesome Me

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Oh Lonesome Me….Neil Young

Oh Lonesome Me was shot very early, just before sunrise, on Australia Day, 26/1/2013. Paddys Oysters (The shed) is located on Brisbane Waters Drive, in the NSW Central Coast. Quite easy to locate, as it is directly on the drive. It is a privately owned property, and is gated and padlocked. I had to jump ankle deep into the muddy banks and jump onto the jetty to take this shot. Filthy dirty and eaten alive by Mosquitos, but was worth it I think. This is a 6 shot Pano, stitched in Photoshop CS5.

Shot with a Sony DSLRA900 Alpha, and a Sony 24-70 lens, using a Novoflex pano head and magic balance

Hallelujah

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Hallelujah….Leonard Cohen

This shot was taken at Taren Point after work on 22/1/13. The jetty is located on Private Property, and we did have a look for someone to ask beforehand. Looking out at the jetty, we were facing away from the setting sun. As you can see from the shot, it was over our shoulders on the left hand side. This is a great location to shoot, and I’ll be posting a few more shots from this location soon.

Shot with a Sony DSLRA900 and a Sony 24-70 Lens