Giant Tree Ferns, Maites Rest © David B Simmonds

Thoughts, tips, notes and things that inspire me, maybe they'll inspire you, too.

When three shots are better than one!

December 15, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Walking the Castle Cove to Johanna Beach section of the Great Ocean Walk gives many wonderful photography opportunities. I'd lingered too long with the late afternoon light on the rocks at the very end of the beach. The fast falling light had not lit up the sky as I'd hoped, for which I'd selected my favourite Canon 17mm TS lens (and, of course, a...
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Flowing Water

August 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Time off from the normal routine is a great opportunity to get the camera out and experiment, discover new subjects or new angles on favourite places and subjects. One of mine is Johanna Beach. While I have lots of beautiful images of the beach, waves etc my current fascination is capturing the constant motion and energy of the ocean in a soft abst...
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Winter Fungi, Winter Fun

August 18, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you put your camera away. The Otways ever changeable beauty is still wonderful and inspiring. Fungi of all shapes, colours and sizes have been springing up in the forest and leaf litter. So macro photography’s been high on my list at the moment. They’re quite amazing, and often look best in soft overcast light,...
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From Ceduna to China...a Segue

July 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I was cruising my friend Nick Rains FB timeline when I came across his Ceduna post accompanied by a beautiful shot of the nearby sand dunes just up the road at Fowler’s Bay. Nick was lamenting Ceduna’s accommodation conditions, TV & fridge not working, dirty shower… Well at least it had those “amenities”. Sounds like Ceduna has improved a tad sinc...
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Full Moons...or not?

June 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
As the great American photographer, Ansell Adams, said: "The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it." It’s not what you see but how you see it. As a professional photographer, this is the skill I bring to my clients. Seeing more than appears on the surface, or at first glance. It’s a bit of a cliché but seeing...
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