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8/21/2011 10:41:51 AM

My book Tall Ships The Sixteen Square Riggers of Australia and New Zealand makes a perfect Fathers' Day gift, birthday or Christmas present. A numbered, signed author's edition is available. Contact me directly on 0429009320 or email More

Wollombi Valley Display

7/5/2011 3:05:01 PM

Finally the display that I have been working on for several months is up and hanging at the Wine Country Visitors' Centre in Cessnock. It features seventeen images I have captured in, and around Wollombi and a short history of the area and the local attractions. I had some assistance with the ... More


7/1/2011 3:37:14 PM

Our garden is a riot of colour during winter and early spring, largely due to the wonderful collection of grevillea that we inherited along with the house. Many of them had been neglected, had grown leggy and no longer flowered but with some careful pruning and patience we are beginning to be ... More

Tasmanian Devil

6/23/2011 9:35:15 AM

Found some lovely Tassie Devils last weekend. Here are the pictures. The best thing was that they were really healthy - too often we only see them suffering from unfortunate Devil Facial Tumour Disease. More

Wollombi Valley, Hunter NSW Floods

6/16/2011 5:31:23 PM

June 2011 the area received over 150mm of rain in two days cutting roads and flooding properties. The run off from the surrounding hills created waterfalls and streams in previously dry land. Here is a selection of images of the transformed landscape. More

Bird Lightbox Update

6/13/2011 4:50:25 PM

I have just added some excellent images of Magpie Geese (anseranas semipalmata) to my Bird Lightbox. Hope you enjoy them! More

Panoramic Images

4/21/2011 3:24:25 PM

I've just posted a new light box. I love the contrasts in this country from pristine beaches and rural sunsets to the old colliery. So much variety! Hope you enjoy it and don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to use any of the images. More

The Tall Ships Exhibition

12/8/2010 4:18:24 PM

My next exhibition has just been planned. Hope to see you there. Fairview ArtSpace Mudgee presents "The Tall Ships" Exhibition to celebrate Australia Day 2011 Opening Night Friday 21st January 2011. The exhibition will run until 13th March, 2011. Gallery hours Friday - Monday & ... More

The Emergence of a Cicada

11/24/2010 5:06:10 PM

Nothing heralds the start of an Australian summer as the sound of the cicadas. Summer is on its way! I spent the evening watching a cicada emerge from its shell. The gradual strengthening of its paper fine wings over a few hours was fascinating to watch. I hope you enjoy this peep into the amazing ... More

The Beauty of the Rose

10/7/2010 3:53:26 PM

I've just published a new lightbox The beauty of the rose. These images capture a variety of roses and colours perfect for every mood. I've always found roses to be a fascinating subject for my photography. Their purity and symbolism are timeless Please check them out and let me know ... More

Australian Birds

10/6/2010 4:31:32 PM

I have just added some great pelican shots to this very popular light box. Some are taken on the dam just down the road, in Wollombi and others on the Central Coast and Myall Lakes - enjoy! More

2011 Calendar

9/24/2010 11:41:37 AM

I've just put together a calendar for 2011 - seasonal images of Wollombi. All the images are also available as cards or prints as well as in the calendar. Alternatively call into the Gallery and check it out!! More

Framed Prints

7/29/2010 12:16:31 PM

Framed archival quality prints of my images and canvases are available from my Gallery in Wollombi. They are also available, unframed, at the following prices: A4 (210mm X 297mm) $A35, A3 (297mm X 420mm) $A70, A2 (420mm X 594mm) $A110 including postage to anywhere in Australia. Please contact me ... More

The Wine Trail

7/20/2010 3:05:45 PM

In 1860 over sixty thousand gallons (270,000 litres) of wine was produced in the Hunter Valley, Australia. That is the equivalent of thirty thousand cases! Today production is much higher and the history of the Australian Wine Trail is fascinating and much of it centers on a small town called ... More


6/25/2010 12:23:48 PM

There are twenty three million faces in Australia - these are a few. More

Australian Cattle Sales

6/25/2010 12:18:38 PM

Every month the Wollombi Cattle Sales continue a tradition that has happened all over rural Australia for over a hundred and fifty years. Locals gather to buy and sell their beef cattle. The personalities are as wide and varied as the cattle they sell.These rural images are as Australian as it ... More

Tall Ships and Square Riggers

5/18/2010 10:07:47 AM

There is something about a square rigger. It conjures up thoughts of adventure and discovery....take a moment and step back in time. This lightbox contains images from my book Tall Ships and also includes some previously unpublished images. If you would like any further information please contact ... More


5/2/2010 9:41:38 AM

Five fantastic lightboxes all about Tasmania...A Tasmanian Perspective, Wooden Boats of Tasmania, Working Boats of Tasmania, Port Arthur and Cradle Mountain with some great shots hanging from a helicopter! My contact details are all there - give me a call or email if you would like to follow up. More


4/28/2010 10:31:49 AM

I've just published a new lightbox of a local Jam Session. These images bring together an amazing collection of musicians. The youngest is three and the oldest over sixty. Age is no barrier and a love of music the only entry card. Please check them out and let me know what you think. More


4/28/2010 9:14:03 AM

Here is a great lightbox perfect for this time of the year! Bring a bit of seasonal magic into your life. In the Wollombi Valley the leaves change colour and the mists start to roll in heralding the approach of winter. Here is the proof that Australia does have seasons. Have a look at these ... More


4/26/2010 12:03:20 PM

This view of Whitehaven Beach was featured on the Lonely Planet web site.With a coastline as vast as Australia's there are a multitude of beaches and scenery that takes the breath away. From views over them to views along them they capture the vastness and diversity of our country. More


4/25/2010 8:30:19 AM

This lightbox is all about detail, often it is the detail of a picture conveys a message more clearly. The patina of an old timber wall created by years of unrelenting weathering, the detail of the handwrought nail and the rough sawn timber gives us a clearer insight into times past that any ... More


4/22/2010 2:57:16 PM

This light box has some of my favourite images, some taken only days ago of the Great Egret (Ardea Alba), also three spoonbills (platalea flavipes) perched on a fenceline reflected in the water and a pacific heron, wings outstretched. I have a complete collection of spoonbill images depicting their ... More


4/22/2010 2:48:44 PM

I've published a lightbox - Waterfalls - they hold a special magic. The curtain of crystal clear water speaks of a prisitine environment untouched by modern life. Their attraction is universal and their appeal timeless. Please feel free to email me to discuss my images. More


4/20/2010 11:49:51 AM

Wollombi, in the Hunter Valley, is a step back in time. Most of the buildings date from the 1830s and are still in use. This lightbox shows some of my favourites. Check out my Lightbox - Autumn if you'd like a bit more colour. Please feel free to email me to discuss your requirements. More


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