Bimberi Peak, or Mt Bimberi, is the highest peak in the ACT at 1912 m.a.s.l. It lies towards the south of the Brindabella Range, straddling the border between the ACT and NSW. Funnily enough, I'd never actually climbed Bimberi - perhaps because its remoter and harder to get to than many of the other Brindabella peaks such as Mt Franklin, Mt Gingera etc.Read More
A good way to make your subject stand out is to create an even background with no distracting colours or patterns. This can be done in a few different ways. Perhaps the simplest way is to use the physics of the lens you have to blur the background behind your subject. Telephoto lenses and macro lens when focused close can achieve this. Alternatively, you can create a white or black background to add some contrast and drama to your image. This can be done by over-exposing or under-exposing your background, or by using a prop in the background (such as a white sheet of paper or a black object).Read More
Watch out! Snakes crossing!
On my way up the Brindabellas to photograph the royal bluebells, I came across a big, beautiful Highlands Copperhead which had clearly got distracted while crossing the road and had stopped to sun himself. I also stopped, got out of the car, and lay on the road to admire him.Read More
Writing the previous blog post about Wahlenbergia from photographs taken almost a year ago actually inspired me to photograph more. While writing it, I realised I didn't have any good photos of Wahlenbergia gloriosa, the royal bluebell. And why the royal bluebell? Because it is the floral emblem of the ACT.Read More
On Tuesday I took my new-to-Canberra housemate Zak up in to the Brindabellas to experience the real Canberra bush. Ostensibly I was going to check on the flowering of the Critically Endangered Brindabella midge orchid, but it was mostly an excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the fleetingly cool weather. It was the first day below 30° C in several weeks and I was keen to be walking.Read More