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Looking for a `Feature Wall' image ? June 13 2016

If you're looking for a `Feature Wall' image with a (big) difference for home, you'll be totally satisfied with `the Cooma Rockfields - almost Africa ...' From the moment I shot this image, I've been in love with it, & I'm sure you will be, too.  At an image size of 945 x 2915mm, it's a big image, with lots of interesting elements. The colours & textures of the Cooma landscape are here in abundance, & the whole image is beautifully balanced.

Available as a Framed Print or Stretched Canvas, this image would complement any large room. Go to: http://imagesatmurrays.com.au/collections/country/products/the-cooma-rockfields-almost-africa, or bookmark the New Images gallery. Please contact me through the Website; I'll call you back & we can discuss your requirements.


Do you need to Lighten Up ? (your relaxation space ...) June 02 2016

 Do you need to Lighten Up ? (your relaxation space ...) :) 

If the answer is yes, all good. Choose between lots of colourful, light-hearted images, in the `Autumn' collection. Available as Framed Prints, Stretched Canvas' or Acrylic, a colourful image on your favourite wall will have you becoming a `stay-at-home' this Winter. Go to: https://imagesatmurrays.com.au/collections/the-changing-seasons-autumn, or bookmark the New Images gallery. Please contact me through the Website; I'll call you back & we can discuss your requirements.


I wish I had a Rainforest in my Living Room .. ! June 02 2016

I wish I had a Rainforest in my Living Room .. !

If this is you, no worries ! You can have a big, beautiful Rainforest print on your wall, with no mess ! Available as Framed Prints, Stretched Canvas' or Acrylic, a large-scale Rainforest image will transform your Living room. Go to: https://imagesatmurrays.com.au/collections/rainforest, or bookmark the New Images gallery. Please contact me through the Website; I'll call you back & we can discuss your requirements.

 


* I've been featured on Visit NSW's weekly fan photo competition ! July 23 2015

I'm very happy to once again be featured on Visit NSW's weekly fan photo competition !

 

The image selected, shown here, is of Du Faurs Rocks, facing West to the Gardens of Stone region, at Mt Wilson, in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. This image was shot as the recent (& spectacular) Snow event was just starting, on the afternoon of 16th July. In this week's competition, there is some beautiful imagery. I hope you'll visit. This image can be found at ...

http://imagesatmurrays.com.au/collections/the-panoramics-collection/products/du-faurs-rocks-mt-wilson-at-4pm-facing-west-to-the-gardens-of-stone-region

& viewed on Facebook at ... 

https://www.facebook.com/imagesatmurrays/photos/pb.468820293229377.-2207520000.1437633506./756593504452053/?type=1&theater

The competition is run on the Facebook page of Visit NSW, & can be found at ...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.861585220546146.1073741950.189418651096143&type=3

The Panoramics Collection is building, & can be found at ...

http://imagesatmurrays.com.au/collections/the-panoramics-collection


* Random images of ... Ganden Monastery April 01 2015

Ganden Monastery lies about 50kms outside Lhasa, in Tibet. Founded in 1409, it was heavily bombed by the Red Guards in the 1959 Tibetan Uprising, following China's Cultural Revolution. With a stunning view over the surrounding valley, it's a terrific place for a day-trip from Lhasa, whilst you acclimatise to the altitude. Tibet at-large is worlds-apart from Western society (which is why you'd see it ..), & a walk-thru the Chapels takes the comparison to another place entirely. Visitors have often just arrived the previous evening in Lhasa, off the Train across the Tibetan Plateau (another mind-widening experience !).

Ganden is a big Monastery, with numerous Chapels, in various stages of rebuild. There are about 200 monks working there now, after having about 2,000 at the time of the 1959 Uprising.  The displays within the Chapels are spectacular, demonstrating the reverence the Tibetans have for their Buddhist faith. The rooms within the Chapels are packed with artifacts, as well as the beautiful banked displays of Yak-Butter Candles, fluttering away. The smell is of incense & an earthy mix of burning Yak Butter, wax & dust, which under-emphasises the impressive nature of what you're seeing, as well as the obvious wealth in the room. 1-Yuan notes are stuffed in every crevice as offerings, & White & Gold silk scarves are twisted around all the Goblets & Bells. The background hum of Tibetan Monks chanting may well have been taped (I don't recall seeing them performing here - that's impressive ..!). It's fair to make the point, here. The Monks are oppressed; struggling under the authoritarian rule of the Chinese superpower situated right-next-door. Everything in Tibetan life is a struggle; particularly the existence of the Monks & the Monasteries.  Dissent is dealt with in the traditions of old-world China - harshly.

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* Light-Painting at Audley - Saturday night, 27th September 2014. September 28 2014

The weather last night was fine, with clear skies. Perfect for Light-Painting. I decided to do some Torch-work (I was taping the footy ..). I'd gone originally to Wattamolla, to find people were having a picnic (at night !), on the waterfall. Rather than trash their night, I took my plan B. Driving back to Audley, I did my 1st session of Light-Painting, at Dance-Hall Flat. This image looks West, up the river - a view I've always loved. It's another big image, in the style I enjoy; an 11 minute Bulb Exposure, at F/8 & ISO 100, with the Ducks & Water-hens hissing & honking all around me (Wow - that was amazing .. !), & the whole thing just wrapping-up in time for me to exit before the gates shut, at 8.30pm. Very satisfying. For those who are interested in some Tuition in this unique aspect of Photography, I'll be basing my `In-the-Field' Tuition at this venue. Just send me an email, from the Contact page on my Web-site.


* Light-Painting Tuition - You Can Do This ...! September 26 2014

   If you've been wondering how images like this are created (& yes, they are created; it's not just a matter of taking a shot ..), why not get some Tuition on how to do it. Light-Painting can be done with very basic gear, & exciting results are possible even in the convenience of your own Garden !  Exciting images are all around us, & with the wonderful versatility of current-day DSLR's, you can easily create your own Lounge-room Gallery of Framed originals. For Tuition in how to create quality images like this large-scale Exposure at the beautiful Wattamolla Lagoon, contact me through the Contact page of my Web-site. I'll talk you through some Details, & we're away ! Why not team up with a friend, for a 2-on-1 Photography tuition session that'll leave you excited at the possibilities in store. Go to the Contact screen, & leave a message for me. Let's start creating ..


* What a Difference a Day makes ...or, Super-Moon plus 1 Day. September 17 2014

   All enthused after successfully capturing the Super-Moon, I backed up for another shot at it, the next night. Now, the Moon loses an hour a night, & also changes it's point of ascension. I'd found an exciting shooting-position as I'd walked out the previous night. So...

the 1st image was gained from where I've been doing recent work on my next Project ... (soon ..). Beautiful light ...

the Moon rose above the horizon well North of the previous night, & I waited at least 1/4 hr (it took ages ..) to ascend above the Northern headland at Wattamolla. The looming-Moon lightshow was really spectacular...

probably better than the actual moon viewing. Beautiful, though. If you ever shoot the Full Moon, try (very hard) to shoot the 1st night. The colours in the image are way superior. Till next time ..!