Fast approaching 50 while frequently checking the rear view mirror


Wow or woah ?…I am blogging.

Photography is my passion, the technology, the techniques, the journey, the discoveries. It began with my very first Praktica 35mm film camera Mum bought for a birthday surprise after we saw it at some secondhand store. I still have this camera & it still works as though it were new.

Exploring  the Australian Outback by road is another passion lit by many years of traversing up & down the “middle” on the Stuart highway for work “adventures”.  This big brown beautiful island seems small these days because of  the vastness I have seen, & the distance’s I have travelled, but I just know, the exploration of my home has only just begun. It is much larger than I can imagine at the moment.

So upon waking up early one morning at the start of  a few very short days off, I again  jump in the ute & drive 8 hours into the bush to take a photo.

The image below is my best result so far using long exposures & light painting. A new obsession I believe. What you see is straight out of the camera using 1 very long exposure (shutter locked open) for around 20 minutes. Taken at night under the light of a moon at about 40%. It was cold & windy with spiders & every other bug imaginable watching & lurking close by. Suffer for the art I guess.


6 responses

  1. is this the grand total or are you gonna do more????

    September 19, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    • Absolutely just the beginning !

      September 20, 2011 at 12:21 am

  2. Very cool. I’d like to try something like this. What are you using as a “brush” – light source?

    September 20, 2011 at 7:53 am

    • Mainly using small incandescant lights. 12 volt automobile globes are ideal & can be coloured using translucent paint available from model shops.

      September 20, 2011 at 10:39 pm

  3. Hi ! We saw your I think that might be Larry image and loved it. If you would like to be featured on then please email us at
    Blue Skies,

    July 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    • Hi Charlie & thankyou for liking Larry !!..Email sent & hope to be featured soon !

      July 25, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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