I recently took up a little photo assignment for a local publication but it was a location that was already on my hit list and had been for a long time so I was happy to give up a planned trip in another location of Sumatra to tackle this magnificent location in North Bengkulu. A waterfall named Curug 9 just north of the city of Arga Makmur in north Bengkulu. This location is a 3.5 hour hike from the nearest village and it is finished off in the last hour by a very extreme descent, which is not for the […]
My trip to Tanzania to capture some great images and video on the Serengeti has made it onto the National Geographic Documentary called Animal Fight Night. The link to preview the footage can be found here > https://app.aframe.com/links/062066943617753e97150fb0a813b23b
You can walk around and wander into areas and take photos but to really get the photo you want it has to be well planned. Here is photo I took that I planned to take a week earlier when I first visited the location. Scouting out great spots and subjects on this beach there are many trees and logs washed up so I took note and opened my tide times and moon phase apps. I picked my subject, which was this nice tree stump sitting perfectly on the beach then chose the perfect afternoon where the tide was at it’s […]
This is my 5th year now living abroad and while the wheels are still spinning I haven’t seen the results I was hoping for. The year of 2017 will see big changes and a renewed focus on what matters and why I am here. So expect to see the tide go out on a few projects this year and the tide come in on renewed focus on my photography and video production. There is one brick and mortar project that keeps me busy and that is our ever growing restaurant on the beachfront in Bengkulu and that is where this […]
Exploring the tea fields surrounding the city of Kepahiang in Bengkulu, Sumatra. I visited these fields a few years ago but until now didn’t realise how big they are. They are big is an understatement. The tea fields also have spotty patches of forest within them, which I knew would be a prime location for some birds of prey. It didn’t take long for them to start doing swift passes at the Mavic Pro. So I snagged this panorama before I got taken down by a fast diving eagle.
I love searching for leading lines and compositions in landscapes that help lead the eye. This is the leading lines of Enggano island.
I always want to capture all elements of life and culture and not just beautiful landscapes, but sometimes I also try to use my photography to help people when life has dealt them a cruel blow. In December an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude struck the coastal region of Aceh and over 100 lives were lost and many thousand were injured and made homeless. I travelled to the epicenter only 3 days after the earthquake struck to see what I could do to help in the hope my photography might be able to capture the moment and spark people into helping […]
The DJI Mavic Pro is a versatile beast. In one flight I can take amazing aerial footage and then turn the camera into portrait mode to capture amazing crisp and clear panoramic photos. Such a great little tool and yes it is tiny!!! This little drone is definitely a game changer.
This is my ride to my island home. Sometimes I feel a taste of isolation is everything the body and mind needs…
My first week with the Mavic Pro has been an interesting one. Dodging the weather mostly with the wet season in Indonesia. I am really enjoying the portrait feature on the Mavic Pro, that turns the camera in portraitaspect allowing to capture some amazing panoramic photos. Just an amazing and compact tool the Mavic Pro and perfect for my travels for aerial video and photography.