Katamama, a new boutique hotel in Bali, translates age-old Indonesian traditions into a contemporary classic. BY JENINNE LEE-ST. JOHN. Photography by MARK LANE.Read More
I just completed a shoot for Smiths Beach Resort in the fabulous South West of Western Australia. This is in the Margaret River wine region which in my past life as a winemaker have spend many great seasons. The coastline and beaches are some of the best in the world and we wanted to showcase the beauty and colour of the area for one of the best holiday destinations in the area. We gave the Canon 5DmkIII a good run and used a Lastolite sunfire 2x1m reflector which provided a lovely skin glow.
Model: Shayla White
Assisted by: Kurt Nigg
A Noosa Beach sunset - this shot was taken along the point towards the popular surf break in the national park. There is a little bit of HDR in this, but it is mostly a combination of 0.6s exposures to capture the movement of the surf.
Canon 5DmkII ISO100 f/5, EF16-35mm L f/2.8 II @ 35mm various exposures from 0.6s to 10s.
After attending a Fine Art Printing workshop with Les Walkling at the CCP in Melbourne, I decided to attend the week long version at Orpheus Island - what a fantastic opportunity to use the latest Epson printers & inks with as much paper as we could use! Many thanks to the sponsors of the week, Kayell Australia, Nikon & Hasselblad. Some fantastic coaching from Darren Jew as well on underwater gear and techniques (more images to follow). I was very pleased to have this print judged best print of the week (had to be shot on or around the Island during the week).
Canon 5D mk II 16-35mm f/2.8 L II @ f/16 Three exposures - merged with Photomatix Pro.
We spent a great weekend down in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. The most famous landmark, and most often photographed landmarks are the twelve apostles. The twelve apostles are about 2 more hours drive, so that didnt happen this time. I think a special trip will be required. The weather on Saturday was great and an excellent clear morning, but a huge swell was pounding the coast which developed over the weekend to be massive - surf as big as I have seen in Margaret River, WA. The sunrise was good, but not spectacular. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from the morning - this spot is just south of the Lorne Jetty.
Canon 5DmkII 5secs @ f/16 ISO100, EF24-70mm L f/2.8 @ 24mm. Lee 0.9 SGND filter.
I know - more shots of Sugarloaf rock - just a great site. This rock is off Cape Naturaliste in South West Western Australia. This shot is a stitch of 7 frames shot portrait with lots of overlap. This series of shots was taken between rain showers - the clouds look great!
Canon 5D mark II 0.8sec @ f/18 ISO100, EF16-35mm L II f/2.8 @ 18mm. Lee 0.9 SGND & Lee 1.2ND filters. Stitched with PTgui Pro and cropped square in Photoshop. I have series from this location and will put up when I finish processing them.
Overnight stay at the OBH (Ocean Beach Hotel) in Perth, Western Australia. I setup on the rocks for this shot before dawn and waited. After the shot, I grabbed an excellent fresh OJ and a great latte at il Lido over the road. The main building in this shot is the Indiana Tea House.
Just flew into Perth and made a run straight to the beach! I miss this coast now that I live in Bendigo. Here is a shot from Trigg Beach just on sunset tonight.
Canon 5DmkII 30secs @ f/16 ISO100 EF16-35mm L II f/2.8 @ 25mm. Lee Big stopper 10 stop ND, Lee 0.9 soft GND.
Just got back from a short break in Bali - met some great characters. The more formal traditional dress shots are from ceremonies at the Global Spa Summit, while the others were from one afternoon spend at Padang-Padang beach (near Uluwatu).
The trip to Bali last week revealed that the coffee culture is alive and well. Trained Barista's, and superb Macaroons. Stunning sour-dough bread. Other highlights were Biku (Indonesian & High-tea), The Living Room (international), Sarong (asian, indian..amazing) and the old faithful La Lucciola (italian).