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Monthly Archives: May 2016

SWIMMING WITH THE MANTA RAYS IN THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

Now this is an exceptional experience – swimming with a school of manta rays in the Solomon Islands.

I’ve gone after manta rays on several assignments in the South Pacific – each time without success – until today.

In fact, my last attempt in Micronesia nearly killed me as I stupidly tried to get ahead of three of them in a strong current and vomited into my regulator from over-exertion at about 20 metres, leaving the manta’s to disappear into the burley of my previous night’s meal as I struggled to get to the surface.

SOLOMON ISLANDS COMMISSIONS PHOTO LIBRARY

The national tourism authority of the Solomon Islands has commissioned a major overhaul of its promotional imagery, with two assignments leading into the creation of an On-Line Photo Library similar to those we have build for Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu. I have shot the Solomons before (pic above) on occasional assignments over the years,...

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIP 67 – SHOOTING THE NIGHT SKY

One of my client’s has just postponed their shoot (joy) so I have a bit of time to practice a few new photography techniques. So, last night, I jumped in the car and headed about 200 kilometres west of Brisbane to take advantage of the new moon which, I’m told, lends itself to those galaxy...

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