At the end of last month I flew to Alice Springs and explored the surroundings of Central Australia over an extended weekend. It was an unbelievable trip and the experience of almost pure Outback was so unfamiliar/unique to me that I found it was amazing how Australia offers such a dynamic range of landscapes and culture from cities to the vast outback. I documented my trip visually as you’ll see as you scroll down – although some of these images are very revealing of Central Australia it is still nothing compared to being there, however with the use of panoramic photographs I hope it offers a better representation of the broad spacious lands that I experienced.
The Red Centre - Northern Territory, Australia
I have always been intrigued by the ‘Mac Screen Saver’ with the Paper Sculptures, so I decided to attempt the effect my self in a similar way. It took a while to figure out how to set things up, but I eventually created some interesting lighting angles and paper curls with a simple idea and method! Here is a short overview on how to create the effect and a little post-processing in gimp.
Looking back on some older photographs from Toulouse, France – I found these shots of a discrete church on the streets by the river Garonne. They aren’t great photos but, I do like the lighting and grungy feeling of them :)
Confédération Nationale Logement Fédération Haute Garonne
This was taken on the rocks at Mooloolaba, Queensland. I was experimenting with long exposures to create a dreamy effect with the crashing waves, however the photograph is lacking warmth and unfortunately in Mooloolaba the Sun sets in the opposite direction to the open seas, so the lighting was very cool.
On the Rocks - Mooloolaba, Queensland
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a cool swirly Christmas Tree in GIMP!
Swirly Christmas Tree