Liquidamber leaf in autumn colours. Available as fine art prints on paper or canvas. E-mail me on for details.


A change from my usual landscapes. This is how I started freelancing when I had three models on tap and a couple of UK magazines seemed to like the black and white 10×8 prints of my three children that I sent to them on a regular basis. Here I caught my daughter as she blew on the seedhead of a dandelion plucked from my almost weed free lawn! She, is still my little girl although she has a grown up family of her own. Good to see that the negative from which this was scanned is still in perfect condition after all those years.

An ethereal shot created by using a slow shutter speed so that the moving sea is blurred but the stationary rocks remain sharp. Available as a fine art print.

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Late afternoon seascape with breaking wave

Breaking wave tinted by late afternoon sun from Malabar headland in Sydney.

Australia: Canvas print 58x20cms Storm clouds near Berridale, Snowy Mountains, NSW

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SAVE during Smashwords Read an E-book week (5 to 11 March)

I have just enrolled my e-books into the Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion (5 to 11 March) with many being FREE for the week of the promotion. To see my books go to and take advantage of this opportunity to review my offerings at reduced prices (25%-off, 50%-off, 75%-off and FREE).

How the Program Works:

At one minute past midnight Pacific time (US) on March 5, the special Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion catalogue goes live on the Smashwords home page ( Readers can browse the catalogue and search by coupon code levels and categories. After 11:59pm Pacific time (US) on March 11, the catalogue disappears.

The coupon codes only work at Smashwords, not at retailers served by Smashwords.

You can see my books at

Abstract saplings

Abstract saplings

8123348 – Saplings
Archivally produced fine art prints A4 size with white borders (image size 25×18.73cms) $AUD35 including postage and packing within Australia or $AUD45 rest of world.
A3+ size with white borders (image size 37.4x28cms) $AUD65 including postage and packing within Australia or $AUD80 rest of world.
A2 size with white borders (image size 50.76x38cms) $AUD90 including postage and packing within Australia or $AUD110 rest of world.
Payment through Paypal.
Go to ‘Contact’ and message me with details of your order or for prices of other sizes or for canvas prints.

Dawn at Lemon Tree Passage, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

Dawn at Lemon Tree Passage, Port Stephens, NSW, Australia

Early morning over Port Stephens from Lemon Tree Passage in New South Wales. Available as a fine art print. Email with subject “3080492 lb” for details.

Here is the Introduction to my new e-book, Images that Sell Volume 2: Marketing our photographs for use by publishers is a time consuming task for stock photographers especially for those who are a one man or woman band. I know, I’ve tried it for many years. Just lately, I have relied on using Alamy, the on-line photographic library in an effort to sell licenses to my pictures for use by publishers including those who I am very unlikely to sell to on my own. For instance, in this book there are images that have sold to publishers in Turkey and Italy.
So, what is this book about? I have put together some of my photographs that have been licensed through Alamy to show the range of subjects and countries for which licenses have been issued. It is an attempt to show how diverse the requirements of publishers can be. It is also an indication of how some very ordinary subjects can appear in print if the image does the job for the publisher.

The ebook will be available on 22 February and you can pre-order from

And, here is a picture from the ebook:
An evening walk and warm light produced the right conditions for a backlit shot. It’s nothing out of the ordinary but sometimes this sort of picture is just what an editor wants.
Licensed by Alamy for worldwide editorial use in a magazine.

It was the night before Christmas and was the first one I had not spent with my family. Instead I had been rostered on as Fire Picket on my Royal Air Force station. A fellow airman and I had been granted leave to go to the cinema in the nearby village and as we returned to camp along a country lane the frost was the hardest I had ever known. The silence was intense, broken only by the heels of our boots. Above, the stars sparkled in the clear sky. It was the Christmas Eve of fiction. And it was cold. Even with the collar of my greatcoat turned up the tops of my ears were burning with the cold.

We had stopped talking, each in his private world. I was thinking of my family — they would soon be getting ready to go to midnight communion. But, then my thoughts changed. Here I was in the depths of the country rather than in busy London and the silence and the stars seemed to suggest a world waiting for a momentous event.

And, of course, the world waits for that event every Christmas Eve but, sadly, the event has been downgraded year after year so that in each succeeding year the effect becomes less and less. Peace on earth and goodwill to all men cannot compete with personal greed and winning at all cost.

And, we are the losers no matter how many possessions we gain.

I wish I could walk up that country lane again as I did all those years ago and remember the feelings that were engendered then. I wish I could remember the beliefs and aspirations I had in those far off days of youth.

Maybe I should put my mind to it and perhaps I will feel again the thrill of the momentous event that we celebrate every year. And perhaps I shall recall what life is really about.

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