South-East Asia With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
5M ago
It’s been a long time since I travelled overseas so extensively. Perhaps it was almost fifteen years ago when my wife and I did a whirlwind tour of Europe. There was the pandemic messing with things, sure, and trips to New Zealand and Fiji, but nothing substantial. So it was over Xmas the family and in-laws embarked on a four-week tour of south-east Asia. A image from the Sanctuary of Truth in Pattaya, Thailand. It’s not a temple per se, but a collaborative ongoing work that is incredible to see just in terms of sheer detail, but it was this gold-leaf tree outside that caught my eye. Coming i ..read more
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Perfect One Day: Queensland With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Over the Xmas break we spent six weeks in Queensland bouncing between families we hadn’t seen in almost a year thanks to COVID and border closures. This series, ‘Perfect One Day’ is a play on the old Queensland adage of ‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next’. Indeed, Queensland typically offers up perfect, sunny weather and ideal holiday conditions, but not always. Nor is the landscape ‘perfect’. Once again I am looking for the beauty in everything, even the mundane and banal. I am not sure what this machinery we found in the cane fields is, but I was quite obsessed with it and the afternoon l ..read more
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Skiing At Charlotte's Pass With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
8M ago
It’s a bit of a family tradition on my wife’s side of the family to journey to Charlotte’s Pass every year. Located in the alpine region of New South Wales, Charlotte’s Pass is Australia’s highest ski resort, a small village that is snowbound during winter. Finally, with COVID well in the rear-view now, we headed down to check it out. A ICM image of snow drifts coming through looking over the valley towards Australia’s highest ‘mountain’, Mt Kosciusko. I like the painterly quality here and sense of movement. I knew from the outset this would be a challenging trip photographically. The village ..read more
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Ghostland: New Zealand's North Island With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Three years ago my friend and I planned a trip to do the Tongariro Crossing on New Zealand’s North Island. Often hailed as one of the best day walks in the world, this had been on my bucket list for a long time. I’d seen photos of the Emerald lakes and ‘Mt Doom’, wanted nothing more than to do a bit of hiking and capture some creative images of this unique environ. I’ve had this image of Mount Ngauruhoe in my mind’s eye for a long time. It was nice to finally tick it off on the Tongariro Crossing. We were packing, getting ready to go and… COVID. Right before we were about to leave, the world ..read more
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Taking The Long Way To The Main Range Track, Kosciusko National Park
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Earlier this year myself and my friend headed the long way down to Jindabyne via Tumut to tackle the Main Range Track. The Main Range is a 21km-odd track within the Kosciusko National Park taking in everything from glacial lakes to dramatic alpine tors. It had been a while since I had travelled, or hiked, since COVID, so expectations were high. We found this abandoned service station in Marulan, a former highway town. I love places like this which sum up the Australian roadtrip experience. We headed off the main highway through some of the smaller towns the highway has forgot, such as Marulan ..read more
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The Continuing Joy Of Disposable Cameras
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Generally, when I go away on trips, I like to take a disposable camera or two. I’ve had a couple in my bag for a few years now, including your usual Kodak Funsaver, a black-and-white Ilford HP5 disposable and a Lomography LomoChrome Purple. I pull them out when I’m bored or maybe see something of interest where I can’t get to my main camera, the Fuji GFX50R. A image taken with LomoChrome Purple of a glacial lake on the Main Range Track in NSW, Australia. This is the National Museum of Australia in Canberra I confess I had no idea about until I booked this trip. The architecture is wild, a re ..read more
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Canola Season In Regional NSW With The Sigma SD-H
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Well, who could have predicted what would become of 2020. Certainly not me. I had a big New Zealand trip planned in April, lots of photographic ideas… and then coronavirus. Everything, for everyone, changed, but like all of us I’ve tried to make the best of it. So it was I headed out with the family for a roadtrip to regional NSW right through canola country. Funnily enough, I had no idea it was canola season. It was simply a happy coincidence. Having never seen canola before, I was amazed at how rich and vibrant the colour was. If I was travelling by myself, I probably would have been pullin ..read more
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Uluru & The Red Centre With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
8M ago
For a very, very long time I’ve been meaning to get out to Uluru, the red heart of Australia, for photography. Prior to this trip the closest I’d been to the Outback was Silverton, which any real Australian will tell you is not the real Outback at all. Although I generally steer towards more abstract imagery these days, I couldn’t resist this famous view. It really is a sight to watch the Rock glow at sunset. This was from Uluru Lookout not far from Yulara. The first thing that strikes you is the rich, ochre red colour of the earth. It’s quite remarkable and alien at the same time. The two bi ..read more
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Snow In Katoomba With The Fuji GFX50R
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by Jason Round
8M ago
I’ve been up to the Blue Mountains here in New South Wales countless times. My mother lived there for almost fifteen years, but I had never, until now, been there while it was snowing. When I heard a rare cold blast was due that almost guaranteed snow, I had to check it out. Snow is a rare thing in the Blue Mountains, but this particular day it didn’t seem to want to stop. As I was driving up from my home in Sydney’s west I kept an eye on outside temp. It was five degrees, then four, three… rain turned to sleet and finally snow. To say I was excited was an understatement. I arrived in Katoomb ..read more
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Rattle & Hum Car Show With The Sigma SD-H
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by Jason Round
8M ago
Many moons ago I was a car magazine editor. As such, you might say I have a certain appreciation for a fine automobile, plenty of which could be found at the 2019 Rattle & Hum car show at Castle Hill RSL. I decided to go along with the Sigma SD-H and 50mm 1.4 to see if I could hunt down some abstracts. The results came up nicely. Can you guess what models of car these are? As this was an Australian vintage car show, you might not be familiar with some of these models, but there was plenty of American muscle on hand as well. I’ve found with this style high key-like photography I’m into the ..read more
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