A Man, A Beard, A Camera

I'm a self taught, amateur photographer. I love travelling and take my family to strange far away places once or twice a year. I needed a way to document and remember our adventures, so in September 2013 at 41 years of age I picked up my first DSLR.

This is a collection of my photos from home and around the world. I have a bunch of cameras - most of my photos are taken with my favourite camera, a Fuji X100.
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"Come forth into the light of things and let nature be your teacher. "
- William Wordsworth.

Photo by me - Allora, Southern Queensland.

Shadows in the pre-dawn light.


Why I used a filter for this Black and White image.

A Polarizing filter can be used to darken overly light skies as it increases the contrast between clouds and the sky. Like the UV filter, the Polarizer reduces atmospheric haze, but also reduces reflected sunlight. The most typical function of a Polarizer is to remove reflections from water and glass. When angled (or spun) properly, the Polarizer eliminates the reflection when shooting through a glass window or into water; a handy trick to be sure! There are two types of polarizers: linear and circular. Both types of polarizers produce a similar effect, except the circular polarizer eliminates unwanted reflected light with the help of a quarter-wave plate. The resulting image is free of reflected light, and transparent objects like glass are free of reflections.

"Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -Leonardo da Vinci

Photo by me.

Sunrise over the Goodwill Bridge, Brisbane.

Cancel your beach plans!

…unless of course you are stuck at work. In that case show my photo some love and get off Instagram before the boss catches you.

I appreciate you following my leather adventures. I know that your wife produces some great leather work so I feel privileged that you would want to follow my journey.
manbeardcamera manbeardcamera Said:

You’re welcome mate. You make some great man stuff!


Winter Sunset

I love this time of year. The morning and afternoon light is beautiful.
Looking south on the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Calling all Gold Coast photographers.
Join me on Saturday September the 6th for the #500pxGoldCoast photo walk as part of the #500pxWorldPhotoWalk.
Check my Facebook page for details.

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

Our China Odyssey, 2014.