Archive for June, 2011


Hotel under lights

Hotel under lights, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

The Marriot, I think from memory, during the Vivid festival and all lit up – nice!


Dark Cardinals

Dark Cardinals, originally uploaded by smallfox2.

Statues – taken at night outside St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney.
I don’t know if they actually are cardinals.


Just verifying – pay no attention :)



Photography In The Pacific Northwest USA Oregon

Coralie, aka MrsRoadrunner, lives in Oregon, loves it, (and from her pictures, I can fully understand why) and is an enthusiastic photographer. She writes in this guest post of the wonders of her state, a plethora of photo opp’s and breathtaking scenery!
You can also find her on her website at and her Facebook Page.


Oregon is a very scenic place to visit.
When I talk about Oregon to others, one thing that always comes out of my mouth is bring a camera!
Whether a writer, painter – whatever creative expression you use, don’t forget it! The arts in Oregon are very much alive and well!

Oregon is a place where the density is 39 acres per person. What does this mean for a state of 98,000 square miles? This means we have space here! A place where one can stretch their legs if they so choose, or go to the city where one can find all kinds of subjects to shoot.

Myself, I am drawn to our wildlife and nature. To the soaring eagles, to the snakes. We have the falling cascades, which one can see as you drive down the roads. These cascades are what some people call waterfalls. Naturally, the Cascade Mountains are filled with them!!

We have the Painted Hills. They look like some giant of a beast came along with his paint brush and just colored the hills for his amusement. We have the red rocks that have creative rock sculptured out of them. We have canyons, canyons that melt into the sky line.

Our Mountains! The Sisters Mountains, three Sisters to be exact! Faith, Hope and Charity have an admirer, Three Fingered Jack. Mt. Washington and Mt. Hood look on with admiration at Mt. Jefferson!

Bachelor Butte (who is now called Mt. Bachelor) and Black Butte are here
as well. Black Butte even has it’s own ranch! So many Buttes!! Ones like
Bachelor Butte (or um Mt. Bachelor) are open for fun in the snow at that time of the year!

Oh boy, then the rivers and lakes! The Columbia river, The Crooked River, The John Day River and many, many more! Is it any wonder that Oregon is such a great place to fish?

Photography in Oregon is like breathing fresh air. They walk hand in hand! And you are never at a loss for a photo-opportunity.


This post brought to you courtesy of IDEAL GUEST.


Heads up for an Ideal Guest

A quick note that this weekend Mrs Roadrunner (aka Coralie) will be posting in Smallfox Photos blog!

This deal was brought to you by IDEAL GUEST.

Stay tuned!


New works – Night Photography

I have done very little in the way of night photography. Not due to lack of opportunity, really, because night comes every day.

Anyway, I went with a friend, also a photographer, to the Vivid Festival in Circular Quay in Sydney. They put on light shows apparently. They light up the Opera House with images and patterns. It was alright but truthfully I was rather underwhelmed.

However, we then walked up to Macquaire St and on towards Hyde Park. I flicked my camera onto Shutter Priority and set it to 3 seconds. This is its maximum – it’s an old superzoom.

Well I quite liked some of the results, though in the dark there are so many things that come out in a picture that I couldn’t see at the time, so some composition didn’t work out as I intended. Overall, though, I am happy with what I managed to get and for the discovery of what a long exposure at night can do.

These can be seen larger by clicking on the pics. All are available on RedBubble.


Ideal Guest

A quick note, again.

I have decided to push this site some more. I will take the risk of looking a bit pathetic because actually I think that IDEAL GUEST is a very good idea. Before I set it up I could find nothing like it anywhere and I believe that there is a place, even a need for it.

In fact, I think it is a great idea and I want people who come upon this site to know that it is not dead, just rather quiet in its early stages of gestation.

I am putting out the word in a variety of forums.

Come one, come all!

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