Expanse Photography | Mark Eden Photographer

Posts Tagged ‘travel’

Home from Vietnam (and a new wallpaper)

Home from Vietnam (and a new wallpaper)

Dusk on the river near Hoi An’s Ancient Town Back home from Vietnam and starting on the process of cataloguing, keywording selecting and developing a new batch of images for release into the big wide world. It’s a lengthy process but I think I’ve worked out a workflow to get them out there in good […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Vietnam Bound

Vietnam Bound

Things have been a little quiet around here lately, and they’re about to get even quieter for the next couple of weeks. I’m about to board a plane for Hanoi, Vietnam where I have the chance to visit a place I have wanted to see for a long, long time: Halong Bay. Following that, I’ll […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Travel Portrait Photography- Approaching Strangers

Travel Portrait Photography- Approaching Strangers

Marrakech, Morocco. This orange juice seller in Djemma el-Fna was more than happy to pose for some photos after I bought several glasses of juice. When we travel to a destination with the intention of photography, photographers mostly try to capture the destination in its entirity, rather than focus on one particular feature or aspect. […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Off To The USA

Off To The USA

As this post goes live, I’ll be on a plane bound for New York via Los Angeles. Things will be a little quiet around here for a few weeks as I explore the northeast corner before heading back to Seattle and San Francisco and who knows where else in between. I do have a few […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Melbourne’s CBD

Melbourne's CBD

Looking through some recent and not so recent images of Melbourne for a client request, I realised that I don’t get out and shoot my home town nearly enough. Which is a shame because it is a great place to photograph with a lot of varying subjects. The city skyline, while not as imposing as some larger international cities, […]

Be Sociable, Share!

The Scramble

The Scramble

The district of Shibuya is modern Tokyo at its most epic. An area of omnipresent neon and fashionable youth where thousands flock to eat, drink, shop and be merry. The embodiment of this hive of activity is Shibuya Crossing where pedestrian traffic flows out of Shibuya Station and across the multi sided intersection before disappearing into […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Japan First Look

Japan First Look

Shibuya Crossing Back from Japan and starting the long process of cataloging, key-wording and editing another few thousand images. I’ll post more on my own way of doing this later, but for now, some impressions of photographing in Japan: Japan is such a country of contrasts that it is impossible for two people’s viewpoints to be […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Tokyo Bound

Tokyo Bound

At the moment, I’m on a plane to Tokyo. A place I have been desperately trying to get back to since my last visit in 2006. This time its for a self imposed assignment and I’m excited to be able to set my own pace and shoot what appeals to me. I love the energy […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Among Hong Kong’s markets

Click the image above to view gallery For a modern, fast moving metropolos with an abundance of shopping malls and supermarkets, the people of Hong Kong still shop predominantly at its many street markets. Throughout the city, narrow streets are lined with stalls where you can purchase anything and everything from cheap clothing, to pets to […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Digital Foci Picture Porter 35

Front view of the Digital Foci Picture Porter 35 Haven’t done a gear post in a while so I thought it was time to nerd out and post some thoughts on a backup and file management device I have been using for a while. I have been carrying Digital Foci’s Picture Porter 35 around with me […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Singapore Stopover

I’ve managed to pass through Singapore on quite a few occasions without ever actually leaving the airport, but on a recent trip to Hong Kong (more about that soon) I had an overnight layover so decided to try to make the most of a short time in the city to explore a little. Arriving late at […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Overnight in Casablanca

A while ago I mentioned starting an ongoing series about the stories behind some my own images that I have liked in the past, and I’ve just never continued on with it. So now is as good a time to make up for that as any. This image of Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco is […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Historic Echuca

Spent a few days in Echuca recently. Echuca is a small(ish) town with a population of around 12,000 located on the Murray River, the river that forms the border between Victoria and New South Wales. There is a lot of history here. This was once the largest inland port in Australia and home to the largest […]

Be Sociable, Share!

The Otways

I love the Otways region of Victoria, and try to get down there as often as possible. The Great Ocean Road is known worldwide as one of Australia’s greatest tourist attractions with it’s rugged coastline dotted with shipwrecks. But if you take the time to turn off the road and travel past the open gumtree […]

Be Sociable, Share!

The Bells, the Bells!

Federation Bells is an instillation in Birrarung Marr in Melbourne that is made up of 39 upturned bells. It was designed and built in 2001 by Anton Hasell and Neil McLachlan as part of the centenary celebrations for Australia’s Federation and unlike many questionable pieces of “modern art” this one actually has a use, given that the […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Portfolio Update

And about time too! This is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to get around to for a while now, and with all my recent preaching about springtime and new beginnings etc, I needed to take my own advice and get on with updating my portfolio. So I’ve moved some things around, taken […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Francisco de Souza

  Hailing from Zimbabwe via New Zealand where he gained a Diploma of Photography, Fransisco de Souza has travelled to many developing countries in Africa, the Indian Subcontinant and South East Asia. Fransisco works with non government orginisations and his work reflects his strong human interest and passion for story telling. Fransisco’s images are largely […]

Be Sociable, Share!

The view from Williamstown

Williamstown is a historic part of Melbourne with a strong maritime and transportation history, being situated where the Yarra River meets Port Phillip Bay. Once it was Victoria’s major cargo port with ships unloading their cargo to be transferred to trains and transported all over Australia. Today Williamstown is one of Melbourne’s more affluent suburbs and gears […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Melbourne from above

This image was taken from the Skydeck at the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, and looks out over the Federation Square and the Melbourne CBD. This is one of the newer tourist attractions in Melbourne and definitely one of the most popular. So much so, it is difficult to find a spot near the glass to […]

Be Sociable, Share!

The Photographers Ephemeris

The Photographers Ephemeris is a great little app that is available for free download for PC, Mac and also Ipad and Iphone. The app allows gives you sunrise and sunset times throughout the year for any particular area and also shows you the direction of the sunrise and sunset. It also does the same for the […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Lake Fyans

My wife and I went for a weekend away recently to the Grampians region of Victoria. While this was more of a holiday, I did find some time to make some photographs. One of the places we visited was Lake Fyans. The most prominent feature of the lake is the hundreds of bare trees that […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Dawn at Queenscliff Pier

I spent a morning at Queenscliff recently photographing the historic pier as part of a personal project and came up with this. Shot at dawn with the sun coming up over Port Phillip Bay on a cold but clear day. Queenscliff today is a small holiday town of around 1,500 people, but is significant to the […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Swan Bay, and a new project

Taken at Swan Bay Jetty at dusk on a freezing cold evening during a visit to the family for Easter. This is near the town of Portarlington, where I grew up, and it struck me while I was setting up how little I’ve actually photographed around this area. Of course I have explored the area before when I first began experimenting […]

Be Sociable, Share!

Self Assignment: The Old Garage

  I grew up in a small town about 100km from Melbourne called Portarlington. It has a population of around 3,000 and is the kind of sleepy little seaside town that everyone remembers spending their childhood holidays at. There have been many occasions where I’ve been asked where I’m from and when I’ve given the […]

Be Sociable, Share!