My name’s Murray Foote and I’ve been pursuing photography for over thirty years. For much of that time, I’ve been involved with the Canberra Photographic Society, including as President, Vice-President and Competition Director.
This blog currently contains images from recent trips; in 2011 to Patagonia, Antarctica, Falkland Islands, Iguazu Falls, Easter Island & Tahiti, in 2012 to Japan and also in 2012 to New York.
The image in the header is of Lake Hume, near Old Tallangatta, in Victoria near the border with New South Wales. I shot this on film on 6x17mm film format using a Gaoersi panorama camera and a 75mm Rodenstock Grandagon f6.8 lens. It is a long exposure after dark, not sure how long, maybe 5 or 10 minutes.
In 1987 I was sent around Australia taking photographs of lighthouses for a history of Australian lighthouses, From Dusk Till Dawn. This was published in 1988 and contains about ninety of my images. I am currently posting images from this on the blog.
I took most of the images on large format (5×4″ film size) and some on 35mm (mainly fisheyes inside the lighthouses). The image above is from a 1937 Rollieflex twin-lens reflex.
I am official photographer for Thredbo, Sydney and Narooma Blues Festivals. I had exhibitions of live music images at Mogo in 2009 and 2010 at the time of the Narooma/ Bateman’s Bay Blues Festival. Here is one from those exhibitions:
There are many links to live music images under the Blues tab in this blog.