Location! Location!

Standing on the beach looking out to Mount Wellington.

Well with the help of a horde of minions Paul Amyes Photography (PAP), the global producer and purveyor of photo media par excellence, has relocated from the Wheatbelt of Western Australia to the Southern Beaches of Tasmania. Now as anyone with any kind of aspiration to any sort of global domination will know that one of the keys to success is a top-secret location, preferably hidden on a tropical island in an extinct volcano or a vast subterranean labyrinth of tunnels under a suitably gothic city scape. Well we’re no different, we have established our headquarters on a gargantuan private estate that is patrolled by a roving multitude of attack possums and killer quolls. We tried to get the more ferocious Tasmanian Devils, but the double whammy effect of Devil Facial Tumour and Tasmanian motorists decimating their numbers means that are too few in number and therefore they just won’t work for peanuts. However, there was a slight problem with the plan. Being top-secret and heavily guarded made setting up telecommunication links very difficult. The technicians either didn’t know where to find us or were put to flight by the packs of marauding marsupials. After four weeks with only dodgy mobile phone reception and non- existent 3G mobile internet we finally relented and gave out our address and told security to take the day off. With the arrival of the electric interwebs social intercourse can now resume and we can open for business again. Hoorah!


One of the deadly attack possums


A killer quoll

Seriously folks our move to Tassie went smoothly and we are now planning to re-launch the business. Consequently over the next couple of months the blog and website will be re-worked and refreshed. Blogging will continue, but I hope it will become a little more focussed on the launch of new projects, products and services. Shortly after arriving I was invited to The Mercury’s short film festival as my film had been short listed for an award. Alas I did not win anything (the competition was just too good) I have been emboldened to take my film making more seriously and will look at gaining more skills and then using them to produce a lot more work with aim of taking on editorial and commercial projects.

The neighbours are very friendly


There And Back Again

Just back from another visit to Tasmania – our third in just over a year.

In The Pink
In The Pink. Salamanca Market, Hobart Tasmania. Olympus EM-10 with 17mm f2.8 lens. 1/250, f4 at ISO 400.
Pink and Yellow
Pink and Yellow, Salamanca Market, Hobart, Tasmania. Olympus EM-10 with 17mm f2.8 lens. 1/400 sec, f4, ISO 400.

Despite being cold and wet Salamanca Markets was its usual funky self and pink fairy floss and strange fury hats were the order of the day.

Clothes Tree
Clothes Tree. Salamanca Markets, Hobart, Tasmania. Olympus EM-10 with 17mm f2.8 lens. 1/160, f4, ISO 400.

As usual the scenery didn’t fail to disappoint, and like always I just wish that I’d had more time and better range of equipment than I had on hand.

Baranjay, Franklin, Tasmania. Olympus EM-10 with 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 lens.


Sea Shells By The Sea Shore
Sea Shells By The Sea Shore, Primrose Sands, Tasmania. Olympus EM-10 with 17mm F2.8 lens. 1/50 sec, f22, ISO 200.
No One Home
No One Home, Randalls Bay. Olympus EM-10 with 12-50mm F3.5-6.3 lens. 1/100 sec, f6.3, ISO 400.

Then there was the usual close encounter of the animal kind. The wildlife in Tassie is amazing and thankfully not all of it lies dead on the side of the road.

Eastern Quoll
The eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), also known as the eastern native cat, is a medium-sized carnivorous marsupial native to Australia. Olympus EM-10 with 40-150mm F4.0-5.6 lens. 1/15 sec, f5.1 at ISO 12800!!

Well I guess there’s only one thing for it – the global photographic juggernaut that is Paul Amyes Photography (PAP) is now relocating to the southern beaches of Tasmania. We apologise profusely in advance for the break in our regular programming schedule and hope to get everything back online Telstra permitting.