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Monday 25 April 2011

A day at Torquay on the Great Ocean Road

By Darren Stones

Just recently, Bronwyn and I enjoyed a daytrip to Torquay on the Great Ocean Road for a relaxing day of walking, sightseeing and photography. During this time of the year, the angle of the sun is lower in the northern sky and it provides good conditions for taking photos throughout the day.

Being only 1 hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne, and at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road, it is an ideal daytrip location for those of us living in the suburbs.

We enjoyed a leisurely two-hour walk in sunny conditions along the main beach from the scenic Point Danger to Rocky Point, which is near the Torquay Surf Club.

Point Danger Lookout, Torquay, Victoria, Australia IMG_0007_Torquay
Point Danger Lookout at Torquay
Photo: Darren Stones

Along the way, I took photographs of the lookout at Point Danger; the beach and surging waves; exposed rock ledges during low tide; panoramic views overlooking the main beach; people relaxing on the beach; surf rescue equipment and fit-looking surf lifesavers; the area where Spring Creek enters the ocean; and the photogenic geological features around Rocky Point.

Point Danger, Torquay, Victoria, Australia IMG_9994_Torquay
Point Danger at Torquay looking towards the surf club
Photo: Darren Stones

One thing that has greatly impressed me about this area over the years is that there are so many opportunities to take photographs. Everywhere I look, I see interesting subject matter that is worth photographing. It is best to leave the car behind and walk around this area for a few hours, not only for the exercise, but to enjoy the fresh air and scenery.

Main Beach, Torquay, Victoria, Australia IMG_0013_Torquay
The main beach at Torquay
Photo: Darren Stones

I am currently developing  some photography outing ideas that people could book for a reasonable fee and gain a better knowledge of travel photography and the various photogenic areas along the Great Ocean Road.

Incorporated into the day's outing will be a social aspect where the group can chat, enjoy a meal together and take some great photos during the day. If you are interested in attending any photography outings in the future, please visit my Facebook page and click "Like". I will be promoting the outings on my page.

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Friday 15 April 2011

New product - Canvas Prints

Canvas prints

Our professionally crafted ready-to-hang premium grade canvas prints are handmade by a canvas print specialist.

Features and Benefits:
  • 75 Year Unconditional Warranty
  • Sizes: 40cm x 60cm and 51cm x 76cm
  • Edge options: Mirror Wrap, Black, White
  • Frame thickness is 30mm
  • Frames are uniquely profiled on both sides of the timber
  • Framing timber is Meranti
  • Prints sit perfectly flat against the wall
  • Print is spray-coated with satin clear coating for extra protection
  • 40cm x 60cm canvas print $254.00 (includes GST and FREE shipping)
  • 51cm x 76cm canvas print $348.00 (includes GST and FREE shipping)
Images available for printing:

Canvas Print 51cmx76cm

Canvas Print Mirror Wrap Edge

Canvas Print Frame, Framing Tape and Hanger

Canvas prints can be displayed in:
  • Accommodation rooms
  • Offices
  • Foyers
  • Restaurants
  • Cafes
  • Retail outlets
  • Homes
  • And much more

For further information, please contact Darren Stones.

Contact details:
Darren Stones Visual Communications
Journalist - Photographer - Writer
42 Melbourne Avenue
Glenroy, Victoria, Australia 3046
Phone: 03 9306 0100
Mobile: 0419 200 469

Tuesday 5 April 2011

The "Lucky-For-Some 13% OFF SALE"

Forget the carbon tax and grab yourself a bargain

Every so often it’s worth reviewing the images used as part of promotion and marketing activities. And I’m not talking about images of back-flips, broken promises or any great big new tax.

Travel and tourism-style images can freshen-up your website and are ideal for use in print advertising material such as brochures and newspapers.

From now until April 13, I’m having a Lucky-For-Some 13% OFF SALE. This offer is specifically for stock photographs which I license to people like you for your various business projects.

The full range of stock photography available can be viewed online.
Darren Stones Stock Photography

 Photographs can be used for:
  • Websites
  • Brochures
  • Leaflets
  • Advertisements
  • Booklets
  • Guidebooks
  • Calendars
  • Magazines
  • And much more
$60.00 - Stock Web/Print 1 Year License - 1 photo
$120.00 - Stock Web/Print Unlimited Years License - 1 photo
$120.00 - Stock Web/Print Business Package 1 Year License - 3 photos
$240.00 - Stock Web/Print Business Package Unlimited Years License - 3 photos
Download and print the PDF price list: Price List - Stock Photography
13% discount to be applied to above pricing.

Contact me NOW to discuss your needs and I’ll do my best to help boost your approval rating.

Phone: 03 9306 0100
Mobile: 0419 200 469

Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia IMG_5230_Point_Lonsdale
Point Lonsdale
Photo: Darren Stones