RA-Aus new constitution and a change to the way we do business

On 13 May very early in the morning I departed Darwin for Canberra via Sydney. I was attending for probably the last time a meeting of RA-AUS as a board member. A proposed change in the organisation’s constitution would see a reduction in board members as the organisation transitioned to a new company structure. With a change of this magnitude it was important that the communications were accurate, frequent and two-way. They were.

The weekend beginning on Friday evening was filled with meetings and gatherings of both an informal and formal nature. With the required votes gathered at the general meeting to usher in the constitutional change I am happy that the organisation is heading in the right direction. It has been an honour to serve on this board during a period of change that has been for the better of the organisation.  I created a little Adobe Spark video about the event for those who don’t like reading…

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2016 Flying Photography and Editing

This is just a short post about a flight I made to Adelaide River today. Although there were rain clouds around I was lucky not to encounter any storms. The recent rain has made the surrounding countryside verdant and with the low laying clouds I was treated to a visual spectacle. Green blue and white combined to form the dominant colours of the pallet I was working with when using my camera.

I include a video on using light room to edit my photographs which suffer from three general problems one is the horizon which is not always straight because the aircraft is not always flying in a straight or horizontal fashion. The second is the haze that appears in the sky and can because by smoke and the dry season or water particles in the wet season. The third is an adjustment which is allowed because I photograph using digital negatives. This allows me to adjust the exposure and other aspects of the photograph.