About me and my (our) gear.
Hi, my name is Graham Kay, and thankyou for your interest in my web site.
My wife and I live in Donvale, a suburb of Melbourne Australia. We have numerous interests, but in particular enjoy travelling the Australian Outback. We also travel overseas from time to time so the galleries are not always just of Australia.
I am a photographic enthusiast and while I am happy with some of the photos that I have taken, I certainly am blown away by other photographers that can be found around the web from such sites as Pbase, Flickr and Picassa Web Albums.
Being semi retired I guess I have a little spare time to indulge myself in creating my own website. I hope you enjoy it as much I have enjoyed creating it.
If any photos take your fancy I am happy to provide a full resolution digital copy. Just let me know the gallery and the file name of the photo and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know what your intended use is and we can work out a suitable price. I will send you an invoice via PayPal.
I currently use all Canon equipment, not because I think it’s the best, but having had a Canon AE-1 SLR many years ago I have remained a Canon user. I think all of the major Camera Manufacturers are now making excellent and affordable DSLRs. Here is my Current Collection of gear:
Canon EOS 7D – As back up I can swipe my wifes EOS 40D shich she stole from me when I bought the 7D
Canon EOS 40D – (see above)
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EFS 15-85 IS
Canon EFS 17-55 F2.8 IS – most used lens.
Canon EF 24-105 F4 IS L.
Canon EF 100-400 IS L- combined with the Canon 1.4 Extender; this is an excellent lens for birds and wildlife.
Canon EF 70 – 300 IS – great value for money zoom when I don’t want to lug around the very heavy 100-400 L.
Tamron 11-18 Wide angle zoom.
Sigma 150mm F2.8 Macro – what a fantastic lens for bugs-only pity is that it is not IS (Image Stabilizer)
Canon 430 EX Flash.
I mainly take photos in raw and then post process.
For cataloguing and post processing I use Adobe Lightroom 6 on a Windows computer and have produced the galleries on this Web site from within Lightroom.
Some of the bird photos on this site were taken with a Sigma 50-500 EX Zoom but I upgraded to the Canon 100-400 a couple of years ago. The Sigma was a good lens but without IS made the success rate of photos fairly low when hand held – and it was very, very heavy.
Please email me or post a comment to one of my posts if you would like to communicate about photography and/or travelling the Australian Outback.