4×4 Australia Magazine Cover

I nabbed the latest cover for 4×4 Australia Magazine – but honestly I didn’t expect my imagery to appear on this issue’s cover.

I should have nailed the perfect cover shot because I had teed up a killer location for a last light photo atop a ridgeline and the evening light was ballistic… but during the day we had km’s to cover and so arrived just atop the ridge exactly on what we had calculated as the perfect shooting time…. hmmm!

I had shot the same location a few weeks earlier and assumed we would have a little more time as we enter longer days but of course the changing angle of the sun messed up my plans and we arrived only minutes too late… the perfect light was two metres off to the side of the road and the road was shaded by some tall trees that two weeks earlier had not affected the photo location.

Missed the light but nailed the cover  sometimes it is worth shooting back up images for cover's and DPS.

Missed the light but nailed the cover sometimes it is worth shooting back up images for cover's and DPS.

You win some you lose some.

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A magazine recently profiled my life and pretty much hit the nail on the head: Australian adventure photographer (and occasional journalist) Mark Watson is a liar. He suggests his job is “not so glamorous,” but drop him an email and his ‘out of office auto response’ will inform he’s heli-skiing New Zealand or trekking Patagonia. In downtime he surfs and mountain bikes Sydney’s Northern Beaches or can be spied drinking café latte’s on the beachfront when he should be editing photos. He’s a Nikon Ambassador and Red Bull Australia’s No.1 photographer, and after a few Corona’s, admits, “I photograph cool people, in cool places, doing cool things!” Quickly followed by the disclaimer “It’s not always exciting…” But always said with a mischievous grin. View all posts by inciteimages

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