Wednesday, July 24, 2019

2019 Clarence Valley Historic and Enthusiasts Motorcycle Club Rally

Photos from the 2019 CVH&EMC Rally will go in an album on Holtys Photos website here 

2019 Clarence Valley Motorcycle Rally Photos

FootNote: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals or clubs for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ... Holty 

2019 Casino Truck Show

Photos from the 2019 Casino Truck Show will go in an album on Holtys Photos website here .

2019 Casino Truck Show Photos

FootNote: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals or clubs for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ... Holty 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Holtys Photos Apparel Information

Holtys Photos  Logo Stuff  .

NOT into advertising  because its only a hobby and will stay that way  but  get constantly asked by people  " How can we find your photos  ? "  and or " How do you spell it again ? "   .  Now they can read it for themselves or if they think they will forget  " just take a pic of the logo on your phone and you will have it forever  with the CORRECT spelling . "    Too Easy  and have to admit the  Straw Hats  were someones else's idea  . " Because you ALWAYS seem to be wearing one Holty ! " 

Links to the suppliers Facebook and website . NO they were NOT freebees  

Their Facebook page 

Their website 

Holty . :) 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

2019 Masters of Morgan Park

Going up to Warwick in a few weeks to have a play with some new gear at the Masters of Morgan Park  .  Went up in 2017 but couldn't get track access  so this time wont even try .  Will stay on my side of the fence  with the pole and video stuff  but going for 3 days instead one one  in case it takes a few days to sort it out .

I will put a 2019  album on Holtys Photos Facebook as well as on   Holtys Photos  website   in an album HERE  2019 Masters of Morgan Park  Photos  

FootNote: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals or clubs for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ... Holty 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

2019 RACV 1 and 2 Cylinder Rally PHOTOS March 14-17

Went  down to Bright Victoria for a week  to  photograph  the 2019 RACV 1 and 2 Cylinder Rally  and  lets just  say I had a blast  . Great  location  , good people   ,  over 65 entrants   and Im hearing they liked the slide show   during the formal dinner   .    .  Went   down and came  back through Bathurst  and Mt Panorama   to  have a look  at the venue  before the HCCA event later in the year  .

Photos are in an  album on the website HERE

 Please note  the photos will be at a size and resolution  large enough  to  copy  for printing  directly off the site  .  IE:  2048 x 1365 @ 300 DPI  over 1 meg  or larger .

My ACCOMMODATION   in Bright  Victoria

Dont usually promote ANY accommodation  ever  but this is different .  Many thanks for your assistance with  changing my room  at VERY short notice to save me lugging   my  camera gear  up and down stairs .   The room  Holty ? ,  excellent .  You drive up to " the back " of the room  with  plenty of space to be able to not only park  but open BOTH side doors of the car . !!!!  The room is excellent with sliding doors opening out onto a large garden  with   modern BBQ facilities and a salt water pool  .  Far enough away from  town  to be quiet but close enough to walk if you wish  .  Im here for 5 nights  and would definitely stay again  . 

Bogon View Motor Inn      Bright Victoria  Australia  .

FootNote: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals or clubs for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ... Holty 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Photo Editing Software

No really big on over editing photos   EXCEPT when Im  bored with plenty of time on my hands  but do  have a "play " with  new  revisions  as and when . Have done for a few years but  usually end up deleting  almost EVERY program  I " test"   well before the trial expires .   Yeah I know , we are all different   but considering this is only a  self funded hobby and 99%   of what I take is for the Internet  .  Enough said .

99%  of all that I need comes from FastStone  Image Viewer   plus its suits my eye  and I like how all the 4 panels  get "parked" off screen until you need them  .  Yes , I have "played" with lot  of others over the past few years .

 Also  use Affinity Photo  sometimes  because  I have  NIK Filters  working as a Plugin  on its platform . Win 10 ...  I dont use  maybe 90 %   of the rest of the program .

And last but not least   when  someone wants a decent file to print off  ,   DXO Photolab  Elite  . Had it  since it was Optics Pro days    . Expensive maybe but I love it  and hope one day they integrate Nik  Filters  to work with it  same as  FilmPack and ViewPoint  . To me its like having  an assistant   that knows my "style"   . 

Like I mentioned these are MY PERSONAL preferences , no one elses  .  Not into Adobe , never have  since about Elements 8 or so . Bloatware  .  Purchased  a full version of  ON1 Photo2019 Raw   , played with it for a month or so and deleted it . The list goes on  but to me , getting out and about to different venues , meeting like minded people    is  more fun than sitting (  or standing  )  in front of a monitor for hours on end  .

When people ask why " don't you do it for a job ? "   I just smile and walk away ....    Best Wishes   over Christmas and the New Year  and maybe , just maybe I will see some of you " out and about " in 2019  . Holty...

Monday, December 10, 2018

2018 Smoke N Iron Photos

2018 Smoke N Iron   photos are here on Holtys Photos website  . 

For personal and NOT for PROFIT  use ONLY  and  NOTE, its Holtys NOT Holties  

Yamba Rod Run 2018

A few pics from in and around Yamba NSW of the 2018 Rod Run are here on Holtys Photos website . 

Fot personal and "not for profit"  use ONLY  and remember its Holtys NOT Holties 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

2018 Jampot Rally Photos

Going up to Boonah SE Qld  to photograph the AJS Matchless Club of Australias   2018 Jampot Rally over the 2 -3- 4th November weekend   .  Looking forward to meeting  new people  and seeing a lot of bikes I haven't seen or photographed before  .  I will be there from early Friday until Sunday afternoon and will post photos on the website in a "rough " timeline to make it easier for people to  find and copy their photos .

And off topic a little   I have found   some laid back accommodation a few klm from the event headquarters  in Boonah  SE Qld  .  Not one for giving references at all but I think this one could be a little different  and I will have to stay focused  on the Rally and not  digress  talking Interior Design   , Antiques and Collectables  .

Remember its Holtys  Photos    NOT Holties    and please  note :
 Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals  and not for profit organisations for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

2018 Velocette Good Companions Rally Photos

Photos from the 2018  Velocette Rally based in Lennox Head  Northern NSW Australia  will go on the website HERE .

Holtys NOT Holties  and please
Note: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ...

Thursday, September 20, 2018

2018 Bargara Beach Rod Run Photos

Went  up to Bundaberg and Bargara Beach   for the Rum City Rods and Customs   2018 Rod Run  . Photos are on Facebook   and the website  as well . They are   in  a rough time line order   over the 3 days   . Holty 

Note: Photos are readily available  to copy by individuals for STRICTLY    Non Commercial use ONLY   ...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Contrary to Popular Belief by Some .....................

NOT ALL the World  lives on  Social Media  ..

Was fortunate enough to get an invite to  attend the  HMCCQ  Centenary Veteran Motorcycle Rally based out of the  Flinders Peak Winery  north of Boondah SE Qld  a few months ago .  Knowing full well  most would not be on ANY Social Media platforms   gave the organisers  the link to an album  put up of photos I liked from the first four  days of the event  on the website  at a better resolution and filesize  for them to copy WITHOUT bugging me . :) 

I just rechecked the stats  and the "single image views"  are now over 80,000  World Wide  with  8,065 in the last 30 days  even though the event  was  3 months ago !!!  

Remember its Holtys NOT Holties

Sunday, September 2, 2018

" Find yourself a HOBBY you can still physically do ! "

OK , a short blurb  . Well it is  a blog after all  Holty  and knowing you it wont be short ...


 If you know me at all  you already know  I only got back into  hobby photography  ( as in I dont wish  to earn money , its MY release )   a few years ago  after my Spinal Surgeon  and a few other  "wise ones "  suggested strongly  that  all that  good stuff was over , even playing any sport including golf   .  Hmm .  Worried , no not really I got to 60  and that's about  40 more than a lot of people gave me ....


The brain still works like Im about 30  and never stops  24/7  so for the last few years I have been looking at   various forms of remote shooting  for the cameras  . Even make a few  test rigs   and all the other usual stuff   . Sticking  GoPros  on base plates  or   poles  , pocket cameras  on  window washing  extension poles   and remote  Hahnel Captur Wifi triggers  for the DSLRs   , putting ladders on the back of the ute   and the list goes on .    All a bit of fun but not  even close to what was in my head  because I wanted  the  quality   photos off a DSLR   but nothing would hold  or operate correctly with the weight  ...I currently  have a Wireless Gopro  ,  Canon  wireless on the G7X mk2   , Camfi   , Camfo Pro   and have just started with using DSLR Controller  ( but only tethered to a tablet  or the laptop at present . )  Im also keeping an eye on  Arsenal   and  for WiFi  Pan and Tilt  heads   will wait until  1st Qtr 2019  to have a play with the new  CamRanger 2 

Now the STRANGE  part  and the reason for this blog 
By chance and at some ungodly hour on the net   I stumbled  across   the EXACT  SOLUTION  to one half of my challenge and that allows me to get off climbing up  ladders on the back of the  ute  .  Now the weird part  , been looking for years  and then  within  a matter of minutes find two almost IDENTICAL products  in  Europe  , even the same area  and at the EXACT  same  price  for the unit Im was  interested in .  Well they LOOK the same Holty ?  Yep we have ALL been there haven't we  buying sight unseen off the web !!!!

Same company  ?  different marketing strategies ?  different client base ?   Even went along the line of two brothers  / partners  fallen out ?     Anyway NOT my problem  , just want some information   BEFORE I  commit  to   "online "  purchasing something I cant see or test from the other side of the world  and with our  dollar being  down at present  a bit  rich for  this black duck ...

Bottom LINE 

Sent a few emails to both  and received a reply from one in  a very short time  and have had MANY more   back and forth  answering my myriad  of questions   since . The other ? NO idea as I  haven't heard back from either of the two  emails I sent a few days apart   !  
Like I mentioned in the 1st sentence " If you know me "   you  will ALREADY  know my answer  . Im not the slightest interested  in whats going on over there  , they are out of my space and not in my face  so each to their own .. 

The unit I went with is from John  at  PHOTOMAST  and is in transit  from the EU and currently in the air .  (  The link I used is the .com  ENGLISH  website )   Also if anyone is interested   there is a  demonstration  video of   the unit Im getting here .  I still smile watching it  that this is almost  identical to what has been in my head  , even down to a  " stabliliser foot plate " !!!! 

Photomast MK2- Pole Aerial Photography  video  

The mind is a wonderful thing  if we use it  and  NO , I wont  mention  the other brand . NO FREE advertising here for something I know NOTHING about ..


To be continued when I receive and field test it at a few upcoming events over the next   month or so   or more than likely I will do a separate  blog   save you scrolling through all this again    Holty....  

Footnote : Remember its Holtys Photos NOT Holties  


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2018 Lord of the Lake

Photos from Friday practice and Saturday racing  held at Lakeside  will be on the website  HERE as well as Holtys Photos  Facebook page HERE

Footnote   . Holtys Photos   NOT Holties