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OzLandscapes - The Book
Australian cityscape, landscape and severe weather images
By Marty Pouwelse
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State of Qld Wine
State of Qld Wine
Fri 20 Dec 2013

If you think that Queensland wine doesn't compare with the rest of the country, think again. More here.
Riverfire 2013
Riverfire 2013
Sat 28 Sep 2013
(posted Wed 18 Dec 2013)

Brisbane Festival again pulled out all the stops for another brilliant Riverfire display in 2013. More here.
The New Scourge of Facebook
The New Scourge of Facebook
Mon 11 Nov 2013

The BoM isn't perfect, but are the new alternatives any better? More here.
4BC Radio Interview
4BC Radio Interview
Mon 16 Sep 2013

With SE Qld storm season approaching I spoke with Mary Collier & Ian Skippen this morning on 4BC in Brisbane. More here.
The New Danger of Storm Chasing
The New Danger of Storm Chasing
Mon 12 Aug 2013

My worst fear as a storm chaser seems perilously close to being realised. More here.
Q&A from Facebook Followers
Q&A from Facebook Followers
Tue 30 Jul 2013

Today's column is proudly brought to you by the followers of Marty Pouwelse Photography on Facebook. More here.
Flight of the Tiger Moth
Flight of the Tiger Moth
Fri 10 May 2013

"Honey, I'm just taking the plane out for a spin." Amazingly, this is how 63 year-old Warwick Woinarski lives his life. He's one of the lucky few who manage to make a living doing what they love. More here.
Latest storm chase
Latest Storm Chase
Sun 24 Mar 2013

Today's storms brought at least 90 kmh winds, trees through houses, large branches over roads, critical injuries, and a loss of power to around 50,000 homes and businesses. Photos and video here.
Water Drops
Water Drops
Thu 21 Feb 2013

Having never attemped water droplet photography, I thought it was about time. Check out the attempt here.
The Magic of Illusion
The Magic of Illusion
Wed 6 Feb 2013

Is magic making a comeback? I spoke with a couple of working Brisbane magicians to find out. More here.
Looking For Someone to Blame
Looking For Someone to Blame
Wed 6 Feb 2013

A class action against the State of Queensland for losses incurred during the January 2011 floods appear to indicate that people still want someone to blame. More here.
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald
Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald
Mon 28 Jan 2013

Oswald was a tropical cyclone born in the Gulf of Carpentaria but even after being downgraded it still managed 125kmh winds as the low tracked through Brisbane. Damage pics and report here.
Geminids Meteor Shower 2012
Geminids Meteor Shower 2012
Fri 14 Dec 2012

Spectacular composite image of the Geminids meteor shower - one of the most active showers on the astronomy calendar. More here.
Bureau of Meteorology Under Fire Again
Bureau of Meteorology Under Fire Again
Thu 13 Dec 2012

Our Bureau of Meteorology has hit the news again recently for all the wrong reasons. More here.
Radio interview
Radio interview 91.7 ABC Coast FM
Sat 17 Nov 2012

The weekend of Nov 17/18 2012 was being tipped by most to be a huge one for storms for SE Qld. On the Saturday morning, I had a chat with Weekend Breakfast presenter Peter Scott on 91.7 ABC Coast FM about what it's like chasing storms. More here.
Cairns 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Cairns 2012 Total Solar Eclipse
Wed 14 Nov 2012

Being a little bit of an astronomy geek, I was looking forward to this experience since I heard it was happening about twelve months ago. Strange then that I left booking flights and accomm until two weeks before. Full coverage here.
Riverfire 2012
Riverfire 2012
Sat 29 Sep 2012

Another year, another spectacular Riverfire fireworks display in Brisbane! Pics of fireworks and Australian Defense Force aerial displays here.
Latest storm chase
BSCH webcams map
Tue 18 Sep 2012

BSCH (Brisbane Storm Chasers Homepage) have created and maintained an excellent weather focused webcam network for a long time. I decided to plot their cams on a map. See it here.
How to Not Suck So Bad at Public Speaking
How to Not Suck So Bad
at Public Speaking

Mon 13 Aug 2012

If the thought of public speaking sets your face on fire and not showing up to the occasion at all becomes a serious option, then I share your pain.
Here's how I overcame it.
Lord of the Rings: Live Performance by the QSO
Lord of the Rings:
Live Performance by the QSO

Mon 6 Aug 2012

But something happened then the Ring did not intend: I cried in the first thirty seconds. A review of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring with music performed live by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. More here.
How Real Estate Photos Make Rooms Look Bigger
How Real Estate Photos Make Rooms Look Bigger
Wed 23 May 2012

A serendipitous moment while shooting today produced a good example of how real estate photographers can make rooms look bigger. More here.
Latest blog
Don't Ask Coz You'll Look Silly
Wed 16 May 2012

A thought I had today about shedding your fear of asking questions. More here.
USA Storm Chase Highlights
USA Storm Chase Highlights
Tue 24 Nov 2011

Storm chasing in Tornado Alley this year was a dream come true. Here are the highlights.
You Gotta Come Back With Me!
You Gotta Come Back With Me!
Tue 22 Nov 2011

I recently got to meet one of my idols, Christopher Lloyd, aka Doc from Back to the Future! Story and photos here.
Riverfire 2011
Riverfire 2011
Sat 3 Sep 2011

No F-111s but an impressive display all the same - now with lasers! Photos here.
Latest storm chase from the US
Latest storm chase from the US
Sat 4 Jun 2011

The final leg from Tornado Alley to Los Angeles, California didn't bring any storms, but it did bring more incredible landscapes through four states. Pics and blog here.
New 'Personal' page
New 'Personal' page
Thu 27 Jan 2011

A collection of photos and galleries that don't fit into other categories warranted a new 'Personal' galleries page. Find it here.
Brisbane Floods 2011
Brisbane Floods 2011
Fri 14 Jan 2011

Recent floods have devastated may Queensland towns and on Tuesday Brisbane was inundated. Photos from around Kangaroo Pt and Brisbane's CBD here.
Lunar Eclipse Brisbane
Lunar Eclipse Brisbane
Tue 21 Dec 2010

Brisbane was treated to another lunar eclipse. Totality was already in progress when the moon rose at sunset. Photos here.
New sunset timelapse video
New sunset timelapse video
Fri 12 Nov 2010

Timelapse sequence of the sunset near Jacob's Well, SE Qld this week. Shot over two nights, you can find it here.
Storm season 2010!
Storm season 2010!
Tue 28 Sep 2010

SE Qld's storm season has finally arrived after what feels like forever for chasers and storm lovers alike. Check out the first report for the season from Boonah to Beaudesert to Beenleigh. Report and pics here.
Riverfire 2010
Riverfire 2010
Sat 4 Sep 2010

It's hard not to love the annual Riverfire spectacular with the F-111 dump and burn, even if the aerobatic RAAF Roulettes were a no show. This is apparently the final year for the F-111s before they are decommissioned in December. Pics here.
Appearance on radio 612 ABC Brisbane
ABC Brisbane radio appearance
Tue 18 May 2010

Victorian storm chaser Clyve Herbert is currently chasing tornadoes in the US. He and I had a chat with Jenny Woodward on 612 ABC Brisbane local radio this afternoon about our respective chasing experiences. Hear it here.
NSW Road Trip
NSW Road Trip
Sat 3 Apr 2010

A friend's wedding in Sydney provided an opportunity to jump in the car, hit the road and see some of the NE quadrant of NSW over a period of two weeks. Spectacular coastline, a Hunter Valley wine tour, and the impressive Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo were just a few of the highlights. Check out the photos and video here.
Appearance on radio 612 ABC Brisbane
ABC Brisbane radio appearance
Mon 8 Feb 2010

Highly respected meteorologist and storm chaser Anthony Cornelius and I appeared on 612 ABC Brisbane radio this morning chatting with Richard Fidler on his Conversations program. Hear it here.
Some video production work
Videos!
Thu 19 Nov 2009

As well as still photography, I like to dabble in video production. Check out some vids here.
Brisbane Dust Storm
Brisbane Dust Storm
Wed 23 Sep 2009

After layering Sydney with a film of red dust, wild winds swept dust from western Queensland to Brisbane casting a not-unattractive sepia glow over the city. Photos here.
Riverfire 2009 Pics
Riverfire 2009 Pics
Sat 12 Sep 2009

Another Riverfire down and possibly the last with the dump and burn. See pics here.
The Amazing Chase - Sep 2009
The Amazing Chase - Sep 2009
Wed 2 Sep 2009

The latest Amazing Chase article is a mysterious tale inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. Click here if you dare.
Carnarvon Gorge photos
Carnarvon Gorge photos
Sun 30 Aug 2009

A trip to Carnarvon Gorge revealed the spectacular natural beauty that few people ever discover. Click here for photos.
Image published in Story Bridge: Idea to Icon book
Story Bridge image published
Tue 16 Jun 2009

Brisbane author, Michael Moy has just published a book called Story Bridge: Idea to Icon, and it contains one of my images! Jump to the Print section for a look.
Monthly column The Amazing Chase for the Outback City Express newspaper
The Amazing Chase
Mon 2 Mar 2009

After featuring in regional paper the Outback City Express, I've been writing a monthly column for them and have finally got around to putting them online. You can find them all here.
Where myself or my work has appeared in the media
New Media section
Mon 22 Dec 2008

After adding some more examples of where my work has been published, I've also included my appearances on TV and radio, which called for a new Media section.
Riverfire 2008 Pics
Riverfire 2008 Pics
Sat 30 Aug 2008

Only one F-111 dump-and-burn at each end of this year's Riverfire, yet it was an impressive show as always! Pics here.
New domain name
Fri 9 May 2008

While I still love photographing landscapes, cityscapes and severe weather, the name OzLandscapes has become a bit limiting, as I now love shooting portraits, weddings, events, and products and services by way of corporate photography.
New Corporate and Event sections
Mon 28 Apr 2008

I've been doing events and commercial work for a while, but now there are finally pages to reflect it. For some recent work, have a look at Corporate or Events.
Marty Pouwelse Photography on Facebook
Marty Pouwelse Photography is now on facebook
Thu 28 Feb 2008

The digital bandwagon is sure getting crowded, but I've jumped on board!
My new facebook page is online here.
Marty quits safe secure job to follow his dream
Marty quits safe secure job to follow his dream
Sat 9 Feb 2008

This week I quit my regular job of radio imaging production to follow my passion for photography. Read more...
Outback City Express feature
Outback City Express feature
Sat 9 Feb 2008

The Outback City Express is a paper delivered to the cities and towns of the eastern half of Queensland and the latest edition features a front page story on my photography and storm chasing. I've also had more images published. See it all here.
OzLandscapes - The Book
OzLandscapes - The Book
Tue 8 Jan 2008

OzLandscapes is now a coffee table book! It's got a cover (two, in fact!), it's got pages, and it's just like a bought one! Check it out here.
Brisbane Extra story
Brisbane Extra story
Fri 9 Nov 2007

Our local current affairs show, Brisbane Extra, aired a story about storm chasing involving myself and legendary chaser and meteorologist, Anthony Cornelius. You can download it here.
BMag article
BMag article
Wed 7 Nov 2007

With the 2007-08 storm season off to a flyer, I had a chat with Brisbane's BMag for an article on storm chasing. Click here for the story.
Riverfire 2007 Pics
Riverfire 2007 Pics
Sat 1 Sep 2007

Yet another brilliant fireworks display and F-111 dump-and-burn for Brisbane that is the Riverfire 2007 spectacular. Pics here.
Total Lunar Eclipse Pics
Total Lunar Eclipse Pics
Tue 28 Aug 2007

Brisbane got a great view of the total lunar eclipse. Pics of the event are here.
Severe Weather Gallery
Favourite Storm Pics
Sun 19 Nov 2006

After shooting severe weather images for about eight years, here are some faves.
dPi Magazine Article
dPi Magazine Article
Mon 13 Nov 2006

My Riverfire 2006 pics did the email rounds and were picked up by the editor of a new digital industries trade mag called dPi. Read the article here.
Holden Airship Pics
Holden Airship Pics
Wed 25 Oct 2006

I was given the opportunity to fly in the new Holden Airship for a spectacular view of Brisbane. See pics here.
Riverfire 2006 Pics
Riverfire 2006 Pics
Sat 2 Sep 2006

Dual F-111 dump-and-burns topped and tailed another awesome Riverfire event - possibly the most spectacular annual fireworks display in the country. See pics here.
Tri Cycling Africa
Tri Cycling Africa
Fri 18 Nov 2005

In 2002 a friend and I cycled a tandem recumbent tricycle across five countries in West Africa to make a television documentary. More...
Riverfire 2005 Pics
Riverfire 2005 Pics
Sat 3 Sep 2005

Another spectacular Riverfire fireworks display for Brisbane including the RAAF Roulettes and the F-111 dump and burn. See pics here.
A Ride With the Roulettes
A Ride With the Roulettes
Fri 15 Jul 2005

I got the unique opportunity to fly with the aerobatic stunt team, the RAAF Roulettes. Did I lose my lunch during a loop? Find out here.