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Royal Queensland Show: 1st - Monochrome (2018), Champion Print (2017), 1st - Creative (2017). More...
 

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Sometime you've just got to see things in black and white, or black and red :)

 

Nick Is Back

It’s that time of year again. Nick is back & looking better than ever (except maybe that spider-bitten foot of his!). All the best for a great summer of tennis! 2019 Brisbane International.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Apocalyptic Rock

Finland's heavy metal cellists Apocalyptica are a world-wide hit, thrashing out tunes that would scare many other bands away. But they do it with such grace and with smiles on their faces. They are always a treat to watch and listen to.

In this monochrome photo, Eicca Toppinen shows why he's such an amazing musician - playing a real cello while headbanging and standing and playing it so well. Astounding stuff!

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Cat Scratch Fever

Highly Commended: Monochrome Print
2018 Royal Queensland Show

I was taking bodypainting photos in a function room. In the room next door was a bar with TVs showing horseracing. In between shoots I suggested we go next door to take some fun ones.

The king of the jungle has cat scratch fever. His crown fallen, his willpower gone, he studies the form guide and can't take his eyes of those horses. He is just a big cat after all.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

 


Rafa Begins 2019 In Brisbane

There's no better to place to start the year than in Brisbane. Rafael Nadal practiced a couple of times then pulled out of the competition before even playing a match - appearance money intact! Phew! There's nothing worse than a starving tennis player:) 2019 Brisbane International.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Kerber Crunch

First Prize: Monochrome Print
2018 Royal Queensland Show

Chosen as 1 of 10 photos to represent Queensland at APSCON 2018

Germany's Angelique Kerber crunches a ball mid-flight during her epic 2hr 20min Semi-final showdown with Romania’s Simona Halep, eventually going down 9-7 in a marathon third set.

It was easily one of the best matches I've ever seen. It was exhausting & heart-thumping. I was worn out just watching it! Both had match points, both scrambled as if their lives depended on it, both at times looked as if they were so exhausted they couldn't go on, both kept lifting time & time again. It was awesome to be there and even more awesome to get some cool action shots as souvenirs. Thanks ladies, you’re both unbelievably unbelievable!

Although Angie took out the championship in 2016, this year it wasn't to be. 2018 Australian Open Women's Singles Semi-final, Thursday 25 January 2018, Rod Laver Arena.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Tweener

Another pick from Nick’s bag of tricks, practicing for the Davis Cup tie vs Germany. 01 Feb 2018.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Broken For Us

A broken figurine of Jesus Christ on a gravestone reminds us of the historical figure crucified two thousand years ago. The writers of the New Testament make it clear that...

Jesus died in our place
To pay the price for our sin
Then He rose from the grave
So we can forever live with Him
~ Geoff Rankin, 2017

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this one is worth countless thousands more.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Bass Lick

Second Place: Monochrome Print
2016 Royal Queensland Show

Markus Großkopf of German band Helloween shows some love for his bass guitar. Or he spilt something there earlier and only just noticed. Either way, it was a bass lick to remember.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Joan Duru

France’s Joan Duru takes on the Snapper Rocks superbank and the rest of the world’s best surfers at the 2017 Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast, 16 Mar 2017. And he even had to do it in black & white:)

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Ed Force One Touching Down

This is the most photographed plane in the world - Ed Force One, the 747 that English heavy metal band Iron Maiden are flying around the world co-piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson on their The Book Of Souls World Tour - the moment the front wheel touches down at Brisbane Airport, 2 May 2016.

Oh and for any planespotters, this photo wasn't taken from the usual spot, but around the other side of the airport near the fire brigade.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Big Wave

I love the calmness of the surfer. Faced with a massive wave that looks like it could easily sweep him away, he doesn't flinch but actually walks on ahead unfazed. Don't we all at times have 'big waves' to face, waves that seem certain to sweep us away? The calmness and confidence of the surfer is due to the fact that he knows this wave is hitting the rocks and shooting straight up - it's all show. He will hardly get a drop on him.

Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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Dark Towers

I saw these towers while walking in Melbourne. They look dark & sinister, like something out of a comic book or superhero movie.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Yeeharrr!

A very popular event at the annual Warwick Rodeo is Campdrafting, where guys & girls take turns at directing a bull through a specific route. It's really quite interesting to watch. The talent on show was amazing.

Warwick, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

 

Russell Falls

Russell Falls were raging! There had been wild storms, snow, rain - and it was all coming down Russell Falls Creek at once. It was impossible to take a photo without getting the camera drenched in spray - not that I'm worried about the weather-sealed camera body & lens - but you can't take a clear shot with your lens covered in spray. So in embattled conditions (hiding behind trees, jumping out for one shot, hiding behind trees to wipe everything down, jumping out for one shot, then hiding, wiping, jumping etc) I got this shot - looks really nice in black & white, but in colour it was a waterfall of chocolaty proportions as the raging water was abnormally brown, brown, brown.

Mount Field National Park, Tasmania, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

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A Feral's Fate

A feral cat adds to the food chain, laying at rest near a meat ant nest. In life it fed on many. In death it fed many.

Dalby, Queensland, Australia

© Copyright Geoff Rankin

 

Happy Happy Helloween

Commended: Monochrome Print
2016 Royal Queensland Show

Helloween - 'God-Given Right World-Tour', Melbourne 2015.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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