Stop photo app opening automatically on Mac El Capitan – Easy Fix

Photographers who have upgraded to Mac OS El Capitan (in my case ver 10.11.1) are probably now aware of the frustration of having the intrusive ‘Photos‘ app automatically open when you insert a memory card. While you can stop it from opening automatically you will find that it will re open if that card has been formatted.

My friend and colleague, sports photographer Sydney Low recommends this work around. Even for the not so technically minded this is relatively easy to do and worked for me.

  1. Disable SIP by going into recovery mode
  2. Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil disable
  3. Restart and login as per normal
  4. Open terminal and enter the following
    sudo mv /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCamera.app /System/Library/Image\ Capture/Devices/MassStorageCameraOff.app
  5. Close terminal, restart and go back into recovery mode
  6. Once in recovery mode open terminal and enter the command csrutil enable
  7. Close terminal, restart and login as normal and it should be working as normal.

Head over HERE to Syd’s site where he directs you with a more detailed step by step solution with screenshots. As always with these things its best to backup first.

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How to stop Photos.app automatically opening when your insert memory card

Reclaim Australia : Melton Protests

A few selects from the Reclaim Australia protests in Melton.

Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Supporters of the Reclaim Australia group shout and hold banners during a protest organised by the far right wing group. Melbourne, Australia November 22 2015.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Fascist counter protestors clash with supporters of the Reclaim Australia group during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A member of the Reclaim Australia wearing a balaclava of the Australian flag over his face an during a protest organised by the far right wing group. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A man is arrested by police in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-racism counter protestors push back a line of horses used to seperate opposing groups during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia. The Anti-Islamic group protested in the city of Melton on the outskirts of Melbourne voicing their opinions in relation to immigration and the building of Mosques and schools in the country.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Racism protestors protestors shield for cover as they are pepper sprayed by police after they tried to push through police lines during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Two young boys one of whom is riding his bicycle stand in front of police in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Anti-Fascist counter protestors clash with supporters of the Reclaim Australia group during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
A supporter of the Reclaim Australia group is pushed back by police officer dressed in riot gear during a protest organised by the far right wing group Reclaim Australia.
Reclaim Australia Rally Melbourne
Supporters of the Reclaim Australia group march down the street waving flags and shouting anti-islamic slogans during a protest organised by the far right wing group.

Clippings : Capture Magazine – 2015 Annual

Every year Australia’s leading magazine for Professional Photographers ‘Capture’ put out their annual edition.
The Annual showcases the best work across by Australian photographers across a number of genres.
This year i managed to get two shots included, one in the Documentary and the other in the Travel section.
Be sure to grab a copy either via the ipad edition or at your local newsagent. So top quality work by a lot of top Australian Photographers.
http://www.capturemag.com.au

Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual  documentary category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual
documentary category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category

Clippings – Time : Burma’s Million-Strong Rohingya Population Faces ‘Final Stages of Genocide,’ Says Report

Rohingya Refugee Boy Sittwe
A young malnourished Rohingya boy inside the Sittwe IDP camp . An estimated 110,000 ethnic Rohingya live in an overcrowded IDP camp in the outskirts of Sittwe. The Rohingya continually make attempts to flee the camps by fishing boat and seek asylum in neighbouring Islamic countries however often fall victim to human traffickers. At current they are a stateless people believed to be illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. According to the UN the Rohingya are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. – Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

One of my photographs from the IDP camps in Sittwe was recently picked up for an article in Time.
Whilst getting a photo used by time is something i’m quite happy about, i’m glad that this story is starting to get a bit of traction.
What i witnessed in those camps i can only describe as state sponsored genocide.
This article and Al Jazeera’s expose proves this.

I’d strongly encourage you to read this article in Time

Al Jazeera Investigative Unit expose the inner workings of the Myanmar government, providing “strong evidence” of genocide against the Rohingya minority.

2015 MotoGP of Australia

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Yonny Hernandez (COL) of Octo Pramac Racing during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Yonny Hernandez (COL) of Octo Pramac Racing during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP places his ear plug into his ear while he sits in his garage during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Valentino Rossi (ITA) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP places his ear plug into his ear while he sits in his garage during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Dani Pedrosa (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Dani Pedrosa (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP  during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 16 : Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during MotoGP free practice of the 2015 MotoGP of Australia Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 16 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 18 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team overtakes Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at turn 10 on the final lap to win the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.
PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 18 : Marc Marquez (ESP) of Repsol Honda Team overtakes Jorge Lorenz (ESP) of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP at turn 10 on the final lap to win the 2015 MotoGP race of Australia at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit . Phillip Island, Australia October 18 2015.

2 world champions, 1 wind tunnel & 10 minutes

Recently, Cycling Australia & the Australian Institute of Sport made use of Monash University’s Wind Tunnel facility for aerodynamics testing.

World Champion cyclists Matthew Glaetzer (2012 Team Sprint World Champion) and Anna Meares (4x World Champion & Olympic Gold Medallist) were present to test their carbon fibre track weapons.

As this was a private test session and not a media call, I only had access to shoot each rider for 5 minutes each.

A big thankyou to Monash University, Cycling Australia & the riders for the opportunity.

Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
World Champion track cyclist and olympic Gold Medalist Anna Meares conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Australian cyclist Matthew Glaetzer conducts a wind test inside the Monash University Wind Tunnel Facility. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne 2015

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Soldiers in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Soldiers in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : An estimated 80 thousand patrons braved cold and wet conditions during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : An estimated 80 thousand patrons braved cold and wet conditions during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Large Crowds walk up towards the Shrine, official estimates that 80 thousand people attended during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Large Crowds walk up towards the Shrine, official estimates that 80 thousand people attended during the Anzac Day dawn service at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

ANZAC Day Dawn Service Melbourne 2015

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Badges worn by a Army veteran  during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Badges worn by a Army veteran during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : A carpet made of knitted poppies laid on the road during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : A carpet made of knitted poppies laid on the road during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : Members of the HMAS march towards the Shrine of Remembrance during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : Members of the HMAS march towards the Shrine of Remembrance during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - APRIL 25 : A soldier holding a riffle in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – APRIL 25 : A soldier holding a riffle in front of the Shrine during the Anzac Day parade. This years Anzac Day marks the centenary of the ANZAC landing by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War at Gallipoli. Melbourne, Victoria Australia on April 25 2015. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

The last Olympics featured 204 nations competing in over 300 events over 19 days; the last Fifa world cup had 32 teams & went for 32 days.

The 2015 Cricket World Cup however, consists of only 14 teams and 49 matches yet it goes on for 49 days….6 weeks!!

To put that into perspective a Pre-Season AFL tournament started & finished during the World Cup.

Some Journalists even went on holiday during the World Cup & came back without missing much.

I still don’t see what justification there is for a major sporting event to go on for so long. As the tournament went on, column inches in the papers shrunk which reflected the interest of the event as a whole. The ICC would argue that this was the most viewed, ‘tweeted’, ‘instagrammed’ & ‘facebooked’ event in the history of the sport. The genius at the ICC who came up with that fact obviously chose to ignore that more people use social media since the last World Cup. It’s like saying “more people travel internationally since the launch of commercial aviation.”

I doubt there would be one person that would argue cricket needs such a long world cup. If the reasoning is logistics & player wellbeing I point to the FIFA world cup; an event which has more teams, more matches & players prone to more fatigue than cricketers, not to mention it’s a much bigger event, yet it goes on for just over 1 month.
How is one-day cricket supposed to sell itself to the masses when a 6 week tournament only has 3 ‘exciting’ matches? One of which featured two countries that are semi-professional at best.

My suggestions are simple; keep the tournament to 14 teams, have the tournament in one country only, ensure every team plays at least twice a week & keep the tournament under 1 month.

I ended up covering 9 matches between Melbourne, Sydney & New Zealand. It was an enjoyable World Cup from a photographer’s point of view; it was great to catch up with colleagues from all over the world, the cricket, whilst not exciting did provide some great images for most photographers. Below are a few of my own selects.

Joe Root of England fields on the boundary in the shadows during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Joe Root of England fields on the boundary in the shadows during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
A diving JP Duminy dives in the field to stop the ball during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
JP Duminy dives in the field to stop the ball during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Morne Morkel bowls to Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Morne Morkel bowls to Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Dale Steyn appeals an LBW decision to get the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Dale Steyn appeals an LBW decision to get the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Dale Steyn appeals an LBW decision to get the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Dale Steyn appeals an LBW decision to get the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool B group match between South Africa V India at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Taskin Ahmed looks on as he drops Kumar Sangakkara off his own bowling during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Taskin Ahmed looks on as he drops Kumar Sangakkara off his own bowling during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Kumar Sangakkara plays a cover drive shot while batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Kumar Sangakkara plays a lofted cover drive on one knee while batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Sri Lanka Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Ian Bell looks up in the sky after being bowled for 49 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between England Vs Sri Lanka at the Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Ian Bell looks up in the sky after being bowled for 49 runs during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between England Vs Sri Lanka at the Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
James Taylor dives into his crease to avoid being run out as Angelo Mathews jumps to avoid being run into during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between England Vs Sri Lanka at the Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
James Taylor dives into his crease to avoid being run out as Angelo Mathews jumps to avoid a collision during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between England Vs Sri Lanka at the Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Michael Clarke watches the ball as he is about to play a pull shot whilst batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Michael Clarke watches the ball as he is about to play a pull shot whilst batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Glenn Maxwell batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Glenn Maxwell batting during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lasith Malinga runs in to bowl in front of the members stand during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lasith Malinga runs in to bowl in front of the S.C.G members stand during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lasith Malinga bowling during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Lasith Malinga bowling during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Pool A group match between Australia Vs Sri Lanka at the SCG. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Mashrafe Mortaza and bowler Taskin Ahmed celebrate by jumping in the air and bumping their chests together after  wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Quarter Final knockout match between India Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Mashrafe Mortaza and bowler Taskin Ahmed celebrate by jumping in the air and bumping their chests together after wicket of Ajinkya Rahane during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup Quarter Final knockout match between India Vs Bangladesh at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Aaron Finch plays a cut shot in mid air during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Aaron Finch plays a cut shot in mid air during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
The Sun sets over the Members stand during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
The Sun sets over the Members stand during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Mitchell Johnson jumps in celebration after getting the wicket of Rohit Sharma by bowling him out during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Mitchell Johnson jumps in celebration after getting the wicket of Rohit Sharma by bowling him out during the ICC Cricket World Cup Semi Final match between Australia & India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Spectators look on from the grant southern stand at the MCG during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia & New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Spectators look on from the Great Southern Stand at the MCG during the ICC Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia & New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Victorious Australian Captain Michael Clarke raises the trophy in front of photographers & camera men after the Australian won the ICC Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia & New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
Victorious Australian Captain Michael Clarke raises the trophy in front of photographers & camera men after the Australian side won the ICC Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia & New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Photo Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

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2015 Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix Melbourne

I only found out I was covering the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix three days out from the race. Covering my hometown race for the first time (finally) with little preparation I didn’t have much time to get acquainted with that F1 Paddock lifestyle, instead it was early morning starts & very late finishes.

Considering I’ve driven along the track hundreds of times, I still needed to re-familiarise myself with the track & figure the best angles to shoot from & where the sun would hit at certain times. My ‘Home ground advantage’ counted for little when the whole course is basically fenced like a birdcage.
Unashamedly I spent hours on Thursday night going through archives of Melbourne f1 photos, looking to see what works & what doesn’t. Even though Formula 1 isn’t a sport I specialise in I’m always looking at the work of f1 photographers as inspiration for my own work. Their composition & use of available light is unique when compared to most sports & a lot can be learnt from their work.

Below are a few of my selects from the weekend, now it’s back to covering this never ending Cricket World Cup.

MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 12 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12 : Jenson Button (GBR) #22 from the McLaren Honda team during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 12 : Jenson Button (GBR) #22 from the McLaren Honda team during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 12 : Lewis Hamilton (GBR) #44 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 12 : Lewis Hamilton (GBR) #44 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during the Driver Portrait photo session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13 : Sebastian Vettel (DEU) #5 from the Scuderia Ferrari team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13 : Sebastian Vettel (DEU) #5 from the Scuderia Ferrari team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Felipe Massa (BRA) #19 from the Williams Martini Racing team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Felipe Massa (BRA) #19 from the Williams Martini Racing team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) #3 from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) #3 from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13 : Sergio Perez (MEX) #11 from the Sahara Force India F1 Team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13 : Sergio Perez (MEX) #11 from the Sahara Force India F1 Team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13 : Sebastian Vettel (DEU) #5 from the Scuderia Ferrari team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13 : Sebastian Vettel (DEU) #5 from the Scuderia Ferrari team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Nico Rosberg (DEU) #6 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 13 : Valtteri Bottas (FIN) #77 from the Williams Martini Racing team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 13 : Valtteri Bottas (FIN) #77 from the Williams Martini Racing team during the Friday Practice session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 12 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Sparks fly out of  Daniel Ricciardo's Red Bull as Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) #7 from the Scuderia Ferrari team approach turn 3  during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Sparks fly out of Daniel Ricciardo’s Red Bull as Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) #7 from the Scuderia Ferrari team approach turn 3 during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Lewis Hamilton (GBR) #44 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team  during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Lewis Hamilton (GBR) #44 from the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardo enters the first corner on lap 1 during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Red Bull driver Daniel Riccardo enters the first corner on lap 1 during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Jenson Button (GBR) #22 from the McLaren Honda team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Jenson Button (GBR) #22 from the McLaren Honda team during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14 : Romain Grosjean (FRA) #8 from the Lotus F1 Team during the Saturday Free Practice 3 session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 14 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 14 : Romain Grosjean (FRA) #8 from the Lotus F1 Team during the Saturday Free Practice 3 session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 14 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 14 : Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) #3 from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team during the Qualifying session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 14 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 14 : Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) #3 from the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team during the Qualifying session at the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 14 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : 2nd Place driver Nico Rosberg shakes hands with 3rd place Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : 2nd Place driver Nico Rosberg shakes hands with 3rd place Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : 1st Place Lewis Hamilton Sprays champagne on the podim at the conclusion of the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : 1st Place Lewis Hamilton Sprays champagne on the podim at the conclusion of the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15 : Lewis Hamilton and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger shouts 'I'll Be Back" during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake
MELBOURNE , AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15 : Lewis Hamilton and movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger shouts ‘I’ll Be Back” during the Rolex Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria Australia on March 15 2015. Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

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