The Irenabyss Gallery

The Lens Art of Matt Brain


Filemaker: Rough Lists to Portals and Back

Lists to Portal and Back Demo File When migrating an old database to filemaker I found several lists (that were a random mixture of comma separated, return separated and semi-colon separated) that I preferred to have as bulleted lists. More over I decided that filemaker portals would make more sense for future searching and research ... Read more

Alaska Images

I have finally published some of the Alaska images from last July’s Alatna expedition with John Mclaine and Pete Culhane. This is only a small set of the images and at some point I will upload some of the video footage. Click here to see. ... Read more

The Maidens. Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range. Alaska.

The Maidens. Arigetch Peaks.

The twin spires of the spectacular Maidens are one of the highlights of the Arrigetch Peaks in the central Brooks Range. A mecca for climbers the granite walls were first scaled by a group comprising Charles Loucks, Michael Westmacott, Sally Westmacott and Robley Williams Jr. in July 1964. Mike Westmacott was one of the supporting crew ... Read more

Casuarina of Tasmania

The she-oak (Casuarina) have always been a favourite tree of mine – the sound of soft wind though branchlets and aroma takes ones mind straight to the open forests behind the east coast beaches. We have nearly completed planting 141 Tasmanian natives from Sally at the lovely Habitat Plants under Dry’s Bluff behind Liffey including 16 Casuarina. ... Read more

Australia Peak in the Arrigetch

Finally back at some photos (we have been busy planting native Tasmanian plants; 90 in the ground, 41 to go!). In the middle of the Arrigetch Peaks are two high points named Australia Peak and Tasmania. After carefully pouring over the maps and descriptions of Arrigetch Rock Climbs I am confident of why they were ... Read more

Irenabyss Gallery Blog

I have updated the site on breaks between travels with John Mclaine as we work through Montana and Alaska pack-rafting and kayaking. Posts to the blog should update Facebook etc. Over the next few weeks I will get the site working well and properly integrated with my photographic database held in Adobe Lightroom via The Turning ... Read more