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Kane’ohe Bay

During a 5 day stay on Oahu, Hawaii last September I booked a day with Oahu Photography Tours. They start before dawn and visit a number of locations around the Island – some of which are not on the tourist trail, giving you an opportunity to focus on technique and soak in the spectacular landscapes…

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Graben Street – Vienna

“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life. I was poor, but I was not alone, because I had a friend. And Vienna was like another friend. When it rained in the tropics,…

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Home

    “In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon…

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Points of Interest

  Inspired by this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Rule of Thirds.   Here in this interpretation, the focus of attention or point of interest in the images is placed away from the centre within the right or left third and also close to one of the 4 intersection points of the 9 part grid.…

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New York – Reflections 2

Christmas in New York – 2011   The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from. Moss Hart, Act One   I really believe I was happier when I slept on a…

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Watching Stars at Dawn

A quiet hour beside the Mitchell Highway west of Bathurst this morning at 4am … Some cloud around and occasional light from approaching trucks Canon 7D Rokinon 14mm @ f/2.8 ISO 1600 Exp 25 sec   “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too…

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Transformation 2

Paris – My 2 favourite images from the spring of 2013 blended together. Terrasse du Bord de l’Eau and Cours Albert 1er – a walking path along the Seine. The cold and very wet day along the Seine balancing the camera under a small umbrella Transformed by the next day … warm and beautiful sitting…

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Transformation

  The ramparts of Fairview Mountain are reflected in the thawing edges of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada as the Rocky Mountains are transformed from the depth of Winter into Spring. Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme …. Transformation    

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Symmetry of an Icon

In the field of architecture and engineering, there is no finer example of bi-lateral and rotational symmetry than the Eiffel Tower. From any angle, from near or far, night and day … It is the template.   Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … Symmetry      

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Ultimate Scale

  “The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. Exploration is in our nature. We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still. We have lingered long enough on the shores of the cosmic ocean. We are ready at last…

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Lost in the Landscape

Sometimes, the significance of a landscape … the emotional feeling you get from being there is best portrayed by including small features – either human or structures of some kind. The scale differential between a lighthouse and the mountain it is built on often magnifies the beauty of the sea or the sky … and…

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Open Doors

“There will always be a door to the light” – Shiro Amano – Kingdom Hearts, Vol.1 In response to Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Doors Paris – Palais Garnier Rothenburg ob der Tauber – Bavaria Rhine Gorge – Marksburg Castle New Zealand – Dunedin Railway Station Vienna – Schonbrunn Palace Melk Abbey – Austria New Zealand…

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Depth

In the depth of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. Albert Camus   Skagway, Alaska In response to WordPress Photo Challenge …. Depth  

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Industry

The Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers flow through the industrial heartland of Germany and Austria. Canal locks, barges, hydro stations, ancient rusting machines, container ships and factories of all kinds line the river banks and encourage you to always have camera in hand. In response to Ailsa's Travel Theme – Industry    

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Serenity 2

Serenity Standing alone in cold fields, under an ink black sky studded with diamond dust while a green comet sails silently past the blue dominions of the Pleiades … Knowing this moment will not return for 8,000 years. In response to WordPress Photo Challenge Serenity Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) Pleiades Cluster – Messier 45