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.…


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…


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…


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…



  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    


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      


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…


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…


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…



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  



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    


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  



He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below,saw everything as far as you can see.And they say that he got crazy once and that hetried to touch the sun,and he lost a friend, but kept the memory.Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the stream,seeking grace in every step he takes,his sight…


Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Comet Lovejoy travelling through Taurus – imaged at 2200 hrs 12 January 2015 from Bathurst, NSW Canon 7D, Canon 70-200mm L @200, Piggybacked on Celestron CPC 9.25 for 15 sec, ISO 1600, f/2.8. 23 frames stacked in DSS. Processed in Lightroom. The next few weeks are best for viewing Lovejoy before the moon once again…


Paris – Dream of Spring

“With so many trees in the city, you could see the spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never come and that you were losing a season out…


Shadow Lands

  When you start looking through a photograph library for images that include some form of shadowing, it becomes apparent very quickly just how significant it is to try and delineate light from darkness … And you see easily why some images stand apart – why the same landscape leaps out at you at sunrise…


Belgravia – Rebirth of an Icon

In the early 1900’s Blue Mountains newspapers regularly published the names of guests staying at the Hydro Majestic Hotel in Medlow Bath … Such was the place this iconic building held in Sydney society at that time. The original Hotel was a health spa resort called Belgravia, built by the Gatsby-esque Mark Foy who developed…


The Warmth of the Sun

In response to the WordPress Photo Challenge – Warmth. A short Video of sunrises extracted from my Timelapse library (with soundtrack). What good is the dawnThat grows into dayThe sunset at nightOr living this wayFor I have the warmth of the sunWithin me at night Brian Wilson and Mike Love The Warmth of the Sun…