Sydney Mardi Gras 2014

Sydney Mardi Gras 2014

Last night Sydney hosted the 36th Annual Mardi Gras parade. It’s been a wet weekend here but as luck would have it, no rain fell on the parade. I really enjoyed it this year – the spectacle and costumes; the political and social commentary; the fantastic sense of fun. And, of course, all the smiles. … Continue reading

Wandering around the Marais district, Paris

Wandering around the Marais district, Paris

Here’s a few pictures I took as I wandered around the Marais district in Paris recently. From memory, it was a Sunday and I started my walking tour at the Maison Europenne de La Photographie gallery (which was fantastic by the way). After a couple of hours there, I decided to wander further into this … Continue reading

Good Morning 2014: Balmoral beach, Sydney

Good Morning 2014: Balmoral beach, Sydney

It had been my intention to go back down to Bronte beach for the first set of sunrise photo’s for 2014 but my plans changed slightly. After checking my weather app, I noted that we were expecting a high tide which is my least favourite time to shoot Bronte. I’ve always preferred low tide there … Continue reading

Sydney 2013 New Years Eve Fireworks

Sydney 2013 New Years Eve Fireworks

Happy New Year Everyone!!! I’ve not long come home after spending a wonderful afternoon and evening with friends on Sydney’s beautiful harbour foreshore. This year, we watched from the Sydney suburb of Rose Bay. It’s an awesome view as you look straight down the harbour. The Harbour bridge stands front-and-centre with the Opera House to … Continue reading

Christmas 2013: That’s a wrap!

Christmas 2013: That’s a wrap!

Whew, Christmas is over. Don’t get me wrong, I L-O-V-E Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. The decorations, the carols, the food, family, the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree, the sweet scent of ripe mangoes and the warm fragrance of Gardenia’s from the garden – its a heady mix. This is what … Continue reading

People watching around London, UK

People watching around London, UK

Well its been a busy few weeks in the run up to the Christmas. Typically, just when you’d hope things would start to wind up at work, the exact opposite happens! On top of this, my evenings have been spent chasing my tail: trying to work on my new website; research various ideas; edit a … Continue reading

Strolling around Cambridge, UK

Strolling around Cambridge, UK

Gee, its been a busy couple of weeks at work but fortunately the weekend’s in sight now. Yay! Today’s post is of some photo’s I took when I was in Cambridge recently for a conference. I was only in town for about 2 and half day’s, most of which was spent at the conference venue. … Continue reading

Event: Sculptures by the Sea 2013

Event: Sculptures by the Sea 2013

Well, its that time of year again. Sculpture by the Sea is now into its 17th year and is still going strong. I thought I’d try and visit early this morning as the forecast was for a hot 33C (91F) and sunrise was going to be 5.53am. I suppose its a measure of the events … Continue reading

Earls Court and Harrods, UK

Earls Court and Harrods, UK

Another quick post because I’m teaching in the morning and am only looking at 3 hours sleep… again ;-(. When I was in London recently I stayed in the area known as Earls Court. I decided this for a number of reasons, namely; it was reasonably priced (for London); I could get to and from … Continue reading

Big Ben and the London Eye, UK

Big Ben and the London Eye, UK

A couple of weeks ago I got back from a short business trip to the UK and Paris. I had been asked to present at a conference in Cambridge so it was really nice to have had the opportunity to go over. It had been 17 years since I had last visited those shores and … Continue reading

Notre Dame, Paris

Notre Dame, Paris

Two days ago I arrived back to Australia after a 10 trip to the UK and Paris. Granted the first half was devoted to a conference I was presenting at in Cambridge, but the final 5 days saw me take in the sights of Paris. So, whilst battling a little jet-lag, I’ve been going through … Continue reading

Event: Color Run, Centennial Park, Sydney

Event: Color Run, Centennial Park, Sydney

The Color Run is a 5 kilometre, un-timed race where participants are doused in coloured powder at each kilometre station throughout the course. According to their website, there’s only 2 rules to this fun-run. They are: You must wear white Finish plastered in colour This year marked the second running of this event here and … Continue reading

Holiday Road: Moody sunset over Banff

Holiday Road: Moody sunset over Banff

Following from the previous post, the photo’s in this set were taken as we drove back into town from Lake Minnewanke. I took these from a little viewing area beside the road along the Lake Minnewanka Scenic Drive just as the sun was setting. I remember juggling lenses and running back and forth between two … Continue reading