Vivid Light Festival: Sydney Opera House

Well, it’s that time of year again and Sydney is once again playing host the Vivid Light Festival. The photo’s I’ll share tonight will only focus on the Opera House as I didn’t head down there until 10.20pm (and the lights go off at 11pm!). Hopefully, I will make it out a few more times over the…

Powder action shoot : Caitlin & Mia

Last weekend I was back down in Victoria for a job and had the privilege to shoot the daughter of my friend, Karen. Caitlin is a dancer and along with her friend Mia, they both had the courage to brave the wintery evening, go outside and have their photo taken while being covered with flour….

Obelisk Beach sunrise, Sydney, Australia

The other week, I awoke on the lounge with a crook in my neck and the usual bad back from falling asleep in some ridiculous position. It’s usually at times like this when I take this exact opportunity to go out and take some sunrise photo’s. I confess to thinking I would just head back down to Bronte…

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2016

  Mardi Gras Parade. It was a perfect last night for Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade – warm weather combined with flash, trash, glamour, politics, diversity, acceptance and love. It was a far cry from the original march in 1978 when a small group of gays, lesbians and their supporters first walked in solidarity down Oxford street while…

Sydney New Years Eve Fireworks 2015-2016

Happy New Year from Sydney, Australia! Here’s a few snaps I took tonight as Sydney celebrated the start of 2016. I had intended to take photo’s from the eastern side of the Harbour Bridge but I got held up in traffic and I was 30 seconds too late before the road closed! Arrrggghhhh!  This necessitated a hasty…

Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia

A couple of weeks ago, I was down in country Victoria again for the annual Port Fairy Folk Festival. I’ve been going now for about 15 years and have met and made many friends over this time. Not so long ago, I used to lug my guitar down as a group of us used to play…

Bronte just after sunrise: Last day of summer, Sydney

Early Morning Procrastination I fell asleep on the lounge yesterday and woke at 5.55am. The dilemma I face whenever this happens is whether or not to crawl up to be bed for a couple of extra hours snooze time or to grab the camera and go take some photo’s. You can see by this post that…

Sunrise over Jimmy’s Beach, Hawks Nest

  Well, its been business as usual back at work these last couple of weeks. The new year’s break is fading day by day and here we are already in February! All I can say is, Where did January go?!?! Caramba! Anyway, the small set of photo’s in today’s post come from our recent trip up…

Sunrise to sunset: 2015 New years day, Sydney, Australia

Above: High tide at Bronte just before the first sunrise of the new year. Sunrise at Bronte If you saw my previous post about Sydney’s New Years Eve fireworks, you’d know I was hoping for a little more than an hour’s sleep before having to get up for sunrise photo’s. In the end, all I could…

Sydney Harbour New Year’s Fireworks

Happy New Year from Australia everyone!!! It’s been 4 hours now since Sydney heralded in 2015 with our customary fireworks show. Here’s some photo’s from tonights spectacular.   Wherever you are, I wish you all the best for the coming year. May you all dream big and fulfil you your aspirations. PS. Wish my luck…

Merry Christmas Eve everyone

  Every year I promise to be more organised for Christmas, and, every year things seem to get get busier and busier. December has passed in a blink of an eye and in a few short hours Santa will be arriving on our doorstep. Wow! I find the pace of things a wee bit frustrating,…

Sunrise over Mackenzies beach (and Bronte), Sydney, Australia

Sydney has had a wild start to summer this year. Every day has been above 30C (86F) with almost 100% humidity and every afternoon we’ve been struck by wild storms. They said on the News tonight that we’ve had more than 20,000 lightning strikes in the last 7 days! Despite the strange weather, I was…

Event: Sculpture by the Sea 2014

This years Sculpture by the Sea exhibition wrapped up last Sunday and, thankfully, I managed to make it down there with a day to spare. Traversing Sydney’s coastline from Tamarama to Bondi beach, the event has grown in popularity with each passing year. In fact, its gotten so popular that I found it quite difficult to find a…

Kirribilli sunrise, Sydney

The other morning I was up before dawn again and thought I might try and get lucky with some sunrise photo’s. For a change of scenery, rather than head down to the beach, I figured I’d see what I might get at the exclusive harbourside suburb of Kirribilli. For those that don’t know, Kirribilli House is located here…

Sunrise over Bronte beach, Sydney, Australia

Sunrise over Bronte Beach Last weekend I decided to set an early alarm and visit Bronte beach again. It’s been quite a few months since my last visit and with the weather warming up down here in the southern hemisphere I didn’t have the excuse of a cold winter morning to dissuade me. It was a…

Cycling side trip to the town of Damme, Belgium

Bruges is a small and compact town, easily traversed by foot. Since I had 4 day’s here prior to my conference, I decided to spend my third morning cycling out to the village of Damme. Hiring a bike for half a day, I set off to the north east and peddled the 6 kilometres to…

Bruges: Scattergun street shots

The shots I’m sharing tonight are really a random selection of photo’s from my wanderings around the streets of Bruges a couple of months ago. They were taken over the course of a number of days and all at different times of the day too. Variations in Post-Processing The first thing you may notice when perusing these…

Vivid Festival: Sydney Harbour Bridge and Martin Place

Well, as promised, I made it back down to the city and took some more shots of this years Vivid Festival. A rather unique building in Martin Place played host to a rather spectacular light projection of a growing forest animation and there was an interactive faceted skull that would display a person’s face when they stood in…

Vivid Festival: Sydney Opera House Sails

A little over a week ago, this years Vivid Sydney Festival kicked off in earnest. If you’re not familiar with the event, Vivid is a celebration of Light, Music and Idea’s and has become an annual phenomenon that attracts 800,000+ visitors to the city. The centrepiece of the festival would have to be the light…