Happy New Year! Sydney Harbour fireworks display – 2018!

Wow, what a cracking way to ring in the new year! The new years Sydney Harbour fireworks display was nothing short of spectacular again and I was fortunate to shoot it from two different locations in the one night. At 9pm there is a family friendly fireworks display and I managed to get down to…

Sydney Mardi Gras Parade 2017

¬† The Mardi Gras Parade The gay and lesbian community hosted it’s 39th Mardi Gras parade again last night. Despite the inclement weather, it again drew thousands of spectators who lined Sydney’s Oxford and Flinders Streets to watch the celebrations. Originally a march of protest and liberation, the Mardi Gras has been renown for the…

New years day 2017: Sunrise over Bronte beach

Bronte beach and the first sunrise for 2017. After doing a quick edit and blog post of last night’s new years fireworks, I managed to get to bed at 3.30am. My alarm went off at 4.50am – a full hour and 20 minutes later ūüė¶ . Grumble aside, there’s nothing quite like being able to…

Sculpture by the Sea 2016

Sculpture by the Sea: Tamarama to Bondi Sculpture by the Sea has returned this year to¬†line the coast walk between Tamarama and Bondi beach. This year my youngest son was keen to come down and shoot some pictures too. So, with alarm set at 4.58am and everything organised the night before, we jumped in the…

Melbourne: Central Place, Graffiti Laneway and a street portrait

Melbourne CBD Melbourne is an awesome city. Easy to walk around, with great food, coffee, bars and vibes. I was down there again recently for a work conference and as much as I had hoped to have some time to wander, there was precious little opportunity. Pretty much all of the shots in this post…

Portrait session: Samara

It was a cold and wintery afternoon a few weeks ago when I met up with Samara to do a quick portrait session. We only had an hour before sunset, which is the perfect time for photo’s, but the sun drops quickly once its over the horizon. This was the first time Samara had been…

Adam + Eve: Baby on board 2

Nineteen months ago, I had the privilege of shooting Adam and Eve as they were expecting their first child, Olivier. Well, in the last couple of weeks, not only have we already had¬†another outdoor maternity shoot, but¬†Eve thought it would be great to prepare another ‘before-and-after’ shot too. I won’t be sharing the images from…

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…

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…

Bare Island, Sydney, Australia

Bare Island, La Perouse. Ever since I saw the movie Mission Impossible II (that’s the particularly crap one, IMHO), I had made a mental note of visiting Bare Island. It’s about a 40 minute, traffic riddled, cross-town drive from my place but that’s no excuse for taking so long (actually, years) to finally¬†venture out there….

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…

New years day sunrise at Bronte beach, Sydney, Australia

New Years Day Sunrise Well, after an hour and ten minutes of sleep I managed to get down to Bronte Beach to see the rising sun usher in a new year. It was a glorious, kind of ‘goldilocks’ morning – not-too-hot, not-too-cold, just right. Hope you’re having a lovely day in your neck of the…

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…