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…

An evening in Bruges and a whirlwind 6 weeks!

Wow, the past 6 weeks have been an incredible ride! Here’s some brief highlights (that also account for the recent poverty of posts); About 2 months ago I was contacted by Apple asking if they could use an image I took of climbers on the face of El Capitan in Yosemite, USA. 6 weeks ago, that image…

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…

Eiffel Tower and surrounds, Paris

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months both at work and with my photography. I’m happy to report that I recently shot my first wedding; did a 2 day cycling event in Victoria; a gig for the NSW Ministry of Health and a large job for our own education department at work (which wasn’t…

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….

Fitzroy Falls and the Milky Way (Astro-photography)

I’m back! Well, all I can say is that its been a while. I could try to contrive a bit of a sob story but to be honest, my time has just been divided amongst too many things. Work, family, friends, photo business… it can be a delicate balancing act sometimes, can’t it? If you’ve…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Random Black and White shots around Cambridge, UK

These are a few randoms from my recent visit to Cambridge. I’ve tried my hand at a little black and white post-processing which I still find quite challenging. My favourite shot is the one above of the couple embracing down the lane way. Now, back to tinkering with my new self-hosted website which will focus…

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….

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…

Gorgeous sunrise and some early morning surfers, Bronte beach, Sydney

Yesterday morning I decided to head out again for another crack at some sunrise photo’s. This time I went back to one of my old favourite locations – Bronte beach. I was desperately hoping the colourful sunrise that had eluded me earlier in the week could be rectified (see that blog post here). I have…

Sydney Harbour at sunrise + smoke filled skies

Last night I was about to sit down and post a small series of shots from my recent visit to Cambridge when I decided to have a cup of tea and biscuit. I sat on the lounge, consumed my hot beverage and then… promptly fell asleep. I woke up at 5am and rather than drag…

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…