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…

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…