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…

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…

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…

Holiday road: Banff – Lake Minnewanka

Ever felt like you’re behind the eight-ball and struggling to get ahead? Yep? Well that’s how I’ve felt for most of this year. My time has been pulled every-which-way and unfortunately, I fear,  this little blog has suffered a bit. Don’t get me wrong, its not been all bad; I’ve been working on some really…

Holiday road: Lake Moraine, Banff National Park, Canada

Where has March gone? Between work and photo assignments, I’ve barely had time to scratch myself. As they say; when it rain’s, it pours! Enough of the whinge. Today’s post sees a return to some of the snaps I took when were on holidays in Canada a few months ago. These photo’s are from Lake…

Holiday road: The beauty of Lake Louise, Banff Canada (part II)

Here’s a few more photo’s from the morning we spent at Lake Louise, Banff. I just love this place! So glad the weather and skies were good to us; as my fellow blogging friend Mike Moruzi pointed out in his comment in the previous post; mountain weather can be notoriously unreliable. By the sounds of…

Holiday road: Stunning Lake Louise, Banff Canada

Originally, when we booked our tickets from Australia, we were going to fly from New York to Vancouver, Cananda, where we were going to spend the last leg of our trip spread between the city and Whistler. At the time, I figured Whistler would be just as gorgeous (albeit different) to Banff – “mountains are…

Holiday road: Street scenes, NYC

 I think this will be the last post that features photo’s I took recently in New York. Rather than show you the usual tourist haunts, I thought I’d take this opportunity to highlight some random shots taken around the streets of the Big Apple. You’ll see that I’ve experimented with my post-processing in a few…

Holiday road: Grand Central Terminal & Flatiron, NYC

According to a reference on Wikipedia, Grand Central Terminal was the sixth most visited tourist attraction in the world 2011. It’s not entirely surprising but equally, it didn’t seem any busier because of the visitors. Like most everything in New York, it is just plain busy! I suppose it helps that the place is so…

Holiday Road: Times Square after the rain, New York

Now, with new years celebrations receding, I hope you don’t mind but I’m going to share a few more posts from our recent holiday. This selection was shot around Times Square. A lot of people don’t like it here because it’s too touristy. Personally, I just loved it! The energy and activity is fantastic! I walked…

Holiday road: Bethesda Tunnel plus a few randoms in Central Park, NYC

Here’s a few more shots from around Central Park. Honestly, I could spend a week there and know I’d see something different and wonderful every day – its that great. The photo taken above was shot inside the Bethesda tunnel. Since it was the middle of the day, there had been dozens of people constantly…

Holiday road: People in Central Park, NYC

I thought work was supposed to get a little quieter going into Christmas?!?? So far this week I’ve had no luck on that front, that’s for sure… grrrr. Anyway this post will be another quickie as its late again and I’ll have to be up for work shortly. These images were all taken when we…

Holiday road: NYC skyline from The Rock

I’ll keep it brief since its 3.30am and I really should be going to bed. So, to pick up from the previous post, we only spent a couple more days in California before hoping a flight over to New York for the next leg of our trip (I thought I’d spare you the family snaps at…

Holiday road: Bixby Bridge and the Big Sur coastline, California

We had been so looking forward to driving the coast road along Highway 1 that it was a little disappointing to wake and find the day was cold, heavily overcast and drizzly. I can imagine how glorious the Pacific ocean would of looked had it been bathed in sunlight, sparkling under clear blue skies with…

Holiday road: From Yosemite to Carmel

After winding up our 3 day excursion to Yosemite, we started the next leg of our foray into California – the west coast road trip. We hadn’t really organised anything for this part of the holiday preferring to see where the road would take us. Being an Apple Inc. tragic (since 1980), I had hopes…

Holiday road: Yosemite – odds and ends

Obviously, Yosemite‘s treasure trove of sights isn’t just limited to its huge granite monoliths – there’s plenty of other things to see around the valley floor. Easily accessible by car, you can drive around to a number of the different viewpoints and snap away with your camera or just soak up her peaceful ambiance. As I…

Holiday road: Yosemite-Mariposa Grove & El Capitan

On the second day of our stay in Yosemite, we decided to drive down to Mariposa Grove which was about 45 minutes away from Yosemite village. Mariposa Grove has the oldest living Sequoia trees some of which are estimated to be in excess of 2000 years. These suckers were enormous! They are not the tallest…

Holiday road: Stunning Yosemite-views from the valley floor

After our all too brief stay in San Fran, we hired a car and drove onto the next leg of our trip – Yosemite. It was a little hair-raising negotiating our way out of downtown SF in a car whose steering wheel was located on the left-hand side of the vehicle and then drive confidently…