Black and White 7 Day Challenge

Black and White 7 Day Challenge

There’s a little photography meme going around Facebook and Instagram at the moment: Seven days, seven black and white photos of your life, no people, no explanation. Challenge someone each day. I’m not a fan of forcibly spreading this sort of thing, so I didn’t explicitly challenge anyone, but I liked the idea of doing … Read More

How to chase the Aurora Australis

How to chase the Aurora Australis

We are almost a month past the anniversary of my first adventure to see the aurora. I have now had the fortune of seeing and photographing the beautiful and mysterious phenomenon on three separate occasions, and I’m starting to get asked about my experience. It’s beautiful, profound, and a little unnerving to see and photograph, … Read More

Night Lights

Night Lights

The lights of a town, twinkling under the Milky Way, Aurora Australis, with bioluminescent waves in the foreground. Goat’s Beach Tasmania. I was very fortunate to get this shot. Although I had been hoping I might get lucky and see the Southern Lights during my trip to Tasmania, I knew it would be a complete coincidence. Luckily, … Read More

The Waters of Cradle Valley

The Waters of Cradle Valley

Even on a clear day, the water in Cradle Valley is a rich brown because of the natural tannins. On a recent trip to Tasmania, I spent a day hiking in Cradle Valley. While I didn’t make it all the way to Cradle Mountain, I did get to Marion’s Lookout. The weather was delightfully changeable. … Read More

Sunrays through the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sunrays through the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I hope you’ve enjoyed the last couple weeks of European content. I’ve really enjoyed going back through those great memories, and am feeling really inspired to take more great photos. I’m flying out today, so thought I would leave a reminder of what brings me home. I’m starting with London (via Abu Dhabi), then on … Read More

Up to the Blue Mountains

Up to the Blue Mountains

Mountains are always great for landscape photography. Up in the Blue Mountains, there are many bushwalks and lookout points that afford spectacular views of the valleys beyond. I took this shot somewhere out near Echo Point. On cool winter days, the mist hangs around the mountains, clinging to the rocks and trees, often throughout the … Read More

Dealing with the backlog

Dealing with the backlog

Being an amateur photographer can be contradictory at times. I love taking photos, and I love sharing them, too. It’s part in between that’s the hardest. Since I last posted in February, I have taken 1213 shots, attended two swing dancing events, and travelled to four countries. So where are the photos? Well, two places. Firstly, … Read More