Landscape

Searching for summer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Landscape, Travel | 0 comments

After spending a large proportion of the Australian summer experiencing winter in Europe, I was desperate for some sun and warmth. To make up for missing most of summer, we decided to spend a week of the April holidays in Cairns soaking up the sunshine. Unfortunately the weather had other plans. About two weeks before our trip, Far North Queensland was impacted by a rather late season cyclone. Fortunately this didn’t effect us or our travel plans, however, the damp weather proceeded to hang around for just about all of our week. Suffice to say we didn’t see a whole lot of sun. On...

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Phillip Island Adventure

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Landscape, Travel | 0 comments

We’ve now been home from our Phillip Island adventure for just over a week. We drove down to Phillip Island (roadtrip!) so that we could help out with all things techie at the Christian Venues Association ‘Connect 12’ conference. It was lovely to have a change of scenery and to be spiritually refreshed and challenged. It was also the first real test of my brand spanking new 5D Mark III as I was asked to do the photography of the event (I’ll post more about that soon). We didn’t have much spare time, however we did manage to get out one afternoon to explore...

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Mudgee

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Landscape, Travel | 0 comments

Just a quick post this evening to share one of my favourite images taken while in Mudgee a few weeks ago. It was photographed at the Lowe Winery on a gorgeous winter’s day. I’m intrigued by the road and where it may lead…both literally and metaphorically. It has been an exciting couple of weeks photography-wise. I’ll blog again soon but it has involved a new addition to the family and an awesome shoot!...

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Autumn

Posted by on May 27, 2012 in Landscape | 0 comments

While it isn’t my favourite season, I love the spectacular colour that Autumn produces. This season has certainly not disappointed – I’m certain that the colour around Sydney has been more intense this year and has been beautiful to behold. A few weekends ago, we took a drive to Mount Wilson to enjoy a picnic and photograph the Autumn colour. While there, we visited Windyridge, one of the many gardens that call Mount Wilson home. It was a glorious day and we soaked up the sunshine. I’m fairly certain that the following image is of a weed, however with the intricate...

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South Australian Adventure – Part 4

Posted by on Oct 9, 2011 in Landscape, Travel | 0 comments

South Australian Adventure – Part 4

As I write this, our South Australian adventure has sadly come to and end and I am now at home. Since my last post, we travelled to Hahndorf on Tuesday and then into Adelaide on Wednesday. The weather in the Adelaide Hills wasn’t so great, so other than visiting a couple of shops and wineries, our time in Hahndorf was fairly quiet. We drove through some beautiful countryside, including many vineyards. I love the patterns that the vines make on the hillsides surrounding Hahndorf. Here are a couple of photographs that I took of them. As you can see, it was a pretty grey day! Our time in...

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South Australian Adventure – Part 3

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Landscape, Travel | 0 comments

South Australian Adventure – Part 3

We are now well and truly past the half-way mark of our South Australian adventure! The last couple of days have been spent exploring the Barossa and Clare Valleys, both very beautiful spots that I would happily return to any time! I’ll recap some of the highlights of the last few days in this post. While making our way to Kapunda from Mannum on Thursday (Kapunda is technically not part of the Barossa Valley, but close enough) we decided to visit the Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Unlike the Emu Bay Lavender Farm on Kangaroo Island, many of the bushes at the Lyndoch farm were flowering....

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South Australian Adventure – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 29, 2011 in Landscape, Travel | 2 comments

South Australian Adventure – Part 2

The adventure continues! We have now left Kangaroo Island and, after spending last night in Victor Harbor, are in Mannum on the Murray River. Since my last post we explored more of Kangaroo Island, having visited much of the western end of the island and south coast. On Tuesday morning we headed out to Cape Borda lighthouse which is on the northwestern tip of the island. Built in 1858, the history behind the lighthouse and it’s keepers is quite fascinating. Life was certainly very difficult for those living in such a remote place two centuries ago! The image below is of Cape Borda...

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South Australian Adventure – Part 1

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Landscape, Travel | 2 comments

South Australian Adventure – Part 1

We are now three days into our South Australian adventure and have been having a great time! My apologies in advance for the length of this post as I try to compact 3 days into one post! Once we arrived in Adelaide on Saturday, we picked up our car and headed to McLaren Vale. McLaren Vale is well known for it’s wine despite being the smaller cousin of the Barossa Valley. We sampled a few of the local wines and enjoyed the beautiful countryside. One particular highlight was the Hugh Hamilton winery as it has a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. Quite spectacular! From McLaren Vale...

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Lorne Sunrise

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011 in Landscape | 0 comments

Lorne Sunrise

I posted last night about my trip to Lorne and my attempts to photograph the sunrise and sunset. Well, today is my final morning here in Lorne, so I got up a little earlier and enjoyed a beautiful...

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Lorne

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Landscape | 2 comments

Lorne

Things have been a little quiet on here during the last week, so I thought that it was about time I posted an update! At the moment I’m in Lorne, Victoria (for those of you who are more visual, here is a map!). I’ve been here since Saturday afternoon to attend a large education conference. It has been exciting, challenging and exhausting. I’m staying right on the beach which makes it very handy for getting out during sunrise and sunset to do a bit of photography. Also very handy is the fact that sunrise isn’t until 7.15am, which means that I don’t have to...

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