APHRASIA

Geelong, Australia

Sunday 30 June 2013

These bollards at Geelong's waterfront bear the names of ships that sailed out of Geelong in the early days. The Aphrasia was the first regular steam service between Geelong and Melbourne, starting in 1841.

This image was captured at night and shows the Carousel Building which is a 'must see' if you visit Geelong. (637)

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MOODY?

Shoal Bay, Australia

Saturday 29 June 2013

I love really moody photos, what about you? I think this one meets the requirements for such a photo. The clouds are threatening, the sea is angry, the light is low, with a hint that the sun is going to crest the horizon and the rocks are wet from the rain. (636)

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SEAT WITH A VIEW

Cape Shank, Australia

Friday 28 June 2013

This seat looks over the ocean toward Tasmania, although you can't quite see the Apple Isle. If you sit in this seat, the lighthouse is an added bonus as you watch the ships go past. Wouldn't it be great to be able to slow live down enough to be able to sit here for more than a fleeting moment! (635)

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GEELONG AT NIGHT

Geelong, Australia

Thursday 27 June 2013

Recently I was asked for more architectural images of my home town. Here is the Geelong Waterfront and the nearby buildings. I hope this keeps the architecture buffs happy! (634)

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SCOTTISH LIGHT

Loch Lomond, Scotland

Wednesday 26 June 2013

The light in Scotland is so soft, particularly in the winter. My recent visit there provided a large number of photo opportunities, including this one at Loch Lomond.

I love the old tree that has fallen over into the water, and the hint of green on the stones in the foreground. (633)

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SUPERMOON

Geelong, Australia

Tuesday 25 June 2013

On Sunday night I ventured down to Geelong's Waterfront to witness the perigee moon or 'supermoon' with my brother and nephew. As a result of there being no clouds, it was freezing cold, so enduring the cold was only bearable because of the sight of the spectacular moon.

When I processed this photo of the event I was a little disappointed as the moon was a bit too bright and there isn't any definition, but I still like the contrast of the light pole at the end of the little jetty, compared to the moon. The Royal Geelong Yacht Club is in the background and over the horizon the glow of Melbourne's lights can just be seen. (632)

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THE LONE BOAT

Luss, Scotland

Monday 24 June 2013

I spotted this lone boat on Loch Lomond in Scotland and thought it might make an interesting subject. Even though it was a bit foggy, there were still reflections in the water of the hills in the background and a pair of ducks managed to move into shot just in time for the capture!

I love the clear water in the foreground that reveals small stones on the bottom of the loch. (631)

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RECEDING WATER

Bells Beach, Australia

Sunday 23 June 2013

I love this image of Bells Beach because of the sunrise reflection in the wet sand in the foreground. The small sliver of gold on the horizon seems to be magnified in the receding water and the softness the breaking waves just adds to an image that is pleasing to the eye ... well that's what I think. (630)

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RELENTLESS WAVES

Barwon Heads, Australia

Sunday 23 June 2013

This is another image from my Barwon Heads photo shoot, showing relentless waves pounding the rock ledge. This photo was taken late in the day, so as the light faded, the shutter speed lengthened.

I love the softness of the water caused by the longer exposure, but short enough to still show the movement of the water. (629)

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GOLDEN GLOW

Anglesea, Australia

Friday 21 June 2013

Looking out at the sunrise on Anglesea's beach, one could be forgiven for forgetting about the worries of life … even if it only for a few moments!

I love the golden glow on the wet beach sand and the half buried rocks in the foreground. (628)

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DEATH DEFYING

Shoal Bay, Australia

Thursday 20 June 2013

I bet you think I was standing in the water to take this one! No … I actually crawled out on a large pipe under a derelict pier so that I could get a shot of the last few minutes of a lovely sunset. The whole time I was taking this shot I was worried about losing my camera and tripod, not to mention myself off the slippery & slimy pipe. Hope you think it was worth the death defying stunt! (627)

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MY FAVOURITE SURF BEACH

Bells Beach, Australia

Wednesday 19 June 2013

The iconic Bells Beach is well known for being one of the oldest locations on the world surf circuit I love it for the beautiful beach, great surf and the cliffs that surround it.

Do you have a favourite surf beach? (626)

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A QUIET TREASURE

James Junction, England

Tuesday 18 June 2013

The viaduct near James Junction is very impressive, although not as long as the Ribblehead Viaduct. I am always amazed at the workmanship and incredible hard work that has gone into these structures, particularly when you consider that it was built without the equipment we have today.

I like the fact that this viaduct is set in a field and that I stumbled upon it without any signs or fanfare. Sometimes these little treasures just sit there quietly waiting for us! (625)

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THE GLOWING BOLTE BRIDGE

Docklands, Australia

Monday 17 June 2013

When I was last at Docklands I snapped the sunrise hitting the top of this apartment building. The buildings on the left have a lovely range of colours that are reflected in the water and the Bolte bridge on the right is glowing in the morning sun. (624)

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A BIT OF EVERYTHING

Gibson Steps, Australia

Sunday 16 June 2013

Today's photo has a bit of everything. A lovely sunset, a beach with an ocean lapping at it, cliffs and two rock stacks. The only thing missing is people, but there is irrefutable evidence that they have been here … in fact a few were in the frame and I managed to remove them with Photoshop! Those who know me know that I don't like people in my landscapes!

I love the sun that is positioned right in the middle of the image and the starburst that my beautiful Canon EF 16-35 lenses creates when wound out to f/22. (623)

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CHILDS PLAY

Anglesea, Australia

Sunday 16 June 2013

The small township of Anglesea along the Great Ocean Road is a favourite spot for holiday makers in the summer months. The authorities have created this play area for younger children, complete with a starfish to play on. Makes you wish you were a child again with all the cool things that kids have these days!

I love the colour of the starfish set against the white sand of the sandpit and the larger stones that delineate the edge, even though the sand has started to ooze through it's restraints! (622)

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TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS

Port Stephens, Australia

Saturday 15 June 2013

I've just returned from Port Stephens on the north coast of New South Wales. I managed to drag myself out of bed before sunrise and walk the two kilometres to the heads where I found a great spot to capture the first light of the morning. As the sun rose, the rain came down, and I got very wet. I did manage to get a few shots off before I fled the scene! The trials and tribulations of a photographer!

I love the soft water effect caused by a slow shutter and I can't believe that despite the very low light, I was still able to capture the rocks under water in the foreground. (621)

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OLD BRIDGE

Peebles, Scotland

Friday 14 June 2013

I wandered along the Tweed River one evening recently and took a few photos of the Tweed Bridge and the skyline of the township.

The Bridge is very old, dating back to the 15th century and rebuilt in 1663 … well it is old by Australian standards, perhaps not old by European standards! I love this bridge and hope you like to image too! (620)

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UNIQUE ROCK

Sorrento, Australia

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Don't you just love these rock pools, worn to a nearly perfect circle because of a harder rock washing around inside the softer stone. I photograph a lot of rocks and stones and never find the same thing twice, each is totally unique! (619)

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THE OLD PIER

Clifton Springs, Australia

Monday 10 June 2013

This is the last of the images from my Clifton Springs pier shoot. I love the colours, blues, greens and even reds and the old piles leading the eye off into the distance.

Hope you aren't sick of seeing the old pier? (618)

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THE LONE PHOTOGRAPHER

Portesea, Australia

Sunday 9 June 2013

When I visited the Portsea ocean beach I noticed a lone photographer trying to get a close image of the rock ledge waterfalls. In fact it was that he was standing precariously further out than I was game to go that made me notice the waterfalls that were created as the waves washed over the ledge and then receded.

I love the green moss on the rocks in the foreground, and the waves crashing over the rocks in the background give an indication as to the risk our lone photographer was taking! (617)

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SCOTTISH LOCHS

Rowardenen, Scotland

Friday 7 June 2013

The Lochs in Scotland are the prettiest bodies of water you will find anywhere. Perhaps it is the light, which tends to be subdued or perhaps it is the rugged hills and mountains that surround them?

If you want to see how the experts photograph these lovely lochs, take a look at the work by Scottish photographers Karl Williams, David Mould & Barbara Jones, all of whom I have followed for years. (616)

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TWO SUNS

Lorne, Australia

Friday 7 June 2013

The reflections in the river at Lorne provided for the illusion of two suns in this image.

I love this photo because of the glass like surface on the water with the walking bridge in the background leading to the boat sheds providing an interesting aspect to explore with your eyes. (615)

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MOFFATT HILLS

Moffatt, Scotland

Thursday 6 June 2013

In the Scottish Borders region there are a group of rugged hills called the 'Moffatt Hills'. In the group there are 3 hills over 800 metres and seven walking tracks for those who feel energetic enough to trek them. (614)

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KIDS AND WATER

Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 5 June 2013

What is it with kids and water? In the centre of Melbourne there is a water wall that is next to the footpath in Collins Street. I discovered these children enthralled with the wall and how the autumn leaves clung against the odds to it. At the other end is a young couple posing for a photo under an arrangement of leaves in the shape of a heart.

This wall was a great and unexpected find! (613)

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A SUNNY WINTER DAY

Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday 4 June 2013

I went to Melbourne with my good friends on Sunday to see the Monet Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition was great, and the good company, sunny winter weather and the wonderful views were just as good. I took my little Canon S90 and managed to get a few images including this one of Southbank and the Art Centre. The shots aren't as good as those taken on the 5D3, but I did shoot in RAW which gave me a bit of room to move during editing. (612)

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THE ROW

Luss, Scotland

Monday 3 June 2013

I went for a wander around the little township of Luss earlier this year and came across this beautiful row of homes. I love the wonderful stonework, the slate roof and the chimneys!

I wonder who lives in these little houses and how long they have been there. And do they appreciate us tourists poking around their town and taking photos of where they call home? Hope they don't mind too much? (611)

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HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A COW IN A TREE?

Melbourne, Australia

Sunday 2 June 2013

I'm not sure if you have ever seen a cow in a tree, so here is one. Street art humour! (610)

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DISORGANISED ROCK STRUCTURE

Portsea, Australia

Saturday 1 June 2013

Have you ever seen rocks like this. They are so unusual that I took a photo of them to show you. I could understand if the layers were all in the one direction, but this is a mess! It goes against my very nature to see such a disorganised rock structure. :-) (609)

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