Tag: nature

Galapagos Photo Diary

Sealapagos!

Whenever I thought of the Gal√°pagos Islands, I always put them in the holiday category of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’, ‘remote’, and ‘very expensive’. Especially if travelling from Australia! Then the chance came up for a holiday to South America, and suddenly the far away dream of visiting the Galapagos seemed much more

five reasons to visit Lady Elliot Island in winter

Yes it’s currently winter in Australia, and while those of you from actual cold places might laugh at the number of people in Brisbane wearing scarves on a 20 degree day, the last thing many of us here would be thinking about is going somewhere not too far from home

#surrealism

I’m always really fascinated by what influences artists/photographers, and I love reading about the stories behind the images as they offer an insight into the creative process for that particular artist. Over the next couple of posts I thought I’d discuss my main motivations for taking photos. First up is

What a lady 

After a much too long five year hiatus, I finally got to revisit one of the most wonderful places- Lady Elliot Island. My previous trip was in spring, this time I experienced the island in all her winter glory. Just as beautiful as ever, Lady Elliot is truly a coral

Portrait of a bluebottle

Often maligned due to their stinging tentacles, I find bluebottles somewhat amazing- did you know they are not actually ‘one’ animal but a colony made up of various parts all functioning together to travel the oceans and find prey. And the colours- wow! The most brilliant blues and purples with

macro close up pink shell

shells at sunrise

When I’m at the beach early in the morning, I often have the same photography routine – get there before sunrise, set up the tripod and do some experimental long shutter speed shots, then get some nice landscape photos as the sun rises, then put the camera in the waterproof

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