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The Seven Colours

Within these 3 images are I think all the colours of the rainbow (Indigo is a hard one anytime). These images were shot during my second week of moving to the white sands of Jervis Bay on the south coast of NSW. Within a few minutes from this house lie 5-6 pristine beaches and rocky headlands…

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Last Dawn

A final frosty, fog shrouded but beautifully vivid dawn on the Macquarie River before leaving Bathurst for the blue waters of Jervis Bay tomorrow. “October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or of shutting a book, did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also…

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The Journey

The Glacier Bay Pilot Boat on the way out to MS Zuiderdam at dawn 12 June 2014 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … On the Way

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If Dreams Die …

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” — Langston Hughes Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … BROKEN Yeoval, Central West NSW Cowra, Central West NSW Wattamondara, Central West NSW Napoleon Reef, Central West NSW Lithgow Iron Works, Central West NSW

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Enveloped

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever present perils of life.”  Herman Melville Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … ENVELOPED

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The Frozen Light of the Moon (2)

The full Moon sets over the frozen Thredbo/Crackenback Valley, Kosciuszko National Park 4.50am, 4 May 2015. “It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants so they know that I too, have been bruised…by beauty.” Sanober Khan, Turquoise Silence Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme…

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Days of Earth and Sky – Ramshead Range

The Ramshead Range is part of the Snowy Mountains, located in the Monaro region of New South Wales and the Alpine region of Victoria, Australia. The peaks of the range are around 2,100 metres, with Mount Twynam at 2,178 metres. Because the Australian Alps are only of modest height, glaciers were formed only on the very…

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The Frozen Light of the Moon

In the teeth of an alpine gale a few nights ago, I managed to hold the tripod still enough to capture a fleeting and subtle image of a Moon Bow arching across the Thredbo/Crackenback Valley in Kosciusko National Park. A moonbow (also known as a lunar rainbow or white rainbow), is produced by light reflected…

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Days of Earth and Sky – Alpine Dawn

Here in that subtle moment of time between Autumn and Winter, the cold of night is replaced by the frozen twilight of dawn. Clouds touch the earth and water … the day begins as the force of nature requires. Lake Crackenback lies at the foot of the Ramshead Range in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW Australia bordered by…

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The Moment of Intricate Balance

Winter retreats from the edges of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada …. spreading its icy tendrils in one last dance in the Intricate balance between the seasons. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … Intricate “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of…

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Next Stop Omega Centauri …

Bridge to the Stars – The Milky Way rises out of the South before dawn on Anzac Day 2015. Imaged at the abandoned Dundullimal Railway Bridge, Macquarie River, Dubbo. Decided this post might also be a left field candidate for WordPress Photo Challenge – Motion “Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the…

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And in the Morning ….

Dawn – Anzac Day 2015. When I was preparing the post on the Somme Battlefield a few days ago, I felt that it would be important on Anzac Day to be in a special place at dawn … Somewhere alone, and with time to watch the coming of the new day and reflect on the…

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Life on the Edge

Holding on precariously to whatever soil they can, these trees need to survive extreme weather conditions and the precarious winter home they've chosen at Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park – Canadian Rocky Mountains. Inspired by Ailsa's Travel Theme … Trees      

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Requiem for the Unknown

As you stand in the Tower of the Australian National War Memorial at Villers–Bretonneux in Northern France, and gaze out over the wide rolling green and yellow fields of the Somme, it is difficult to picture in your mind how this landscape appeared to the soldiers who fought here in 1918. Only fading black and white…

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Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

George Harrison was right …. “Sunrise doesn’t last all morning”. There is a defining moment, where the sun illuminates clouds with red and pink. That moment lasts a few minutes at most. Afterwards – at dawn, the sky turns orange and “normality” returns. This image was captured a few days ago on the Macquarie River at Dunkeld…

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Autumn

At this time of the year (Autumn in Australia) standing on this hill overlooking the Macquarie River valley at Dunkeld, the convergence of sunrise and the river mist floating above the landscape is always worth the time spent standing in the cold and dark. Once again inspired by WordPress Photo Theme Afloat “He found himself…

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Floating like dust in the morning sky

The Milky Way floats above a pre-dawn cloudy sky in Central West NSW. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge – Afloat The size and age of the Cosmos are beyond ordinary human understanding. Lost somewhere between immensity and eternity is our tiny planetary home. In a cosmic perspective, most human concerns seem insignificant, even petty. And…