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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…

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Blood Moon over Bathurst

This is a stitched 2 frame image of the Blood Moon (full Lunar Eclipse) over Bathurst last night. I was imaging with a Canon 7D prime focussed in Celestron CPC 9.25, and my photographer son Craig nearby with his Canon 5D2 and Canon 70-200mm L lens. Clouds obscured any view until near totality and the window…

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The Blurred Path to Camelot

And from the shelter of my mind Through the window of my eyes I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets … And as I watch the drops of rain Weave their weary paths and die I know that I am like the rain There but for the grace of you go I Paul Simon – Kathy’s…

The Ephemeral Light of Stars

Inspired by WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge … Ephemeral There are singular momentous events in the life of the universe – of star-birth and death, of colliding galaxies, massive firestorms of light that once or twice in a century illuminate the sky with fire and wonder … but the light is ephemeral. It often comes to…

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Springtime in Paris

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good…

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Carina – Birthplace of Giants

The Great Carina Nebula (NGC 3372), is the most famous star-forming region of the southern sky, spanning more than 100 light-years and is visible to the naked eye as a glowing patch in the Milky Way. The Nebula plays home for thousands of stars similar in mass to the sun and 70 O-type stars, which are stars…

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Bridge at the Edge of Forever

“Every human generation has asked about the origin and fate of the cosmos. Ours is the first generation with a real chance of finding some of the answers. One way or another, we are poised at the edge of forever.”  Carl Sagan Imaged at the abandoned Dubbo to Molong railway bridge on the Macquarie River,…

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Kane’ohe Bay

During a 5 day stay on Oahu, Hawaii last September I booked a day with Oahu Photography Tours. They start before dawn and visit a number of locations around the Island – some of which are not on the tourist trail, giving you an opportunity to focus on technique and soak in the spectacular landscapes…

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Graben Street – Vienna

“Vienna wasn’t just a city, it was a tone that either one carries forever in one’s soul or one does not. It was the most beautiful thing in my life. I was poor, but I was not alone, because I had a friend. And Vienna was like another friend. When it rained in the tropics,…

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Home

    “In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon…

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Points of Interest

  Inspired by this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Rule of Thirds.   Here in this interpretation, the focus of attention or point of interest in the images is placed away from the centre within the right or left third and also close to one of the 4 intersection points of the 9 part grid.…