When you start looking through a photograph library for images that include some form of shadowing, it becomes apparent very quickly just how significant it is to try and delineate light from darkness … And you see easily why some images stand apart – why the same landscape leaps out at you at sunrise … More Shadow Lands
When I think of Yellow … Lake Oberon Glanmire Glanmire Jervis Bay Prague – Old Town
In response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge …. Twinkle Prague Fairmont Empress Hotel – Victoria, Vancouver Island Paris – City of Light Venus over Kozskiusko Mauna Kea – Big Island, Hawaii
Gone, But Not Forgotten In response to this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Gone but not Forgotten On the afternoon of 18 January 2003, the Mt Stromlo Observatory on the outskirts of Canberra ACT was destroyed by wildfire. Standing at the edge of a steep escarpment facing directly into the approaching firestorm – staff … More Unforgotten Dreams
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is CONVERGE … Global Star MO59 converging with Venus against a Milky Way backdrop 10 Milion Suns converging to form the Omega Cluster Winter jet trails converge above a Bathurst Dawn sky Convergence of sky and ground – Storm cell over Bathurst
Photography 101: Double
Angular thrones of ice pause on their journey to the sea in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm – Alaska
Ailsa’s Photography Travel Theme this week is Belonging …. Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I … More Belonging to the Wild Places
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is to select images that say Minimalist…. Wellington – New Zealand Moorea Bathurst, NSW Lake Louise – Alberta, Canada Ramshead Range – Koszkiusko National Park Oberon NSW Jervis Bay – South Coast, NSW Southern Ocean – New Zealand
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Refraction Glacier Bay – Alaska Rock Pool at Currarong – South Coast, NSW Australia Control Valve – 3 Mile Dam, Kiandra Goldfields NSW Australia
The dream is over … But a few lasting memories of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands and the seascape around the Cook Strait between North and South Islands, New Zealand.
Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the Sun But Mama …. That’s where the fun is Bruce Springsteen Sunrise at sea is often dramatic …. The horizon is precise, and within a few seconds the orb of the sun can go from pinpoint to full. These were imaged between Hawaii … More Thats where the fun is ….
Having just returned today from a month travelling through Hawaii (Big Island and Oahu) and the South Pacific …. The WordPress Photo Challenge Theme “Dreamy” seems an appropriate time to post a few images of Bora Bora and Moorea (Tahiti).
Weekly WordPress Photo Challenge – Endurance Diamond Head is part of the complex of cones, vents, and their associated eruption flows that are collectively known to geologists as the Honolulu Volcanic Series.The summit of Diamond Head is said to have the longest 360 deg land view in the world, and provides a very welcome relief … More Diamond Head – O’ahu
From where I am staying at Waikaloa Beach on the Big Island of Hawai’i, you look across 30 miles of desolate volcanic terrain to Mauna Kea. At sunset from here on the coast … above the perpetual cloud layer that wreathes the summit, the domes of the Subaru and Keck 1&2 Telescopes can be seen … More Mauna Kea
Here in the Southern Hemisphere, the moon is now waning at 99% illumination … And this morning just before Dawn was settling into a bank of rain clouds. Not quite Super but still beautiful and impressive.
Come a little bit closerHear what I have to sayJust like children sleepin'We could dream this night away But there's a full moon risin'Let's go dancin' in the lightWe know where the music's playin'Let's go out and feel the night Because I'm still in love with youI wanna see you dance againBecause I'm still in … More Harvest Moon
This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is Adventure …. Other interpretations can be found Here He often used to say there was only one Road;that it was like a great river:its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary.“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say.“You … More The Greatest Adventure
Cheri’s WordPress Challenge this week is Silhouette …. Banff Springs Hotel – Alberta, Canada Palais de la Découverte – Paris Melk Abbey – Austria Jervis Bay – NSW Glanmire – Central Tablelands, NSW
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is Simplify …. I’ve used this one before, but no image I have or could take says it more clearly. Danube River, Austria “What matters in the lives of most people are the small appointments of days, the details of which one wishes he could remember … More Travel Theme – Simplify
The sky was heavily clouded the day we sailed into Tracy Arm …. The most perfect conditions to capture the blue in the glacier and small bergs floating around the fiord. The mountains along the fiord were shrouded in white blankets of low cloud which contrasted beautifully with the deep greens of spruce trees and … More Tracy Arm Fiord – Alaska
A British writer Morley Roberts, who worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1883 recounted seeing the Banff Springs Hotel for the first time after 40 years absence from the Rocky Mountains …. Morley visited and toured through the Hotel, felt its walls, looked through its windows and talked to its guests, and … More Castle of Dreams – Banff Springs Hotel
Lake Louise, named Lake of the Little Fishes by the Stoney Natoka First Nations people, is a glacial lake within Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, located 5 km west of the Hamlet of Lake Louise and the Trans-Canada Highway. Lake Louise is named after the Princess Louise Caroline Alberta (1848–1939), the fourth daughter of … More Lake Louise – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
The highlights of the sail through the Alaskan Inside Passage were the days spent in Glacier Bay and Tracy Arm. Both are majestic in their own right, surrounded by fog shrouded cliffs and pine forested peaks, harbouring wildlife including whales and bald eagles.For photographers, the best conditions to view the glaciers in both are overcast … More Glacier Bay – Alaska
The windmill remembers …. the midday heat of summer past, the tinder dry grass here on the banks of the river, baking and shimmering like silver in the sun.Now, in the cold dawn on an Autumn morning fog blankets the landscape and the wet grass glistens from overnight rain. The freezing winds of Winter will … More Seasons in the Sun
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morning stand, shadowless like Silence, listening to Silence.” – Thomas Hood Stewart's Mount – Ophir Road, Bathurst
Dolphins swim into the sunrise … Callala Beach, Jervis Bay on the last day of summer 2014 There is no solemnity so deep, to a right-thinking creature, as that of dawn. John Ruskin
Late afternoon storms roll across the green landscape of Bathurst, NSW Australia … Marking the change of season and charging the air with lightning and thunder.
A few technical issues needed fixing ….. Currambene Creek enters Jervis Bay immediately north of Huskisson on the western shore of the bay, and is part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park – it includes a Sanctuary and Habitat Protection Zone along its shore. The animals and plants here have adapted to survive in an … More The Golden Moment (Re-Posted)
Currambene Creek enters Jervis Bay immediately north of Huskisson on the western shore of the bay, and is part of the Jervis Bay Marine Park – it includes a Sanctuary and Habitat Protection Zone along its shore. The animals and plants here have adapted to survive in an environment of seagrass meadows, mangrove forests and … More The Golden Moment
Carcoar is a town nestled in a small green valley on the oak-lined banks of the Belubula River in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia – 52 km south-west of Bathurst and 720 m above sea-level. Carcoar is the third oldest town west of the Blue Mountains, and was once one of … More The Memory of Trains
Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands I will find out where she has gone And kiss her lips and take her hand And walk through long green dappled grass And pluck till time and times are done The silver apples of the moon The golden apples of the sun. … More The Golden Apples of the Sun
Autumn afternoon last April on the Macquarie River, Bathurst NSW Australia.
On Sunday 20 October 2013 the landscape spreads out below Mt Ainslie in the Australian Capital City – Canberra. In all directions, the view is spectacular … Towards the Brindabella Mountains in the west particularly and over the City Centre directly along the main axis of Anzac Parade towards Parliament House. Also in all directions … More Canberra from Mt Ainslie
Mount Stromlo Observatory located just outside of Canberra, Australia is part of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National Observatory (ANU). The observatory was established in 1924, and until WWII specialised in solar and atmospheric observations. During the war the workshops contributed to the war effort by producing gun sights and … More Mt Stromlo Observatory
Some of these images were posted (in colour) a week ago from Crackenback in the Thredbo Valley. Snow was falling on the Ramshead Range with the sun setting below the ridge line – illuminating the cold cloud layer rolling into the valley.
The setting moon over Black Mountain in Canberra just before dawn 20 October 13. The landscape blanketed in smoke from bushfires to the north.
The first rays of the sun illuminate the National Carillon, on Aspen Island in central Canberra. The carillon was a gift from the British government to the people of Australia to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the National Capital, Canberra. The 50 metre tall tower has 55 bells each weighing between 7 kg and 6 … More Dawn on Aspen Island – Canberra
Cumulonimbus clouds forming over the Kosciuszko Main Range yesterday. Imaged from a gale swept Charlotte Pass.
A perfect spring day on the Thredbo and Little Thredbo Rivers, NSW Australia.
A cold front moves across the Ramshead Range in the Thredbo Valley bringing late snow to the upper peaks.
Here in the Lithgow Valley, the first iron and steel in Australia was cast – with the official opening of the blast furnace by the premier of New South Wales on May 13, 1907. William Sandford Ltd soon ran into financial trouble and could not fulfil its contract to supply the government with pig-iron, so … More Lithgow Blast Furnace Ruins
Fog Bows (white rainbows) are formed in the same way as rainbows in that light is reflected inside tiny water droplets and emerges to form a large circle or arc opposite the sun. This one was shot over my back fence at dawn yesterday. It was gone again in 5 minutes.
Nelson Beach lies in the Habitat Protection Zone of Jervis Bay Marine Park, NSW South Coast – Australia. Dawn over Point Perpendicular Midday Nightfall – View across to the Naval Base beneath the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy The Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way over the escarpment. Treetops lit by Point Perpendicular … More Dawn and Nightfall – Jervis Bay
Mt Rankin – Bathurst, NSW Australia Imaged 5.00 – 6.30am 8 September 2013 Canon 7D Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Over the back fence ….. Cold front approaching.
By the end of the last Ice Age the rise in sea levels due to melting continental glaciers, had turned inland river valleys into bays and lagoons along the coast. Jervis Bay is a classic example. At that time, Red Point was once approximately 20km from the coast, perched on the edge of a river … More Red Point
The original Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse was constructed of timber in 1882 and located as part of the Shoalhaven Signal Station on the beach 200 metres to the west of the current lighthouse. Aside from the Keepers Cottages at South Solitary Island, this is probably the most endangered lighthouse in New South Wales and is of … More Crookhaven Heads Lighthouse
At first flash of Eden We race down to the sea Standing there on freedom's shore Waiting for the sun Can you feel it Now that Spring has come That it's time to live in the scattered sun Waiting for the sun Waiting for you to come along Jim Morrison – The Doors
Booderee National Park is located in the Jervis Bay Territory of Australia. What is now the national park was declared as a nature reserve in 1971. In 1992, Jervis Bay National Park was declared. In 1995, the park was transferred to the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community, which leases the area back to the Australian Department … More Booderee National Park
Dawn on Callala Beach, Jervis Bay 7.00 am
Moruya Heads lies at the mouth of the Moruya River, South Coast NSW
The Golden Hour Winter wind Polar fleece Driftwood & shells High Tide The solace of sun on face ….. Callala Beach – Jervis Bay
The winter sun, out of the wind The river and the beach Solitude ….
Sunset reflecting off approaching cloud front 20 July 13 …. Callala Beach, Jervis Bay NSW
The Bathurst Cemetery dates back to 1867. The monumental section contains many historic graves including the grave of former Prime Minister, Ben Chifley.
Evans Crown stands 1104 metres above sea level and overlooks the magnificent Tarana valley to the west of Lithgow and the Blue Mountains. The Evans Crown Nature Reserve, a short distance from the village of Tarana, is the home of towering granite rock formations sitting amongst a wilderness of native bushland. The reserve has a … More Tarana – Evans Crown
The Evans Plains Creek runs into the Macquarie River at Dunkeld in Bathurst, NSW (null)