Forever Young

At dawn of April 25, 1918 three years after the landing at Gallipoli, the Australian Imperial Force broken through the German entrenchment at Villers-Bretonneux in northern France. By the next day the town was secured creating a new front line to the east. The town did not fall into enemy hands for the rest of [...]

There are Places

“It is a pity indeed to travel and not get this essential sense of landscape values. You do not need a sixth sense for it. It is there if you just close your eyes and breathe softly through your nose; you will hear the whispered message, for all landscapes ask the same question in the [...]

Alaska – The Passage

“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. The finest of the glacier meadow [...]

Night Shores – Stairway to Heaven

“In extraordinary times, the ordinary takes on a glow and wonder all of its own” Mike A. Lancaster - Human.4 Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Extraordinary Imaged 2 nights ago at The Stairs near Nelson Beach, Vincentia in Jervis Bay ... at this moment down on the rocky shoreline the rising tide was lapping at my heels [...]

There are Places …

“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I [...]

Grey Days

“It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers; a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions. It was a day easily associated with those abstract truths and purities that dissolve in the sunshine or fade out in mocking laughter by the light of the moon. The trees and clouds were [...]

Sunrise Grasses

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” John Lubbock, The Use Of Life Inspired by Ailsa's Travel Theme .... Grasses

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 [...]

Days of Earth and Sky – Bathurst Retrospective

In a few days I will move from this place … the place where fog is born, and where the icy dawn has been my companion for many days. I truly embraced the winter cold waiting for sunrise, and the lonely silence of the night sky waiting for Scorpius and Orion. The memory of frozen hands will [...]

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 [...]

Upper Level Disturbance

It's been a week of storms in Central West NSW, and indeed across Eastern Australia ... Every afternoon the clouds roll in with attending thunder - dropping much needed rain across the landscape. It hasn't been that easy though to get the storm shots I always hope for with dark heavy cloud and lightning cutting [...]

Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closerHear what I have to sayJust like children sleepin'We could dream this night awayBut 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 nightBecause I'm still in love with youI wanna see you dance againBecause I'm still in love with [...]

Nelsons Beach – Jervis Bay, NSW

The decisive moment of sunrise over Nelsons Beach in Jervis Bay .... followed by the golden glow of dawn spreading along the foreshore and coastal escarpment.Nelsons Beach is a 1km stretch of pristine white sand in the coastal town of Vincentia, 2 hours south of Sydney. It lies within the Jervis Bay Marine Park. 

Tracy Arm Fiord – Alaska

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 [...]

Castle of Dreams – Banff Springs Hotel

  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 decided that [...]

Lake Louise – Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

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 Queen [...]

Glacier Bay – Alaska

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 [...]