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Silent Nights

The perfect way to spend a night.  Warm balmy evening, floating around Halong Bag enjoying a few drinks with great friends.  Life can certainly be good.  Not much else needs to be said.

Working For It…

This shot was taken in Halong Bay in 2013.  As we were sailing/motoring around this beautiful scenery we would be approached by local entrepreneurs selling food and drinks from their row boats.  They definitely earn’t any money they made, as the rowing could be hard work.  It never ceases to amaze me that smart people will always find away to make a living to support their families.

Just Foaling Around

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Travel, what does it mean to you?

What do you get out of it?

Well for me travel is one of the best ways to open your eyes, ears, heart & soul to new experiences. With travel we get to realise that it doesn’t matter where people come from, most people are just like you and I, irrelevant of skin colour, language, what food they eat or what religion they follow.  We all love to laugh, smile and enjoy the company of friends and family.

But there is more to travel than just the people you meet along the way. You get to experience great landscapes, different weather and animals in their natural environment.

Sometimes the biggest smile on your face comes from stumbling across the simple things in life, like a mother zebra grazing with her foal. This shot was taken in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa. It may not be the most dramatic or technically correct photo around, but every time I look at it a huge smile spreads across my face.

Over this day we saw many different wild animals, including elephant, giraffe and rhino; but there is something special about seeing a baby animal.  I suppose it gives you hope that these animals are breeding and will be around for future generations to experience. Well, we can only hope.

Reflections of the night

I think this has to be one of my favourite photos I have ever taken.  It is the Melbourne CBD skyline taken from Southbank (Melbourne, Australia).  I had spent the day walking around Melbourne just taking shots of gardens, graffiti in the lanes (which Melbourne is famous for) and whatever else took my fancy.

I had my tripod with me so thought I would try out some long exposure shots that night.  This was taken around 8:30pm sometime in March 2012.  I used my Canon 60D and it was a 30sec exposure.  I have not manipulated the shot at all in post-production as I just loved the colours as they were.

How’s the serenity

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Not a bad way to finish off the day.  This was taken at the Busselton Jetty, in Busselton Western Australia.

Its moments like this, sitting back enjoying  a nice drink and soaking up the scenery, that gives you pause and time to think about how great life really is.  We all have our ups and downs but life is really meant to be enjoyed and appreciated.

There has to be a first post, this is it…

This is me in -40C feeling the cold, complete with frozen eye lashes.  Being my first post, here is a little introduction.  I am a 46 year old guy from Melbourne, Australia.  I love travel and have done a lot of it for work and personally.

Taking photos of my travels is a hobby, and a close friend suggested I start this blog as a bit of a hobby to show off some of my pics.  All photos on this blog are originals and taken by myself.

I am a pure amateur, but enjoy trying to take great shots.  Feel free to let me know what you think.

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