A short trip and a rest and to visit our son Adrian on the Gold coast. A time for relaxation and chilling out, but still with camera in hand I managed to shoot some lovely pics. Adrian had organized a fantastic afternoon of whale watching out from Brunswick heads on the Northern New South Wales coast. Blue Bay dive and Whale watching adventures is to be commended for their amazing trip. Adrian uses the company for his diving trips and the use of the smaller boat means an intimate encounter with these phenomenal gentle giants of the sea. We encountered several young male Humpbacks and their antics were a delight, near us and at times under the boat! We stayed out to right on sunset! What an experience… I also had a wonderful afternoon with Petra Hennig, a lovely lady who lives on the Gold coast and does diving at times with Adrian. Petra is a photographer with passion and a delightful eye for composition, so we headed up to the hinterland to shoot the Killarney Glen and waterfall. Thanks! Petra for showing me this delightful place. So, most days we walked the beaches, ate gorgeous food and sipped lattes and just watched the world go by!
Panama Whale Watching: Whale Watching Season in Paradise
Some personal photography one fine Winter’s day a couple of weeks ago. I hit the road early and toured the Macedon Ranges, including Woodend, and also the countryside around Hanging Rock. It was certainly great to be out enjoying the scenery!
It was time for a coastal getaway with my wife Ann and some personal photography, so late last month in July saw us heading up to Narooma, Bermagui and the coastlines and National Parks in that area. Winter is quiet and peaceful, days spent driving around and having seafood based lunches, afternoon oysters and Champagne and heading out at dawn and Dusk for some great photography. Here on this post are a few of the many lovely images I was able to capture during our time spent up this along beautiful and pristine area of New South Wales.
There are still two places left on this magnificent photographic workshop to Nepal. If you are interested, send me an email and I can email you back a comprehensive PDF. Its all inclusive inside Nepal, great scenery, wonderful food…. meet and greet the different cultures – no trekking, just fantastic opportunities to photograph all day every day!
What another amazing experience! I have just returned from conducting another tour of the beautiful and Spectacular Autumn scenery of New Zealand’s south Island. With 14 participants and one wonderful Coach Driver ( A big Thank you to Barrie Thomson ) we started our journey up through the Arthur’s pass and onto Lake Moana. First night was at Punakaiki and the Paparoa National park. Shooting the Pancake rocks and the great coastline near dusk, just beautiful. On down to Greymouth and Hokitika gorge, where some of us nearly got drowned in the torrential downpour! Great countryside and misty conditions. Next stop, Fox glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, with a special dawn shoot at Lake Matheson. Misty and full of sunlight, awesome and our first glimpse of Mount Cook bathed in morning light! Moving further down the coast we photographed around Haast and the coastlines both north and south of here. A beautiful dusk shoot near Jacksons Bay with the mount Aspiring National Park as a back-drop was simply wonderful! Next day, a drive over the Haast Pass and photographing the scenery, including the rainforest and waterfalls. Time in Wanaka for the most delightful skies and Autumn tonings, in and around the lake including an afternoon of visual delights at Glendhu Bay. Dawn to shoot “That” tree, but squeezing into the melee of about 150 Chinese photographic tourists! Still, we managed some lovely shots and everyone was happy! At least we had Glendhu bay almost to ourselves and what a delight that was, pastural, sheep, old buildings, colours, trees, skies, reflections…just wow! heading up North towards Twizel and more colour, through the Pass, and onto Lake Pukaki. The afternoon spent along this lake and views to Mt cook National Park. For the next three wonderful days it was the absolute visual delights of the Aoraki Mount Cook national Park, with the walks into the Hooker Valley and Glacial Tasman Lake. Our group photographed the late afternoon light on the icebergs at the mouth of the river, had the joy of a lake trip to see them up close, took a long flight over the glaciers and mountains for absolute wow images, and shot dawn and evening images of mount Cook with gorgeous light, for the whole time we were there!! Just awesome… we even managed to squeeze in a star-trail lesson and shoot the milky way! Our final destination (when we finally got there, after more autumn colours and tonings, lakes, mountains and scenery) was Queenstown. Two days here to Shoot down along Lake Wakatipu, Autumn colours and Farmland in and around Glenorchy and the Paradise Valley, and… two visits to Arrow-town with stops in and around the district! It certainly was an Autumn colours and Mountain spectacular tour! My sincere thanks to all the Participants, you were a lovely bunch indeed, we had a marvellous journey together and I loved every minute of it, sharing this stunning destination with you all.