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The Maguire's Hippeastrum Farm, QLD
The farm is renowned for its impressive collection of hippeastrum. As the Woombye property expanded during its twenty-five years of existence, the owners have grown and developed many fascinating varieties. For years, their flowers have been attracting the attention of the local and international growers. In this lightbox, Iâ€™ve shown only some of the images taken on the farm. I wish to give my thanks to the kind owners Mick and Nell Maguire for making me feel so welcome.
Aboriginal Bush Tucker
Aboriginal people of Australia have been harvesting native food, known as "bush tucker", for centuries. They continue to do so today. Many of the plants and animals they harvest have stories and play a ceremonial part of their everyday lives. Some foods, such as witchety grubs in central Australia, are vital to establishing healthy babies and young children. In the north, turtles, water lilies and yams play a major nutritious role.
Kayaking in Far North Queensland 2
Long walk in, strenuous walk out, scouting waterfalls, difficult portages around dangerous rapids, setting up campsite deep in the gorges for overnight trips... All these are integral part of the sport in Tropical Queensland !
Banja Luka travel, Bosnia and Herzegovina
I had only a few hours in this second largest city in Bosnia and Herzegovina but I have seen enough to consider a future visit to Banja Luka. The city is located on the banks of the Vrbas River and charms with its greenery, colourful churches, stately buildings and the ruins of a medieval castle. The surrounding dense forests, waterfalls, hot springs and a host of other natural treasures (not pictured here) may add to the enjoyment of a traveller.
Spring, South-East Queensland
The new spring comes rapidly with the warm rains, and bubbles of colour appear everywhere; purple on tibouchinas, pink on the twigs of bauhinia and the hues of red and gold on grevilleas. Soon roses, lilies, gardenias and other plants start to bloom, creating a different tapestry of colours for the approaching summer.
Women and Children of Thailand
A random selection of images of the friendly people of Thailand. Available but not included are images of musicians, mahouts, monks, flower sellers, food vendors, tribes persons and others.
Aboriginal communities love sport - in the north and centre of Australia AFL is the choice of most young men, and growing in popularity among women. Basketball and softball is popular among women. Often, the older men like spear throwing. There are frequent sports festivals all through the Outback and Aboriginal people travel hundreds of kilometres to participate.
Gold Coast, Australia
The images here intend to show the elements of architecture in sync with a setting of this city by the ocean. In recent times some eye-catching structures have been built or completed in Surfers Paradise; a series of latest boutiques and fashion stores mushroomed in many places; beach facilities have been greatly improved or redesigned; trees, shrubs and flowers planted where possible for the enjoyment of the local and international tourists.
Old and New Egypt
Egypt has a wealth of ancient monuments, cities with churches, mosques and narrow streets teeming with life, of villages and fields along the Nile and a choice of holiday resorts. The photos here offer a glance at some of these amazing attractions.
Corals of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia is simply the largest Marine Park in the world : shapes, colors, biodiversity ever changing from one day to the next.
Australian landscape from the bush to the beach, deserts to mountains. Rolling hills, bush tracks, wide open spaces, patterns in the sand, the dappled light of the forest. Couples strolling open beaches and sunny leafy glades. Snowy highlands, rolling hills, moonlit bays, bush shacks, meandering highways and byways.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is a great city to visit at any time. In sultry January, when people were getting ready for the New Year, we enjoyed walking along the festooned streets of the Chinatown. We visited a Hindu temple, a stunning mosque or two and delighted in the colonial architecture. In other parts of the city we saw the glittering towers and elegant shopping malls, tried some Italian food and perfect cappuccinos. Yes, we'd like to go there again!
Aborginal Norforce Soldiers
Norforce soldiers patrol the northern shores of Australia - the group is a valuable reconnaissance unit of the Australian Army. More than 60 per cent of Norforce's soldiers are Aboriginal men and women who serve on a part-time basis. Technically, they are on duty all the time when in their communities, keeping watch for illegal entries and any other suspicious activities in remote locations.
Passerine birds are of the order Passeriformes, which includes more than fifty percent of all bird species. Passerines species fare one of the most diverse of all birds, with more than 5,000 species identified, comprising of over 110 families.
Wilderness Coast Walk
The Wilderness walk starts in Victoria and travels along the coast into NSW (Australia). Starting at Mallacoota the walk goes through the Croajingolong National Park (Victoria) past Cape Howe and into the Nadgee Reserve (NSW) along spectacular coastal scenery. Weather conditions can be very variable and fresh water can be hard to obtain along the track, making this a demanding but spectacular walk.
Bolivia - Cordillera Real Mountain range
The Cordillera Real mountain range in Bolivia has many mountains over 5000m and trekking along this range entails many high passes. The views of the mountains and valley are worth the strenuous walking, the most famous mountain being Condirri which is shaped like a condor with out streched wings.
Nothing like Cuba
The photographs in this lightbox were taken during my recent visit to Cuba. It was a fascinating journey from the tobacco country on the western tip of the island through the capital city of Havana to the most eastern town of Baracoa.
Markets of many people
In the mornings the markets open around the world. They offer fresh fruit and vegetables, cheeses, fish, meat and flowers. Some also sell a range of clothes and household items, handicraft and artisans work. Whether they are small and temporary like those on the streets of Baracoa or the permanent ones in Xochimilco, Dolac or Oaxaca, they are all meeting the needs of their own people and each is an expression of their culture.
Pets - Common and Exotic
Family pets come in all different shapes, sizes and species. The most common are dogs, cats, birds, fish and reptiles, although they may also include the exotic animals such as kangaroos or lemurs. This lightbox introduces some of the animal pets that have been part of our lives in recent years.
Hot air balloons over Canberra
The Canberra Balloon Festival has become a hugely popular event held each April with dozens of balloons launched over a nine-day period from the lawns in front of Old Parliament House. Hundreds of people gather each morning as the sun rises to watch the balloons being filled and launched and then drifting over some of the major attractions of the city, including Lake Burley Griffin, Parliament House, Black Mountain Tower and the National Museum.
Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef
With 1500 species of fishes, the Great Barrier Reef's level of biodiversity is unmatched anywhere else on the planet...the largest Marine World Heritage Area on earth !
Glasshouse Rocks, Narooma
Glasshouse Rocks are a spectacular outcrop of igneous rock on the NSW south coast, just south of the town of Narooma. The black rock contrasts with the lighter sandstone.
Rainforest of Tropical North Queensland
Lush green tropical rainforest, mountain peaks overlooking coastal sugar cane fields, pristine creeks and waterfalls : the Wet Tropics of the far North is world class!
Pyramids of Mexico
The pyramids of Mexico are an overwhelming sight when seen for the first time. Rising from the grassy countryside as do the pyramids of Tenochtitlan and set against the brilliant blue sky on the flattened top of Monte Alban or hiding in the jungles of Palenque, they all speak of the rise and fall of their societies, their gods, religion and their customs.
Family groups out hunting, watching sport and looking after country. Often young children are taken out bush on trips to learn about clan dominions and the spiritual history of places from both sides of the family.
Coombabah Lakelands is a magic Australian bushland with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas and many kinds of birds (some migratory, some local species). All this is just minutes away from a busy city. It is exciting to walk along the many paths and watch the animals, birds and various other creatures come into view.
Guilin, Guangxi, China
This lightbox contains images of the Southern Chinese city of Guilin and its surroundings. Blessed with the striking karst mountains and caves, pretty villages and the old towns situated on the banks of the south flowing Li River, the region is of great interest to local and international visitors.
Bundanon Trust Properties
The Bundanon Trust's properties on the Shoalhaven River near Nowra NSW provide a museum experience and education opportunities in memory of the Australian painter Arthur Boyd. The sites were a gift to the Nation from the artist and his wife Yvonne.
Highfield Historic Site, Tasmania
The Van Diemen's Land Company was granted large holdings in Tasmania in 1825 and chose Stanley as their centre of operations. Highfield house was constructed in 1832 with extensions by architect John Lee Archer in the 1840s. The historic site is managed today by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the house and outbuildings including the chapel, stables and the convict barracks, now ruins, are open for visitors.
Entally House, Tasmania
Entally house and garden at Hadspen in northern Tasmania were developed from 1817 by Thomas Reibey on land grants given to his mother. The single storey Georgian homestead built in 1819 was extended in the 1850s with a two storey wing maintaining the Georgian style. The site is managed today by Gunns Limited with a commercial vineyard and the house and garden are open to the public.
Fishing is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia taking in all age groups. With thousands of miles of coastline and dozens of rivers and lakes, you'll find people at all times of the day in all sorts of places trying to catch a feast.
Loving, playful, trusting, splitting, soothing, exploring...interaction among family members: relatives, siblings, aunts, uncles, moms, dads, grandmas, couples, sons, daughters... Parenthood, fatherhood, motherhood, and grand-parenthood in action.
Lake Burley Griffen in Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin in the centre of Canberra, Australia's National Capital, is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. It is surrounded by many of Australia's national institutions such as the National Library, National Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, National Museum, High Court and the Australian National University. The lake was part of the design for the new national capital by American architect, Walter Burley Griffin, who won an international competition in 1920.
Vertical conceptual images
Unlike traditional conceptual images these are unstaged and therefore much more natural-looking. The images in this lightbox are all vertical and thus suitable for magazine and book covers. Many of them have ample copy space for text. Among concepts included are faith, hope, love, energy, aspiration, parenthood, friendship, joy, calm, leisure, loneliness, old age, time, communication, adventure, vigilance, industry and others.
Machinery - Farm (Antique).
These images are of old world antique farm machinery, used in the sugar cane fields of North Queensland, Australia. Some implements are - a horse drawn plough, sugar cane rail cart, steel wheels and steel wheeled cart, an old farm truck as well as a horse drawn hand plough.
Brisbane Lifestyle and Landscape Photography
stock images of brisbane river, transport,ferries,sunshine,weather,outdoor activities,parks and gardens,brisbane flora,tourist attractions
We're all part of many groups during our lives but of course the most enduring and the most... well take your pick of demanding, frustrating, protective, motivational, personality-shaping, embarrassing, comfortable, enjoyable, fun, horror, convenient...you get the picture. And for these and many more pictures please ask to see more.
Zellij (Tiled Mosaics)
Zellij is the use of hand-cut tiles to produce complex geometric mosaics.It is based on symmetry, tessellations and repetitive geometric patterns. Zellij appeared in Morocco in the 10th century, gaining popularity in the Merinid dynasty. Today it is used to decorate fountains, walls, stairs and floors. With the increase in traditionally decorated riads, there is today a thriving industry in zellij.
It's about the roses
Many species of roses are native to Asia but they grow in other temperate climate regions. The southern part of South Australia has such favourable conditions; roses grow in private gardens, in parks and on the nature strip. The Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and the Ruston's Rose Garden in Renmark have great collections of shrubs, climbers and miniature plants. Among them are classes of the hybrid tea rose, floribunda and grandiflora in a range of colours and fragrances.
Architecture is a concrete, tangible history of modern man. It reflects the style of the times. Of course in personality of the designer is manifest but you can learn volumes from the juxtaposition of high-rise flats and the slums of Fitzroy, or the decorative facade of a boom house up on the hill. Minimalism reflects an extreme from which we constantly rebound, either into fanciful and ingenious combinations of past styles or energetic and innovative interpretations of new materials. From t
Curious and active children explore the world around them.
Architecture in Cuba
It is impossible to visit Cuba and not to enjoy its countryside, hospitable people and its unique architecture. Discovered in the fifteenth century the island is a smorgasbord of styles reflecting changes in its history and prosperity, traditions and lifestyle. This set of photos shows the simple houses, palace and mansions, residential buildings and churches. Many have been included in the UNESCO heritage list and every effort is made to preserve them.
Photographs from the unique Galapagos islands, showing the diversity of the animals and land forms. The volcanic islands have a stark beauty about them, the animals fearless around humans both of which leads to an unforgettable experience
Australia is a vast continent with a great variation in climatic conditions. This results in a plethora of colourful and varied wildflowers including banksia, bottlebrush, grevillea, daisies and many, many others in all colours of the rainbow.
Churches, mosques, temples, S-E Asia
This lightbox contains images of religious places I have visited while travelling through a few countries of South East Asia. Some of them are very old, others more contemporary but they all reflect the culture and customs of their builders.
Tokyo: Old And New
Tokyo, Japan. A city of amazing contrast. From the skyscrapers and frantic pace of Shinjuku, to traditional Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines and a more relaxed pace in old Asakusa, Japanese people combine ancient customs and traditions with neon lights and state of the art technology.