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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.
In the middle of June when tourists crowd on the shore of the Adriatic Sea, Zagreb belongs to the locals and those few visitors who prefer to enjoy the sites of this great city. I was free to amble around admiring the ancient churches, elegant historic buildings and parks. Visiting the Mirogoj Cemetery set at the foot of Mount Medvedica was to experience one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have ever seen.
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.
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.
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.
Just hippeastrum, Gold Coast, Australia
These exotic plants have the power to change the look of the gardens in spring. Their buds emerge fast from the base of the plants and, over a period of few days, they start flowering red, white and many other colours not depicted here. Their green, and often glossy leaves surround the thick hollow stems and enhance the cheerful beauty of the plants. The photographs here are suitable for calendars, postcards, gardening brochures, magazines
Flowers - Eucalyptus - Gum Tree Flowers.
These Australian Eucalyptus - Gum tree flowers, have red caps on their gum nuts prior to flowering. Once the flowers start to emerge, the red caps fall off. When the flowers fall off, a huge ribbed and cylindrically shaped gum nut is left. Amazing nature!
Animals - Agile Wallaby.
View images of the Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis) with a new baby in the pouch. The babys' head can be seen inside and also just outside the pouch, exploring a new world. There are also images of rather curious Agile Wallabies as they munch on grass and look a little bemused but very cute!
Medjugorje â€“ the town between the mountains
More than a million pilgrims visit this little town in Hercegovina in former Yugoslavia. It is best known for the apparitions when the Virgin Mary reportedly showed herself to six young people in 1981, a phenomenon not officially approved by the Catholic Church but under investigation by a church commission. Large crowds attend mass at the Church of St James the Apostle, and many walk up Krizevac, the Cross Mountain, a rocky path with the Stations of the Cross, up to a crucifix erected in 1933.
Magic of fruit and vegetables
Fruit and vegetables are some of the most enjoyable objects to photograph. The bright pyramids of apples and tomatoes on the market stalls, sweet figs, cocoa pods clinging to a tree trunk and a cluster of grapes in the vineyard, they all fascinate with their colours, smells, flavours and their varied shapes.
Through the years the human animal has been into construction, at first by adapting and using naturally available materials, and then by manufacturing special ones for specific purposes. Here are examples from different times and different parts of the world.
Journeys through Poland
In autumn the light is softer, the sky brighter and it is less crowded in the cities. I took the train and bus journeys to the pictured destinations and to those places that personally mean so much to me. It was great to explore the ancient castles and churches, visit the towns with their colourful historic buildings and modern structures, and to meet people.
Mexico travel photography
Mexico is an incredible country that has much to offer to its visitors: from the fascinating sites of the gigantic Mexico City to the mountain villages and the vibrant colonial towns; from the ancient pyramids of Aztecs and Maya to the newest Caribbean resorts there is always something to explore, to admire and to surprise.
This is a series of bird phots shot in either Far North Queensland or the Northern Territory Australia. It includes Parrots, predator birds and others. All images were shot at 21Mpixels and are suitable for sizable enlargements (A2 at least) or for quality publications.
Photos of Morocco
These photographs give an overview of Morocco: its culture, its attractions, its people and what makes it such a unique place to visit.The color of Morocco is what makes it such an attractive destination for tourists, and hence for travel sections in newspapers and magazines.
Aboriginal Health Community
Community health centres and initiatives such as child care and healthy eating programs do much to improve health on Aboriginal communities. Particular emphasis is put on the health of babies, children and the elderly
East India (Kolkata, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kalimpong, Lachen)
Photographs from 3 cities in East India (Kolkata, Darjeeling, Gangtok and Kalimpong)and surrounding area
Australian National Parks
Australia has many national parks throughout the country. These cover areas as diverse as deserts, rocky gorges, forests, rivers and the coast. Here is a sample of a few.
Cape Ranges & Ningaloo reef
The Cape Ranges National park near Exmouth (Western Australia) borders the Ningaloo reef and has abundant wildlife. Rock Wallaby can be seen on walks though gorges that are formed in old coral reefs. Bright coral fish and turtles provide spectacular sights while snorkling from the beaches. Nearby, boats take you on whale watching trips that include swimming with the enormous Whale shark.
Agriculture - Crops.
From the golden carpet of flowering Canola crops and the greenest fields of Grain crops to the vast and colourful Sugar Cane crops - Agricultural beauty.
The whole world is experiencing rapid climate change. Since the 1950s the average Australian temperatures risen by about 1°C This has resulted in more frequent heatwaves and a decrease in the numbers of frosts and cold days. Ver the last 50 years rainfall in the northwest of the continent has increased while much of eastern Australia and the far southwest have experienced a decline. Storms, dust clouds,floods, droughts are becoming commonplace.
Many people visit Nepal to go trekking with the Annapurna region being one of the most popular regions for this. Depending on the time of year, it can be a great opportunity to see Himalayan flowers in bloom and the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna range while also having the chance to interact with and learn from the local Nepali people.
Birds - Australian Raptors 2.
Australian raptors such as Black Kites, Nankeen Kestrel, Wedge-tailed Eagle, Whistling Kite, Brahminy Kites and the powerful Brown Falcon, all in their wild habitats. These majestic native birds were photographed mainly in northern Queensland, Australia.
The South Australian holiday
The images in this lightbox were taken during my recent trip to South Australia. The southern region of the State has wonderful scenery, rose gardens, historic towns and an incredible number of vineyards. Kangaroo Island is one of its great nature attractions with the Remarkable Rocks and seal colonies.
Cultures around the world
What are cultures? Cultures are the way of life of different ethnic groups or nationalities. Facets can include food, dress, traditional behaviours or rituals, religion and beliefs, language and societal structures. Travel gives one the opportunity the experience and learn about different cultures, however living in countries other than one's own as I do, gives the opportunity for deeper immersion and a greater empathy and understanding. These photographs try to convey that.
Aerial Views of Gracemere
A variety of aerial views of Gracemere, Queensland and surrounding areas
Historic Norfolk Island
Norfolk Island was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1774. A party of convicts and soldiers established a settlement in 1788 to produce food for Sydney. The British established a penitentiary in 1825 but the conditions were terrible.In 1852 Bishop Wilson recommended closure of the settlement and all had left by 1855. A year later the descendents of the Bounty mutineers were brought from Pitcairn Island to settle on Norfolk Island. The island is now a popular tourist destination.
Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is the most important event of the Chinese calender and is a centuries old tradition. The New Year festival spans 15 days and involves many customs and festivities including exchanging of red enveloples, dragon and lion dances, fireworks, traditional foods and lighting of lanterns.
Dogon Country, Mali
Visiting the Dogon country in Mali is taking a step back in time as is shown when visiting the "foxman", who solves people's problems using sticks and stones in an earthen square. Occurring at the end of 3 days spent walking through the Dogon villages, located at the rugged foot of the Bandiagara Escarpment, or falaise, in central Mali, it showed the importance of tradition for this group of people today. The Dogon traditionally have complex symbolism, often linked to their religio
What is a landscape without a sky? Blue skies, thunderous gloom, bushfire haze, signs of rain, cloud carpet from above, brilliant rainbows and sunsets, fireworks and dust. Cumulus, stratus, cirrus and all the combinations. Amazing colours, patterns & textures.
Sikkim - Green Lake trek to Kangchenjunga base camp
The Green Lake trek in Sikkim (India) starts at the small village of Lachan and travels through spectacular Rhododendron and Teak forests, along a glacier moraine. It passes some of the most beautiful mountains including Siniolcho and Kanchenjunga (the third highest mountain in the world).
Gymea Lily Life Cycle
Doryanthes excelsa, known as Gymea Lily, is a flowering plant indigenous to the coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. The plant has sword-like leaves more than a meter long. It flowers in spring and summer, sending up a flower spike up to 6 m high, which at its apex bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 cm across. This series, showing a whole flower head from unopened, through the opening of all flowers; then dying and drying, took six weeks.
A fascinating mixture of spices, use of traditional cooking techniques such as tagines and the mixture of savoury and sweet have made Moroccan food not only a taste sensation in Morocco but it has spread throughout the world. Couscous, tagine and the enigmatic pastilla remain highlights of any visit to Morocco.
Protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Sea Turtles are the friendly custodians of the coral reefs : always a pleasure to meet them underwater.
Aboriginal Education Pre & Primary
The most successful education programs for young indigenous children on remote communities involves aboriginal teachers, teaching aides, or parents who become directly involved with the programs.
The beautiful Tilba valley on the south coast of NSW hides the National Trust classified village of Central Tilba. The village was established on the slopes of Mt Dromedary to serve gold mining boom in the 19th century and then relaxed as a centre for the local dairying industry. Today the picturesque town caters for a tourists.
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 3
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland
Melbourne & Surrounds
More than a post card.....this selection of images depends on unusual angles, light, locations, combinations of old and new to present a point of view or bias. Each image begins to tell a story.....
Destination Gold Coast, Australia
The images here intend to show only some of the city's highlights. Sitting on the east coast of Australia and on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the Gold Coast is a favourite tourist destination. It is known for its climate, great beaches, eye catching high rises, parks, leafy suburbs by the canals and the picturesque hinterland. The city is also home to arts, universities, modern hospitals and shopping centres. .
Birds - Australian Raptors 1.
Australian Birds of prey - Wedgetailed and Sea Eagles, various species of Kites, Osprey, Kestrel, Goshawk and Pacific Baza are featured here in their wild surroundings. This is a collection of orphan photos I have put together.
Marrakech, known as "The Red City" due to the colour of its ancient walls, provides an intense travel experience. Bargain for carpets or spices in the souks, or take in the spectacle of Djemma el-Fna, the world's greatest open air circus. Here snake charmers compete for attention with musicians and story tellers. At sunset, food stalls set up to offer all types of Moroccan delicacies to be eaten amongst the festivities. All of this set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains.
Grandparents and their grandchildren
It is said that grandchildren are the dessert of life. It is arguably true that grandparents have more time for their grandchildren than parents have. And grandchildren seem to enjoy and benefit from the experience and wisdom of their grandparents. Researchers David A Coall and Ralph Hertwig have found evidence that the presence of grandparents can substantially increase the chances of a child surviving the high-risk period of infancy and childhood.
The Tessellated Pavement at Eaglehawk Neck is a natural floor of volcanic tiles tempered by the ocean over the ages.
Wild Donkeys and Horses.
Images of wild Donkeys and cattle station horses I took during a trip through the centre of Australia. I came across these animals while driving through the Northern Territory. The Donkeys were in surprisingly good condition and the cattle station horses were enjoying a leisurely rest and feed between work.
Melbourne, Arcades, Lanes, Alleys and Graffiti
Melbourne has a rich and varied lane way culture around the inner city. When wandering you find secluded cafes and interesting graffiti and street art adorning the walls.
Vineyards of South Australia
The South Australia's wine producing regions of the Riverland, Barossa and Clare Valleys are some of the most attractive tourist destinations. A traveller can explore their numerous wineries and vineyards, learn about the varieties of grapes, their harvest and process of making wine. In the small towns with the churches and old houses one can find a range of places to enjoy a light lunch or dinner with a glass of some famous local wine.
Ethnic Villages Bolaven Plateau Laos
Daily life in ethnic villages on the Bolaven Plateau Laos, home to the Katu, Nge, Katang and other Mon Khmer ethnic groups. Harvested grain, chillies, peanuts and maize are dried outside on mats. The Katang weave and maintain their traditions practicing both animism, shamanism and buffalo sacrifice. The Katu uniquely carve wooden coffins well before an expected death and store them under their houses or rice sheds. The government has provided schools, electricity and water pumps to some villages. Stilt palm and thatch houses are built from ratten and wood.