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The south coast town of Narooma has its own charm as well as being the hub of beautiful beaches and picturesque coast.
Agriculture - Cane Harvesting.
Large tractor-like machines are driven from the sugar cane harvest area in the field to fill tiny carriages, parked on a siding in a farm paddock. Then a tiny train pulls the harvested sugar cane filled carriages to a nearby mill for processing.
In Bondi and Manly, Syndey boasts two of the worlds finest and most famous beaches. In summer they swarm with locals and tourists who come to swim, surf or just soak up the sun.
Fraser Island, Queensland
World Heritage Listed Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world. With pristine creeks, freshwater lakes, rainforest and white sandy beaches it is a natural wonder. The island is home to one of the purest strains of Dingo on the East Coast of Australia and the surrounding waters are a playground for migrating whales each year. It is popular with international tourists and locals with kilometres of beach for camping and four-wheel driving.
Flowers - Frangipani and Poinsettia.
The bold red bloom of the Poinsettia and the sheer beauty of the Tahitian Sunset Frangipani, an awesome floral display.
Red wine splashing into glass
Recycling - Scrap Metal.
Images of wrecked car bodies, aluminium drink cans and industrial metal waste all to be recycled.
Machinery - Old Farm Machines.
Driving through outback Northern Territory, I came across Barkly Homestead which is a caravan and truck stop. I found these old rusty farm wheels and steam tractors at the front of the homestead and early one morning photographed them. These amazing machines were once used on the fields and paddocks of Australian farms. They were imported from either United States of America or England.
Established in 1830 the Port Arthur penal station developed to house over 2000 convicts, soldiers and civil staff a decade later. It was closed in 1877, lots were sold off, building demolished for their materials and the site was ravished by major bushfires in the 1890s. The fascination of the convict past remained and establishment as a tourist destination started the day the site closed.
North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
North Stradbroke Island is right on Brisbane's doorstep though it still has a laid back charm and old style beach holiday feel to it. It has a pristine natural beauty and there are no big resorts or the usual chain stores and fastfood joints. It is a popular holiday spot for Brisbane local's, particularly during school holidays and those who love camping, four-wheel driving and relaxing in nature. Point Lookout is located on the North Eastern side of the island and my favourite spot.
Animals - Farm - Sheep and Cattle.
I have images of sheep before giving birth to their offspring and then tending their newborn lambs as well as cute lambs at play and resting. Cattle are also included with supplementary feeding in a paddock and drinking at a water trough, both just after a drought had broken but before the farm paddocks started producing feed. More images are available to view by either searching or viewing my complete collection.
Birds - Aquatic 5.
The Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus is a large Australian waterbird which looks graceful, whether soaring through the air or paddling on the water.
Black and White Fine Art
Fine Art Black and White prints produced from digital images.
These images are from both the Northern Territory desert area (Truck stop and Devils Marbles) and channel country in Far North Queensland (Old Garage). Australia's outback colours are simply stunning!
Broome and Kimberley region
Broome is famous for its pearling industry and is a major tourist destination in the north of Western Australia, 2200km north of Perth. Highlights of the region are the town itself with its historic links to the pearling industry, Chinatown and places such as Cable Beach where camel rides, particularly as the sun sets, are hugely popular. Within the region are wonderful attractions like Geikie Gorge and Cape Leveque plus Aboriginal settlments like Lombadina.
Remote communities are serviced by dentists who fly in regularly to look at peoples' teeth. Dentists can be in a community for days or a week. Aboriginal people in many communities have severe dental problems and dentists work quickly to ensure they can arrest dental decay and work on some major issues such as abscesses and teeth that need to be extracted.
Industry - Sugar Cane Process.
A sugar cane processing mill in North Queensland, Australia. After harvesting the sugar cane from the fields, it is transported from the harvester to a cane train and taken to the mill for processing.
The Taj Mahal
The Monument to Love. Built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz from about 1632 until about 1653, it has to be seen to be believed and truly appreciated. The light constantly changes across its' surface as the minutes pass.
Beaches of the NSW Mid North Coast
The laid back lifestyle of the NSW Mid North Coast is exemplified in the way so many of its citizens enjoy the multitude of beaches. Surfing, fishing, boating, swimming or just walking in quiet contemplation are all offered to both young and old residents of the coast. Day by day the beaches change with tides, seasons and weather. Sometimes you may be delighted by the sparkle of sun on waves; other times the skies may be moodily overcast. Always there will be inspirational light effects.
Motocross riders in action.
Motocross is a type of extreme sport, physically demanding and held in all-weather conditions. Races are held on off-road circuit with natural obstacles. Action images, taken on sport events in Astbury and Warmingham tracks near Manchester and Stoke-on-trent, England as part of Cheshire North West Championship. Gallery contains pictures of motocross riders in the various categories like: Autos, 65 cc, Small Wheel, Big Wheel, Schoolboy, Adult and Veterans.
Brisbane Riverfire 2008
The fireworks Display that is part of Riverfire during the River Festival in Brisbane, QLD Australia.
Birds - Aquatic 3.
Images of a Black Swan watching over baby Cygnets as they feed in wetlands and Pelicans preening, while resting on a sand bar, in the waters of the Coorong National Park, South Australia.
Old automobiles are categorized according to age. Car collectors talk, in chronological order, about antique cars, Brass Era cars, vintage cars and classic cars, but the classification criteria may vary between countries. A vintage car is usually defined as being built between 1919 and 1930, but this lightbox includes automobiles from 1911 to 1932. There are a couple of automobiles whose names you may not even have heard before.
Northern Australia's most iconic fish, the barramundi, is caught from the wild but, because demand from restaurants and the public is so high, barramundi farming has been established as an industry. Humpty Doo Barramundi farm, south-east of Darwin is one of Australia's largest fish farms. Chilled barramundi are shipped to all parts of Australia year-round.
Images of Paris including icons such as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, and of life in Paris cafes and cobbled laneways.
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 2
Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast and surrounds, Queensland
Snakes of North Australia
Northern Australia is home to a variety of snakes. Some, like the Taipan and King Brown are deadly while others such as small pythons are vibrant and colourful. At Fogg Dam, outside Darwin the largest biomass of animals in the world gather - water pythons searching for and feeding on native dusky rats.
Kosciuszko Main Range and Lakes
The main range walk in Kosciuszko National Park follows the Snowy River valley from Charlotte's Pass to the base of Mt Kosciusko. A short detour takes you to the summit of Kosciuszko before the spectacular walk into Lake Albina and along the main range. A second detour into the Blue Lake is worth it before descending to the Snowy River and back up to the tree line at Charlotte's Pass.
Insects - Cicada.
Cicada (family Cicadidae), shown here shortly after emerging from its shell. The female Cicada lays eggs on branches of a host tree and the newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. Adults feed on sap of branches in the tree canopy. Their familiar loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals.
Aboriginal Life Issues
Like all Australians, Aboriginal people are confronted by scores of issues daily. However, some issues really grab the attention of people on remote communities - funerals are one thing, also voting on polling day. When an Aboriginal person is elected to Parliament, many from the community and direct family come to town to celebrate in their own unique way. Religion is also a strong influence in many communities.
Aboriginal singers and bands are at the cutting edge of contemporary music in Australia. Many bands such as Yothu Yindi, Eastwind Journey and others hail from remote communities and include traditional instruments such as yidaki (didgeridu) and bilma (clapsticks) in their performances. Music attracts many young people and the industry is a large source of employment.
Birds - Aquatic 1.
Crested Tern, Silver Gulls and Purple Swamphen are all seen here in their natural environments.
A sample of various outdoor images/structures.
Aboriginal Health Hospital
Dedicated health teams working on mainly Aboriginal children at hospitals in the north of Australia. Many generic shots.
Aboriginal people play a substantial role in contemporary Australian society, particularly in the political arena. many of them are active in the areas of Land Rights, Stolen Generation and racial equality. Others continue to hold their own culture strong so indigenous youth have a vibrant culture as a foundation for their lives.
Aboriginal Employment Construction
Over the past decade many jobs have been created in construction at communities in northern Australia: building houses and various community facilities, along with railway construction, road building and infrastructure for new subdivisions.
Waterfalls have cut deeply into the escarpment on the eastern fringe of the Southern Highlands. Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park has been visited for over 150 years since discovery by Charles Throsby and is quite accessible from the Visitor Centre. Yarrunga Creek plunges 82m into the valley after cascading through temperate rainforest.
A field of sunflowers near Oamaru NZ
Chanced upon this stunning field of golden sunflowers during a road trip to Dunedin. The flowers are hybrids and their seed is sold solely in New Zealand for use as bird seed. The day was overcast which accentuated the colour of the flowers and the landscape beyond. The beautiful girl was an added bonus.
From the sand dunes above the beach the rock the profile of a camel is apparent. However when you explore amongst the rocky headland on the NSW south coast it breaks into a group of rocks rising sharply out of the water.
These limestone caves are the main attraction at Borenore. Just a short drive from Orange, these caves and picnic grounds are a must do. Arch cave is a short walk near the picnic ground. Take your torch and view the stalagmites, stalactites. A 3.5km walk along Boree creek trail takes you to Verandah Cave, a large limestone overhang. You may be lucky to see a platypus or many of the bird species that inhabit the area. The eastern bent-winged bat hibernate in Tunnel Cave.
Beach Shells and Seagrass
Sea shells and seagrass washed up on a beach with shadows highlighting contours of some shells. These images are very different and would be great for interior decoration, especially in a holiday home at the beach or a city apartment, where it could be a reminder of the coastal lifestyle. A real talking point!