Category Archives: Photography

Melbourne Skyline

This is central Melbourne at sunset, seen from St Kilda, almost 10 years ago. The Eureka Tower, bright gold in the centre of the frame, had recently been completed.

(Sony A200, ISO 200, f/5.6, 70mm [105mm equiv.] (cropped), 1/125s)

I took this photo in September of 2008; I still lived in Melbourne then.

Birds on the Beach

Another photo from my trip to Flinders Island (previously). This one is on the east coast of the island, near the Patriarch River Inlet. The eastern side of the island is basically one long, almost uninterrupted beach, great for long walks and for looking at the local fauna.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/7.1, 50mm [75mm equiv.], 1/250s)

Photo taken in May of 2016.

A Pyramid in East Iceland

Mount Búlandstindur is a mountain in eastern Iceland, just north of the town of Djúpivogur, on the shore of the Berufjörður. It looks very much like an ancient pyramid, especially with the snow accentuating the “steps” formed by the basalt layers.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/7.1, 40mm [60mm equiv.], 1/80s)

I took this photo in October of 2013, when driving around Iceland following the Ring Road.

Wisteria Gardens

The Wisteria Gardens, next to Parramatta Park in western Sydney, are in full bloom in early spring with all types of flowers – not just wisteria.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/5.6, 230mm [345mm equiv.], 1/60s)

This photo is from last spring, September of 2017.

Ettalong Beach

Ettalong Beach is in the Central Coast of New South Wales, some 80km north of Sydney.

(Sony A200, ISO 100, f/8, 70mm [105mm equiv.], 1/125s)

I took this sunset photo in August of 2011, while spending a couple of days there at a company event.

Mount Ngauruhoe

Tongariro National Park, in the North Island of New Zealand, is home to a number of volcanoes and other geologically-active areas. Mount Ngauruhoe, the red mountain seen here, is one of those – it is an active volcano that erupted multiple times in the last century. This is also the mountain that “played” Mount Doom in the Lord of the Rings movie series.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/8, 17mm [25mm equiv.], 1/640s)

This photo was taken in May of 2017, from the track of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is an amazing 20km hike through the national park – in the photo, you can see the trail crossing the valley and winding up the mountain.

Bird and flower

Australia doesn’t have hummingbirds, but we do have many species of honeyeaters (they eat nectar, not honey, but close enough). I’m not particularly good at identifying birds, but I believe the one shown here is a New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae).

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/5.6, 70mm [105mm equiv.], 1/200s)

I took this photo at the Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, in the Blue Mountains region west of Sydney, in September of 2017.

Afternoon by the canal

England has a network of navigable canals that work a bit like roads, a bit like camping grounds, a bit like small communities. Many people either own or rent these long boats that act pretty much like a floating campervan and move around the country either for a holiday or as a way of life.

(Sony A200, ISO 100, f/7.1, 70mm [105mm equiv.], 1/125s)

This photo was taken on the segment that connects Bradford-on-Avon to Bath, in September of 2011.

Perth

This is the Perth city centre, seen from the esplanade in South Perth, across the Swan River.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/2.8, 40mm [60mm equiv.], 1.3s)

I spent a week in Perth in October of 2014. Beautiful city, but *so* *many* *spiders*!

Sunset at the Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles are a set of limestone formations on the shore of Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. There are not actually twelve of them; there were nine until a few years ago, when one of them collapsed.

(Olympus C200, ISO 150, f/3.6, 8.5mm [35mm equiv.], 1/50s)

This is a very old photo, taken with a fixed-lens digital camera that was already old at the time; it’s low-resolution, the dynamic range is not great and the camera only gave me a jpeg file. Still, this was a beautiful sunset and I really like how it came up in the photo. This was taken in March of 2006.