Monthly Archives: February 2018

Sunset at the Washington Monument

I was lucky to get this very interesting cloud formation at sunset when I was at the National Mall during my only visit to Washington DC.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/8, 17mm [25mm equiv.], 1/400s)

This photo was taken in October of 2015. I was in DC for just a weekend, and I spent most of the time at the Mall, going from museum to museum. I really need to go back some time.


Kolgrafarfjörður is a fjord on the northern coast of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, on Iceland’s west coast. The whole peninsula is an amazingly beautiful place, with landscapes that change dramatically on every turn of the road.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/13, 18mm [27mm equiv.], 1/125s)

This photo was taken from the side of the road, from the aptly named Kolgrafarfjörður Viewpoint, looking south towards the centre of the peninsula. It was late autumn (October of 2013) and the weather was cold but snow wasn’t yet quite reaching the lower levels, and all roads were open.

Lone tree

Flinders Island is the largest of a set of islands that sit between mainland Australia and Tasmania, in the Bass Strait. As one might expect, not many people live there – the island has a small airport, two towns and many, many sheep. Also native fauna: kangaroos, wallabies, wombats are very easy to find, to the point that driving at night is a bit of a risk.

(Sony A65, ISO 100, f/8.0, 26mm [39mm equiv.], 1/320s)

This lone tree is on the west coast of the island, overlooking Fotheringate Bay with the Strzelecki mountains in the background. It’s a very windy location most of the year, and in the particular day I was there (in May of 2016) it was dangerously so.

Water lily

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are right by the city centre – in fact, the city centre is completely enclosed by parks.

(ISO 400, f/9.0, 60mm, 1/200 sec) (click for full-size view)

I took this photo in May of 2014, the only time I visited Adelaide (and then only for a weekend). I thought it was a lovely city, and the Botanic Gardens are a great place to spend an autumn afternoon.