The Mighty Murray River, the longest river in Australia, has many moods, but there is always something for the photographer, no matter where you are along its length or what time of year you visit it.
These photos were taken in August - mid winter in Australia. The colours can vary a great deal depending on the time of year or even the time of day.
The beauty of waterfalls never ceases to inspire me. Whether it is a gentle cascade over small rocks, a huge and powerful drop into a gorge or anything in-between, they all have a beauty that is so hard to describe in words.
Photography not only allows one to capture the moment, but also allows a degree of artistic licence to create a picture which the eye cannot see by slowing down the water.
I will write a blog on this shortly and explain some of the techniques I, and many others, use to create such lasting moments.
October is usually one of the best months to visit the National Rhododendron Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges just outside Melbourne.
This year, because Spring has been quite wet and cold, many Rhododendrons are not out yet, and some of the early ones have been damaged by the rain.
There is still a lot to see, but another visit later in November should be worthwhile.
A day out with Sony and Camera House Croydon.
Up at 3am - bit of an effort, but well worth it.
First, ballooning over the misty Yarra Valley, then off to hunt some deer (with camera, of course), then a walk through the Redwood forest, and finally a visit to a blacksmith's shop - with photo opportunities all the way!
I enjoy the challenge of taking timed exposure shots at night. There are many variables to consider, because the camera has difficulty setting itself in the dark, but with trial, and a lot of error, the end results can be quite pleasing when it all comes together.
I hope you enjoy the results of my ‘night work’ in this gallery.
The huge variety on flowers, trees and ferns across Australia mean there is always an array of colour, whatever the Season.
There is always something to catch the eye, and the lens, if we take the time to look around at the beauty God has created for our enjoyment.
I love those calm still days by a river or some other body of water with trees along the bank. It is so peaceful. One can really appreciate gum trees when you see them duplicated in the water.
There are other forms of reflections that can make interesting photos, so I have decided to expand this gallery from just rivers to all sorts of photos where a reflection makes for an interesting view of things.
This gallery displays a wide range of flying creatures. They all demonstrate that God has amazing creativity, exceptional attention to detail and incredible engineering skills.
Bats did not seem to fit with birds, so they have ended up in this gallery. Perhaps, as some bats eat insects, it may not be the best place to show them!!
Some people swim in it, some ride on it in boats or surfboards, others fish in it, while many of us just like to stand and watch it. In my case I like watching it through the lens the camera. It's always changing because it's almost always on the move.
Sometimes it's nice to slow it down, whether that be a river or the sea. It's also nice to catch the reflections, sometimes of the sunset sometimes of the trees along the riverside but there's always something different if we stop look and shoot so we can take the memories home.
I hope you enjoy some of my memories of the water.
Australian Marsupials - Pouched animals.
Australia’s larger marsupials are the Kangaroo, Wallaby, Koala, and the Wombat.
There are also many smaller marsupials such as Possums, Tasmanian Devils, Bandicoots and the Bilby.
Whale watching in Port Macquarie.
Sadly, we did not see any breaching but we saw a few whales raising their tail flukes out of the water and sliding them back into the water. They were not close, but the 75-300 lens was handy.
Watching the sun sink down to the horizon is always a joy.
The changing colours, the reflections on the clouds and the growing darkness produce such a peaceful ending to what are normally very busy days.