7 Spectacular Gorges of Karijini National Park, Western Australia

Sunrise over Joffre Gorge “We come to the end of the unsealed road and turn left onto the highway.  Our long journey back to Perth has begun and by the time we reach Western Australia’s capital in two days time we will have driven nearly 5,000km.  Our photography road trip has taken us through the […]

Photo Journey: Western Australia – Coast and Outback

 (Sunset – Coral Bay) “I sit in our 4WD vehicle in comfortable silence.    The cool feeling on my skin from the air conditioning is deceiving as the dashboard tells me it’s 39 degrees celsius outside.  In the distance I see smoke rising from the bush into the bright blue sky – bush fires are […]

Australian Sunset in Pictures – From Henley Beach, Adelaide

I love ending the day with a good sunset and I’ve certainly seen a few.  I’ve sipped cocktails and cold beers during sunset happy hours, I’ve gazed across golden-lit landscapes lost in my own thoughts and dreams and I’ve focused (pun intended) on capturing the last light of the day with my camera. I’ve enjoyed […]

2013 Travel Highlights: Top 10 Landscape Photographs

Top 10 Landscape Photographs of 2013 Travels This was the year I noticed a shift in my travel style.  Instead of being a traveller who takes photographs, I felt more like a photographer who travels.  Instead of an extra pair of shoes, I packed an extra camera lens.  Instead of feeling bored whilst queuing at the […]

2013 Travel Highlights: Top 10 Locations

It’s that time of year again!  Newspapers reflect on the “year that was”, magazines publish their “best of” lists and TV stations screen their annual “countdown” programs.  So I’m joining in with my Top 10 Locations of the year! As individuals, we inevitably reflect on the year gone by, celebrating our achievements and lamenting our […]

Sunrise on Parliament Hill – Hampstead Heath, London

London has a well deserved reputation for its grey, dull and rainy skies and it is not a location that photographers flock to for sunrise and sunset opportunities. But they do exist – and 98 metre high Parliament Hill, the gateway to north-west London’s Hampstead Heath is one of them.  On a clear day, it […]

5 Reasons to Visit Plitvice Lakes NP, Croatia

It’s the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia.  It was declared a national park in 1949 and awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1979.  It is one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions and within easy reach of its capital Zagreb. It is Plitvice Lakes National Park.  And […]

Photos: Deer Rutting in Richmond Park, London

After spending most of the year in incredible locations such as Antarctica, Australia, Svalbard Arctic, South Africa and Croatia, it’s no surprise that I’ve found the return to London somewhat of a challenge. For the most part, I am happy to be back – it’s been nice to unpack my bag, I am enjoying being […]

Travel Destination Comparison: Antarctica v Arctic

One of the things I love most about travel is its ability to eliminate the background and lifestyle differences that would normally prevent people’s paths from crossing.  Travellers are united by a common interest in the location they are visiting and a general sense of adventure. I felt this stronger on my Antarctica adventure than […]

A Sunrise in Croatia: Loznati, Isle of Cres

A sunrise used to be something I accidentally stumbled across when it presented itself at the end of a really great party!  But as photography becomes increasingly imbedded in my life, I find myself often setting my alarm for an early rise. And I almost never regret it whilst travelling. There is something special about […]

Croatia Through a Lens: An Overview of the Adriatic Coast & the North

I take a sip of local beer and lean back in my chair in the street side cafe.  The sky is grey and rain threatens, but the air is deceivingly mild. My last day in Croatia signals the end of my latest career break and my head is full of conflicting thoughts and emotions.  Watching […]

Photography: Shooting Stars in Drakensberg, South Africa

“That’s a great photo – you must have a great camera”   Ask photographers of all levels what comment annoys them most and this is probably it. A great photograph is created from a recipe of mixed ingredients.   And as quality equipment is just one ingredient, having “all the gear and no idea” is unlikely […]

Top 10 Moments – Wildlife Photography Volunteer (Week 2)

  I zip up my jacket as a light breeze announces the presence of a South African winter evening.  I turn on my torch and scan my surroundings, searching for a pair of fluorescent eyes that suggests I have company – I see nothing. I am alone but not lonely. I take a sip of […]

Polar Travel in Pictures: #Arctic Ice

  If the polar bear is king of the Arctic, ice is it’s queen. Ice in the Arctic is part of a landscape that seems to have been created from a palette of blue and white hues.  It is part of a landscape that deafens you with its silence.  It is part of a landscape […]

10 Great Things About the Flinders Ranges (South Australia)

I turned off the engine and stepped out of the car.  I had literally reached the end of the road and Pugilist Hill Lookout was the location from which I was planning to photograph sunset.  But before I set up my tripod there was something else I wanted to do. I closed my eyes. Silence. […]

Adelaide to the Flinders Ranges: The Scenic Route

In 1995, as a young and naïve 20 year old, I boarded an airplane for the first time.  I still remember the excitement I felt walking out on the tarmac at Adelaide Airport to board the Ansett Australia flight to Darwin to compete with my softball team mates in the University Games. Nearly twenty years […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Inland & Outback Landscape Photographs

  (Ruins near Quorn, Flinders Ranges) Ask locals why they love living in South Australia and you will hear a variety of reasons. Like many people with an underlying wanderlust that won’t go away, I had a love-hate relationship with my own country before I used my passport for the first time. It felt small, […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Sunrise & Sunset Photographs

  (Sunset at Gym Beach, Yorke Peninsula) Over the past few years, as I’ve stepped further away from my own backyard and embraced the world of travel, I’ve become more inspired by what I’ve seen.  As I’ve grown more inspired, my love of photography has evolved as I’ve tried to share this inspiration with others. […]

Exploring South Australia: Top 10 Coastal Photographs

(Innes National Park, Yorke Peninsula) My first exposure to the South Australian coastline was as a child on holiday.  At least once a year, we’d take a family road trip from Broken Hill, leaving the hot and dry outback for the exciting “big city” in Adelaide.  My earliest memories of this 515km drive included enjoying […]

Exploring South Australia: Through New Eyes

 (Victor Harbour) “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” (Marcel Proust)   My passion for travel and photography has taken me around the world through seven continents and introduced me to breath-taking landscapes, eye-opening cultures and incredible wildlife. It has also resulted in me both neglecting […]