Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

28 07 2013
Western Australian Wines

The curves of the bottle and the rack – Wine from Mt Barker, Western Australia.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

26 07 2013

Urban art has a short lifespan and is only on show until the next person claims the wall.  Here is a fleeting glimpse of taggers at work in the now derelict powerstation in Coogee, Western Australia.  It’s an urban artist’s paradise.   Don’t ever believe these pictures are haphazard or purely opportunistic.  This guy had a small sketch book with him that he’d refer to occasionally as he marked out the scale and angles for his piece.

Creative mind at work

Creative mind at work

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Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

5 06 2013

Mindil Sunset Markets are a drawcard for visitors and residents across Darwin in the Northern Territory.  A vibrant  food market gathers under the coconut palms along the foreshore late on a Sunday afternoon during “The Dry” season.  People come for the atmosphere, a stroll through the crowd on a balmy evening, some fantastic food from a hawker’s stall and to watch the sun set over Mindil Beach.  Some have made it a tradition to meet, eat and sit for a while.  It’s a lovely spot and the beach is always busy with people enjoy the warm night.  We ventured down to the markets a few weeks ago and I love this photo I took of me snapping my friends snapping the sunset, in the background.

Mindil Beach Sunset; Darwin, NT.

Mindil Beach Sunset; Darwin, NT.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Pattern

3 06 2013

Charles Darwin University, in the Northern Territory, is the home of the Confucious Institute on the Casuarina Campus in Darwin.  The Chinese Community of Darwin has also worked on a Chinese Garden on the university campus.  It has all the hallmarks of pattern and ‘no pattern’ in a chinese garden.  The elements are wonderful, random or repetitious, light and shadow,  curve and complement, soft and hard.  It was a lovely morning exploring and just sitting and letting the garden reveal itself to me.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says…

1 06 2013

Since moving a few thousand kilometres an into the Northern Territory of Australia, we’ve seen some new signs for unusual places and those alerting us to the company of wild creatures.  It’s quite interesting for a city kid… 🙂 Click on a picture for a bigger view and then scroll left or right through.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Above

8 05 2013

Last weekend we visited Litchfield National Park, just south of Darwin in the Northern Territory.  It was a glorious day and we found some beautiful places to stop and admire the view before venturing off to swim in a fresh rock pool at the foot of the falls.

Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park: Northern Territory.

Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park: Northern Territory.

 

These two pictures are from viewing platforms above Florence (above) and Tolmer Falls (below).  From that perspective, you can see the vast open spaces that stretch across the land.  Most of the park is inaccessible, even by 4WD, such is the ruggedness of the landscape.  It is amazing country and has a really peaceful vibe.  The rock faces hide and reveal things as the light changes and the trees whisper along with the constant shooooosh of the waterfalls.  It was lovely, calming, peaceful and refreshing.

Tolmer Falls in Litchfield National Park: Northern Territory.

Tolmer Falls in Litchfield National Park: Northern Territory.





Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

8 04 2013

The Northern Territory of Australia is a vast slab of land.  As a rough guide it is twice the size of Texas, slightly bigger than South Africa and six times the size of the United Kingdom.  The landscape ranges from the arid Central desert region to the tropical “Top End”.  Since arriving in Darwin, the tropics have been in the monsoon season with more rain falling than I’ve seen in a lifetime.  With palm trees a-plenty, you can’t help but notice how lush, fresh and green everything is with the warm tropical rain.  Here is a collection of GREEN from my world.  Please note: none of these photos have been digitally enhanced or manipulated – they come straight from the camera, with a bit of cropping.

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