Articles Tagged 'Trees'

Maasai Mara: Day 3 of 7

A new day for us in the Mara had arrived. While it was only the third day, the routine of the early rises, a Maasai escort to the camp fire, some quick online activity over a hot drink, and departure into the ever-fading darkness, had become very normal and comfortable. We met Francis at the [ read more ]

Maasai Mara: Day 1 of 7

On the morning of the 5th of June, 2015, we awoke in our hotel room in Nairobi, and began preparing for a big day ahead: we were heading to the Mara North Conservancy, which is part of the larger Maasai Mara ecosystem in south-western Kenya. Our seven-day photographic wildlife safari was soon to begin, but beforehand, we [ read more ]

2014 Retrospective: Low-Output Year, but Such is Life

While we are not quite done with the year 2014 yet, it is close enough to publish a retrospective of the year from a photographic perspective. Firstly, it was my most low-output year on record; but with other commitments and interests, and a waning interest in photography, I can live with that. I only published [ read more ]

Hills of the Hunter

This weekend I went away with David Oliver and Peter Eastway - two of Australia's leading photographers - and some friends from the Flickr Focus group. We attended an intense two-day landscape photography workshop with David and Peter, and shot in and around Gresford and Dungog in the picturesque Hunter Valley, both from the ground [ read more ]

Blue Mountains Winter Weekend

This past Queen's Birthday Weekend, we headed into the Blue Mountains for a restful few days in the wintery, country air, away from the crazy, lop-sided work hours, lack of sleep and constant illness I had been battling in the weeks leading up to it. Arriving on Saturday afternoon, we stayed in Leura, and decided [ read more ]

Rothbury Countryside

Xenedette and I headed to the Hunter Valley for the 2011 Easter and ANZAC Day long weekend, and while it was not a photographically productive weekend, I did manage to snap a shot or two. This view looks along part of the 300-acre property on which we stayed at Rothbury [ read more ]