Summer time at Redhead Beach
Summer on Australia’s east coast — surfers at Redhead beach make the most of the last hour of light one warm evening in January.
Volcano in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Volcano in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea — the last major eruption was in 1994. About 30,000 people (the entire city) were evacuated. Much of the pre-1994 city was destroyed by tonnes of volcanic ash. Now, two decades on, many people have returned and live alongside the island’s volcanoes on the picturesque Simpson Harbour.
Wild flowers on Mount Wellington
The wild flowers of Mount Wellington, or kunanyi, in Hobart, Tasmania. If you make your way to the top of kunanyi / Mount Wellington you can look out over the Tasmanian capital.
Stormy Mount Wellington Sunrise
The view over Hobart from kunanyi / Mount Wellington is quite something, especially at dawn when the day’s weather is still deciding what’s what. This was taken in the very cold and windy early hours of a Sunday in February as the storm clouds lifted briefly between rain showers at first light.
The last moments of light one summer evening.
View across the lake at sunset — lots of folks out on the jetty catching last light for fishing and arvo walks.
Trees Reflect on the Canal
Trees reflected on the canal not too far from the lake at Valentine.
Golden Hour at Redhead Beach
Can you believe this misty, golden beach sunset? The view looking over Redhead beach from the bluff is just magical.
This building in Sydney’s CBD is set among newer glass skyscrapers and older sandstone façades. I stopped to take this photograph on my way between Circular Quay and Martin Place on the second day of 2017. They don’t build them like this anymore. Look at those angles.
Elizabeth Bay Marina
Magic hour light hitting Sydney Harbour at Elizabeth Bay.
You can’t tell from this picture, but this old wooden jetty at Elizabeth Bay Marina has seen better days — the walkway on one side of the marina, that runs from the cafe to the moored boats, has been cordoned off with a ‘Danger’ sign for a good few months. Which isn’t half surprising, the marina has been around for more than one hundred years now.
There are plans to sort out the deterioration of the timber by upgrading and redeveloping the marina, which has some locals a bit worried about what’s to come. The concerns might come from the fact that Elizabeth Bay is nestled between the much busier Woolloomooloo and Rushcutters Bay — and (folks like this aside) you’d be hard pressed finding anyone in Elizabeth Bay who want it to be built into anything like either of those two neighbouring bays.
Wendy’s Secret Garden, Lavender Bay
It’s hard to imagine Wendy’s Secret Garden being a run down, over-grown, under-appreciated patch of land — but that’s precisely what it was before Wendy Whiteley began working her magic. Nestled on the harbour’s edge at Lavender Bay, the garden is no longer much of a secret.
After Dark on Redhead Beach
This is Redhead beach at night. Redhead beach is a popular spot about 25 minutes drive south of Newcastle. The surf club sits at the base of the red rock cliff face of Redhead bluff.
The Hunter Valley is most well-known for two things: mines and wine. The cellar doors around Pokolbin tend to attract more visitors than the coal mines that pockmark the valley, however, the mines were what 90 people came to see when they climbed aboard a heritage train for a journey from Maitland to Gulgong on this late winter weekend.
Cass Bay is about a half hour’s bus ride out of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. It’s not far from the port town of Lyttelton.