• First Basin Cataract Gorge

    Following on from yesterday's photo of Cataract Gorge, this is a shot from the First Basin of Cataract Gorge looking towards the suspension bridge. Now this was tranquil! What you can't see is that above where I was standing is a chair lift that you can take across the gorge. Unfortunately it stops … read more

  • Reflections at Cataract Gorge

    I was only in Launceston, Tasmania for one night, and didn't think I would get time to visit Cataract Gorge, which would have been a shame as the place is amazing! I forgot about daylight savings (which we don't have in Queensland). That combined with the latitude of Tasmania meant it wasn't getting … read more

  • The Bay of Fires

    I took some time out after the New Year to go on a solo photography tour of the east coast of Tasmania. In a busy 4 days, I started in Launceston before driving over to the Bay of Fires, then down to Freycinet National Park, visiting various stops on the way, and finally on to Hobart. The weather … read more

  • How to Solve a Problem Like Islamic State

    When something tragic like what unfolded in Paris happens, we all have an opinion on what needs to be done. Well here’s mine - I’m going to play armchair general and pretend I know what I’m talking about. It seems to me that the strategy for containing ISIS/ISIL/Daesh, whatever you want to call … read more

  • Kuranda Rail

    The journey from Cairns to Kuranda has got to be one of the best railway trips in Australia. This is a shot I took hanging out the window just as it was traversing one of the many bridges and tunnels necessary to pass through the ancient rainforest. My only minor compliant - I wish they would grease … read more

  • No Matter The Weather

    I take a lot of photos of Australian beaches in bright sunshine - we have no shortage of those days, particularly in Queensland. However, you can't beat a bit of fog and rain set against a sandy beach to add some drama to the scene. I took this photo in Yamba, New South Wales last December. It was … read more

  • Plans for Christmas

    Thinking about what to do over Christmas. We've probably left it a little late this year to book anything. Plus, with Rach starting a new job she's not going to be able to take much time off work. Last year we rented a place in Yamba, NSW for a few days via AirBnB. This was the view from out … read more

  • The Active Coast

    The Gold Coast never sits still. It's always alive with activity, whatever the weather.  read more

  • Sky Ride to Kuranda

    No trip to Cairns is complete without a visit to Kuranda. For once, the journey is just as great as the destination. The last time we visited Cairns we got the historic train up to Kuranda, and the SkyRail for the return journey. This time we did it the other way round. Either way, going through the … read more

  • Golden Fields

    I need to brush up on botany as I've no idea what these plants are called, but they do look beautiful in the late afternoon sun. Shot descending from the rainforests near Cairns in Far North Queensland. read more

  • Surf Girl

    A girl carries her surfboard across the beach in the late afternoon sun. Taken near Elephant Rock on the Gold Coast, Australia. read more

  • Bats - Lots Of

    One prominent feature of Cairns, and most of Far North Queensland for that matter, is bats. I remember a few years ago we went to Palm Cove, north of Cairns, and the place had a very distinctive smell about it - bat shit. I may be wrong. This photo shows a daily event in Cairns - thousands of bats … read more

  • Speeding Back to Cairns

    We used the school holidays to take a brief trip to Cairns - chasing the sun. It's a few degrees warmer up in Far North Queensland this time of year. No trip to Cairns is complete without at least a day out on the Great Barrier Reef. When we did this a few years ago we went out on a large Catamaran … read more

  • The Falling Sun Over Coolum

    Coolum is a stange little place on the Sunshine Coast. Mount Coolum in the background completely dominates. Looking across the flat rooftops it seems somewhat Spielberg-esque - reminding me of films such as E.T. and Poltergeist.  read more

  • Noosa Heads Beach

    Noosa Heads Beach - one of the nicest beaches in South East Queensland, and that's saying something. We're spoilt for choice with spectacular beaches dotted along the entire Queensland coast. What's even better is the fact that the water is warm enough to swim in all year round. During winter the … read more

  • The Hills of the Coffs Coast

    My parents came over for a visit over Easter and one of the places on the itinerary was a visit to Coffs Harbour in northern New South Wales. This was the second time I've been to the Coffs Coast and yet again I was blown away by the natural beauty of the place. This photo was taken from the Sealy … read more

  • Building London

    The last time we visited London there seemed to be cranes everywhere. The city was awash with major construction projects. One of which was The Shard - not quite finished when we I took this photo. read more

  • Paddle-boarding in Noosa

    We recently spent the weekend in Noosa with friends. I can't believe it's been years since we visited this beautiful part of South East Queensland - what were we thinking? It was a late decision to go away for the long weekend (Queen's Birthday public holiday) so we struggled to find accommodation. … read more

  • The Lanterns of South Bank

    Now that we live in Cleveland and I work from home, we don't get into Brisbane as much as I'd like, which means that our visits to the South Bank Parklands have become less frequent. No matter the time of year, there's always something happening and great places to relax or have some fun. Last time … read more

  • A Beacon in Sydney Harbour

    I took this from across the harbour at Taronga Zoo. You can't really tell in this photo but the roof of the opera house is painted in an off-white colour. Apparently if it was bright white it would be a shipping hazard! read more