• American Sniper - Entertaining Film, Disturbing Book.

    About my rating system Clint Eastwood delivers another superbly entertaining movie. However, it’s hard to review the movie without considering the source material. I’ve read other reviews that criticises the film because it shows a one-sided view of Chris Kyle and fails to tackle the politics of the … read more

  • A Merchant of Venice

    A modern-day merchant of Venice sells his pictures next to one of the many bridges that criss-cross the canals of this beautiful city. read more

  • Strolling Pacific Dawn

    It's seems an Eon ago that we took a cruise on the Pacific Dawn around the Pacific Islands. It was only last May. This is one of my favourite photo's from the trip. Strolling the walking deck on this cruise liner was fantastic in the late afternoon. Nothing beats the feel of the wind in your hair, … read more

  • Yamba Scorched Skies

    One of my favourite moments from our short trip to Yamba over Christmas was standing on the beach taking this photograph. We were lucky to witness an amazing sunset which seemed to scorch the skies above us. read more

  • Christmas is Over

    We've just come back from spending a couple of days in Yamba - a sleepy little fishing village in northern New South Wales. Walking along the beach I came across this sad little Santa hat. Christmas comes and goes far too quickly. read more

  • A Walk on the Beach

    Walking along a beach at sunset must be one of the great joys in life. It helps of course if the beach is gorgeous, the water warm and the sunset just right. I wonder if people who live near a beach and do it every day get blasé about the experience? I can't imagine I ever would. read more

  • Elephant Rock

    A few weeks ago I went a bit further down the Gold Coast to Currumbin. I'd never visited this stretch of beach before and was surprised, to say the least, when I was greeted by this great lump, known as Elephant Rock. read more

  • Floating in the Gorge

    We did the North Gorge Walk on North Stradbroke Island at the weekend. North Stradbroke Island, and Point Lookout in particular, must be one of the most beautiful places in Australia. We don't go there often enough (especially considering we live in walking distance to the ferry to get over there). … read more

  • The Ever-Changing Brisbane Skyline

    Last weekend we went up to Mount Coot-tha. It's been a couple of years since I've been to the lookout so I was interested to see how the skyline might have changed. This time of year is always a good time to visit both the Botanical Gardens at Mount Coot-tha and the lookout. The smattering of purple … read more

  • RedFest 2014

    Just a few pics from this year's Redland Spring Festival which was on from the 5-7th September. This is a great little event. For $35 for an adult you can get a full weekend of music, with rides and fireworks thrown in for the kids. We went courtesy of our friends Damien and Renèe who designed and … read more

  • Not Quite Central Park

    If you squint slightly and turn your head to the side you could mistake Brisbane's city Botanical Gardens for Central Park, New York. read more

  • Currumbin Rocks

    A few weeks ago I went down to Currumbin Rocks on the Gold Coast to take a few pics. I can't believe how I've managed to miss this place up until now. I'll post more photos from here in future but for now here's a shot I took looking over the rocks as the last light sets over the Gold Coast. read more

  • Sun Rays over the Gold Coast

    The southern end of the Gold Coast is a great place to be late afternoon. Burleigh Heads in particular is a favourite location to watch the sunset. This shot was taken a few weeks ago - supposedly in the middle of Winter. There were plenty of people on the beach and in the sea - where the water … read more

  • Curtis Falls

    Monday was a pubic holiday for the Queen's birthday. It's a little bizarre that we colonial commoners in Australia get a day off for Her Maj's birthday yet the same is not true in the UK. We contemplated saying 'Fu** you Monday' and staying in bed, but given we didn't do much on Saturday or Sunday … read more

  • Paris on Two Wheels

    I had some idea of the type of photos I wanted to take when I visited Paris but often my favourite shots are the ones that are taken off the cuff.  read more

  • Main Beach Wedding Party

    Another shot taken while strolling down Main Beach on the Gold Coast last Saturday. The lighting was just right so I took a sneaky pic! read more

  • Main Beach at Sunset

    This weekend was the annual work weekend away. It was held at the Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast. We've stayed there a few times now, including last Xmas. That was unusual - waking up Christmas Day in an hotel. Not sure it's an experience we want to repeat, the place was packed. … read more

  • Le Roof

    Le Roof Restaurant, Noumea, New Caledonia. Unfortunately we didn't have time to stop and eat here but it certainly looks interesting. read more

  • Wild Vanuatu

    During our visit to Port Vila, Vanuatu, we took a full-day tour around the island (Efate). After meeting the Melanesian warriors in the morning we went for lunch at this beach. The weather by then was getting worse by the minute. I just managed to get a few shots in before the rain started, and … read more

  • Leaving Lifou

    Passengers queue for the tenders to take them back to the Pacific Dawn before leaving Lifou, New Caledonia. read more