Shao Ping and I visited the Sydney Vivid Festival last night. We had a great night and saw some interesting light & sound exhibits.
Had the good fortune to visit the Western International School of Shanghai the other day. Tania Mansfield organised the visit and she gave me an excellent tour!
There were calls and cries when people needed to alight, weaving their way through that congested congee of contented commuters. They were happy and chatting.
There was quite a few people walking around the Bund that day and in so many ways it is the people that you meet and see that make travel interesting.
The promenade adjacent to The Bund 外滩 provides a great place from which to photograph the impressive skyline of the Pudong district of Shanghai.
I think the best aspect of Nanjing Road is the people that flock to the precinct to shop, take photographs and people watch.
On a walk around SongJiang crossed a number of canals that criss cross the town & managed to capture a few photographs of a rather elegant arch bridge & mural.
Went for a walk this morning before I began work. I am staying in Songjiian, which is situated west of the city of Shanghai. It was quite cold this morning.
Met up with Brian Lockwood, Director of IT at the NIS (Nanjing International School) in Nanjing. We’ve been communicating on Twitter since the early days.
Took a high speed rail service from Shanghai Hongqiao rail station to the Nanjing South rail station. The distance is a little over 300 kilometres and the journey just over one hour.
I went to check in on our veggie garden this morning and was surprised to see quite a number of bees swarming around our compost bin.
Well, the lizards are out and that is a sure sign that spring is here. It is known as the Common or Eastern Water Skink.
Captured this moment as a visitor to Singapore gazed upon the shophouses in Chinatown. The camera preset was incorrect, yet, i like this picture as her upward look seems to express wonder.
Colour, crowds and movement at the Sydney Vivid Festival 2013. Lights shows and illuminations light up the city of Sydney, the Opera House & other venues around the harbour.
The Southern Cross is one of the first constellations learnt by children in Australia. If you can find the Southern Cross then you know your are looking towards the south.
The rock platform at Bulli Point features some remarkable colours and formations. I shall allow the photographs to speak for themselves.
Every time I play these clips the music simply entrances me. The repetitive percussion and the rise and fall of the rhythm and the crescendos that writhe around you are just mesmerising.
Darcy Moore and I went for a walk around Mount Keira yesterday. Mount Keira, with an elevation of about 470 metres, dominates the escarpment west of the city of Wollongong.
There were a few Rainbow Lorikeets in our garden this afternoon. I was photographing the sky at the time & managed to take two photographs of the birds as well.
Yet another beautiful sunset. I went outside to unwind and an array of clouds in the western sky bore the promise of a glowing sunset.
Love looking at the sky. There is always something happening and I am yet to see a repeat. Back in May, Venus was quite bright in the western sky following sunset.
Bike riding around Lake Illawarra and along the coast down to Barrack Point. Incredible scenery, a peaceful cycle path and plenty of flora and fauna. Recommended to all cyclists with an interest in photography.
These photographs were taken on the 1st September 2012 during a bike ride from Barrack Point through to Lake Illawarra and Oak Flats. They were taken with a small Nikon S9200 Camera.
These photographs were taken on the 10th June 2012 during a bike ride from Barrack Point through to Lake Illawarra and Oak Flats. They were taken with a small Nikon camera.
Went for a ride with my friend Evan along the cycle track that follows the coast from North Wollongong through to Sandon Point and beyond. It was a perfect afternoon and the cycle track was not too crowded.
During this Autumn the skies over the Illawarra have been impressive, particularly at sunset. The moon has been a part of these evening performances as well.
A few weeks back I was capturing the clouds as sunset progressed and I made a few attempts to photograph the moon through the thin evening clouds. A few of the photographs are in the gallery below.
The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 7th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. This Autumn is proving to rich with the most impressive of sunsets and these images demonstrate how the sky seemed to be on fire this particular evening.
The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 12th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. I had the feeling given the cirrus clouds and the sunset that there mighty be iridescent clouds and luckily my prediction proved true.
The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 5th May 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. Another brilliant sunset. There have been many.
The photographs in this gallery were taken on the 28th April 2012 looking west towards Nebo from Figtree. This Autumn is proving to rich with incredible sunsets.
A couple of Sundays back I went for a bike ride with a group of friends in Johor, Malaysia. We rode from Pengerang to Sungei Rengit. We rode through small kampongs, past the homes, gardens and local makan places. No rush, no traffic, no hustle, no bustle.
Bought a new bike. It is a Giant Cross City hybrid bike. Basically a flat bar road bike. Recent bike riding experiences in Singapore and Malaysia convinced me it was time to purchase a new bike.
Riding a mountain bike around Pulau Ubin on a hot, steamy day. There is a gallery of photographs for you to check out. People, flora, fauna, boats and signs.
I think I know how Singaporeans must feel as the places they know well are torn down and swallowed up in the name of progress. Their kampongs, favourite eating places, schools and homes.
Photographs taken during my morning walk on the campus of Nanyang Technological University. The sun had just risen and the morning heat had not as yet set in.
Shih Lin District, Taipei, Taiwan. Images of the town, traffic, architecture and the surrounding mountains.
I alighted at Luzhou MRT and explored the area a bit. A little off the beaten track. I took a few photographs and dodged the rain as best as I could.
These icons of design and similar are appealing to me because they are aesthetically simple and clean. The design is uncluttered.
This cat sits diligently outside its owners store in Zhinan Road, Taipei in the Wenshan District. It will not be moved. Nearby dogs disturb it not.
Budderoo National Park and Nellies Glen. Photography with Darcy Moore. Nellies Glen, bush tracks and ant mounds.
A couple of weeks ago Shao Ping and I attended a wedding in Cairns, Queensland. We stayed for four days and we took the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef.
Recently I had been part of an online conversation regarding David Bowie’s first concert tour of Australia back in 1978. Bootleg tapes of his performances in Brisbane, Perth and his final show in Sydney have eluded collectors.
The blue was deep and the cirrus clouds overhead gave things perspective. I stopped outside Red Hill MRT, grabbed my camera and took four photographs.
Presently sitting in the Taipei Eating House. Trengannu Street. Chinatown. Singapore. 2011. I have been eating in this establishment on a regular basis since 1999.
Tiong Bahru is an area of Singapore that I had not explored before. I had been to the shopping plaza adjacent to the MRT station. This time I ventured further afield.
A sunny afternoon. A warm place. A cat. Good weather. Was preceded by a week or two of cold, wet weather. Sootie enjoyed sun. Exploring, basking, relaxing, sleeping, cleaning.
The crystal clear skies, the deep blue ocean and the gently breaking waves. A surfer and a fisherman. Peace and calm prevail. A contrast with the storms of yesterday.