Archive for September 2011
Pretty as a Picture
A while back, I mentioned that on Thursdays and Fridays, I work for another company and in my lunch break, I often sit and watch the rainbow lorikeets destroy the buds on the tree. Well, these are those buds now. This is the beautiful blossom. It’s so pretty. The lorikeets are still there, but they now enjoy the blossom rather than the buds.
Kite-Surfers a Plenty
I was worried today, as I had no inspiration for taking any photographs and on my way home, on the fast ferry, I sat and hoped that there would be something worth taking a photograph of in Manly.
Upon arriving in Manly, I walked over to the main beach and started to walk home. As the day was drawing to an end, I looked out at the ocean and saw so many kite-surfers making good use of the wind, that had steadily picked up during the day.
I loved watching them and wished that I was out there, doing the same thing as them. Who knows….maybe one day.
Tree of Life
Today, has been one loooong day, which ended at 2am after consuming rather a lot of alcohol at work (we had a trivia quiz night and my team won) followed by a night in a local (to my work) bar, dancing the night away, followed by a taxi ride to Manly, where I danced some more and had a great night with my colleagues. I drank far too much and I know that I will suffer!
Going back to todays photo, this was taken in my lunch break, I’m afraid I didn’t have much inspiration. When I was out in the bar this evening, I did photographs of my work colleagues, but I somehow managed to photograph them in 3D! Only problem is, I don’t have a 3D tv!
“C’mon….give us a cuddle”
I saw this pair of rainbow lorikeets, first thing this morning, in the park I often visit before my day at work begins. Watching them, helped me prepare my mind for the day ahead. Oh and they made me smile , which in my book is a good start to the day!
I woke up this morning at 7am (which is pretty late for me) and looked out from our balcony window to see the most beautiful waves. I quickly got dressed, ran outside and onto the beach, in awe of what was in front of me…these big, beautiful mesmerizing waves.
I ended up walking on to some rocks to get closer to the water, where, for hour and half, I sat on a cold rock and just watched/photographed the ocean. I could have stayed there all day. I was literally transfixed.
I can’t begin to describe how I feel when I see water like this. The colours were incredible and with the early morning sunlight combined – it was the perfect start to my day.
The rest of my Sunday, consisted of going to yet another beach, with not quite as impressive waves, but beautiful non the less. I did actually go for a quick dip, not in a wetsuit and the water was freezing, but boy did I feel alive when I got out!
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
“Are You Looking at Me??”
Today, we went for a random drive, with no set destination, we just wanted to go somewhere and we found some beautiful countryside and in one particular field, were several Highland Cows (not sure if they know that they’re not in Scotland). I loved this one in particular.
As we have so much rain during the last couple of days, I decided I’d try another water droplets photograph. This was taken before my work, in a local park, balancing the camera in one hand, with my umbrella in my other and 2 bags on my shoulder.
Quite pleased with this one.
I have been really enjoying the last couple of days at work as they have asked me to take photographs of many of their facilities, including halls, parks, sports grounds etc… It’s been so nice not being glued to a computer all day. I’m really enjoying taking these photographs and I really appreciate them giving me this opportunity. I take pride in what I’ve been doing.
As I stepped away from a building to photograph it at a different angle, I looked up above me and saw this cockatoo, simply had to photograph him/her.
Hello, just a quick note to say that I’m still here, still photographing every day, but the reason why I’ve not updated for a few days is because I’m having a few technical difficulties with my laptop. Hopefully will be sorted soon!!! I’ll be sure to upload each days photo as soon as I am able to to. You’ll have plenty to look at!
Today has been such a relaxing, peaceful day, mainly spent on the local beach, where my partner surfed and I happily took photographs of the waves/water.
It’s been such a good weekend, I’m only sad that it’s almost over and tomorrow I’ll be back at my desk staring at a computer all day. Living for the weekend!!
Manly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Close Encounters on a Kayak – Sun-bathing Eastern Water Dragon, Sydney Harbour
Today, I made a picnic and we went on a mini adventure on Sydney Harbour in our double ocean kayak.
Whilst paddling around, we came across not 1 but 3 Eastern Water Dragons – all of which were sun bathing by the water’s edge, 2 were on rocks and this one was lying rather comfortably in the sun on a tree branch that had fallen. He/she looked quite content. It was so wonderful to see them in their natural habitat and for us to get as close as we did in our kayak without disturbing them.
Sydney Harbour, NSW, Australia