Posts Tagged ‘australia’

Wallaman Falls

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008
Wallaman Falls

Wallaman Falls, known to be the tallest waterfall in Australia with a drop of over 250m.  On our way up to the lookout, we saw a cassowary and four babies cross the road in front of us.  It’s said there are only 1500 cassowaries in Australia (and possibly the world) so we were quite fortunate.  

As for the image itself, I felt the monochrome was a bit more dramatic than the colour version.

Winking Cat

Monday, December 8th, 2008
Winking Cat

Can you see the winking cat in the rock?

Kata Tjuta, Australia

S.S. Maheno

Monday, December 1st, 2008
S.S. Maheno

The wreck of the S.S. Maheno on Fraser Island, Australia.

The Maheno has a long history, stretching back to 1905 when it was built in Scotland to be used as a luxury liner for travel between Australia and New Zealand.  It served in the first world war as a hospital ship, and then was converted back to a luxury liner after the war.  In 1935 it was declared outdated and was being towed to Japan for scrap.  Along the way it encountered a cyclone and washed ashore where it remains to this day.

Butterfly on Rock

Saturday, November 29th, 2008
Butterfly on Rock

A small butterfly takes a rest on a rock at Josephine falls in Australia.  This little guy was being quite cooperative as it took me quite a few shots to get the focus, composition and exposure right.

Hill Inlet

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
Hill Inlet

The fine white sand of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven beach in Australia’s Whitsunday Islands.

This spectacular area is the closest I’ve come to paradise, I think.  I’m of the opinion that no photo can adequately capture this absolutely spectacular view.