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Little Things, Mount Hotham

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After sunrise, i continued to walk up the hill around the road and sitting in safe places, quiet even though it was windy, watching the day fully come to life. It’s these moments that I am most grateful for. the simple things, the simplicity of my life, just the way i like it. Mount Hotham, Victoria. You can purchase this image here, or contact me directly.

Organised Chaos

Oh this place was just magical!!! Nothing but the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks, it has it’s own heart beat that makes my heart beat faster, Just spectacular, I sat here for ages. I couldn’t help but walk up and touch the rocks, then did a runner and played with the waves, once you feel the water it’s hard to turn away from what refreshes your soul.


In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. Deepak Chopra


Flinders Ocean Beach

The keen fishermen at Flinders Ocean Beach.

I actually didn’t notice on the day!!! only when i zoomed in on the image.

Warm, quiet and restful day, fairly easy walk from the car park.



Torquay, Jan Juc

A pleasant and easy walk from Torquay to Jan Juc. Surprisedly different how our seascape looks when the tide is out. Didn’t take long before i realised I have been here before walking from a different track. I am exploring this 4km walk.






Ocean Grove, Victoria

I saw these guys coming out of the water, so i grabbed my tripod and camera and walked towards them. Big smile on their face when I asked if they could pause for a moment, they turned around and proudly dug their surf boards in the sands, so i asked if they could turn towards the sea, one of them asked if i preferred their butts? I chuckled as i set up the camera, i should have got a shot facing me as well, both had those piercing blue eyes 🙂 Gotta love a good sport with that easy going Australian sense of humour!


Canon Infrared

Over the last two weeks I have been having a bit of a play with Infrared photography.

Using a converted Canon 60D

Around Fairfield, Melbourne

I am looking forward to having a bit more fun, a couple of locations in mind.


Soul Searching.


Image taken at Point Lonsdale, Victoria

After a long but great day yesterday, 4 hours sleep, early morning shop for my next project.

Time to chill the mind body and soul.

Most importantly is that I am constantly growing and the best I can be.

Ready for a new week, everyday is a new beginning.

Have a great  one.


Sealink, Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island

Sealink Ferry, Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island,

What a smooth and easy journey from Cape Jervis to Penneshaw.

Greeted by really friendly people, happy to hear about my travel plans even offering suggestions.

A wonderful experience, can’t wait to do it all again.

Took this with a couple of hours to spare before heading back to Adelaide, my feet too sore from going further.


Private Beach on Kangaroo Island

One of the things I love about travelling, especially solo is the people you meet!

I met this lovely lady on the day I arrived, after picking up my keys and a little chat,

just like that my plans changed.

I bumped into her a couple of times, the first time she said hi, I’m thinking, thinking, a moment of I am so far away from home I don’t know anyone, well on Kangaroo Island it doesn’t take long.

We bumped into each other again on the day I was leaving, her friendly self and off we both went.

I met so many people over 3 days although she stood out the most.

So my last day, with 7 hours to kill, no car {almost, thats another story}

I was putting together my tripod, getting my gear together and my phone rang with a friendly voice on the other end asking what I was up to. A moment of silence!

Oh it’s you!!!

So she asked, “would you take some pics for my grandparents of their private beach?”

She added, I’ll take you around to a few places.

Well what would you say? I heard a friendly voice and private beach.

By now my feet are hurting and the thought of driving did sound like heaven.

It was great, we got to the first place, while she read her book off I went climbing rocks, couldn’t wait to see what was on the other side, i could have walked for ages.

I turned back and tried a set of shots for a pano, shooting against the sun, mmmm what can you do?

I might have to go back and shoot it at the right time of day, as long as she drives, I’m too chicken to go out too late, no one wants to hit a Roo.

I mentioned a rock that I really liked, she told me that was their turtle when they were kids.

What an amazing place to grow up in…

Took me out to lunch, Seafood pizza and sweet wine, how did she know?

We went from one place to another, a good laugh chatting about everything.

I love how “strangers” share so much!

Didn’t take long before she offered to carry my tripod while i was climbing up sandy hills, my legs are a lot shorter than hers!!!

(ah carry my tripod, a private joke) and i didn’t have to ask

Stirring each other up like we have know each other for years.

From one conversation to another while i lined up my shots.

I did ask is this where you will bury my body? hahhhaha

As promised I will be sending my fav’s over once I am done editing, and leaving it up to her to print her favourite for her Grandparents, no doubt it will a precious gift…

Anyway I could go on and on about 3 hours turned into 5,

A hug, a massive thank you and another little conversation before dropping me off at Ferry.

This i would say is more than a 10 minutes friendship……

A very kind and generous person, much gratitude for a day with her.

A great day indeed and an unexpected way to finish off my little adventure…….




Remarkable Rocks

Remarkable Rocks

Flinders Chase

Kangaroo Island

Took about 2 hours to drive from Penneshaw, taking my time again,

A stop at Flinders Chase Information Centre, Just as well, i didn’t realise that there was a fee to enter the National park, I said that to the lady behind the counter, to which she replied “well obviously you were not looking out for signs!”

I said “that’s right I was too busy looking out for Roos!”

I spent about 2 hours here mostly timing in between small bus loads of people visiting, with a wonderful selection of accents.

At one stage I had to organise a group of young girls to get their photos around performing hand stands, really?!!!! apart from the fact that at that age we think we are immortal, really didn’t want to see anyone fall off the edge!!!

Thought it was kind of funny, they thanked me before they left!

Allowing an American tourist who was annoyed at them, I gestured after you, get your shots in first, also a thank you,  and man who decided to ignore me, camera set up tripod included, oh well he did say sorry!!! lol

Finally i got my shots, gotta be quick around people coming and going and getting a little creative using rocks to hide a few people who liked where they were standing, oh well, I think we all got our shots in the end, a stroll around, not daring to cross the line and did the right thing.

Would have been amazing at sunset, so if you are brave enough to travel at that time, please be careful. I only saw one Roo cross about 100 metres in front of me although lots of road kill and skid marks on the road.

Feeling blessed about my safe journey to and from, in fact for the 3 days I was cruising around.