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Jun 11 2013

Finke Desert Race 2013 – Photo gallery

My apologies for the number of photos in this gallery. There’s a few reasons for so many photos: I haven’t edited them. It’s difficult to see the laptop screen properly when you’re sitting in the sun, so I’ve just picked what I thought looked OK. Doc’s a HUGE Finke fan, and this is how he’s …

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Jun 04 2013

East MacDonnell Ranges – Photogallery 1

We’ve made it to Alice Springs, after 5 days travelling through the East MacDonnell Ranges, out of telephone and internet access. Time to just relax and enjoy the scenery. And enjoy it we did. The east MacDonnell Ranges is a beautiful place. With few tourists it is very peaceful and you can always find somewhere …

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Apr 26 2013

Walking on the bottom of the lake

“Torches!” Doc exclaimed as we were driving down the Hume Highway. “I forgot the torches.” Those of you who follow this blog regularly will know that just about every time we come to the farm we forget something. At least torches aren’t essential – we always keep a couple of spares down there and there’s …

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Apr 19 2013

Where are the world’s most beautiful sunsets?

Someone told me that they thought the world’s most beautiful sunsets were in Africa. I beg to differ. Travelling through Australia I have seen some amazing sunsets (and sunrises but that’s for another day). Whether it’s in the outback, over the ocean, or an inland lake or river, Australia has the most beautiful sunsets in …

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Mar 16 2013

Watching very fast cars drive round and round

I was woken up at 7am by the (less than) dulcet sounds of a formula 1 car racing past my bedroom window. Doc, who hates mornings, opened his eyes, looked at me and smiled, before going back to sleep. Yes, I’m in Melbourne at the Grand Prix. The car didn’t quite drive past my bedroom …

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Mar 11 2013

How to take good photos in outback Australia

i love taking photos in outback Australia, but it can be tricky. While I think the bright sunlight shows Australian landscapes at thehir best, if you’re not careful it can wash out too much colour, making your landscapes appear faded and dull. Or you can end up with lens flare where it’s not wanted, or …

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Mar 02 2013

Are you a photographer or do you just ‘take photos’?

If you don’t already know – I’m a photographer. Most people think that means I take photos for a living, but that’s not true. I take photos because I love it. To make a living I have to sell the photos. And that’s not as easy as it sounds.

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Mar 02 2013

Is this an official drought?

We’re back on the farm. Last week when Doc rang the farm manager about coming down, he said they were feeding sheep – they were in drought. I was gobsmacked (I love that word). I didn’t think there was any part of NSW that wasn’t now flooded, and in Wollongong I almost can’t remember the …

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Mar 01 2013

Can you have a wilderness without trees?

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I’ve been having discussions about what “wilderness” means. For me the word conjures up images of trees, trees and more trees, but so many “wild” places aren’t like that at all. Wikepedia defines it as: Wilderness or wildland is a natural environment on Earth that has not been significantly modified by human activity. It may …

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Feb 28 2013

Red tailed black cockatoos

On the Darling River in Wilcannia we saw a flock of red-tailed black cockatoos. These are magnificent birds, and quite rare. It was a fabulous sight. If you look in this photo you can see a few pairs of black cockies perched in the tree as well as the pair flaying towards it, with their …

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