Posted on November 15, 2015
Springtime in the wheatbelt means yellow canola fields as far as the eye can see.
Well, not quite, but it does seem a bit like it from some vantage points. it was a lovely day, I had some time so I jumped in the car and headed out to York, which is a couple of hours drive from me to see if I could find some photogenic fields.
Category: Australia, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", canola, D300, Perth, sigma 10-20mm, wheatbelt, X100T, york
Posted on May 6, 2013
Best thing about living by the sea – being able to ride around the beaches.
It never gets old. Probably because I grew up an hour or so’s drive away from the coast I hardly ever saw it, except for holidays and the occasional sunny summer Sunday.
So off I went out with the camera again – and here’s some pictures 🙂
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, mangles bay, Ninja 250R, Perth, Rockingham, safety bay, sunset
Posted on April 21, 2013
Summer in Perth is all very well, but the heat, the endless blue skies and 15 hours of sunshine a day can get a bit wearing.
I know, I know, how ungrateful!! Compared to England, we have good weather here – even when its cold, its warm. Blah blah!
Well, the summer has packed its bags now and autumn is coming and with it – clouds, rain and cool breezes. All of which are great for photographs. A bit of cloud and suddenly everything is a little bit more interesting.
Category: family, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, instagram, iPhone, Perth, Rockingham, Serpentine
Posted on February 10, 2013
Happy New Year, dear internet.
Yes, I know I’m about a month late, I’ve been busy, ok! :p
So, what has been going on in my world that’s meant a 6 week hiatus? One word
Category: Australia, Motorbike, photography, travel Tagged: "Western Australia", D300, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Ninja 250R, Perth, photography, Rockingham, sigma 10-20mm
Posted on November 29, 2012
Its been blowing a gale since I did the last blog post – last night was pretty uncomfortable with the house making all kinds of creaking noises in the storm force winds.
I woke up early as a particularly nasty squall came in and I thought we were going to lose the windows! Read More
Category: Australia, photography Tagged: "Western Australia", boat, D300, Palm Beach, Perth, photography, Rockingham, storm, storm force winds
Posted on November 19, 2012
Its been a funny couple of weeks – I’ve been focussed on passing my bike test and, if you’ve read the last post, been made a bit redundant – both of which have taken up a lot of my time.
I haven’t been totally idle on the photo front though (although I think ‘mostly idle’ would actually cover it) – I have a load of bits and pieces shots from the phone and also shots from the garden, birthdays and jaunts out to the beach.
Spring is one of my favourite times of year – it’s invariably lovely, weather wise, there’s loads of pretty flowers and stuff, particularly the jacaranda trees in the city and days are longer which means there’s more time after work to enjoy the outdoors. Read More
Category: Australia, kite surfing, photography Tagged: birthday, D300, family, flowers, kite surfing, kitesurfing, Perth, photography, Rockingham, safety bay
Posted on October 14, 2012
We had a day with the cousins and saw my sister’s teeny premature twin boys which was cool. Ella loved holding them – they’re so tiny!
We went swimming (again) and Henry managed to swim unaided for 3 or 4 meters, which for a skinny 5 year old boy who last year, was afraid of the water, was really cool. I even had him jumping in off the side and helping him duck down and touch the bottom. Lesson there, parents, is to get a good pair of well fitting goggles. It transforms how much fun they have in the water.
But then it was time to go, which is always the worst part – knowing we have a few more hours, a little more fun and then I have to leave them and fly home again. Read More
Category: family, photography, travel, UK Tagged: cycling, D300, Ella, England Summer 2012, Henry, kids, travel
Posted on October 7, 2012
So, we went off to the woods to see about building a den.
I spent my childhood building dens and camps and shelters in these woods, so I was quick to lead them off to build something amazing. As luck would have it, only a short way into the woods there was a den already started, with a good top piece and a lot of wood collected already, it just needed fixing up and extending. Read More
Category: family, photography, travel, UK Tagged: 30mm, D300, England Summer 2012, Kent, kids, Oldbury Woods, outdoors, rope swing, travel, vacation, woods
Posted on October 1, 2012
I’m stringing you all out here with my England stories! Mostly cos I haven’t done anything of any significance since I got back apart from work and buy paint for the bedroom walls. Aforementioned paint is still safely in its tins – sickness has meant that Chez Charlie has been keeping a low profile for a couple of weeks – a lot of that low profile spent in bed, making painting doubly hard. Ah well.
Now, where were we.
It was another beauty of an English summer day, so we decided to go for a little walk rather than go on another long drive. My parents live in a beautiful village, so I thought we should explore some roads we didn’t know and look at the old houses and take in some clean air. Read More
Category: family, photography, travel, UK Tagged: D300, England Summer 2012, Kent, kids, Nut Tree Hall, photogtaphy, Plaxtol, science, summer, village, Yopps Green
Posted on September 30, 2012
It was scheduled to rain for the next couple of days, but it wasn’t supposed to hit until much later in the day, so my sister and I took the chance to head down to the beach. It’s an hour’s drive to Camber Sands but the traffic wasn’t too bad and the sun was shining. We decided to leave early and be packed up by lunch ahead of the rain and the rush (this place gets so busy once the sun is out)
We arrived just after 9 and the place was almost deserted. Awesome. Buckets and spades purchased, we walked off up the beach and set up our untidy little camp. As soon as we put the bags down, the kids were off.
Category: family, photography, travel, UK Tagged: 30mm, beach, camber sands, camera, cousins, D300, East Sussex, England Summer 2012, family, holiday, kids, photography, sunshine