Franklin Gordon

After a week of work in Tasmania, I grabbed an opportunity to visit Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Dense rainforest pockets, mossy vales, pristine waterways, vast landscapes and endless skies; it was stunning and exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to get back there and keep exploring its mysteries. “For me the door toContinue reading “Franklin Gordon”

The devil in Tassie

Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to extinguish, continuing for weeks with the ongoing heat. Steady fires,Continue reading “The devil in Tassie”

A little bit of Boyd

Two weeks of bliss – a road trip to the NSW Far South Coast, no plans, no commitments, just a laundry list of National Parks to visit as we worked our way back up the coast. Each day our trip yielded shared discoveries, natural delights and stunning landscapes. It was just what we needed, reconnectionContinue reading “A little bit of Boyd”

He’s 50.

My partner Martin turned 50. We hosted a celebration over 4 days at a rented property in Moonan Brook, NSW, at the western end of the Barrington Tops. Family and friends stayed in the main house, the bunk house, their caravan or tents. We had a birthday feast, campfires, swam in the brook and walkedContinue reading “He’s 50.”

The Arboretum.

One of my (new) favourite places in Canberra is the National Arboretum. We visited there in January in the midst of a heat wave. Four days of 40+ degrees celsius temperatures with little respite at night. Yet this didn’t hinder our sightseeing. We visited the War Memorial, Questacon, the National Museum, the National Gallery, theContinue reading “The Arboretum.”

Mum’s 70th.

May 2017. My Mum is turning 70. The “Festival of Frances” has been up and running since Friday night and looks to continue well into the week. Today we surprised Mum. She arrived late morning for what she thought was a family BBQ but instead was greeted with a formally set table, flowers, gift, champagneContinue reading “Mum’s 70th.”

The simple things.

November 2016. There’s a lot to be said about focusing on the present and enjoying the moment. Sounds easy? It’s hard, at least for me. Working life demands that I constantly be planning, implementing and improving; it’s a continuous loop that involves contemplating ‘next steps’. Then there’s school (what’s coming up? what does our daughter needContinue reading “The simple things.”

Self-doubt, being special & this blog.

November 2016 Tammy Guest posted an interesting video blog a week or two ago. It was about remembering your strengths, the things that make you special and of which you should be proud. About remembering your achievements. About remembering the things that you might gloss over in an effort to not stand out, not soundContinue reading “Self-doubt, being special & this blog.”

Have courage.

November 2016. Portraits. The traditional head-and-shoulders study or eyes-straight-down-the-camera is something with which we are all familiar. In photographing children there is something to be said for capturing a more ‘editorial style’ of portrait. They are changing and growing so fast; a photographic portrait of a child should tell the story of their development inContinue reading “Have courage.”