Category Travel

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reward

Last year my daughter and I spent three weeks travelling around Turkey. We had some amazing experiences – one of the most memorable being a balloon flight over Cappadocia. As the balloons take off just on dawn we had to be up and ready to leave before 5am. Our Reward? See for yourself.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symmetry

The photo I’ve selected for this week’s theme of Symmetry was taken on a recent trip to Hobart. Hobart is one of Australia’s oldest cities and has many beautiful heritage buildings but this one stood out for me – I loved the splashes of colour created by the red blinds.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Depth

The photo I’ve selected for this week’s theme of Depth was taken at the Basilica Cistern, located beneath the city of Istanbul. It was built in the 6th century and is a massive 10,000 square metres in area. The ceiling is supported by 336, 9 metre high, marble columns – two of the columns have blocks carved […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Express Yourself

This shot was taken in Gubbio, Italy and I think it’s perfect for this week’s theme – Express Yourself. While walking around the Ceri festival – when the entire town parties for a day – I spotted these two enjoying a quiet beer and lunch away from the festivities.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

This week we have been asked to post a photo that best defines Serenity. I took this shot last year on the island of Raiatea in French Polynesia while on a sailing holiday.  For me it really captures the beauty and tranquility of the Society Islands and so is a fitting entry for this week’s theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadowed

My entry for Shadowed was taken in New York.  The shadows across the path and the darkness that they cast over much of the photo made it much more interesting than it might otherwise have been.

Black and white challenge – day 3

This is the third photo of my five day black and white challenge.  Click here to see the Day 1 and Day 2 photos if you’ve missed them. Today I’m featuring a shot I took last week while down in Hobart for new year’s eve. The Hobart wharf area is the resting place for yachts once they have […]

The finish line

I’m in Hobart for five days and enjoying the amazing atmosphere at the finish line of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. The Sydney to Hobart has been running since 1945 and is now considered one of the top three offshore yacht races in the world. Day and night the wharf area is jumping with activity. […]

Weekly Photo Challenge – Warmth

Warmth is wandering around a city on a cool day and finding a piazza bathed in sunlight where you can sit and watch the world pass by.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Yellow

This is my first entry for the weekly photo challenge.  The theme for this week is Yellow. I saw these old Kodak signs all over Italy.  This one was in Venice.