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The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

Hi everyone, these were taken about a year ago during a lunchtime visit to The Grounds of Alexandria. We’ve since been back a few times, and really enjoy the lovely rustic garden and surroundings – a nice little oasis within the industrial precinct of Alexandria. The photos here were taken with the Fujifilm...

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Travel story – The three fishermen of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Travel story – The three fishermen of Inle Lake, Myanmar

December 21, 2013 – It was a chilly December morning, and Sooti and I were adrift in a wooden longboat in the middle of Inle Lake. Not that there was anything wrong with the boat’s motor; it’s just that the boat’s driver was incredibly thoughtful and considerate, and would stop or slow down whenever either of us lifted a camera to take a photo (which turned out to be quite often). The three fishermen were initially side by side when we first spotted them, but began to move slowly apart as they continued to row along, eventually creating a nice even separation between themselves. On a side note, I had a real sense of déjà vu after I finished processing this image. There was something familiar about it, and it was only a while later that I realised what it reminded me of – the cover of Emma Larkin’s travelogue, ‘Finding George Orwell In Burma’, a book I had read earlier in the year. I wonder if that cover had made an impression on my subconscious, causing me to process the photo in a certain way. Or maybe I just won’t admit to plagiarism. : – ) For more of our photos from Myanmar, visit our Myanmar 2013...

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Harbour Sculpture 2014, Sydney

Harbour Sculpture 2014, Sydney

It was the final day of the Harbour Sculpture exhibition at Clarkes Point Reserve, Woolwich on Sunday. Several sculptures were already being loaded onto the back of trucks while we were there, but luckily we had time for a few shots! The sculpture shown above is Warhorse Metamorphosis by Adam...

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Travel story – Chasing light and shepherds in Bagan, Myanmar

Travel story – Chasing light and shepherds in Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan is known for its spectacular sunsets. Equally impressive though are its sunrises, where you’ll see a perfect blend of morning light and haze complementing an already amazing landscape.   Sunrise is also a great time to sit and watch the hot air balloons take flight over the temples.   We saw these wonderful sunrays from a distance while we were out on a walk, and rushed towards them to take a picture. As you can see, the small temple in the middle was almost completely hidden by the flood of afternoon light.   From chasing the light to chasing the shepherds… One of the images Sooti and I really wanted to capture on our trip to Bagan was that of a shepherd and his flock walking down a dusty, dirt road, bathed in a hazy, early morning light. So when the situation presented itself, in the form a shepherd and his flock walking down a dusty, dirt road bathed in a hazy, early morning light WHILE heading towards a famous ancient temple, we thought…great! The shepherds were about halfway down the road to Thatbyinnyu Temple by the time I got in a position to shoot (we saw them from distance and had to cycle madly towards them). However, after taking about five shots, the dreaded memory card full sign appeared on my camera (and no, I didn’t have a spare one with me). The image above wasn’t quite the image I had in my mind originally, but I hope to be back there one day to capture that moment…and hopefully I’ll  have a spare memory card with me. For more of our photos from Myanmar, visit our Myanmar 2013 album....

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Travel shot – Sunrise at Bagan, Myanmar

Travel shot – Sunrise at Bagan, Myanmar

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter on this Good Friday, and hope you’re all having a joyful time with friends and family. Our travel shot today is from the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar, famous for its many temples, some dating all the way back to the 11th century. Link to the original G+ post below. For more of our photos from Myanmar, visit our Myanmar 2013...

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Travel shot – Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Travel shot – Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon

Hi everyone, we’re introducing something new to our blog this year – we’re calling them ‘travel shots’. These posts will showcase one or more photos from our travels, along with a short snippet or story about the photo(s). To kick things off, here’s one from a recent trip to Myanmar last year. Hope you enjoy the posts! Link to the original G+ post below. For more of our photos from Myanmar, visit our Myanmar 2013...

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