Over Christmas we travelled to France to see my sister inlaw get married, after all the festivities we managed to get away touring around France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. It was great playing the tourist for a while, whilst I didn’t know all the great places to grab the best shots of the area it didn’t matter. Everywhere I looked there was magnificent scenery.
We stopped at Chamonix near Mont Blanc and spent a couple of days there. The sunlight was warm amoungst all the snow and the weather was beautiful, it was as if we were between patches of storms. Everywhere we went from Basel, Interlarken to Lake Como the weather was with us, awful ahead and atrocious behind but perfect where we were. this shot was taken after a long day of driving (3 hrs… it’s Switzerland not Australia) we pulled up by a frozen creek just out of the town of Mont Blanc to watch the sun set over the peaks – magic.
One of the fabulous things about Sydney is being able to drive down to the beach in the morning and watch the coast come to life as the sun comes up. The rock hoppers come out to fish along the headlands, joggers pound the pavement and sand, surfers catch a few waves before work. The hum of the city in the very distance starts to be audible (don’t like that part as much). The day starts and as all of this happens the dawn light cast a beautiful glow over the coast.
I was rummaging through a few old transparency’s and came across this image of a research trip I did with a few marine biologist friends Sean and Stebo. What a camp site! 10m away from the edge of Australia, nothing between me and Antartica. We spent the night staring at a sky so full of stars that it seemed like daylight, listen to hundreds of microbats darting about feeding and the crash of the waves pounding against the rocks 80m below.