A window doorway.
Whatever you call it Maggie approved.
The view from
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
This window just had to be photographed.
It is the view out Buckland’s BnB, about a five-minute drive
from the Hobbit Movie Set near Matamata,
When booking our Rocky Mountaineer options…
…we decided to pay the extra for the Gold Leaf experience…
…as carriages with windows in the roof were
all that we had ever seen advertised.
The less expensive, Silver Leaf Carriages have a restricted view…
…with windows only in the sides of the carriage
and meals are eaten in your seat.
Gold Leaf guests have a downstairs dining room.
The above image shows one Gold Leaf Carriage
on the extreme right.
The lower row of windows is in the dining area.
The front 5 or 6 cars are Silver Leaf Carriages.
I think it may have been divine intervention
that made this image possible.
Day 1 and the peak was covered in clouds
while we visited Denali National Park.
The next day as we were travelling to Fairbanks
our coach driver pulled over so
we could capture shots like this one, of
North America’s highest peak
Alaska’s, Mount Denali.
The Million Dollar View at
Banff Springs Hotel
Geelong and the Western District.
And the views from…
…from God’s Window over South Africa’s
Blyde River canyon…
…can only be described as divine.
All my chill images should have
provided us with a chilling experience…
…unfortunately, the opposite was true.
Although it was snowing on
Canada’s Athabasca Glacier in Alberta,
moving around kept us warm.
Even our visit to
Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier
was undertaken in bright sunshine.
I must confess wearing more than
a cotton shirt on the
glacier visits though.
Million Dollar View.
During recent years, Griffin Gully
has proven to be a wonderful spot
for Blue Hour…
…and sunrise photos…
…all year round.
From high atop the London Eye…
Big Ben quickly became…
inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight;
According to Labradors the is never
sufficient food on the table…
Tongariro National Park
Taken from a digitised version of Super 8 movie film,
atop Ayres Rock (now Uluru) in Central Australia.
Twenty-four year-old Woolly
signing the visitor’s book
after climbing the Rock in 1975.
With The Olgas in the background,
it was a wondrous experience.
Fairmont Hotel Banff, Canada.
Originally this view was where hotel staff
were to be housed…at the back of the building.
It didn’t take long before staff were moved
to a less desirable location and paying guests
were housed in the
Million Dollar View
Sun up on Corio Bay
A foggy morning at Griffin Gully, Geelong.
Another Griffin Gully morning.
One of my morning shoots between
Lockdowns 2 and 3 last year.
I was waiting for the sun to break through
just left of this shot and just could not believe
the difference between the cool sea
in front of me and what appears
to be a boiling sea in this image.
Nothing like a clear blue sky,
canola in bloom and some
gnarled old eucalypts.
Another of my favourites from
Geelong’s, Corio Bay.
One image I have yet to capture
is just prior to a summer sunset
when the reflected light from the hulls
appears much brighter than in this shot.
Some random potential postcard images.
Corio Bay Sunrise