And here are a few by Alan and of Alan in his happy place - at Floriade. Again this was a quick stop in late afternoon light, which was different from other years we had been there and aimed for earlier in the day.
Sunset at Myall Lakes
Sunrise the next morning at Myall Lakes (the ones below too)
Dingo in the dunes at Myall Lakes - he was so curious and came so close to the car.
Windfarm near Lake George
Blossom tree in Canberra - October’s a good time to visit
Floriade (above and below)
My god-daughter, Tiana, taken at a local park
Quinces in a Leura cafe
The Three Sisters Katoomba - everyone has to photograph them once don’t you think?
Distant view from the Garden of Stone National Park
A dogwood tree somewhere along the way.
Evening light, Lake Glenbawn
Poplar drive near Glen Innes
Sheep or rocks? near Glen Innes
The humble dandelion
This one was attended by a couple of enthusiastic families and we had a great time enjoying the beautiful morning as the sun rose, the mist shimmied around and the waterbirds woke to an other magnificent day in paradise - oh what a beautiful day! We arrived a little after 6:30am to try to catch the sunrise and do a time-lapse series, to create a small movie: Dawn Reflection with Mount Warning. The others also arrived early to try to catch the beautiful sunrise then we enjoyed breakfast accompanied by the resident kookaburras and butcher birds.
Michelle’s girls seemed keen to model for the photographers, so after breakfast we walked through the long wet grass to some old wooden fences where the girls perched themselves. The background became beautifully moody as dark clouds and rain quickly passed through. Here are some of our favourite photos from the morning.
It was quite windy up on the edge of the caldera as you can see from the next photo:
We then delved into the more sheltered forests for the rest of the day, exploring the treasures large and tiny - from ancient antarctic beech trees to carpets of moss sparkling with jewels.
As they say in the kids books “tired but happy they wend their way home” - just stopping at Sphinx Rock Cafe for a great hot chocolate on the way.
Here are a few more images from the day: