Highlights of 2015

2015 was a good year, photography and otherwise. But since this is a photo blog, I'm just going to recap on the 12 photographic highlights of the year, by month. Overall, it was a year of exploration, of the new place we now call home, Sydney, and its surrounds. It was a year of learning …

Road Tripping – from Melbourne to Sydney

We had a most wondrous Christmas to New Year's break, starting with our road trip down from Sydney to Melbourne. We spent Christmas at my aunt's, and shared many amazing meals and laughter. Before heading back north, we squeezed in a day trip to Yarra Valley, where we delightedly tasted north of 40 different wines. …

A week with my family in Sydney and its surrounds

It has been a phenomenal week hanging out with visiting friends and family from Singapore, celebrating my brother's engagement, my grandpa's 90th birthday - and in what style! We went kayaking, sky diving, and whale watching, and in between shared loads of laughter.            

She said yes!

My brother and his girlfriend flew into Sydney this morning and immediately drove down to Kiama to join us. We went for a short but gorgeous paddle down the Minnamurra River, then to Killalea State Park to catch the sunset. ... And to surreptitiously photograph my brother proposing! Happy day! 🙂

Catching the sunrise and surfers at Curl Curl Beach, NSW

The forecast sites said to expect only 2-3 ft waves, but when we crested over the hills, the ocean looked roiling. Awesome! The sun was barely up - a faint glow in the blueish purple haze. And yet, we could make out the black shape of a surfer already skimming the surface of the waves. …