It’s raining here, miserable and grey. So to make myself feel better I’m going on a trip to the beach…
The humble sunset. Probably one of the most beautiful, most photographed phenomenon’s the world over. Is it possible to get sick of those ever changing mystical colours as they slowly paint the sky?
I am forever taking photos of sunsets. They are all similar yet they are all so vastly different. These were taken on the inlet by my parents house. Only in the month’s of May and September does the sun set in the perfect position for us to capture it, although it does its best the rest of the year too. Do yourself a favour today. Step outside and capture your sunset.
This weeks travel theme over at Where’s My Backpack is very intriguing…entitled The Four Elements, we have to come up with photographs representing Earth, Air, Fire and Water. This challenge has taken me on a trip through old photographs and old memories.
Tui resting on its favourite flax plant – Taupo, New Zealand
Up to 220,000 litres of water rushes through the Huka Falls every second – Taupo, New Zealand
Inspired by a fellow blogger over at retireediary I decided to dig up some of my old photos of Cambodia. Despite having not been there in five years, Cambodia is still one of my favourite countries in the world. I loved everything about it, the scenery, the food, the simplicity, and especially the people. They were warm, welcoming and very accommodating. These photos were taken on my basic point-and-shoot that I had at the time, I have tried to enhance them where I could.
I am currently sponsoring a child over in Phnom Penh, and I can’t wait for the day when I have enough time and money to travel over there and meet her.
The above photograph is of sunrise at Angkor Wat. You can see the scaffolding where they were working on repairs to the temple.
Friendly monkey at Angkor Wat
Wat Ta Phrom of Tomb Raider fame.
My favourite temple – Wat Bayon. This is the only temple of Angkor that was built as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine. It is suggested that the faces are representative of both Buddha and the king at the time, Jayavarman VII.
My last few posts have been all about B&W, so I felt like it was time for an injection of colour into my life. And talk about wine. I love wine.
These photographs were taken in Marlborough, New Zealand, during a wine tour. Marlborough is one of the most renowned wine regions in the world, with just the right terroir to produce some outstanding white’s. I find wineries such beautiful places, from their perfectly manicured gardens to their perfectly uniform vines. Each place has its own distinct style and character, achieving uniqueness amongst interchangeability. But it’s the vines as well that have their own unique style, when seen from a distance they all look identical but when viewed up close, their myriad of personalities becomes apparent.