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Basket Swamp Falls in Basket Swamp National Park in Northern New South Wales

Coomera Falls, at the bottom of Coomera Gorge in Lamington National Park

One of the many beautiful cascades running down Basket Swamp Creek in Northern New South Wales

Camping on the Cataract River in Northern New South Wales

Close perspective of the Sydnety Harbour Bridge looking toward Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House, from Milsons Point, near Luna Park

Outlook from Kirribilli looking toward Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Cairns from the Copperlode Lookout under a full moon

Lake Hypipamee, a deep volcanic vent situated at Mount Hypipamee, near Dinner Falls, between Atherton and Ravenshoe.

Gillies Lookout, at the top of the Gillies Range above the Goldsborough Valley in Far North Queensland

Curtain Fig Tree, between Yungaburra and Atherton. This is a strangler fig, approximately 500 years old, which has formed a unique configuration due to the configuration of the host trees it has enveloped over time.

Cairns from the Copperlode Lookout under a full moon

The Cathedral fig, an enormous strangler fig encompassing several hosts. It is situated above the Gillies Range in Far North Queensland, near the township of Yungaburrah.

Rolling fields off the Palmerston Highway in Far North Queensland. Mount Bartle-Frere, Queensland’s highest peak at 1622 metres, in the background to the right.

Josephine Falls, at the foot of Mount Bartle-Frere

Overlooking Newmarket and Alderly. Looks a bit overcooked due to trying to save a lot of shadow detail with very limited latitude.

Sunset above Bancroft Park in Red Hill. DJI Phandom and GoPro Hero3 White Edition in time lapse mode.


For as long as I’ve been a member of Brisbane Bushwalkers I’ve been forcing myself to attend creek walks, partly to gain experience traversing challenging terrain, but primarily in an attempt to convince myself that creek walks are in fact enjoyable.

So, it was with minor trepidation that I considered an invitation by Brisbane Bushwalkers veterans Lou & Marion Darveniza to walk Mount Bangalora and Reynolds Gorge, nestled in the South-Eastern corner of Main Range National Park.

The harsh incandescent lights of Newcastle Baths bathed the rocks, inducing a mild fear of the unknown, crashing menacingly beyond the light.


One of the big features I wanted to build into my new Wordpress site was the ability to synchronise my Facebook and Flickr feeds. Normally people do this by adding an embedded feed or some such, but I didn’t want to be tied to Facebook’s or Flickr’s idea of how I should format my data.

This involved a bit of a learning curve, including discovering how to use Wordpress’ scheduling hooks correctly.

Bromo, the depicted volcano, is in Brahma’s namesake and has been the focus of the Tengger people who live in the region for over five hundred years. They regularly make pilgrimages to the crater rim (the path to the rim is depicted in the centre of the volcano wall) to make sacrifices, though not as grim as those they would make in past centuries.

Bromo is the most active of five volcanos in the Tengger caldera system, half of which is depicted in this image. Its floor starts at about 2300 metres and rises to approximately 2700 metres, the altitude from which I took this photograph. It stretches about 16 kilometres across.

Road tripping around the Hunter Valley, we got a bit off-track and ended up travelling over spectacularly beautiful undulating cattle country.