Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

After an abandoned attempt at this view of Sydney (had arranged to meet a couple of friends) I was determined to go back. Arriving a couple of hours earlier than necessary wasn’t a bad thing as the people watching in the botanical gardens is great, hundreds of local joggers mixed with large groups of tourists throughout the day turning up for this view.

Waiting around to dusk paid off as I watched the sun setting behind this amazing view. Walking up and down water front of the Domain between¬†Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and the Royal Botanic Gardens you can position the Opera House where you wish it in relation to the bridge. Under the bridge to the right you can see the bright lights of Luma Park.

Sunset over Ao Nang Beach

Sunset over Ao Nang Beach

For the last few nights I have finally been able to capture some interesting sunsets. It is monsoon season here but it doesn’t seem to have affected the coastal areas around Krabi as I have yet to see any rain in the past four days. The above photograph was taken from Ao Nang beach, about a five minute walk from the resort where I was staying. I thought that the silhouetted palm trees at the top of the image gave the sky more impact. There were still plenty of holiday makers swimming in the sea when this was taken as the water is slightly warmer than a heated swimming pool.

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

I have spent the past few days in Cambodia photographing the Angkor Archaeological Park just outside Siem Reap. After an 11 hour bus journey from Bangkok to Siem Reap (much of it waiting around at petrol stations and the border) I have spent the past three mornings getting a Tuk-tuk from my hotel to be at Angkor Wat temple ruins for 5am for the famous sunrise. However, it is monsoon season here in Asia, so I couldn’t really have picked a worse time of year to visit. Not 100% happy with the above sunrise, but it was the best of the three days and it is the other photographs of other temple ruins and the people that made my few days in Cambodia a very rewarding experience.

Tree silhouette at dusk

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The sun had just vanished below the horizon, but with this clear blue sky I though it was worth trying to capture a silhouette of this large tree as I walked past. I was initially thinking about the dark blue colour of the sky, but on closer inspection I now can see that many of the leaves have fallen off the tree, but not all of them. This photograph was taken in October so it was the middle of autumn. If this had been taken in the middle of winter there would have been no leaves on the tree and I don’t think the photograph would have been as good.