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In the western part of Canberra, the sun sets over the Brindabella ranges and Mount Stromlo.  On a summer's evening this can produce lovely effects if the timing's right.

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The view from our apartment during a typical winter in the Chinese city of HangZhou. Underwater view of the Agincourt Reef in Far North Queensland. Another view of the wonderous Agincourt Reef off the coast from Port Douglas, Far North Queensland. A little ways south of Newcastle in New South Wales is this attractive coastline featuring surprisingly large caves. A quick local shot on a brilliantly blue Spring day in Canberra. Another slightly differently framed shot of a beautiful spring day in Canberra. The palace city in Beijing, China demonstrating clearly what a grand scale of design really looks like. A tightly framed view of the inside of the Forbidden City in Beijing, focusing on an old water container, used to put out fires in emergency situations. One of the marvels of the world, the Great Wall of China, unrestored section as seen from near the Mutianyi section of the wall, north of Beijing. Heading east along the top of the restored section of the Great Wall, near the Mutianyi section, north of Beijing. It has become an annual tradition for the residents in the far north of China to create ice sculptures on a grand scale.  This shot is from opening night of the ice festival in Harbin, China in 2011. A candid action shot of a Siberian Tiger in action during a tour of the harbin Tiger Park and Sanctuary in Winter, 2011. A nice vineyard shot from the Lovedale area in New South Wales' Hunter Valley region. Just north of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland is the lush tropical rainforest called the Daintree. Taken on the 75th anniversary of the Bridge's opening, the day provided stellar views across the city from a vantage point near North Sydney. A nice view of Uriarra Crossing in the nation's capital, Canberra.  this is a very popular watering hole during the hot summer months. It's time for a scrum as the ACT Brumbies host the visiting Hurricanes from New Zealand.  Nice telephoto shot before the scrum packs down. A very neat telephoto shot of Brumbies Hooker Stephen Moore about to throw into a lineout during a game against the Hurricanes frmo New Zealand. A nice shot of the Vaucluse headland near the lighthouse, north of Christison Park. A view west from the Vaucluse headland towards the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge as the sun begins to set to the west. A wider view of the sunset west from the Vaucluse headland. The new National Arboretum in Canberra provides great district views, especially of nearby Lake Burley Griffin and the nearby Parliamentary triangle. A lineout win for the ACT Brumbies as they host the Hurricanes from New Zealand. An impressive view of one of the largest caves in the Jenolan caves complex north of ulburn, New South Wales. Another view of one of the lergest caves in the Jenolan caves complex north of ulburn, in New South Wales. A collection of stalagmites and stalactites from the Jenolan caves complex in New South Wales. From the Northern Territories near Hong Kong, this shot was taken inside a Chinese temple, illustrating the serene nature of the many coils of incense slowly burning away. Only a little ways north from Hong Kong, heading towards Mainland China, there is a temple which is host to 10,000 Buddha statues. A nice shot looking south east from above Aberdeen on the island of Hong Kong, looking towards the exotic South China Seas. A long exposure night shot of the lights of Hong Kong taken from near the peak on Mount Victoria. From the Jin Mao tower in the Pudong district in downtown Shanghai, we get a brilliant view of the city lights by night. The amazing view inside the famous Jin Mao tower in the Pudong district in Shaghai, China.  The view encompasses a view of a drop of about 30 stories. A nice panoramic view of Sydney Harbour on New Year's Eve in 2007. The host nation's massive pavilion at the World Expo 2010 hosted in Shanghai, China. This is a quaint traditional Japanese structure we found inside the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Japan. Getting lost in the nighttime atmosphere amidst the bright lights of the Shinjuku district in Tokyo, Japan. Taken in exotic Port Douglas in Far North Queensland, the Sunday markets are well worth the visit. Last year I participated in the ogle Photo Walk in Canberra.  I snapped this early photo using a tripod and a long exposure setting. Taken from a nice vantage point on Observatory Hill, this photo comfortably blends the serenity of the location with the grandness of the great arch. From near Luna Park in North Sydney, you are offered a great view of both the Opera House in the distance and the Harbour Bridge looming above. Just near Dawes Point Park, there is a nice view of North Sydney and Luna Park from underneath the massive shadow of the Harbour Bridge. Our little adventurer bravely navigates the excellent fortress at Commonwealth Park. Taken at my parent's house at Christmas time a few years back with a brand new macro lens.  The timing was impeccable. Coop's Shot Tower is a shot tower located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, Australia. It was completed in 1888 and is 50 metres high.  It now resides inside a shopping mall. This is a tripod based long exposure shot of Sydney Harbour taken from the Taronga Zoo side (north harbour) around 10pm on New Year's Eve in 2007.  There is a certain serenity to the place. This shot was taken from up in the Dandenong ranges, east of Melbourne.  We happened upon some local wildlife who took an interest in us. This shot was taken from up in the Dandenong ranges, east of Melbourne A nice sunset shot from across St Kilda harbour. Taken from the grounds of Old Parliament House on Australia Day, this is a shot near the Aboriginal tent embassy.  The letters paint a very visceral picture at the heart of Aboriginal affairs. Walking around my neighbourhood in the summer evenings - especially around sunset - provides opportunity to get some interesting contrast shots.  The sky was a brilliant amber/apricot contrasted against the dark brick of the newly built terrace houses. In the western part of Canberra, the sun sets over the Brindabella ranges and Mount Stromlo.  On a summer's evening this can produce lovely effects if the timing's right. This photo was taken whilst on a Google Photo Walk back in 2012.  It was a brilliant day for photography, and I think this shot really captured the colours of the balloons against the backdrop of nearby Yarralumla. We recently ascended to the top of Mount Stromlo in Canberra's west on a nice day.  Although windy, we were treated to excellent regional views. Last year we visited Uriarra Creek which lies to the west of Mount Stromlo at the foothills of the Brindabella Ranges.  This nice shot captures my eldest son Jake exploring the riverside.