Anzac Day 2016

Goatshiteambulance:

We commemorate ANZAC day and pay tribute to our veterans and peace keepers as if it was all in the past…whether its instant news coverage or not – there seems to be today,  slaughters everywhere in the same names of ideology, nationalism and religion.  ANZAC Day is a thank you and a rememberance of those that sacrificed not just their life in war but also in their lives and sanity of their survival.

A few images from Sydney’s Anzac Parade last weekend and public holiday – for those of you that do not recognise the anacronym ANZAC – it means Australian, New Zealand Army Corp and also celebrates the friendship and mateship of Australians and New Zealanders that was forged when they fought together in the trenches of World War 1.   ANZAC MarchEasy Soldier 1501Handshake Digger

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Anzac Day 2016

We commemorate ANZAC day and pay tribute to our veterans and peace keepers as if it was all in the past…whether its instant news coverage or not – there seems to be today,  slaughters everywhere in the same names of ideology, nationalism and religion.  ANZAC Day is a thank you and a rememberance of those that sacrificed not just their life in war but also in their lives and sanity of their survival.

A few images from Sydney’s Anzac Parade last weekend and public holiday – for those of you that do not recognise the anacronym ANZAC – it means Australian, New Zealand Army Corp and also celebrates the friendship and mateship of Australians and New Zealanders that was forged when they fought together in the trenches of World War 1.   ANZAC March Easy Soldier 1501 Handshake Digger

Australia’s Women (Trees)

Australia’s Women (Trees)

The Australian ‘Bush’ is an amazing place with over 600 species of eucalypts (gum trees).  Whether it’s Snow Gums  with their feet in snow and ice or delicate Ghost Gums in arid landscapes or the Red River Gums in ancient river beds – they are wonderful trees. With some imagination you can see many things in the magnificence of these trees – here are 3 examples titled ‘Women of Australia’.

 

Woman Tree WMWoman Tree Torso WMBottom Tree WM

The Kangaroos Visit Rome Art Exhibition opens in Rome this week. It will be opened by the Australian ambassador to Italy and is very exciting!  After much deliberation and useful suggestions the 4 entries I chose to exhibit are being fastened this week to the walls of the contemporary art gallery – the Galleria Guilia in Via Della Barchetta.   The selected images are below…8993 Salt Lakes WA W

Beautiful patterns from the river systems in Central & Western Australia

Beautiful patterns from the river systems in Central & Western Australia

Karatha CoastAerial Patterns Over Outback Queensland

 

Just back from New Zealand where I am constantly in awe of the art works sculptured by the country’s powerful, glacial fed river systems of the South Island.  The power of nature results in art works which are both inspiring and humbling in their beauty.  I have shared a few examples, taken only a few weeks ago    Braided River Waimakiriri GSChasm Rock Sculpture GSNZ Braided RIver System GS

Kakadu  is a World Heritage Listed area in Northern Australia and one of the most amazing places on earth!  20,000sq klms of wilderness that encompasses; massive escarpments bordering Arnhem  Land,  stone country, monsoon forest, savannah woodlands, coast, billabongs and floodplains and up to 20,000 years of Aboriginal rock art.   Wildlife is prolific and the national park is also a protected corridor for migratory birds.  The area is jointly managed by the traditional Aboriginal owners and national parks. Hopefully the images will show some of its extraordinary beauty.

ARNHEIM LAND ESCARPMENT  KAKADU NP  NT

ARNHEIM LAND ESCARPMENT KAKADU NP NT

Darter on Yellow WatersJabiru Cooinda  BillabongJacana on Lily PadsFloodplain

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK  NT

KAKADU NATIONAL PARK NT

 

Kakadu Saltie SwimmingDarterKakadu Floodplain  Nourlangi Rock ArtRed Flying FoxKakadu Sunset    Lotus Lily KakaduTermite Mound Ubirr KakaduWhite Bellied Sea EagleSaltwater Crocodile  Tree Silhouette Ubirr Ubirr Whistling DucksWetlands

Australia is a huge continent with great diversity and there is no better way to appreciate this than from the air. Even the famous monolith of Uluru (Ayrs Rock)  or the sacred site of Kata Juta (The Olgas) are even more majestic when looked down upon and their total size can be appreciated.  The salt lakes of the interior and the world’s longest parallel sand dunes are absolutely stunning in colour, texture and natural art.
9087 Central Australia W8999 Aerial near Mitchell Plateau W9117 Kata Juta  W  Portrait of Central Australia 9048 Salt Lakes Desert WA  W9121 Kata Juta  W
9183 Parallel Sand Dunes Gibson Desert W  9244 Simpson Desert W8993 Salt Lakes WA W 9105 Uluru

Goatshiteambulance:

From the air, you begin to realize just how massive and diverse the continent of Australia is. This selection of aerial images show the patterns and colours that can be seen from above and include flooded river systems, Lake Eyre, the Channel Country, Simpson Desert and its Parallel Sand Dunes (largest parallel dune system in the world), salt lakes and coastal landscapes.Aerial Patterns Over Outback QueenslandPortrait of Lake Eyre Approach ViewAerial Tree Patterns in Central AustraliaPatterns of an Aerial Tree - Flooded RiverSalt Lake Near Wyndham WABetween Paradurboo & ExmouthPatterns of Flooded River SystemsKaratha CoastKaratha SaltLake Eyre Approach ViewLake Eyre Colours 2Lake Eyre South Fan PatternOnslow CoastParallel Sand Dunes Simpson DesertSalt Lakes in Central Australia

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 TRAVEL ALWAYS AROUSES THE SENSES – SIGHTS, SMELLS, AND ESPECIALLY THE COLOURS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND COUNTRIES…. 

 

Children also make delightful subjects especially in  developing countries –  because when you talk to them and take their photograph, they don’t automatically pose or immediately turn on the cheesy smile.

Bagan Monk Boy Myanmar W

As much as colour can set a scene I think black and white imagery can set the mood and capture the expression.  These a few of my favourite shots from various parts of the world.

Masai School Students WBest Friends Madagascar WTibetan Kids Ladakh WShe Aint Heavy Zambia WGIRL ON AN OXMexican Indian Child  WBROTHER LOVEBack Street Boy Madagascar W
Sihanoukville Village Children

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 TRAVEL ALWAYS AROUSES THE SENSES – SIGHTS, SMELLS, AND ESPECIALLY THE COLOURS OF DIFFERENT CULTURES AND COUNTRIES…. 

 

Children also make delightful subjects especially in  developing countries –  because when you talk to them and take their photograph, they don’t automatically pose or immediately turn on the cheesy smile.

Bagan Monk Boy Myanmar W

As much as colour can set a scene I think black and white imagery can set the mood and capture the expression.  These a few of my favourite shots from various parts of the world.

 

Masai School Students WBest Friends Madagascar WTibetan Kids Ladakh WShe Aint Heavy Zambia WGIRL ON AN OXMexican Indian Child  W
Back Street Boy Madagascar WBROTHER LOVESihanoukville Village Children

 

London

London is an amazing, eclectic, culturally diverse, modern city.  Yet, on almost every corner there are reminders in monumCity of London Area Street SceneTrafalgar Square Londonents and buildings, of a history dating back centuries. Fountain in Trafalgar Square  LondonLondon from Gypsy HillNelsons Column Trafalgar SquareBattersea Power Station in the Rain London St Mary Axe  The Gherkin LondonLondon CanalsWhitechapel East End London   Leadenhall Markets The City  London Victoria Palace BallerinaBread Stall Borough Market LondonBrixton Market  London Travelling Carnival Greenwich London   London Eye Embankment Londons Bridges Over The Thames Millenium Bridge London  St Pauls Cathedral From Vauxhall Bridge  London Streets of Central London Thames Sundial and Tower Bridge London Red London Telephone Boxes  Smithfield Market LondonView of Westminster London

From the air, you begin to realize just how massive and diverse the continent of Australia is. This selection of aerial images show the patterns and colours that can be seen from above and include flooded river systems, Lake Eyre, the Channel Country, Simpson Desert and its Parallel Sand Dunes (largest parallel dune system in the world), salt lakes and coastal landscapes.Aerial Patterns Over Outback Queensland Portrait of Lake Eyre Approach View Aerial Tree Patterns in Central Australia Patterns of an Aerial Tree - Flooded RiverSalt Lake Near Wyndham WA Between Paradurboo & Exmouth Patterns of Flooded River Systems Karatha Coast Karatha Salt Lake Eyre Approach View Lake Eyre Colours 2 Lake Eyre South Fan Pattern Onslow Coast Parallel Sand Dunes Simpson Desert Salt Lakes in Central Australia