053 FacebookHeader AUS NT AyersRock 2010OCT10  A photo from nearly 3 three years ago on a subject that always fascinates me - Ayers Rock.    You could take a thousand photos of the "Rock" and it would be a different colour, depending on the time of day or the weather. I've seen it go from these colours to a dark plum purple to a prison grey in literally a couple of hours. — at Ayers Rock, Uluru National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. : Australia, Ayers Rock, NT, Places  054 FacebookHeader JPN Hiroshima 2012NOV05 PeaceMemorialDome 008  This prominent landmark is both famous and infamous. It's the Hiroshima A-Bomb Dome (Gembaku Domu).    The building was once a striking building, on a grand scale and used by the government. The site is now a World Heritage Site river.    For me, I like the contrasting starkness of the skeletal building with the seemingly brooding clouds that are all dark and grey. — in Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan : 2012, 2012 Fukuoka Golden Oldies, Alice Springs Dingoes Rugby Union Football CLub, Asia, Date, Golden Oldies Rugby Union, Hiroshima, Japan, Month, November, Peace Memorial Dome, Places, Rugby Union, Sports, Year  055 FacebookHeader VNM Hanoi 2011APR10 056  Just a normal quite Sunday morning in Old Town Hoi An. — in Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam : Asia, Hanoi, Places, Vietnam  056 FacebookHeader NZL BOP OkereFalls 2011SEPT15  What I liked about this photo was how serene it looked and how the photo goes from a brown rock ledge to a lush green forest. — in Okere Falls, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand.  057 FacebookHeader VNM NinhBinh 2012OCT23 TamCoc 041  Tam Coc has been nicknamed the "inland Ha Long Bay", I think it is a unique experience all of it's own. — at Tam Cốc-Bích Động-Ninh Bình, Vietnam : 2012, Alice Springs Dingoes Rugby Union Football CLub, Asia, Date, Month, Ninh Binh, October, Places, Rugby Union, Sports, Tam Coc, Vietnam, Year  058 FacebookHeader AUS QLD Townsville 2013JUL21 CapePallarenda 005  Looking back towards Townsville and Magnetic Island at sunset. — at Cape Pallarenda, Townsville, Queensland, Australia 
059 FacebookHeader AUS QLD CoolumBeach 2012OCT16 003  Gotta love the beaches around the Sunshine Coast. — in Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia : Australia, Coolum, Places, QLD  060 FacebookHeader VNM NinhBinh 2011APR13 PagodaBichDong 020  We were riding pushbikes to check out a temple and I came across a river with all the locals fishing boats parked up for the day. — in Ninh Bình, Phu Khanh, Vietnam. : Asia, Ninh Binh, Pagoda Bich Dong, Places, Vietnam  061 FacebookHeader MYS KualaLumpur 2011APR22 BatuCaves 084  On the top steps of Batu Caves, overlooking Kuala Lumpur. — at Batu Caves, Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia : Asia, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Places  062 FacebookHeader IRL CountyClare 2008SEPT12 CliffsOfMoher 019  Just loved the Irish landscapes. I was lucky enough to capture this rain shower on a clear day with brilliant sunshine everywhere. — at Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland : Cliffs Of Moher, County Clare, Europe, Ireland, Places  063 FacebookHeader AUS VIC 12Apostles 2013MAR31 004  Josh Buccilli and I went for for a bit of a cruise along the Victorian coastline. We stopped for a few photos at the 12 Apostles, which is somewhere I've always wanted to visit.    As you can see by my photo, it's has some gorgeous and captivating views. — at Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia  064 FacebookHeader AUS VIC Melbourne MCG 2013MAR28 018  Stepping out the Members Pavilion of Melbourne Cricket Ground, you get a pretty good view over the city. — in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 
065 FacebookHeader AUS VIC BellsBeach 2013MAR31 002  Hanging with a great mate of mine, on one of the best surf breaks in the world - Bells Beach.    I loved the early morning contrasts of colours with the blue surf & ocean, with the reds/browns/greens of the shoreline. — at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia  066 FacebookHeader AUS QLD TSV 2013NOV11 Armistice Day  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.  067 FacebookHeader AUS ACT Canberra 2013MAR26 WarMemorial 006  Being that this week commemorates Armistice Day/Memorial Day, depending on which side of the Pacific you reside on, I've posted this photo I took simply because of how "moody" the tomb of the Unknown Soldier looked.    The emerald green dome of the monument, is in stark contrast to the rest of the memorial. — at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia  068 FacebookHeader AUS VIC BellsBeach 2013MAR31 013  First day of the Ashes cricket means Summer across our sunburnt country has officially started. Here's a phot I took with what we can do in the winter as well - a bit of surfing.    Josh Buccilli and I stopped by the Rip Curl Pro at Bell's Beach, on a cold, blustery, overcast day with intermittent rain and took in some of the action. — at Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia  069 FacebookHeader VNM HoaLu 2012OCT23 TempleDinhTienHoang 001  I took this photo while visiting the temples of Hoa Lu, which were built in the 17th century to honour of the emperors Đinh Tiên Hoàng and Lê Đại Hành, who reigned from 938 AD to 1010 AD.    Hoa Lư was the ancient capital of Vietnam in the 10th and 11th centuries. It lies approximately 90 km south of Hanoi. in Truong Yen Thuong village, Truong Yen Commune, Hoa Lư District, Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. — at THPT Đinh Tiên Hoàng (Ninh Bình), Ninh Bình Province, Vietnam. : 2012, Alice Springs Dingoes Rugby Union Football CLub, Asia, Date, Hoa Lu, Month, October, Places, Rugby Union, Sports, Temple Dinh Tien Hoang, Vietnam, Year  070 FacebookHeader AUS QLD Townsville 2013JUL21 CapePallarenda 007  Its the contrasts in sky, sea and land that makes this shot interesting to me.    I was standing on Cape Pallarenda, looking out towards Magnetic Island when the bank of white clouds started rolling in. — at Cape Pallarenda, Townsville, Queensland, Australia 
071 FacebookHeader 2010OCT08 AUS SA LakeEverard 002  I decided to have a bit of fun with the road sign when heading North from Darky & Jude's place in Smoky Bay. —  at Lake Everard, South Australia, Australia.  072 FacebookHeader VNM pQNi DongMeCung 2012OCT21 007  It's a bit hard waking up on a boat and taking this in each morning. — at Dong Me Cung, Ha Long Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam.  073 FacebookHeader AUS NSW Sydney 2010SEPT29 HarbourBridge 009  You'd have to go a long way to find a better looking harbour city than Sydney on a nice day.    Mind you, I couldn't live in the city myself. — at Bradfield Park, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia : 2010, Australia, Date, Harbour Bridge, Month, NSW, Places, September, Sydney, Year  074 FacebookHeader 2010OCT17 AUS QLD MillaMillaFalls 004  You can't go wrong up on the Tablelands of far North Queensland. I even managed to find a bit of water. — at Millaa Millaa Falls, Queensland, AUstralia  075 FacebookHeader AUS QLD Townsville 2013JUL21 CapePallarenda 001  Looking at Castle Hill dominating the Townsville skyline.    I was hoping for the cloud cover to "redden up" with the sunset, but mother nature had different ideas. — at Cape Pallarenda, Townsville, Queensland, Australia  076 FacebookHeader NZ WKO Raglan 2011SEPT10 WainamuBeach  The first time I saw a black beach was on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, but the "beach" was all rocks and pebbles.    On the other hand, Wainamu Beach, just outside Raglan, in the Waikato region of New Zealand was black beach sand. — in Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand. 
077 FacebookHeader USA NV LasVegas 2006JAN09 WelcomeSign 001  As many times as I've been to Vegas, my last trip was the first time I actually took a look at the iconic sign, at the end of the strip.    What better time to take a picture, than in a Nevadian winters day after being up most of the night partying. What can I say - it's that kind of town. — in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America  078 FacebookHeader USA CA SanFrancisco 2005APR29 GoldenGateBridge 011  With the Sydney Harbour Bridge and London Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge is in the top three iconic bridges in the world.    It's also getting harder to photograph with the smog or inclement weather hampering my efforts. — at Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, United States of America : Americas, California, North America, Places, San Francisco, USA  079 FacebookHeader USA AZ GrandCanyon 2006JAN09 012  As hard as I've tried, my photos will never do justice to the colours and grandeur of the Grand Canyon. It's one of those places in which you have to experience it for yourself. — at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, United States of America  080 FacebookHeader AUS QLD Walkerston 2013MAR20 001  I generally stop off at Kealie Frerichs and Shawn Frerichs place in Walkerston, just on the outskirts of Mackay, Queensland, Australia.    Aside from the great hospitality, where else could you take a photo like this ... across the canefield ... from their front yard?    Thanks for having me Keals & Mary. — in Walkerston, Queensland, Australia. : 2013, Australia, Date, March, Month, Places, QLD, Walkerston, Year  081 FacebookHeader AUS VIC TwelveApostles 2013MAR31 043  Josh Buccilli and I went for a spin in the ute and ended up at the Twelve Apostles.    As my photo shows, if you're anywhere near Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road should be on your priority list. — at The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia : 2013, Australia, Date, March, Month, Places, Twelve Apostles, VIC, Year  082 FacebookHeader IRL CountyWicklow 2008SEPT09 Roundwood 021  In paying homage to St Paddy's day on Monday, I thought I'd share with you a photo of us sharing a couple of pints of Guiness, in the highest pub in Ireland - the Vartry House (Kavenaugh's Pub), County Wicklow.    The experience was made all the more, for travelling with some of the best mates anyone could ever hope to meet - Roscoe & Marie, Michelle, Matilda & Batesy and Jungle. — in Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland : County Wicklow, Europe, Ireland, Places, Roundwood 
083 FacebookHeader AUS VIC TwelveApostles 2013MAR31 013  This time last year, I was floating around the southern extremities if Australia with Sianne Wilkins and Josh Buccilli.     Aside from the natural beauty of the Twelve Apostles, when you take a closer look, other elements catch the eye - for instance, in my photo, notice the different colour banding in the landscape? — at The Twelve Apostles, Victoria, Australia : 2013, Australia, Date, March, Month, Places, Twelve Apostles, VIC, Year  084 FacebookHeader USA ID BogusBasin 2003FEB02  How cold does it need to be for ice to be forming on your vehicle?     I had to throw this photo up as one of my mates reckons it must be winter, as it's getting chilly here in Townsville ..... it got down to 25c or 77f last night. — at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Idaho, USA  085 FacebookHeader VNM HCMC 2011APR19 037  Hard to imagine, three years ago today, I was standing on the top floor of the Golden Central hotel, trying to take a hand-held night photo over the city of Siagon - turned out pretty well .... all things considered. — in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.  086 FacebookHeader SCO Aberfoyle 2008SEPT05 003  Wish this was my "Summer" residence.    While bouncing around in the back of our rugby tour bus, I pulled out the 400mm lens and snapped a few shots of this place.     I wonder how they'd have handled us mob if we lobbed up for a bbq. — in Aberfoyle, Stirling, Scotland : Aberfoyle, Europe, Places, Scotland  087 FacebookHeader FIJ RovodrauBay 2011OCT12 PacificHarbour ThePearl 003  For those of you who are either headed into Winter in the Southern Hemisphere, or those who want Winter end in the Northern Hemisphere - SUCKERS!!!    I took this shot during a week of hanging out in Fiji, with a great mate of mine, in which the hardest decision was recliner or hammock. — at The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji. : Fiji, Oceania, Pacific Harbour, Places, Rovodrau Bay, The Pearl Resort  088 FacebookHeader FIJ RovodrauBay 2011OCT12 PacificHarbour ThePearl 013  Yeah ... you're right ... as my photo does show, I could be teasing y'all - but yeah Fiji is this good. — at The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji. : Fiji, Oceania, Pacific Harbour, Places, Rovodrau Bay, The Pearl Resort 
089 FacebookHeader VNM HaLongBay 2012OCT22 001  As some of you may know, I don't always play by the rules. Rules ... who needs dem stinkin' rules???    "They" say not to shoot directly into the sun. "They" say not to shoot and image at sundown over water as your image will be affected by reflections    I'm sure glad that I like to row my own boat. — at Ha Long Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. : Asia, Golden Oldies Rugby Union, Places, Rugby Union, Sports, Vietnam  090 FacebookHeader IRL CountyWicklow 2008SEPT09 SallyGap 021  I took this photo in County Wicklow (Ireland) because of the different contrasts in both lush vegetation and barren hills, as well as the amount of shades of green.    You can also work out how hard the wind was blowing, based on the water tails on top of the lake. — at Sally Gap, County Wicklow, Ireland : Europe, Places  091 FacebookHeader AUS NT 2004MAY21 AliceSprings 004  During one of my visits back to Alice Springs, Geoff & Liz Roe lent me their AC Shelby Cobra replica to put in front of my lens.    I've got to say that that this mechanical missile was scary quick to drive, but a whole lot of fun, none the less.    Hmmmm ..... 10 years on, and I think my photo still holds up pretty well. — in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia  092 FacebookHeader VNM HaLongBay 2011APR12 DaoTiTop 018.jpg  OK .... just one more of my photos of Ha Long Bay.     I love this early morning shot simply because of the shades and contrasts of the greens and blues. — at Ha Long Bay, Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. : 2011, April, Asia, Date, Month, Places, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam, Year  093 FacebookHeader IRL CountyWicklow 2008SEPT09 SallyGap 029  County Wicklow in Ireland has an amazing amount of these handmade stone bridges that have withstood the tests of time. — at Sally Gap, County Wicklow, Ireland : Europe, Places  094 FacebookHeader FIJ RovodrauBay 2011OCT09 PacificHarbour ThePearl 012  Yeah - I know, it's a bit tough waking up to this every morning, but I did survive the ordeal ... just. — with at The Pearl South Pacific Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji. : Fiji, Oceania, Pacific Harbour, Places, Rovodrau Bay, The Pearl Resort 
095 FacebookHeader EU UK SCO MSF Sterling Balmaha 2008SEPT05 LochLomond 010  I took this picture because I loved the clouds rolling in over the mountains and the locals seemed to have gone "pfft - parked up the boat for the day".    I'm pretty sure that I found most of them locals in the pub that day. — at Loch Lomond Shores, Balmaha, Stirling, Scotland  096 FacebookHeader EU IRL CountyKerry Cahersiveen 2008SEPT11 003  I have to say that on a bright Summers day, the rugged Irish coastline is a wonderful sight.    We pulled over for a quick leg stretch and a scratch, only to find this view rolling out to the sea. — in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland  097 FacebookHeader AUS QLD Cannington 2009FEB06 002  It's amazing what a little bit of rain will do to a sun-burnt country.    A couple of us climbed to the top of the winder, out at the Cannington Mine and were treated to vivid blue skies and a lush green carpet as far as the eye could see, in any direction. — at BHPB Cannington Mine, Queensland, Australia.  098 FacebookHeader AUS QLD PalmCreek 2011MAY21 RockSlidesWalk 053  A few of us Cannington Crew went for a walk out to the Palm Creek Rock Slides on a Saturday morning and as boys do, we couldn't resist hurtling down one of natures waterslides.    I was standing at the bottom of the watercourse, with my 400mm lens, risking either a collision or drowning my camera gear, but the results were worth the risk.    Just love how this photo captures the innocence of simply having fun. — at Palm Creek Rock Slides, Queensland, Australia.  099 FacebookHeader VNM ProvinceQuangNam ChamIsland 2011APR16 098  Who says you have to travel to some exotic South Pacific location to enjoy views like this?    Just off the coast of central Vietnam, I found the place where I could quite happily park up for quite a while and not have a care in the world. — at Cham Island, Hoi An, Vietnam  100 FacebookHeader AUS QLD PalmCreek 2011MAY21 RockSlidesWalk 014  Sometimes it is the quite reflections that captures the moment.    I took this photo because it was one of those moments when everything seemed be all aligned - a brilliant day in the tropics with no humidity, hanging with a great bunch of people and just taking it all in.     Simple pleasures is what it's all about. — at Palm Creek Rock Slides, Queensland, Australia. 
101 FacebookHeader USA IL Chicago 2003JUN07 RiverTour 008  Chicago is an amazing city to explore in the summer.    I spent an afternoon on on a river cruise, which introduced me to just how vital the river was to growth and sustainability of the city. — in Chicago, Illinois, USA  102 FacebookHeader 2010SEPT14 AUST QLD Bowen 013  Jungle and I took the short drive out to the end of Margaret Reynolds Drive. We were rewarded with this brilliant view out over North Head Island, towards Gloucester Island.    Talk about a brilliant day weather-wise. — in Bowen, Queensland, Australia  103 FacebookHeader PYF Moorea Temae 2007FEB12 007  I suppose one advantage of updating my website www.aussiefitzy.com is that I've been cataloguing and saving all my photos over the years.    On the island of Mo'orea (next to Tahiti) in French Polynesia, I stopped for this postcard perfect view overlooking the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort at Te'mae. http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-0566-sofitel-moorea-ia-ora-beach-resort/index.shtml    Whilst being an absolutely gorgeous tropical paradise where ever you looked, you certainly pay for the privilege - as French Polynesia is the most expensive place I've visited so far. — at Moorea Temae, Tahiti, French Polynesia : 2007, Date, February, French Polynesia, Month, Moorea, Oceania, Places, Temae, Year  104 FacebookHeader USA WY YellowstoneNP 2004NOV01 LowerGeyerBasin 019  Hard to believe that 10 years ago I was trundling along in Yellowstone National Park, freezing my pterodactyls off in order to get photos like this.    I reckon is was worth it though. — at Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA : 2004, Americas, Date, Lower Geyser Basin, Month, National Park, North America, November, Places, USA, Wyoming, Year, Yellowstone