1 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.
2 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
3 Just a normal quite Sunday morning in Old Town Hoi An. — in Hội An, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
4 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.
5 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
6 Looking back towards Townsville and Magnetic Island at sunset. — at Cape Pallarenda, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
7 Gotta love the beaches around the Sunshine Coast. — in Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia
8 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.
9 On the top steps of Batu Caves, overlooking Kuala Lumpur. — at Batu Caves, Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia
10 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
11 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
12 Stepping out the Members Pavilion of Melbourne Cricket Ground, you get a pretty good view over the city. — in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
13 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
14 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.
15 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
16 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
17 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.
18 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
19 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.
20 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.
21 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
22 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
23 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
24 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.
25 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
26 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
27 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
28 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.
29 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
30 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
31 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
32 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
33 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.
34 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
35 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.
36 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.
37 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.
38 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
39 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
40 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.
41 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
42 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.
43 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
44 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
45 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.
46 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.
47 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
48 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.
49 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
50 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
51 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
52 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