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Just before you arrive at the infamous Twelve Apostles there is Gibsons Steps (heading west). These steps allow you to negotiate down the sheer limestone cliffs to the beach below. Standing below these cliffs you can really get a perspective of the sheer size of the cliffs along this stretch of the Great Ocean Road […]

The sea is treacherous along this coastline as wind and currents are variable and the shallow, 80 meter average depth of Bass Strait makes it a graveyard for ships. There have been 55 recorded shipwrecks between Cape Otway and Point Lonsdale since 1853. The Cape Otway Lighthouse made it a lot safer from 1848 but […]

One of the highlights without a doubt of our drive along the Great Ocean Road has been our visit to the Twelve Apostles or should I say visits!  Having decided to stop the night in a caravan park with showers (much excitement!) in Princetown only 4km from the Twelve Apostles despite knowing we had the […]

Travelling around in our blue camper van has been a truly amazing experience. The other night we stayed at one of Victoria’s free campsites. Aires River East Campground is a fantastic place to stop overnight with good facilities. Toilets (with loo paper!) Fire pits and great surroundings that we have found common with these overnight […]

Well worth a see is Victoria’s Maits Rest Rainforest Walk. Maits Rest Rainforest is a cool temperate rainforest, it lies protected in a gully in the Otway Ranges, which provides it with its rare climate. The huge Beeches and Tree-ferns here would have been once common across the Otway Ranges. The walk takes about half […]

Cape Patton Lookout is a pull-in just off the Great Ocean Road. Whilst exploring this streatch of coatline in 1800, Captin Grant named this cape after a British admiral. The Cape Patton cliffs are some of the highest along the Victoria coast and are embedded with old dinosaur bones in the rock layers of sandstone, […]

Teddys Lookout gave us a fantastic view of a section of the Great Ocean Road and although it was only a tiny portion of the road, the scenery from this vantage point up high above the coast was beautiful. Teddy’s Lookout is located minutes out side of Lorne, take a right on the roundabout by […]

Erskine Falls just off the Great Ocean Road north of Lorne has a waterfall that is not to be missed. Freefalling for 30 meters the Eskine Falls Lookout provides you with a viewing site from the top of the waterfall and for the fit there is a 220 meter walk down to the base of […]

One of the walks we did, up to Mt. Oberon, overlooks Tiger River and gives a great view of Wilsons Promontory. The walk up was along a gravel track and it was quite a steady uphill slog the whole way! The trees were fantastic in the woods and the whole walk was definitely worth the […]

The other day Em and I headeded out to Norman Point on Wilsons Promontory it wasn’t a great day weatherwise but the view of the Promontory was spectacular! Related articles Wilsons Promontory – Our new temporary home – Victoria Parks (thomasjupe.com) Lux National Park – Wilsons Promontory, Australia (travelpod.com)

Due to my travels this article is probably a little ‘out of fashion’ That said I feel my 10 cents need be input. From the series of photographs taken by acclaimed photographer Mario Testino this beautiful portrait of Prince William and Kate Middleton to celebrate their engagement is a simple and very pure image. By […]

With the introduction of HD video filming capabilities added to DSLR, coining the term HDSLR given our tendency to refer to everything with confusing letters, it has been inevitable that more photographers would start taking up videography. I have been fortunate in the support of several people who have helped me grasp a few fundamentals […]

I have just recently started posting my posts from ‘Blogo‘ a desktop publishing tool for blogs. Using Blogo is useful tool for me as internet time whilst travelling usually incorporates having to pay for internet access at a huge rate. Preceding Blogo I was writing all my articles in Evernote and then copy paste all […]

Today we went to see the Koalas at the conservation centre on Phillip Island, Australia. Koalas are an arboreal marsupial who feed on eucalyptus leaves. Many people refer to Koalas as a “Koala Bear” but this is considered incorrect as bears are of no relation to the cuddly looking tree climbers. Contrary to their cuddly […]

The other afternoon Emily and I wandered down to Blackmans Bay in Kingston and played around with Emily’s waterproof camera on the beach! For a fun little point and shoot I was impressed with the quality of the images we could get.

It has been a big surprise for me over the last couple of weeks being in Australia how much I have missed my tripod. It was a decision I didn’t give much thought to whist packing as trying to carry my metal tripod would have taken far too much weight but I am beginning to […]

While we were in Tasmania we headed down to Southport to see the Ida Bay Railway. A small independantly owned railway which meanders around 14km from the Lune River Station, along the banks of Ida Bay and Lune River Estuary to Southport Lagoon. It was originally set up by a 10 Bob pom criminal who […]

While we were in Hobart there was a lot in the news about the Sea Shepard crew who were docked in the harbour carrying out maintenance and restocking their supplies before heading out to rage a war against the whaling boats out at sea. While they were docked they were doing a lot of promotion […]

Win a Ipad 16GB with the MedGadget photography competition. They are accepting all types of medical photography and illustrations from anyone. Check out their MedGadget Photography & Photoshop Competition webpage for more details. I have had a browse of my hardrive and come up with a couple of images, all you have to do is […]

Found this tattoo design via stumble upon – it made me smile! Please excuse the pun! Unusual And Creative Tattoo Ideas – StumbleUpon. Picture credit to fuckyeahtattoos you can visit them at http://fuckyeahtattoos.tumblr.com

I have been following several RSS Feeds and I thought it was about time I reviewed 10 of my favourites.  These RSS Feeds give me many things from inspiration to industry news. They are in no particular order so I hope you will follow them all.  Add them to your RSS reader of choice and […]

In late June Emily and I walked from Cat Crag where Ennerdale Youth Hotel is to Wastwater Youth Hostel. Along the way I took some landscape shots including this photomontage I put together of Wastwater. [nggallery id=1]

If you have been following my blog so far you will have seen I have been posting about how to improve your SEO rating and promote your Photoshelter account using Social networking sites.  In my last post I covered all about You Tube and how posting a video of my images to You Tube improved […]

In my previous Blog I outlined the first step on the road to SEO for Photoshelter Accounts. That post was going to have all the information in but unfortunately it looks like I have got a long job ahead of me so I am going to continue in a series of posts so if you […]