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One of the things I have some across as a travelling photographer is that as soon as people find out your a photographer they would love it if you could just take some photos of this and that. My reaction to this has always been to cringe, my mind racing to the gear I don’t […]

Sometimes the best joke is the worst one …

Jumping Crocodiles! Well that was something we had to see! We were having a few days in Kakadu National Park which has been hit with one of the worst wet seasons for a while with plenty of flooding and plenty of roads in disrepair. It has to be said this is par for the course […]

A couple of photographs that I missed off my Uluru article were these two.  They were both taken in the morning and I think the one of the clouds over Uluru, Ayers Rock may be one of my favourites due to its individuality.   Related articles Uluru – Ayres Rock – The Red Heart Of […]

Being in South Australia and especially since we are currently staying up above McLaren Valley we thought we should embark on a few tastings.  With over 200 Cellar Doors in this region of South Australia, everywhere you go there are vineyards.  With the current crop about to be picked there is a big buzz in […]

On the Fleurieu Way, Victor Harbor is a must on the places to stop and enjoy this part of South Australia. Encounter Bay is home to Granite Island which is connected to Victor Harbor by a 600 meter causeway. A Clydesdale-drawn tram has gone between the mainland and the island, ferrying many tourists who don’t […]

Winding along the South Australia coastline just south of Adelaide is the the Fleurieu Way. The Fleurieu Peninsula has many highlights including the wineries and seaside towns. Emily and I took a couple of days to drive through this scenic countryside and visit some of the attractions along the way. We stopped overnight at Waitpinga […]

Wilsons Promontory National Park has become our new base camp down by Tidal River. We are helping out at the outdoor cinema here which puts on showings of latest releases twice a week on its open air screen. Driving into Wilsons Promontory was breathtaking, the roads twist and turn through beautiful scenery with colourful birds […]

On this visit to Melbourne it struck me profoundly that this city has to be one of the greatest in the world. This clean efficient city bustles with friendly people and is full of helpful people from shop assistants to the young mother we asked how to use the tram system! The buildings are just […]

We were fortunate to find Tooradin, a little town on the map with not much in it save a petrol station and a couple of shops and cafes. According to our trusty, if not slightly out of date, Camps 4 guide and map there would be somewhere to have a quick shower and use the […]

Having left Phillip Island Emily and I decided to head to the Melbourne area for a couple of days. Emily wanted to visit the Victoria Market, which was vast and one of the best markets I have seen, well worth a visit. Obviously my desire to revisit at a more sedate pace was fuelled 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 […]

Packing for travelling Australia for a year is a challenge for anyone especially when your financing the trip yourself and want to take your DSLR kit with you. I looked online before the trip and it seemed the internet was saturated with flight information for travelling from America to Australia. Flying from the UK it […]

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 […]

Well for those of you who don’t know I have packed up my bags and along with my enduring partner Emily we have embarked on a new adventure.  The thomasjupe.com blog has moved to Australia! We will be travelling around Australia for the next year and I hope to keep this blog going although content […]

Opportunism n. [Cf. F. opportunisme.] The art or practice of taking advantage of opportunities or circumstances, or of seeking immediate advantage with little regard for ultimate consequences. I always keep my camera or any camera I can close to hand.  You never know when you may need it! This evening while playing around with the HDR […]