I am lucky. One of my hobbies is photography and I have a wide range of photographs from my travels. People often ask me if I have a favourite photograph, or even favourite place to use my camera. I can’t answer that. It depends.
One of my recent photographs was taken at dawn, not far from my home. I live at Beachmere, which is about 50 kms north of Brisbane. It is a seaside village, on the northern banks of the Caboolture River. The area has considerable birdlife and a few kangaroos live nearby. Sadly I have not been able to take many photos of the ‘roos, as they hang out in a place that is not easy to get to – narrow busy road. But the beachside photos always impress me.
Where I Live
Sometimes if I wake early and there are some clouds about, I can hop into my car and drive to the waterfront. With camera of course! The above photograph was taken at dawn, and the one below is a view of the water at low tide. Same spot.
One of the exciting things I like taking photographs of are reflection and I find so many places in China where there are canals. Still water equals good reflections. These photos were taken in 2016, when I visited during Spring Festival to attend a friend’s wedding.
I’d like to spend hours sitting on the edge of some of the waterways in China. In some there are bamboo boats (Wupeng boats) plying their way around a lot of waterways. Some times the canals are narrow and not easy to get a good image. Sometimes though the reflection of the Wupeng boat is a key part of the shot.