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Annapurna Range

Sunset on the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

 With the sun low in the sky,  the scene is strongly side-lit which has the effect of giving the features in the landscape some dimensionality.

Watching over Melbourne

The Peregrines progress From the Melbourne CBD webcam on the Mirvac Tower, Collins Street. The four peregrine falcon chicks are thriving with one of the chicks, I guess we should now call them juveniles, making its first flight this morning, 8th November.  The remaining chicks are likely to fly over the next day or two with plenty of practice wing stretching and flapping activity going on. For those not familiar with the city, the scene here is looking south over […]

Annapurna Ranges

Mountain Ridges, Annapurna Circuit, Nepal.

The time of day and the cloud cover combine to give a soft light and what I find a pleasing colour to the sky and distant ridges.

Big Island, Hawaii

White stones on black lava

many beaches around the Big Island of Hawaii consist largely of black lava rock,  not surprising given that the islands exist because of volcanic activity.

Remembering Jack Kurtz

It is with sadness that I note the passing of noted photojournalist Jack Kurtz.   I had the good fortune to meet and travel with Jack through Nepal in 2017 as part of a small group photographic adventure/workshop.   Jack was what I thought of as an “old school” photojournalist,  with a 30 year plus career which included working for various newspapers in the USA and travelling widely outside the US as well. He struck me as a warm, sincere man, generous […]

The falcons progress.

The Chicks thriving An update to the progress of Melbourne’s CBD Peregrine falcons.  I’ve found it fascinating to check in on the live webcam and see the daily development of the four chicks as they go from tiny down covered hatchlings huddled under one of the parents,  to now being too large to allow for the adult to brood over.  (I assume that’s the correct terminology) Collins Street Falcons. 21st October, 2021. Happily, to this point, all four chicks appear […]

Multi-media the Vimeo Channel

Observant readers may notice a change to the websites menu system with a new item added.    The “Multimedia” tab will take you to my Vimeo channel where several slideshow presentations now reside.   Previously I was producing slideshows using Soundslides Plus software which sadly is now defunct.   Click on the menu item or on the “Vimeo” link below to access the channel.    Thanks,  ~KD.

Reviewing photos of Wadi Rum, Jordan

Excuse me as I revisit some of my photographs from the March, 2007, trip through Egypt and Jordan when I was fortunate enough to travel through Wadi Rum. World Heritage listing. Wadi Rum in Southern Jordan is a desert region of sandy valleys and dramatic sandstone and granite mountains some over 1700 metres in height.  Covering an area of 720 square kilometres, there has been human habitation here for thousands of years, UNESCO recognizing its cultural significance by adding it […]

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Melbourne’s CBD Falcons

Since 1991, a pair of Peregrine Falcons has been observed in a nest on the rooftop of the 33 level office tower at 367 Collins Street the only known peregrine falcon nesting site within Melbourne’s Central Business District. Public interest in Melbourne’s high flying residents led to the installation of a CCTV with a live internet stream and a purpose-designed nesting box/platform.   The current breeding pair recently hatched three chicks,  a welcome distraction for the people of Melbourne who’ve been […]

Why do we post photos?

Motivated to make Art? Why do we take photographs?   For many people, it’s to record their lives and the lives of those around them.  To record important events,  personal or family milestones.   To push a political or social agenda?   To make a living through commercial photography,  weddings,  babies,  portraiture,  advertising, etc.   For some it’s about personal expression,  trying to convey an idea perhaps.   Dare I say it,  make art!  No doubt in some/many cases two or more motivations may […]

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Return of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

We are so often overwhelmed by environmental doom and gloom predictions that it is refreshing to be able to report something positive. As reported in Melbourne’s Age newspaper,  there is encouraging news regards the survival prospects for a critically endangered species.    In an international first an endangered species that was believed extinct in the wild has been successfully reintroduced and will have its conservation status changed, with Victoria’s Eastern-barred Bandicoot population successfully saved from extinction. On Wednesday, Environment Minister […]

Parrot in a cage.

Image gallery update

I have recently gone through another website restructuring,  changing platforms and hosting companies.   This brings a number of challenges as I update and reformat content.    Think of it as “housekeeping”,  like cleaning the bathroom,  it just has to be done.  It’s a time-consuming endeavour!   The observant reader might notice that the menu system has been amended.   I am rebuilding my photo galleries which can now be accessed via the new “Image Galleries” tab. Parrot in a cage, Hong […]

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