Archive for the ‘Landscape’ Category

Photo post: 2015 – International Year of Light

Following on from yesterday’s post detailing the 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this post covers the 2015 United Nations designated “Year of Light and Light Based Technologies”. The year of light has been developed to raise awareness of the achievements of light science and its applications, and its importance to humankind in fields such as energy, communication, medicine, education, agriculture and health.

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In pictures: Celebrating Australia Day

When I was young I always regretted that I wasn’t born a day earlier, on Australia Day. When I was a teenager and learned the history of white settlement and what that had meant, and still means, to Aboriginal people, my regrets disappeared. Today I can appreciate Australia Day for what it means in the sense of acknowledging the freedom we have to celebrate a modern, democratic state free of war and fear while still remembering the past and seeking to make the future one of inclusion, acceptance and opportunity for everyone on these shores.

With that in mind, here are some images of what it means to be an Australian on January 26. Happy Australia Day to everyone!

Feel free to add your own “Australia Day means … ” comment below.

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Australia Day means… taking the time to learn from our elders.

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Fingers from heaven

I just put a post on Facebook with light shining down from the skies on a recent trek I undertook to Dodital, Uttarkhand (India). To me it looked like fingers from heaven. This inspired me to find some other similar shots using light, reflections or sunlight that in a similar way that rejoice in nature and reflect something of heaven.

Strzlecki, Australia

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
― William W. Purkey
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In pictures: sunsets in Asia

The sunset photograph is possibly the most over done image in the world. And yet some are so beautiful it’s hard not to keep clicking. In Asia they are particularly beautiful. That late afternoon light lends a dramatic touch to cities often drenched in heat haze and pollution. Architecture seems to soften and above all the sunset heralds the arrival of a cooler season, at least for a few hours. The movement of people heading home, or engaging in some time of leisure is also indeed wonderful. Here are some images from places around Asia taken from the Visited Planet database.

Strzelecki Track, South Australia

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10 brown landscapes from around the world

Today I received a photo request for some “brown landscapes”. There were very few other parameters except for “no people”. Here’s a few I picked out from around the globe although it was hard to get past the landscapes here at home in Australia.

Fields near Volterra in summer, Tuscany, Italy

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust

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