It’s the everyday experiences in life that can be most beautiful. Walking my dog Nelson along 'the brook' is regular activity. He loves being free to run ahead or lag behind depending on what's around us. On this particular Spring evening the air was cool and as the sun set in front of us, I realised that this everyday moment in time was one to capture and remember.
‘The Brook’, QLD | September, 2015
Lost in the southern tropics partway to New Zealand, but still claiming to be a part of New South Wales, Lord Howe Island is such a spot. The locals have carefully selected the bits they like from the world outside and kept the other stuff at bay to build a way-of-life that balances simple needs with the preservation of an extraordinarily scenic and fragile island.
Lord Howe Island, Australia | March 2014
Lake Waikaremoana is a remote location in New Zealand, even for the locals. My family and I have been visiting for many years and it holds so many happy memories. Going to “The Lake” is like stepping back in time. Nature has been barely touched by mankind and there is the freedom to explore and learn your limits.
Panakeri Bluff, New Zealand | September 2011
The picture features a secluded beach of North Keppel Island that with its fringing reefs and a varied landscape of rugged cliffs, steep grass-clad hills, windswept shrublands, woodland and palm groves, it must surely be one of Queensland most beautiful places. Close by are numerous fringing coral reefs, two major tidal creek areas, mangrove communities, low closed woodlands, extensive grassland communities and Eucalypt-dominated open forests.
Keppel Island, Australia I January 2011
The Bunya Mountains in South Queensland are far enough away from most sources of light pollution giving you fantastic views of the night sky. Living in the city, you don’t realise what the night sky actually looks like. If you’re there at the right time of year you can see the Galactic Centre of the Milky Way.
Bunya Mountains, Australia | October 2014
When I saw this blossoming jacaranda tree for the first time in my life, I was shocked and touched deeply. My mind was purified at that very moment. I suddenly realised that all things around me everyday are just so beautiful. It makes me feel grateful to be alive.
University of Queensland, Australia I November 2013
Contrast the serenity and shelter of Kauri Creek just off the Great Sandy Straits with the ferocity and fury of an afternoon storm over Fraser Island, exposed by the brightness of the setting sun is nature at its best. You're in awe of the beauty and tranquillity yet simultaneously tormented by the fear of what havoc the storm could unleash.
Kauri Creek, Australia | August 2007
Walking through these flower-covered arches leads to a man-made beach in Southbank, Brisbane that overlooks the river that runs past the city. It reminds me of relaxing during the Christmas summer holidays when we take the family there and watch my young boys have fun playing around in the sand and water, and learning to swim.
Southbank, Australia | December 2014
Moreton Bay touches the edge of the city of Brisbane, the home of Centor and my family for over 60 years. It is one of Australia’s most beautiful places yet is virtually undiscovered even by Brisbanites. There are 360 islands, one for each day of the year, and it is filled with whales, dolphins and dugong. Every time I go, it touches my heart.
Moreton Island, Australia | March 2014
The shot is of Dove Lake with the iconic Cradle Mountain in the background, which is an extinct volcano cradle located in the north west of Tasmania. This was my first trek to the mountain in summer with my teenage son and I marvelled at the crisp cleanness of the air and smell of all the wildflowers in bloom. It’s fulfilling to leave such a beautiful wilderness knowing upon the next visit it will still be as clean and untouched as I am leaving it now.
Dove Lake, Australia | January 2015
The scene perfectly depicts the change of season from summer to fall. For me the change of seasons brings many feelings and emotions. It represents transitions, new beginnings, endings, reflection, and hope. The blue and gray colors tend to elicit a cool feeling while the blast of reds and yellows tend to bring warmth. Most of all, the scene gives me a sense of peace and relaxation.
Lake of the Falls, USA | September 2013
Bluebells are one of the year’s first bursts of colour; their delicate flowers magically appear once spring arrives, briefly creating a vast blue carpet extending to every part of the wood, only to disappear as the trees come into leaf. One special moment in our beautiful world.
Warwickshire, England | Spring 2011
This photo is taken in a village in the Jiangning zone in Nanjing. I like it because of the naturally beautiful views of green trees and lovely water; it is very different from the busy city I live and work in.
Jiangning, China | August 2015
I believe in the simplicity of Mother Nature. My beautiful world is my property in the country in Central West New South Wales. Nestled into the O’Connell Valley and bordering the Fish River I breed cattle, goats and my horses. It’s my retreat from the noise where I can think, create, ponder, play and reflect.
This shot is of Uluru, Australia just after sunrise. Pictures cannot do it justice - it is simply one of the most ancient places I have ever had the joy to behold. To quote Wim Wenders on his picture of the Bungle Bungles, “We put up camp here for one night. For six weeks I slept with nothing but the stars above me, the Southern Cross. When we returned to the cities, I could only sleep on balconies for a while.”
Oberlech in the Voralberg, Austria. The air is cold, crisp and clear. The snow deadens sounds, so there is an eerie quiet. The sky is dark blue. The sun shines down creating warmth despite the frozen environment. What a peaceful world!
I love the coastline. That magic strip where the endless, ocean meets a pristine beach and there is nobody else in sight. 75 mile beach on Fraser Island is one of those places. With towering, colored sand cliffs overlooking a wide flat beach, the need to get sand between you toes is irresistible. Beautiful. Restorative. On Fraser, the rest of the world can wait...
Fraser Island, Australia | August 2013