2011, Our Year in Review
Here's a short movie from Google featuring some of the biggest stories of the year in pictures. The backing track "Sooner or Later" by Mat Kearney seems an excellent choice. I think you'll enjoy it.
My own year has been pretty amazing. I've been fortunate enough to travel and photograph extensively. I can categorize my adventures as follows:
- Asia - Thailand, China, India and Bali
- The far north and arctic circle - Iceland and Greenland
- Europe - France (Paris), Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg), Austria (Vienna and Salzburg) and Belgium (Bruges)
And that's in addition to a photo tour I co-ran with David Burren to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsular (including a few days stop over in Argentina at either end of the cruise) during November 2010.
Its been a very, very busy year and great fun to boot. I've been fortunate in the extreme to have undertaken such extensive travel and to have photographed such a broad range of subject matter.
Landscapes, wildlife, people and architecture are all well represented in my image catalog, as were sunrises and sunsets, twilight and dawn, and all number of images made under sunny and overcast conditions in addition to those made indoors.
Extreme weather threatened and I experienced amazing light as I traversed mountain tops; seaside; ice and snow; and volcanic regions. I photographed from boats and cruise ships and explored cemeteries, churches and castles, city back streets, orphanages and villages. By journeys took me close to the equator and to either end of the globe.
As always it wasn't so much the places I visited or the things I saw, but the people I met that provided the ultimate highlights.
After such a busy year its been good to spend the last few months back in Melbourne, Australia catching up on all manner of work and tackling some of the images from this last year. Dare I say there's still so much to do.
I've already begun planning new trips and photography tours for 2012 and 2013 which I'II announce over coming weeks. Hopefully you'll be able to join me, and take your own photography to the next level, on one of these adventures.
Over recent months I've spent a great deal of time working on this site. Most of that work has been on the backend. That is to say a range of adjustments have been made to enhance the appearance and functionality of the site. Many more improvements and additions will follow over coming months.
I'm looking forward to another busy and exciting year and hope you'll continue to support my efforts by visiting this site regularly.