I also have an amazing father who is a teacher and incredible inspiration to me…but I didn’t have a wonderful photo of him due to my lame portrait-taking skills – besides, there’s enough cheese in this post already. Hope you all are enjoying the day!
Another also, here are my other photos from the aforementioned trip for anyone who likes an Australian view:
Another photo I took on my camp around Australian roadsides; this isn’t any special land-mark, I just thought it made a very striking view!
A little boat in a large lake – another one of my photos from my three-week roadside-Australian camping trip. It was so beautifully calm – I wish we’d had the chance to camp beside it!
The first camp we stayed at on my school camping trip – it was incredibly beautiful and we stopped at just the right time of day to get the full effect of a crisp blue sky reflected perfectly back up.
Taken at the top of a mini-oasis near Karratha (Western Australia) the view from here was such a stark contrast to what hid below that I will never forget it.
On the way to Darwin, we stopped at my now favourite place in Australia – The Grotto. 22km from Karratha, it’s a little out of the way, but if you ask me, worth every second it took travelling there. It was like something out of a shampoo advertisement – a little tropical, a little lush and certifiably organic!
Once again I owe the chance to see this place to my High School Science trip! A 22 kilometre detour from our route to Karratha was well worth it to see this little drop down to heaven, named simply “The Grotto”. In the middle of barren rock and dust, we descended the natural stone stairs to experience nothing short of a miracle – a green, cool little space with a fresh-water pond. The moment we set foot on the bottom it became my favourite place in Australia.
Cable Beach in Broome (Western Australia) is famous for its sunsets, and it was clear to me why when I and my fellow school-tour mates took a dive there one evening.
This one is so unmistakably Australian – I took it at one of the stops we made on our round-Australia school camp. It was incredibly humbling just how expansive and isolated the places we went were – not a soul for hundreds of kilometres.
Taken from the bus window goodness knows where!
Another shot from the window of a bus while driving around Australia
A window shot on a long bus drive with my School Science group 🙂
Another window shot – crazy green trees made a cool view!
Once again, snapped out the window of a bus on my school Solar Car trip!
A roadside we rushed by while on a bus tour of inner Western Australia. Such a simple view, but one I find appealing in the extreme!
This is just one of the many (many, MANY) photos I took out of the bus window on a three week school science trip – the blur adds interest I think!
This photo was taken in Adelaide and depicts the finish line of the World Solar Challenge, in which groups drive their designed solar-cars from the top of Australia (Darwin) to the bottom (Adelaide) to see who’s car stands the test of an extended, often dodgy-roaded, drive. My high school’s car did pretty well all things considered and it was an AMAZING feeling to get to the end of the journey with our car still functioning (and our group friendships still in tact!). Three weeks of camping on the roadside paid off and I will never forget what I experienced. I love camping now, so that’s a major bonus!
This mining site in Kalgoorlie, Australia was the deepest and most extensive in the world when I visited it in 2009 with my school science group. It’s not-so-creatively named the “Super-Pit” – maybe a controversial achievement considering some of the mining industry’s current environmental practice, but I was awed by it’s immensity; I couldn’t see the bottom from where I stood!
This is quite different to the architecture I usually favour, which is much more over-the-top (and sometimes golden) but I thought it made for an interesting composition, hence I snapped a picture. I’m pretty sure it was the headquarters for the Adelaide (Australia) newspaper. I really liked the simplicity of it!
This was one of the campsites we stayed at – in the middle of nowhere 😀 While there is a lot about living in Australia that may not be considered perfect, no matter where I have gone there will always be a special place in my heart reserved just for the stark, vast expanse that is Australia. I loved Paris, I aim to travel much of Europe, and I really want to see Japan; but something about the big blue sky will always make me want to come back to Australia. I guess there’ll be no Parisian retirement for me! ;P
I took this on my around-Australia camp for school, during which I was extremely snap-happy. Thousands of photos later, I am ecstatic. I lagged behind by a few seconds at every spot (even if it did drive one of the teachers a little bit nuts…) and ended up with the luxury of choice, as well as a very trackable memoir of my adventures! I love the vibrancy of these images – they are exactly as taken, no cropping or colour change – it was just this striking in person.
From one angle, this was a great view. From others, just as amazing. I don’t remember exactly where this was, but it was directly next to the road, not marked as a look-out or stopping point; it was just a magnificent coincidence that we pulled over for a rest!
I took this on a round-Australia-roadside-camping-trip run by the Science extension program at my High-school. I used my now defunct but pretty good for its time Kodak Easyshare – no zoom whatsoever, and it still managed to focus this close. I loved that little cheapy camera, I even named it – R.I.P. KODEEZY, I NEVER MEANT TO DROP YOU ON THE BEACH AND RUIN YOUR LENS FUNCTION FOREVER.