Water is a beautiful element, and it takes on so many different appearances and qualities depending on its surrounds; I think no matter where I go, it will need to have some access to open water. I didn’t have much time this morning to post, so here’s a collection of watery images I’ve posted in the past for you!
The gardens in Versailles were many and varied, my favourite being the portion that Marie Antoinette designed to look like a sweet little farm. It was exactly like a fairytale village and I adored it! The weather was so still that this lake made a very pretty mirror.
Taken down by the river in my home-town in Perth, this sunset was to die for.
The wonderful, atmospheric beaches of Mandurah make for an exciting setting when the weather is less than bright, as it was when I photographed this one. I had a fabulous beach-side holiday there with my mother an brothers some years back; I recommend a day-trip!
On a trip to a local lake (called Lake Herdsman, if anyone ever comes down the Perth way) the water was so still it reflected the bright blue sky right back up! It was extremely pretty, and the ducks swimming along only made it more so; I love me a paddling mallard!
Sometimes, seeing what actually lives in the ocean can be simultaneously awe-inspiring and kind of frightening. I took this photo while walking in the big glass arch going through the tank of the Sydney Aquarium – this Swordfish didn’t have any issues getting up close with us tourists!
My Mum and I had a whale of a time in Sydney – I mean just look at the weather. Perfect skies, those clouds that serve no purpose other than to relieve the bright blue, and of course the Opera House. I had so many photos of that cleverly constructed land-mark but this one serves the weekly photo challenge so well I had to post it!
I took this on the little trip my Parents and I took down the Canal Saint Martin while we holidayed in Paris – it was beyond beautiful; it was enchanting! You can see from this one of my far-too-many photos how still the water was. If you like your history, or just enjoy seeing charming areas of Paris, you would love these short few hours of blissful water travel. I really, REALLY did.
Mandurah (Western Australia) has some of the most idyllic beaches out there; even in the slightly cloudy weather, they still looked stunning! I took this one as my brothers rode their skim-board down the beach.
What is a massive shoreline looks tiny from this far away! I took this photo in Kalbarri (Western Australia) – a place that has many a wonderful waterside trail. This one had views that would blow you away!
I have already posted a few photos from Luna Park in Sydney – but this puddle made such a great mirror that yet another felt necessary!
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.
The Canal Saint Martin on the calmest day of all those I spent in Paris with my parents – even this one of my photos does not do the mood justice.
A fountain in the Luxembourg Gardens made a lovely home for this little duck!
Another Parisian holiday shot from an unforgettable experience – I took this on one of the many, MANY bridges of the city when the weather was so still the Seine river made an excellent looking glass. It was a little overcast which left the colours a little lacking so I decided to go the whole black-and-white way!
What is beautiful during the day gains an allure at night that is incomparable. This photo I snapped as we meandered home, walking over a bridge in Paris, reminds me just how romantic the whole experience I had was.
If I could afford the luxury, I would go back to this place – Versailles in France. I would set up a garden party right in the avenue I photographed here, with a delicious spread for lunch. I once ate a peach that was so perfect I imagine the peaches in heaven would taste just like it – a great pile of those would have to be found for this gathering. Everyone would be required to wear boater hats and carry parasols; it would be so very twee, and I would be so very happy.
Sydney has an awesome skyline, but its real feature is the Harbour and all its hustle and bustle; a perfect example of effectively utilising the water for travel!
Albany is totally underrated – it’s beautiful, the weather is temperate, the town is charming; man, I want to retire there. If you ever travel down the West Aussie way, it’s worth the drive.
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!
Sydney harbour – icon of Australia, ahoy! My holiday with Mum was idyllic to say the least – we caught the ferries everywhere we could; this snapshot shows just how fine the weather was. Perfection!
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.
This takes me waaaaay back. I was still at high school when I went to a little town called Mandurah (Western Australia). Four days of beautiful ocean and beach scenery – even in the worst of weather, this place was stunning.
Lesmurdie Falls (Western Australia) is beautiful in spring, as I discovered on a day trip there this year. So many flowers and a steady flowing stream made it impossible to resist!
One little duck in France was having a wonderful swim in this golden pond – we don’t really get an autumnal leaf-change here in Australia so the novelty of the bright orange leaves along with the sheer simplicity of the image sparked my aesthetic senses!