Favourite Images from 2018

These are the images Jenni and I selected as our favourite pictures captured during our 2018 Vagabonding Travels. In no particular order.

Water

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

One of the most striking features of the National Galley Victoria is it’s glass waterfall entrance. Looking through the glass to the outside these two boys ran up and started playing in the water. It made a fun image shooting through the water.

Apples

Willie Smith's, Huonville, Tasmania
Willie Smith’s, Huonville, Tasmania

At the back of the Willie Smith’s Cider Shed is the Apple Museum. This colourful display of dozens of varieties of apples.

Duckling

Huonville, Tasmania
Huonville, Tasmania

The reason we loved this one is you can see the years of toil on the farmers rough hands cradling the little duckling so gently. Jenni’s delicate hand stroking the duckling gently provides a contrast to the farmers hands.

Apostles

12 Apostles, South Australia
12 Apostles, South Australia

The scenery in this part of Australia was breathtaking. The sky was stormy looking on the day we visited making the scene look even more dramatic.

Reflection

Strahan was gloomy on the day we took this picture. The world was almost mono. Jenni’s colourful pants stood out in the grey surroundings.

Safe

Stanley is on the north coast of Tasmania and as such gets impacted by the Roaring Forties winds. It was a dark, stormy day and these boats looked safe in Stanley Harbour away from the storms this day.

Ethereal

Linga Longa Farm, Wingham, New South Wales
Linga Longa Farm, Wingham, New South Wales

This morning the mists sat still over the farm while the sun rose encouraging a peaceful and positive outlook for the times ahead.

Sammy

Mole Creek, Tasmania
Mole Creek, Tasmania

Sammy is a hand reared sheep that thinks he’s a dog and follows Nan (right) everywhere. Jenni and Nan went to inspect the animals in the fields so Sammy decided he had to come along as well.

New

Mole Creek, Tasmania
Mole Creek, Tasmania

The calves were only a few day old. We had to count them every day. Finding them was a challenge sometimes as they hid in the trees.

Barmen

Ballarat, Victoria
Ballarat, Victoria

Our first night in Ballarat was on Good Friday, this place was one of the few open.

Watching

Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania
Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania

Jenni and Audrey transfixed on a performance at the festival.

Waiting

Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania
Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania

The time between the stage preparation and the performance commencing.

Performing

Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania
Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania

Perfume Genius, never knowingly under performing.

Dancing

Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania
Panama Festival, Golconda, Tasmania

Jenni dances.

Art

Coonalpyn, South Australia
Coonalpyn, South Australia

The detail on the art on these silos is fantastic.

Silos

Weethalle Grain Silo

Levitation

Caught this pelican just before he hit the water.

Remarkable

These rocks are called the Remarkable Rocks. It took 500 million years for rain, wind, and pounding waves to create these aptly named granite boulders which are now part of the Flinders Chase National Par

Fishing

Hawksbury River, New South Wales
Hawksbury River, New South Wales

John Mulligan fishing on the Hawksbury River.

Father and Daughter

Hawksbury River, New South Wales
Hawksbury River, New South Wales

John and Jenni Mulligan enjoying the view after lunch while waiting for the water taxi to take us back to our boat.

Awakening

Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Blue Mountains, New South Wales

The Blue Mountains and the 3 Sisters range from Katoomba lookout.

SciFi

Rankin Springs, Riverina, New South Wales
Rankin Springs, Riverina, New South Wales

Driving along the Mid Western Highway just after filling up with petrol in Weethale there is a small town called Rankin Springs. In this small town is an artist called Wally Lamont who turns scrap into art and displays it in his garden for all to see. He also happens, like me, to be a Doctor Who fan.

Fire

Wilpena Pound, South Australia
Wilpena Pound, South Australia

These little guys are called Euros. In Wilpena Pound they are very friendly as you can see. They come around for a look see to check out what each camper is up to.

Mountains

Wilpena Pound, South Australia
Wilpena Pound, South Australia

On the top of Wilpena Pound the views are amazing. The storm rolling over the hills in the distance made an already striking view even more so.

Mars

Coober Pedy, New South Wales
Coober Pedy, New South Wales

In Coober Pedy everything looks like its from Mars. Especially at night.

Pitch Black

Coober Pedy, New South Wales
Coober Pedy, New South Wales

The movie Pitch Black was filmed in Coober Pedy. When the film company left they abandoned Riddick’s spaceship prop. We travelled a long way to get this picture.

Colours

Beechworth, Victoria
Beechworth, Victoria

The display of slices of Opals in the Beechworth Gold Gemstone and Gold Gallery were very colourful.

Free

Newcastle, New South Wales
Newcastle, New South Wales

Surfers in Newcastle come very close to the rocks

Amigos

Hervey Bay, Queensland
Hervey Bay, Queensland

Jenni and her brother Kemp and his wife Tonya went for a walk on the beach in Harvey Bay allowing me to get this lovely scene of them all together.

Pillars Project P10

Brisbane, Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland

The Pillars Project was an investment by Brisbane City Council, as hosts for the G20 Summit, to brighten up this overpass. They commissioned several street artists to paint the pillars of the road. The results are beautiful. This one is by an artist called Adnate.

Rain

Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania

It was a grand soft day on the day we visited the Gorge in Launceston and allowed us to capture the feeling of visiting a local beauty spot in the rain.

Firelight

Bridport, Tasmania
Bridport, Tasmania

Jenni and I were camping in Bridport. Each night we sat around the firepit reading.

Hobart

Hobart, Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmani

One of our Airbnb’s was on a hill over looking Mount Wellington and part of Hobart. One morning it looked good enough for me to get the camera out.

Huonville

While camping in Huonville we saw some spectacularly wet and windy weather. After it moved on the skies were so clear. The moon was full on the night I took this giving it a bright glow, almost like it was day and night at the same time.

Sydney

While in Sydney we stayed with friends Carol and Greg. This is the view from the back of their house. I took 3 similar pictures throughout one day, morning, Midday and night.

Caves

Hastings Caves, Tasmania
Hastings Caves, Tasmania

The caves were spectacular and very beautiful.

Salt

Lake Meade, South Australia
Lake Meade, South Australia

My very favourite picture of the year so far. The story behind this is…Jenni was going to miss attending the Brisbane Kate Bush day event so we stopped and took these pictures on the salt flats of Lake Meade to commemorate the occasion and to send to Kristian Fletcher, who organises the event in the spirit of support.

Here’s to a lot more fantastic moments for Jenni and I in 2019.

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