Look Back to Port Melbourne in the 1990s

Australian Hobby

Westgate Park, Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


I believe Westgate Park celebrated its 30th birthday today. Congratulations! It really is a wonderful place so near to the Melbourne CBD.

Here are some quick scans of pics from the 90s. Gee, I think my camera gear has come a long way. I have heaps more photos from Port Melbourne but where they are and how much time to scan them is a wonder. 


Zebra Finch
Female left

Wyreema Poo Ponds, Queensland, Australia

August 2015

Here are some mighty Zebra Finches as seen with Michael Atzeni in August.  

I know they are popular pets but as always I love seeing such wonders in the wild. May their numbers get bigger and bigger.

Two males

Goshawks Chasing Ducks

Northern Goshawk

Hyoko, Niigata, Japan

November 22, 2015

Here are some pics of a couple of Northern Goshawks stirring up the ducks at the back of Hyoko yesterday. Actually I really messed up with many out of focus shots. The focus either just caught the background or the grass.

I might make it a goal to get better shots through the winter.

November in Niigata

I'm very excited to announce my new book published by Blurb. It's called "November in Niigata" You can see a link to it above or you can click: November in Niigata

In November, I imagine the streets of my hometown Toowoomba lined with beautiful blooming Jacaranda trees, but Niigata is a very different story. Within weeks the trees go from green, to yellow and red, then completely bare. I always enjoy taking a walk and beholding the leaves whether on the trees or at my feet. This book is a collection of four years of photographs taken at just a few wonderful places in Niigata. There are just a few words as I just want to show the sights. 

At this time, I am yet to see the printed copy and am waiting for my own orders to arrive. I will let you know if I'm happy with the results when they arrive. 

I'm very grateful to Blurb for allowing me such a great resource and I've designed the book to be printed in a large format with their highest quality photo paper. I admit it's a tad expensive but I trust we get what we pay for. 

I have used three different camera bodies and several high-end lenses and am hoping it will best speak for itself.