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A photographic portfolio

This is a small collection of some of what I consider my best photographs. You'll note that they were all taken in Australia. Well, I took so many pictures during two years of living there that it shouldn't be too surprising that many of my best shots are from that time. There's also the fact that Australia's many and varied landscapes and cityscapes provide wonderful material for the camera. It was easy to take inspiration from my surroundings.

As I pore through the thousands of photos in my collection, I find that my best shots tend to be of my surroundings, as opposed to portraits. I especially love when I'm lucky enough to take advantage of a moment of fabulous lighting, or when I see something that epitomizes for me the essence of the place I'm visiting. I hope you enjoy viewing these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them.


bushsunset.jpg
A rather painterly bush sunset in central west New South Wales, Australia.
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fig_detail.jpg
Detail of a strangler fig in the Daintree rainforest, Queensland, Australia.
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floriade7.jpg
Decorations at the 1998 annual Floriade in Canberra, Australia.
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glowingtree.jpg
A tree glows in the late afternoon sun in Namadgi National Park in the Australian Capital Territory.
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jamberoo_panorama.jpg
Panoramic view of the New South Wales coast from the Jamberoo Pass, near Wollongong, NSW, Australia. A montage of three photos.
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kt_path.jpg
A footpath meanders through the Valley of the Winds at Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) in Australia's Northern Territory.
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kt_sunset1.jpg
The gathering clouds provide a dramatic backdrop for Kata Tjuta at sunset. This photo was a runner-up in Frommers.com's December 2000 travel photo contest!
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ktsunset2.jpg
Our shadows lengthen and the rocks glow as the sunset progresses.
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laurie_cliff.jpg
Self-portrait at arm's length on the cliffs at Maroubra Beach near Sydney, NSW, Australia. This photo was taken with a disposable camera at sunrise.
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pod_detail.jpg
Detail of "The Pod", an outdoor sculpture in Wellington, central west NSW, Australia.
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qvb.jpg
The Queen Victoria Building, a popular shopping destination in Sydney, Australia.
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sydsunset1.jpg
Sunset over Sydney as viewed from Centennial Park.
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sydsunset3.jpg
Another Sydney sunset from my favorite vantage point at Centennial Park.
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tamarama.jpg
Tamarama Beach as viewed from the Bondi-to-Coogee cliff walk, NSW, Australia.
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