Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stone Slabs Street

Pedestrian walkway in Hong Kong constructed from granite stone slabs. This is a famous street named Pottinger Street, located in the Central district.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mr Blue

A colourful piece of street art seen in the alleyways of Melbourne, which I have decided to name Mr BLUE.

Link back to, a contest that ThinkTank Photo's blog is running for a Retrospective 10 in Slate Blue :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Split Point Lighthouse

The Split Point Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in Aireys Inlet, a small town on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia. It was originally built in 1891 and converted to automatic operation in 1919. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Victorian Koala

The koala is a native animal to Australia, belonging to the marsupial class of mammals. It is most closely related to the wombat, another Australian native. The koala is often erroneously referred to as the koala bear outside of Australia, due to similarities in appearance to a bear, but it is technically incorrect.

Koala are found in the southeastern areas of Australia, from Adelaide to Queensland, but not in Tasmania. The koala has large, sharp claws to assist with climbing tree trunks. Weight varies from about 14 kg for a large southern male, to about 5 kg for a small northern female. The koala's five fingers include two opposable thumbs, providing better gripping ability. An interesting fact is that koalas are one of the few mammals that have fingerprints similar to human. 

The koala survive mostly on a diet of eucalypt tree leaves, which is an "ecological niche" since eucalypt leaves are low in protein, high in indigestible substances, and contain compounds toxic to most animals. Like wombats and sloths, the koala has a very low metabolic rate for a mammal and rests motionless for about 16 to 18 hours a day, sleeping most of that time. Of the remaining awake time, 3 to 5 hours are spent eating.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Seeing Stars

A stunning view of the night sky with the milky way shown in excellent clarity. Photographed with long exposure on a cloudless night, out in Apollo's Bay. 

Longer exposure time to show star trails.