2010 The Year In Photos: Fireworks, Penguins, Concrete Rainbows and Sand Dunes

Since this is a travel and photography blog I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourite 2010 photos rather than write about the year. Visit my Flickr profile to see more photos

2010 started with a bang! I had the job of taking Sydney New Years Fireworks Photos for Sydney Harbour YHA.

Wallpaper - Sydney Harbour Midnight New Years Eve 2009 Fireworks

It’s important to take the time to relax and enjoy simple pleasures like watching a busker create giant rainbow coloured soap bubbles in Hyde Park.

Giant Soap Bubbles in Hyde Park

I was invited by Tourism New Zealand & Canon to a Whirlwind Week Exploring New Zealand South Island via Dunedin with Jules Lund from Getaway who was hosting a series of short photo-tourism videos for them.

Jules Lund taking Road less travelled - Stewart island

Yawning Hooker's Sea Lion (Sequence)

Moulting Juvenile "Yellow Eyed Penguin"

Winding Dunedin road with electric blue sunlight

The Vivid Sydney lightshow provided lots of creative photo opportunities

Macquarie Visions - Vivid Sydney Lightshow

Macquarie Visions - Vivid Sydney Lightshow

AMP Building Circular Quay - Vivid Sydney Lightshow

Coloured Opera House Sails - Vivid Sydney Lightshow

Testing lots of new digital cameras for review purposes gave me the chance to walk around different parts of Sydney taking random Street Photos

Random Sydney Street Photo

Glowing orange/gold walkway under Railway Square, Sydney - slow exposure

Refracted Rainbow From Mirror

Monkeying Around at Sydney Cafe

I would rather be ashes than dust, a spark burnt out in a brilliant blaze, than be stifled in dry rot... for man's chief purpose is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them; I shall use my time-Jack London: NSW Writers Walk

stormy clouds and blue sky reflected by giant puddle on worn carpark concrete with faded paint

Moving to Sydney’s Inner West meant I had new places to walk around and explore

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Out of Focus Colourful Urban Lighting Bokeh

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Rainbow Lorikeets Living In My Roof

Norton Street Leichhardt Italian Festa 2010

I had many press passes to conferences including Media 140 Ozpolitics. The big difference this year was the large number of conference attendees who spent as much time looking at laptops, smartphones and iPads chatting with each other about the speaker on stage as actually looking at the speaker!

XKCD Cartoon About Political News Coverage

Horse Race Journalism - Media 140 Ozpolitics

Kate Lundy - Media 140 OZPolitics

I didn’t go for any long holidays but short trips to Canberra for Floriade and Port Stephens were fun.

ACT Legislative Assembly - External pillars

Canberra Floriade - Attempt at Impressionist style photos

Floriade 2010 Canberra

Stockton Sand Dunes

Stockton Sand Dunes

Stockton Sand Dunes

Stockton Sand Dunes

Since this is a travel and photography blog I thought I’d highlight a few of my favourite 2010 photos rather than write about the year. Visit my Flickr profile to see more photos

2 thoughts on “2010 The Year In Photos: Fireworks, Penguins, Concrete Rainbows and Sand Dunes”

  1. Great photos. What kind of camera? I just recently picked up a micro 4/3 camera and can’t wait to take it on a trip with me.

    EDITOR: I use lots of different cameras because I’m a journalist

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