Docklands
Docklands
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong Island
Bird's Egg
Bird's Egg
Southern Cross
Southern Cross
Water and Stone
Water and Stone
Mountains
Mountains
The Prom
The Prom
Pylons
Pylons
Candidasa
Candidasa
Span
Span
Three Wise Men
Three Wise Men
Forbidden City Crush
Forbidden City Crush
Facade
Facade
Stranger
Stranger
Urban Macau
Urban Macau
Power
Power
Docklands
DocklandsMaitland International Salon of Photography 2017South Wharf in Melbourne's Docklands district is a work in progress. It may be sterile, but at night it can be starkly beautiful.
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong IslandViewed from Victoria Peak, with the harbour and Kowloon in the distance.
Bird's Egg
Bird's EggThe National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing is a symbol of China's ambitions and its pride.
Southern Cross
Southern CrossMelbourne's new and already iconic central train station, with the wave roof that will come to symbolise Melbourne in the decades to come.
Water and Stone
Water and StoneViGEX International Photography Salon 2017Water flows past rocks in the Yarra River, Warrandyte. It isn't a typical shot of the Warrandyte River, but to be honest (and although I love Warrandyte) I don't find the Yarra, especially in Warrandyte, particularly attractive. And so I wanted to capture something of its beauty in a way that was a little abstract and perhaps a little kinder to the generally turgid water and the scrappy banks. Hence, this very long exposure monochromatic treatment of just a slice of the water. 
Mountains
MountainsMaitland International Salon of Photography 2017The beautiful Huangshan (Yellow Mountains) in Anhui Province, China, recall something primordial and wild. It was autumn when I was there, and we were descending the Great Western Canyon when this view opened up. The clouds heralded a change in the weather (the next day was continuously raining), but they lit the edges of the granite folds just so, taking our breaths away.
The Prom
The PromThe sea soaked sand of Norman Beach was like a mirror, catching the point at Tidal River as the sun rose golden into the blue sky. My family and I had been camping for several days, and I'd wandered off in the morning while they still slept to see the sun rise. What a treat.
Pylons
PylonsOld pylons near Melbourne's Princes Pier stand as a reminder of the sea cargo that once came through the old Port Melbourne. 
Candidasa
CandidasaA traditional Balinese jukung near the beach at Candidasa provide the perfect foreground for the seascape behind. The islands in the distance are perfect for snorkelling, and the larger of the two includes a secluded temple only accessible during ceremonial days.
Span
SpanTownsville's primary pier, showing sails that remind me of the eighties. 
Three Wise Men
Three Wise MenPorcelain statues in Hongčun village, a UNESCO site in China's Anhui province. The statues are arrayed in a merchant's home, and provide insight into the affluence that the merchant class enjoyed in China in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Forbidden City Crush
Forbidden City CrushThe crowds in Beijing's forbidden city are epically proportioned. The press of bodies was as interesting as the throne room beyond the open door. 
Facade
FacadeSaint Paul's Cathedral, or what's left of it, in Macau. The city retains its Portuguese architecture, but is very much Asian in its personality.
Stranger
StrangerMaitland International Salon of Photography 2017A small temple complex in the backstreets of Macau City provided a stark contrast to the tenement buildings. A young woman stands in the centre of the temple, mesmerised by the vibrant homage to Buddhist and Daoist figures. 
Urban Macau
Urban MacauAvoiding the Las Vegas glitz of Macau, we walked through the old city to a park overlooking these ragged apartments. The roof of a small temple and the hills in the distance remind visitors that the spiritual can coexist with the profane.
Power
PowerThe Forbidden City dwarfs even Versaille. It really does capture the power of Imperial China in wood, tile and lacquer. This was taken from Jinshan, a small hill to the north of the Forbidden City.
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