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Australia II

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Matt Everglade, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Hi,

    as I am new here I would like to share some photos I have taken during my second journey to Australia.
    Would like to hear some feedback, maybe suggestion on how to improve my images.

    I started my tour in Sydney. Of course I had to take a photo of the probably most photographed two buildings of the city. I combined them like this:
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    SAM_0245.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    But the CBD/Circular Quay itself is quite nice, too.
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    SAM_0262.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Next stop was Tasmania - in winter. It was really cold and a bit challenging, but it was very quiet and that was most enjoyable.
    The national parks are just wonderful. Such a nice spot on earth!
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    SAM_0316.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_0603.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Afterwards we visited the Great Ocean Road. I have been there before, so not so much photos here. ;)
    But the Grampians NP was a new place to discover and it's quite a lovely spot.
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    SAM_0809.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    It was winter, not so much sun for us, but some clouds created a dramatic atmosphere instead. ;)
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    SAM_0837.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Before we continued our journey to visit the next NP, we made a short stop in Melbourne. It was raining a lot, so my lens got wet during the walk, but nevertheless I like the photo:
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    SAM_1297.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    The next national park was Wilsons Prom, what a lovely space with so many animals! I met those charming guys....
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    SAM_1201.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

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    SAM_1246.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    At night I was just starring at the sky... SO INCREDIBLE!!
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    SAM_1288.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Cairns was a stop just to relax. I love the city and I have been there before. So I just relaxed in the best hostel, the Travellers Oasis, and walked around. I nearly missed this one:
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    SAM_1379.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    This was the first part of the trip, the second part will follow later. :)

    Kind regards,
    Matt
     
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  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Lovely set, and a nice coverage of Oz. We like it here :) Love the wombat!
     
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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Well, Matt - I don't know how you found your way here to Serious Compacts but welcome aboard! And thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous photographs right off. Wish I'd been there to see these sights myself!

    P.S. Like Sue, I love the wombat as well!:biggrin:
     
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  4. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Enough ! you are showing everybody up :)
     
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  5. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thank you for the feedback. :smile:

    I liked it, too. Definitely want to come back someday.

    Well... I found it while searching for Samsung NX information for my blog. :wink: Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Everybody wanted me to send them one of those cute animals :biggrin:

    Haha, thanks. I am sorry, but I will post the second part anyway. :tongue:
     
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  6. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Garry
    Come on then ! Where is it ? I'm waiting .:)
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I know, here I am hanging around...

    Matt or someone else - what is the name of that reptile? Is it a Caiman? I didn't even see him the first time I looked!
     
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  8. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Welcome and thanks for introducing yourself, especially with such a nice set of images.
     
  9. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thank you for the ongoing positive feedback. I'll post the second part later, probably on Sunday or Monday.

    Yeah, he can hide very well. I actually don't know what exactly the name is, sorry. But I would be interested, too.
     
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  10. Dewi Sant

    Dewi Sant SC Veteran

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    Dec 20, 2013
    Lancashire, England
    Guess?
    Lovely shots, and nice to see the harbour / sea shots not festooned with the usual overdone long exposures (pet hate of mine :smile:) and the waterfalls are just about right. Yes and I'm liking the wombat too - he's cool.

    Welcome to SC, Matt :thumbup:
     
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  11. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Beautiful photos, so sharp also!
     
  12. Some great shots. How long was your trip?
     
  13. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    Tree Goanna also known as a Lace Monitor. Very common.

    Caiman are from South America and are related to the Crocodile.

    Gordon
     
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  14. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A wonderful series Matt - bring on part two.
     
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  15. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    Very good set!

    Welcome
     
  16. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thank you :)

    8 weeks, you have already seen photos from 5 weeks.

    Thanks so much for this information, highly appreciated. Finally I know what I have on this photo :D
     
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  17. nippa

    nippa SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 7, 2010
    Cheshire UK
    Dennis
    Now that's what I call a set of Travel Pictures :)
    Lovely stuff
     
  18. Matt Everglade

    Matt Everglade SC Regular

    110
    Mar 5, 2014
    Germany
    Thanks again for all the feedback! As promised here is part two:

    After Cairns I flew to Darwin to visit the Kakadu NP. It's a really impressive park with many different types of landscape. It can be either green...
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    SAM_1469.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    or yellow/brown...
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    SAM_1443 von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    There are beautiful spots to swim, too.
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    SAM_1484.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    There are places where it is safe to swim, but be sure not to swim in his area: :redface:
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    SAM_1544.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Afterwards I headed to the West Coast. Well, I had 14 days (not enough at all) and I drove like hell up and down the coast.
    Starting in Perth I shot the skyline from Kings park, like almost every tourist.
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    SAM_1723.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Then I went down the coast and didn't had luck with the weather. It was raining a lot, but sometimes there were some sunshine, too...
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    SAM_1687.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Margaret River is known for it's wine, but I was there out of season. :frown:
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    SAM_1689.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    So you remember the first part of this photo set? I already met Mr. Wombat, Mr. Kangaroo and Mr. (I finally know it, thanks!) Tree Goanna. Who's missing?
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    SAM_1738.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr
    Yes, Mr. Koala was missing :biggrin:

    Mr. Kangaroo went on and on and so here is he again:
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    SAM_1750.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr
    This was actually taken on a farm where they heal animals that were hurt during accidents with cars. Good work there!

    Arriving in the northern part it looked more and more like the outback. Sand got red and that's why we called the tour Red Earth Safari:
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    SAM_1876.jpg von Matt Everglade auf Flickr

    Due to heavy rainfalls this is already the end of our tour. We saw many more things, but as you may now... the NX20 is not really waterproof :frown:

    Hope you enjoyed the photos and got a feeling for this beautiful country. If you'd like to see some more photos visit the flickr album on Australia: http://www.flickr.com/photos/66554556@N02/sets/72157634395852995/

    Kind regards,
    Matt
     
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  19. NightBird

    NightBird SC Regular

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Darren
    Great images. The wombat photo is just super! The best souvenirs you could take home with you. Thanks for sharing and come back to Sydney again!

    I love that spot near Luna Park, though my last attempt there may be overdone for some.

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  20. val

    val SC Regular

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    Jan 2, 2014
    good photographs. I live in Australia and I can't make such scenes look so magical.