Primrose Hill – London Photography Meetup

Posted in General, Landscape, People at 10:00 pm by Warren Williams

Primrose Hill was the starting scene for the 8th London Photography meetup group, that I was hosting for a walk and shoot around London. After meeting at Chalk Farm, and ascending Primrose Hill (not exactly that high!), we wandered through  neighbouring Regent’s Park before venturing into the pub for a drink and meal. Later in the evening, a few who remained practiced some off camera flash lighting in Leake Street, with the known Waterloo Graffiti, before watching the sun go down behind Westminster.

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Click to watch HD video, captured with a Canon 5D II

Standing bright in yellow

Leake Street Graffiti Can
Leake Street




Thames River, London
South Bank

Westminster Big Ben Sunset
House of Parliament as the sun goes down

Wireless off camera lighting (under railing)

London off camera flash
Neal again with some more off camera flash

Photographymeetups.com next meetup will be on Saturday 16th May at the Borough Food Market. And will be hosted by myself again, sharing technical tips/suggestions to improve your shots.


Spring Flowers in London

Posted in General, Nature at 4:45 pm by Warren Williams

More than a year has passed since last visited St James’s park, next to Buckingham Palace. Back then, plenty of daffodils were on display, however this year the season has already passed, with the other flowers in full colour.

Dying Daffodil
Dying Daffodil

Bluebells London

Field of flowers, with London Eye

Spent the next few days at the family home in Hastings, where the garden was also blooming.


Wedding – Matt & Jemma

Posted in People, Wedding at 8:00 pm by Warren Williams

My good fellow photography friend, Matt Peters was married today to his lovely new wife, Jemma. The ceremony and reception were held at the amazing Alexander House, in the West Sussex countryside, under the warm spring sun.

Alexander House, Sussex
Alexander House and gardens

The men arriving to Alexander House

Matt & his son Harry getting dressed

Jemma, with her grandmother

Jemma’s sister, Laura applying the final touch

Laura, Matt, Jemma & best man, Greg

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Soaring above Dubai to London

Posted in Aviation, Landscape, Travel at 12:02 pm by Warren Williams

After an uneventful evening departure from Melbourne via Singapore to Dubai, had 16 hours of night time flying to catch up on the lastest movie releases. So sadly there were no Australian desert, or sub tropical Asia to take photos 40,000 feet above.

Dubai at night time
Flying into Dubai at 5am local time – Emirates 777

A6-EBA - 777-300ER over motorway
Departing Dubai on a 777-300ER (A6-EBU)

Mountains of Iran

Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov, Ukraine – world’s shallowest sea

Aerial of Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany


Farewell Melbourne

Posted in Animals, Motorsport, Travel at 3:00 pm by Warren Williams

My last day in Melbourne, spent walking around Albert Park, which hosted the opening 2009 Formula 1 race just a few days prior, followed by St Kilda beach.

Albert Park, with fencing from the F1 still in place from last weekend

Jelly Blubber St Kilda Beach, Melbourne
Massive Jelly Blubber! Hundreds washed up on St Kilda beach

Another kite surfer

Took other shots, but many repeats from similar conditions a few months back:



Bells Beach – Rip Curl Surf Champs

Posted in Landscape, People, Sport at 3:51 pm by Warren Williams

Beyond Geelong to the start of the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Victoria, took a drive out to see the Rip Curl World Surf Championships. Unfortunately upon arriving, realised it was a “bye” day, due to lack of surf in the morning – however many pros and locals were still out there making the most of the good conditions.

Very steep beach, mixed with plenty of sea foam from the ferocity of the waves makes Bells Beach very unique


Phillip Island

Posted in General, People, Travel at 6:26 pm by Warren Williams

Phillip Island is another popular tourist destination featuring rugged coastlines, an international racing circuit and wildlife such as penguins and seals at the western end – The Nobbies.

Cowes – largest town on the northen point of island

Rits, about to get a dunking near the Nobbies

Dramatic coastlines from the Nobbies centre, though closed at sunset, so no dramatic photos possible.


Werribee, Open Range Zoo

Posted in Animals, Travel at 5:00 pm by Warren Williams

The Werribee Open Range Zoo is a large, open plan zoo, set over a vast savannah.

Meerkat Werribee Zoo

Cheetah Werribee Zoo


Manly & Sydney by Ferry

Posted in General at 9:30 pm by Warren Williams

Third and final day in Sydney, took a lovely ferry trip from Circular Quay to Manly, enjoying the sights of Sydney Harbour. Manly is another popular surf beach, located North of the harbour entrance. The beach was swarmed with people as well as an apparently unusual seaweed washed ashore, in the autumn heat.

The warning signs above the seaweed

Sydney Harbour Mouth
Manly coastline and Sydney Harbour mouth

A special sight of the HMAS Stuart – Anzac Class Frigate

Sydney Skyline and Harbour Bridge at Sunset

Sydney Opera House Silhouette
Sydney Opera House Silhouette with moon

From Circular Quay, next to the Opera House took a train direct to Sydney airport for a flight to Melbourne


Bondi Beach

Posted in General at 8:47 pm by Warren Williams

Part of the bus tour also included a trip out to the Eastern suburbs and Bondi Beach. Bondi is one of the world’s most well known beaches, with its aboriginal name meaning “water breaking over rocks”

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Sydney Hop on Hop off

Posted in Architecture, Travel at 2:45 pm by Warren Williams

Spent the second day in Sydney doing a hop on, hop off bus tour. Quite a productive day, with a walks around Kings Cross, Woolloomooloo, Botanical Gardens, before lunch in Darling Harbour.

View from Mrs Macquaries Point

Approaching Darling Harbour



Sydney, Australia

Posted in Architecture, Landscape, Travel at 9:30 pm by Warren Williams

Flew into Sydney during the early hours of the morning for a three day quick sightseeing trip with my mum who lives in Melbourne. Sydney is Australia’s largest city with just over 4 million residents, surrounding the beautiful Sydney Harbour and coastline of New South Wales. First day in Sydney involved plenty on long walks around the CBD, Opera House and finally a walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, for a spectacular view of the bridge and CBD from Luna Park.

Beautiful Sydney Aerial
(Reposted from last year, showing vast stretch from CBD to the beaches of Bondi in foreground and Manly across the mouth of harbour)

Iconic Sydney Opera House
The iconic Sydney Opera House

Pacific Dawn Sydney Harbour Bridge
The enormous Pacific Dawn passes under the Harbour bridge

Sydney Opera House and CBD from Harbour Bridge
Opera House and CBD viewed from the walkway on the Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge at Night
Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

Sydney Skyline - Harbour Bridge and Opera House
Sydney Skyline from Luna Park

Sydney Harbour Bridge flag
The flag atop the Harbour Bridge flutters at night


Space Odyssey

Posted in Astro at 10:10 pm by Warren Williams

With some relatively clear weather, made a final trip to my grandfather’s observatory. Now featuring an 8″ Celestron telescope to replace the previous 10″Meade LX200 scope.

Orion Nebula

Saturn -not looking the sharpest due to atmospheric conditions

Waxing Moon

Katie observing the distant moon through the 8″ Celestron