Sun Sets on the Final Day of Autumn

Down Under, Autumn closed with one final flourish; a beautiful sunset. Now it's into the cool months of winter. For some it will mean snow and skiing, others it will be a respite from the relentless heat. Whatever, your winter brings, we hope you get to enjoy it.

Image: Sunset, Settlement City Canals, Port, Macquarie, NSW

© Robert Oates | BALLANTYNE Photography

BALLANTYNE Photography, Travel and Events Photography and Photojournalism


Patience, Determination and Mother Nature

Patience, Determination and Mother Nature

It's been a very long time coming! Each morning starts with a search of the skies over the Pacific Ocean around our coastline. A coastline that has a unique factor that  presents a constant and frustrating challenge for photographers.

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Escape to the Rainforest

Escape to the Rainforest

Whilst New South Wales basks in the summer heat, there are places that hide luxurious pools and cool quiet respites. Rawson Falls in Boorganna Nature Reserve rainforest, part of the network of National Parks, is one such place. 

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In Search of the Light

In Search of the Light

Deep in the temperate rainforests of World Heritage listed, Willi Willi National Park, New South Wales, the competition for light is fierce. The canopy in most places is 30m to 50m above the forest floor.

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When you think it is all over

The sky was inky black and filled with stars when I left home. Not a cloud in sight. Not for long. It was OK. They would add to the atmosphere. It began to rain. Perhaps it would blow over. 

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Gordon River National Park, Tasmania

Gordon River National Park, Tasmania

After travelling 11,000 miles along the 40th degree of latitude from South America, the winds and waters of the Southern Ocean, meet Tasmania. On some days Mother Nature plays nicely on others she shows her ugly worst.

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