New Zealand is a beautiful country, full of the most amazing landscapes. We visited the North Island—seeing many of the film locations of Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. It was a spectacular holiday that I would recommend if the opportunity comes your way.
It’s a swarm! Show us something that overruns your scene, but observe and compose carefully before you click the shutter.
In 2102, we visited Dr Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, Purple Mountain, Nanjing, China. It was an amazing experience. Swarms of people paying their respects to the father of modern China. I had never seen so many people. As I learnt more about this man and early China—I understood why they came. He changed their lives forever.
Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.
My daughters diving show in one of China’s theme parks. It was a fun interactive display loved by the audience that gave us plenty of opportunities to practice our action shots.
Built for the Asian Games in 2010 Canton Tower, Guangzhou is one of the world’s tallest building—4th in 2013 although the order changes quickly. Situated on the banks of the Pearl River—Canton Tower is home to the world’s highest horizontal ferris wheel and is the world’s tallest TV tower. It was spectacular to see from the ground. Unfortunately, due to the heat and time constraints, we were unable to go to the top. We will plan our visit better next time.
Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.
Christmas every year in our family is colour-themed. It is a very democratic process—all family members vote, from the youngest to the oldest. My sister who organises and holds Christmas every does an amazing job. Her decorations and year-long planning—set the scene for the celebration. It is amazing how dramatic one colour can be when up to thirty people in the room are wearing it and it is reflected everywhere—from the decorations, to the food, table presents and the gift wrap.
Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.
Walking beside the mighty Tongariro River, Turangi, New Zealand. It was my first true connection with New Zealand and I fell in love instantly. The caolours and fly fisherman were like pictures from a travel journal—albeit I may not have done them justice.
Despite summer being two weeks away in Australia and yesterday temperatures reaching 41 degrees Celsius—warmth is a topic I find hard to express without winter. My photo choice depicts the chiminea my husband and I keep warm by on a winter weekend evening.
We enjoy its warmth while planning our week ahead. There is something mesmorising and relaxing about watching the flames dance—they warm you from the inside out.
We saw this young Buddhist monk in the Shaolin Temple, Henan Province, China. I was fascinated by what he may be doing—he was surrounded by an air of mystery.
Sleeping Beauty’s castle is the land mark of all Disneyland parks. This one is from Hong Kong Disneyland. It reminds me of being watching The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday evening as a child.