Girl in a scarf dressed in black and white with bright, colourful mail boxes


I was walking along George Street towards the intersection with Margaret street when I have noticed this girl walking out of the Wynyard Station. The girl was dressed in black and white clothing and had a black scarf. Her pale, exotic face was very striking, even seen across a road three lines wide. She was trying to catch a taxi. more

Blue Water Lily with reflection in the pond


This photograph of a blue Water Lily with reflection in the pond yet again comes from Cairns Botanic Gardens. It was photographed in natural light in the evening. I really loved the reach variety of the blue colours in the flower’s petals. The reflection in the water retains some of the flower’s colour, which I must say was a bit surprising as the light was rather low.

The lily was in some distance from me so I used Canon EF 70-200 F/2.8IS lens at ISO800 to compensate for the evening light. I am quite sure I must have had the IS turned on as this was a hand held photograph.

Did you know that blue water lily (Nymphaea caerulea) also called blue lotus and sacred lotus was considered a solar deity by ancient Egyptians.