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Mount Banks Hike

I must have driven past this trail dozens of times. Mount Banks is only a few minutes away from Mount Wilson, where we go almost every year to enjoy the Autumn colors. The drive is easy and it took about 90 minutes to get there. We parked…
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Carrington Falls and Missingham Lookout Trail

This place is about 130km from Sydney. Again, very easy drive all the way, with parking right at the start of the Missingham Lookout trail. It's also about 100m from the Carrington Falls. This is a very easy track, almost no hills, and no…
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Ahearn Lookout over Nattai River Valley

Nattai National Park is located about 100 km South West of Sydney. Near the town of Mittagong. The drive to the park was pretty easy, mostly freeway. The last 5 km was via a dirt road, but the road is well maintained and we had no issue with…
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Mermaid Pools – Tahmoor

I'm starting to enjoy the walking. I didn't think I would; it always seemed to a bit mundane to me. I guess, walking around a block a few times would be mundane, but add a great location and suddenly the walks make sense. That is what I felt…
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Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track

Note to self: When the name of the track contains the work Mount - be prepared to do some climbing. 102 floors, to be precise, according to my fitness tracking gizmo. Little Beach Bombi Moor and Mt Bouddi Circuit Track was not a walk in the…
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Cheapest backup system for images

I take pictures for a living so a reliable backup of my images is really not optional. I have to make sure that I am able to deliver images to my client. What is optional is how much I have to spend on the backup, and I think I found the cheapest…
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Ayutthaya – the capital of the kingdom of Siam

Ayutthaya - full name Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, is the former capital of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya province in Thailand. Located in the valley of the Chao Phraya River. It was formed by a former king U Thong, who went there to escape the epidemic…

Fast photography workflow with Fast Raw Viewer

I wrote a quick review of Alien Skin Exposure X3 the other day and I remembered that I still have and use my trusted Fast Raw Viewer. It's a brilliant piece of software designed mainly for culling images from a shoot. Well, I should probably…
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Alien Skin Exposure X3 vs Lightroom

Exposure X3 vs Lightroom after a month of using Exposure X3 I've been using Exposure X3 for all my client work for about a month now. This post is about my experience and comparison between Exposure X3 vs Lightroom. It is not an exhaustive…
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We have a cat

We have a cat. No, it's not our cat. It belongs to our neighbors, but she spends most of her time in our apartment. It's kind of interesting that the owners let her out of their apartment all the time. I remember first time she jumped to our…
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Mushroom picking around Sydney – the season started

2022 Update 16 Apr 2022 - Jenolan Caves is still only accessible via Oberon, but we were able to get to the pine forests via Jenolan Caves Road. I think they closed this road much closer to the caves. They closed one half of the road and…
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Vermont – USA – the colours and covered bridges

The state of Vermont, USA is located just south of the Canadian border. We entered USA in Vermont and spent only a day there. We didn't have a specific destination. Just wanted to see the famous covered bridges for which Vermont is famous for. We…