Explosive Aperture Blog

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HIGHLIGHT: Samoa, a gem in the south pacific

Thousands of kilometres from the nearest major land mass, in the heart of the South Pacific, sits a hidden gem barely touched by tourism, called Samoa.

Wanderings in Burma (Myanmar) pt.2

This article is a continuation from part 1 Oh, Bagan! ...Once upon a time I received a message from my wife, asking me "what do you think about Burma?". A simple google image search gave me all I needed to respond. "WE HAVE TO GO!!". Within a year, we step foot on...

Wanderings in Burma (Myanmar) pt.1

For those of you who love the Asian culture, but are after something different, Myanmar (or Burma) is the place for you. Cut off from the world for decades has left this country largely untouched compared to all its neighbours.

What camera to take on your next holiday

It’s a question we always ask ourselves each time we go on a holiday. Do I take something big and expensive that takes super awesome shots, or just a little point and shoot to be safe and is cheaper?”. The answer is a lot more simple than you think!

Photography Cheat Sheet

A photography cheat sheet for the beginner. A PDF document that can be downloaded or printed and taken with you in the field and used as a quick guide for when things get confusing.

Danakil Depression, the Cruelest Place on Earth

Four days in a 4WD travelling around what National Geographic dubs “The cruelest place on earth”. The Danakil Depression has the hottest average temperature on the planet, void of nearly all life, and a vast wasteland from horizon to horizon. But boasts one of the worlds few and rare persistent lava lakes that bubbles red hot magma all year round, and home to some of the most bizarre landscapes that looks more like Mars than Earth.

Unveiling Machu Picchu

Perched on top of a mountain, nearly entirely surrounded by several hundred metre high vertical cliff faces with a mote of water below, enclosed from the outside world by cloud piercing peaks, enshrouded in early morning mist awaiting to be revealed, sits one of the worlds most mesmerizing sites on the planet, Machu Picchu

The Wonders of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

Oh, Bagan! …Once upon a time I received a message from Kirsty, asking: “what do you think about Burma?” A simple google image search gave me all I needed to respond. “WE HAVE TO GO!!”, I shouted back. Within a year, we both stepped foot on Myanmar soil. What sent us...

2014 Travel Photographer Awards: 2nd place!

I'm proud to say that I just got awarded 2nd place travel photographer of the year, in the "2014 International Travel Photography Awards" competition, amateur category. Out of thousands of entries from photographers around the world, I'm pretty happy with the result!...

The Rolling Hills of Willunga, South Australia

The beautiful hills above Willunga come alive with colour during and just after the winter months. The rolling pastures make for some spectacular countryside views, especially around sunset when the golden light saturates the landscape. with the fresh air and gorgeous...

Port Willunga, South Australia

Colours of Port Willunga, South Australia One of South Oz's favourite icons, the old jetty ruins by the cliffs in Port Willunga. Although this particular angle doesn't show it, the beach is covered with dreamy white sand and flanked with golden cliffs that run up and...

Hand Weaving, Myanmar (Burma)

Hand Weaving, Myanmar (Burma) Inside a small floating village on the east banks of Inle Lake, Central Myanmar, an indigenous Kayan woman (a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority) hand produces traditional clothing and crafts. The materials, colours and traditional craft...

Erta Ale, the gateway to hell

“The gateway to hell” locals call it. One of the world’s most bizarre, dangerous, rare and impressive sights this planet has to offer. A magma pit bubbling straight from the Earth’s core, located deep in the Afar Depression, northern Ethiopia.

Hallett Cove, South Australia

Welcome to my local: Hallett Cove Beach, South Australia. Here on Adelaide's metropolitan coastline, residents are rewarded most nights with beautiful sunsets over the sea that saturate the sky with an array of warm colours. Hallett Cove, one of the southern suburbs,...

Trekking Patagonia, Argentina

Without stepping foot in Antarctica, the furthest south on the planet you can go is southern Patagonia. Things are different down there at the end of the world. The windswept landscapes are ruled by grass and shrubs, where the trees that do grow, do so at 45 degree...

Turquoise Waterfalls and Moon Bears

30 kilometres south of Luang Prabang in northern Laos, enshrouded in the jungle is a beautiful cascade of small turquoise waterfalls and dozens upon dozens of bright blue lagoons called Tat Kuang Si. Consisting of many different levels, the upper begins as a huge 60m...

Photos in the Spotlight for April 2014

Early morning, southern Uganda Early morning in the south west corner of Uganda, straddling the border of the DRC, in a 4WD, we made our way down a bumpy mountain track towards our starting point to go Gorilla Tracking. The mountains here were absolutely stunning, and...

It’s all about the eyes!

Nothing makes you smile more than looking at a cute little animal with a nice blurry background! But what makes that shot even better? If those big round eyes are in tack sharp focus! There's many different ways to take shots of living subjects (like people and...

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