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  1. Here is Part 1 of a selection of water-themed images from recent(-ish) travels.

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    The Merlion

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    Waterfall (apparently the world's largest manmade one) at Jurong Bird Park

    <h3>Australia (mainly Queensland)</h3>
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    Sea at Cape Byron, the eastermost point of Australia

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    Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island

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    Rainforest stream on Fraser Island; the water is so clean and the sand underneath so white that some people mistake it for a polluted sewer!

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    Butterfly lakes, Fraser Island

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    Eli Creek, Fraser Island; the girl is from Finnish Lapland

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    Lake Wabby, Fraser Island; sand and rainforest

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    Downtown Brisbane around sunset

    <h3>New Zealand</h3>
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    A hippopotamus at Auckland Zoo

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    Rangitoto Island

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    Auckland Harbour Bridge, viewed from the Sky Tower

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    Terraces and a small geyser at Orakei Korako

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    Mud pools at Orakei Korako

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    Manmade lake at Owlcatraz

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    A small island near New Plymouth

    <h3>Hawaii (big island)</h3>
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    Sea-entry (of lava from Kilauea)

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    Waterfall in the Kohala region

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    Coast near Waikoloa

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    Arch and sea-entry (in the distance)

    <h3>Las Vegas</h3>
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    The Venetian

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    A shark at Mandalay Bay

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    Lake Mead

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    The Bellagio fountains

    1. Show previous comments  2 more
    2. Doom Marine

      Doom Marine

      Favorite shot is the Venetian. The composition with the bridges is good. The reflection essentially doubled the details of the scene. The "architecturally correct" perspective is a bonus too.

    3. Doom Marine

      Doom Marine

      Kyka said:

      So remind me... How do you get to travel so much?

      He funds his travel by selling chess books to lesser talented players like myself.

    4. Grazza


      Well, opportunity is more important than finances - after all, it is possible to travel quite cheaply. I have my own business, and most of the work can be done from anywhere there is an (at least intermittent) internet connection. So basically my schedule is very flexible. And being able to make longer duration trips means you can see more with fewer total miles in the air.

      Glad people like at least some of these. I don't consider myself a "photographer" (even as a hobby), but I do go to plenty of nice places and have a decent camera that I know how to operate.

      TheCupboard said:

      Excellent. If I had to pick a winner, it would probably be "Lake Mead".

      Actually, I was disappointed not to get something more dramatic. I guess I was spoilt by the views of its "sibling", Lake Powell, that I got last year. For example:

      Doom Marine said:

      Favorite shot is the Venetian. The composition with the bridges is good.

      Thanks... I had one that I found more aesthetically pleasing, but there was less in it - no gondolas or any of those red and white poles. This was taken in the dead of night, BTW - don't expect this scene to be this uncrowded at any normal time of day.

      Talking of composition, one of my recent favourites from that viewpoint was the following, taken in the town of Vik, Iceland:

      The lines work very nicely here, I think, and the light was good. This isn't the Vik photo in "Water Part 2", of course, given the lack of water. You'll probably be able to guess that "Part 2" (coming soon) will be chock full of waterfalls, geysers and ice.