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Coconut Island, Phuket – May 2017

By Jürgen | Jun 11, 2017

In May 2017, we held our first Planning Retreat for the First Fast Business Mastery program, on Coconut Island, Phuket. Despite a full program each day, I took the opportunity to get out in the morning and the evening to take some photographs in the “blue hour”.  We also visited the night market in Phuket…

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You Yangs Forest Park 1 Jan 2017

New Year’s Day Walk in You Yangs Forest Park

By Jürgen | Jan 2, 2017

How lucky are we, that the You Yangs Forest Park, is virtually our backyard!  Only 6 km from our home, this series of granite ridges rises to 319 m above the plain at Flinders Peak, and dominates the local landscape, despite the relatively low elevation.  The You Yangs granite formed from a mass of magma…

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Manila, September 2016

Manila – September 2016

By Jürgen | Sep 30, 2016

September 2016 in Manila for tour of offshoring facilities and meeting with team Innovabiz. Saturday morning was free, until our homeward flight and we spent that touring Intramuros historical district. Click on an image thumbnail to enlarge

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Power's Lookout

Power’s Lookout, Tolmie, Victoria, Australia

By Jürgen | Mar 17, 2016

Power’s Lookout offers an excellent vantage point, stunning views over the King Valley and across to the Victorian High Country and was once the haunt of the ‘Gentlemen Bushranger’ Harry Power. Harry was one of Victoria’s most notorious bushrangers, committing over 30 crimes. He was the bushranger who taught Ned Kelly! The teenage Ned Kelly…

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The Corellas at Little River

The Corellas at Little River

By Jürgen | Jan 3, 2015

Every year in early December, a flock of hundreds of Long-billed Corellas migrates to Little River and calls that township home until the colder months, when presumably they migrate to the north, to return again the following summer. These guys love the big gum trees around Little River, where they frolic and feed and conduct…

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Indrah the Tiger at Melbourne Zoo

Tiger at Melbourne Zoo

By Jürgen | May 10, 2014

Indrah – Tiger at Melbourne Zoo. ​ Late in March, I visited the Melbourne Zoo early on a lovely autumn morning. As a Zoo member, I was able to enter the Zoo prior to the general public. As a result, everything was very quiet and the animals were still quite active. This is Indrah, the…

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Train at Hawksburn Station

Trains at Hawksburn Station

By Jürgen | Dec 14, 2013

Trains at Hawksburn Station. ​ Hawksburn is a railway station in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in the suburb of South Yarra, on the Pakenham, Frankston and Cranbourne railway lines. The railway station was opened in 1889. (Source: Wikipedia) Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 lens set at 42…

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December Sunrise in the You Yangs

December sunrise in the You Yangs….

By Jürgen | Dec 13, 2013

December Sunrise in the You Yangs ​ A December sunrise in the You Yangs, captured on my morning bike ride. Photographed with: Samsung Galaxy S3 using the Camera Awesome App from SmugMug. ​ A December sunrise in the You Yangs… – Jürgen Strauss Photography

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Majestic Gums - a snakes view

Majestic Gum Trees – a snake’s view

By Jürgen | Nov 30, 2013

Majestic Gum Trees – a snake’s view ​ I had previously (in August) photographed this stand of majestic gum trees, and revisited the scene today in different light and because I now have that very wide angle lens I was yearning for back when I visited here last with my camera. Just for something different,…

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Fernando at Corio Quay

Can you hear the drums Fernando….

By Jürgen | Nov 29, 2013

Can you hear the drums Fernando…. ​ A freighter called “Fernando” loads containers and timber logs at Geelong’s Corio Quay facility. Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 lens set at 14 mm, f13 and +/- 2EV exposure bracket at ISO 200. Can you hear the drums Fernando…. –…

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Petunias in the Rain

Fuchsias and Petunias in the Rain

By Jürgen | Nov 28, 2013

Fuchsias and Petunias in the Rain ​ Another afternoon of rain today, but at least warm enough and light winds to get out and photograph these fuchsias and petunias that were collecting rain drops. Have you wondered why many petals (and leaves too) cause water droplets to bead? This is commonly called the Lotus effect,…

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Making Hay at Serendip

Making Hay at Serendip

By Jürgen | Nov 27, 2013

Making Hay at Serendip. ​ Making Hay while the sun shines! Freshly rolled hay bails adorn the field near Serendip Sanctuary. Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 macro lens, with an exposure bracket of +/- 2 EV at f 14 and 200 ISO and the resultant images combined to…

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Books on Bookshelf

Bookshelf

By Jürgen | Nov 26, 2013

Bookshelf ​ Books on a bookshelf. Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 60mm f2.8 macro lens, with an exposure bracket of +/- 2 EV at f 5 and 200 ISO and the resultant images combined to produce an HDR image. Books on a bookshelf – Jürgen Strauss Photography

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Federal Woollen Mill Geelong

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong

By Jürgen | Nov 25, 2013

Federal Woollen Mills Geelong ​ The former Federal Woollen Mills Geelong were constructed in 1912 to service the booming wool industry. Set on a 5.4 Ha site that was donated to the Commonwealth by the Geelong Harbour Trust, the Mills closed in the 1970s and are now the site of an art and design precinct…

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Stoney Creek Anakie Gorge

Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge

By Jürgen | Nov 24, 2013

Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge ​ Stoney Creek in Anakie Gorge: Anakie Gorge in the Brisbane Ranges, is a stunning gorge with some of its folded rock formation estimated to have been formed around 500 million years ago (that’s a loooong time!). The area was devastated by bushfires in 2006 and flash flooding in 2011,…

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