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Patrick Love Photography bio picture

Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” ― F. Scott FitzgeraldDSC8985 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Do you know how sometimes on very fine days the sun will shine with a particular intensity that makes the most mundane objects in the landscape glow with an unusual radiance, so that buildings and structures you normally pass without a glance suddenly become arresting, even beautiful? Well, they seem to have that light in Australia nearly all the time.” ― Bill Bryson DSC8952hdr Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Do the people in Australia call the rest of the world ‘Up Over’?” ― Steven Wright DSC8980 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC8991 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles “Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” ― Charles M. Schulz DSC8992 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC9000 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles DSC9003 Twelve Apostles / Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia 12 Apostles

Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania

Friendly Beaches Reserve has free camping.  We used the camping here as a base to explore the amazing Freycinet peninsula.  DSC9760 Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve “I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power, its unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty.” ― James Kavanaugh, There Are Men Too Gentle to Live Among Wolves DSC9752hdr Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9657hdr Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve We are so careful not to touch, although once upon a time, I slept plastered to him in our bed, like lichen on a rock. ― Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home DSC9647 9 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9591 2 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9588 90 adjust Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve DSC9571 Friendly Beaches Reserve, Tasmania Friendly Beaches Reserve

Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania

Tessellated Pavement is a naturally occurring rock formation which is also a favorite with photographers traveling Tasmania’s Southeastern coast.  Anne and I illegally camped in the parking lot so I could get up before sunrise and take photos.

Tessellate – to form of small squares or blocks, as floors or pavements; form or arrange in a checkered or mosaic pattern.

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DSC9842hdr Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay DSC9837hdr Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay Cape Huay is a hike that starts at crescent-shaped Fortescue Bay.  The 1/2 day hike rewarded us with views of the bay and inestimable drops along the Cape.

DSC9793 Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay You know that feeling you get when you’re standing in a high place… that sudden urge to jump?… I don’t have it.  -Jack Sparrow

It is merely the idea of what would be our sensations during the sweeping precipitancy of a fall from such a height. And this fall—this rushing annihilation—for the very reason that it involves that one most ghastly and loathsome of all the most ghastly and loathsome images of death and suffering which have ever presented themselves to our imagination—for this very cause do we now the most vividly desire it. -Edgar Allen Poet1 Tessellated Pavement, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania Tessellated Pavement Fortescue Bay Cape Huay

Bhutan

For a long time, Bhutan held the #1 spot on my travel wish list.  Now the #1 spot belongs to the Azores, with the #2 spot being Yemen.DSC7709 Bhutan DSC7749 Bhutan DSC7750 Bhutan DSC7834 Bhutan DSC7931 Bhutan DSC7939 Bhutan DSC8000 Bhutan DSC8003 Bhutan DSC8042 Bhutan DSC8068 Bhutan DSC8077 Bhutan DSC8129 Bhutan DSC8172 Bhutan DSC8219 Bhutan DSC8231 Bhutan DSC8250 Bhutan DSC8282 Bhutan DSC8285 Bhutan DSC8290 Bhutan DSC8306 Bhutan DSC8350 Bhutan DSC8392 Bhutan DSC8399 Bhutan DSC8416 Bhutan DSC8428 Bhutan DSC8445 Bhutan DSC8466 Bhutan DSC8544 Bhutan DSC8554 Bhutan DSC8561 Bhutan DSC8589 Bhutan DSC8625 Bhutan DSC8686 Bhutan DSC8693 Bhutan DSC8747 Bhutan DSC8845 Bhutan DSC8850 Bhutan DSC8877 Bhutan DSC8882 Bhutan tigers nest Bhutan

Sri Lanka – Mulkirigala and Wewurukannala

Near Tangalle are several large temples.  They are worth a look, if you have time.

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Sri Lanka – Tangalle

You should go to Tangalle!  Stay at Coco Tangalla (link).  If I remember, the chef worked in a 5-star hotel in Dubai, then some resort in the Maldives, now here.  They bring in fresh food every day, and make it just for you.  They love it, if you ask for a complimentary cooking lesson.  If you get bored, they’ll call a guy with a scooter to take you to the local sights.  DSC6651 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6357 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6359 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6459 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6464 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6467 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6471 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6473 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6478 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6485 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6488 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6500 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6517 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6530 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6541 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6544 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6601 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6603 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6609 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle DSC6622 Sri Lanka   Tangalle Tangalle

Sri Lanka – Galle

Galle’s Portuguese/British/Dutch fort is the first place in Asia where I thought to myself, “I could buy a house and retire here.”  It has an boutique, not-to-touristy feel.  Wonderful cafes and restaurants can be found hidden throughout its narrow lanes.  The octagonal shaped fort sits on a bit of a peninsula, and offers nice views on all sides.

We stayed at the Seagreen Guesthouse, which I highly recommend.  You’ll never forget the breakfasts there. DSC6325 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle s12 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle (below) I had to confront my fears and come within just feet of one of the worlds most notorious snakes.DSC6317 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6273 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle s8 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6252 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6250 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6227 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle (below) Train stations still use the original hand-painted time tables.  DSC6340 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle s11 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6223 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle s10 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6221 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6208 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6198 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6196 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle As a diver, it really saddens me when people kill sharks, especially baby hammerheads.  DSC6176 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6174 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle s9 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6167 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6165 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6137 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6134 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6130 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6123 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6122 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6116 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6109 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6043 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6063 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6076 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6079 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle DSC6090 Sri Lanka   Galle Galle

Sri Lanka – Trincomalee

“Trinco” is still waking up from the 2007 finish of the Sri Lankan civil war, and widespread damage caused by a tsunami in 2004.  Many people feel that the current government cares little for people living in the North, and lack of infrastructure and commercial development keeps development back.  Recently, Prince Charles visited Sri Lanka (link), and raised awareness of the plight of the Tamils.  On the other hand, this gives the NE part of the island an off-the-beaten-track feel.

We stayed at the Palm Beach Resort(link) just north of Trinco’s harbor.  If I was to return, it would be the only place I would consider.  Italian owners, Luca and Dona, run the best hotel on Sri Lanka’s east coast.  On top of that, they have the best Italian restaurant in Sri Lanka.  DSC6038 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC6037 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC6027 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC6021 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC6007 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC6001 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5967 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5952 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5939 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5930 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5924 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5919 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5904 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5900 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5897 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5890 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5889 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5873 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5849 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5844 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5791 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5734 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5732 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee (below) Cashew fruit grows on trees found only in Sri Lanka.  When you slice it, and dip it in salt water (seen below) is does taste like a cashew nut. DSC5721 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5717 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee DSC5715 Sri Lanka   Trincomalee Trincomalee

Sri Lanka – Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya

Polonnaruwa was the capital of Sri Lanka in the 12th century.  After invaders from India toppled the kingdom, some semi-interesting ruins were left behind.  This is also a main stop for tour buses and school children.  I thought it was somewhat interesting, but kind of… meh.DSC5483 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5525 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa s16 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5582 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa S17 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5590 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa Rising six hundred feet above the surrounding plains, Sigiriya is one of the cultural highlight of Sri Lanka.  This medieval capital tells the story of a king who was ironically afraid of heights, and loved women.  DSC5598 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa The Sigiriya Damsels are the most famous collection of paintings in Sri Lanka.  They were painted in the 5th century, making them the oldest non-religious paintings to survive in Sri Lanka.  DSC5620 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5622 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa s13 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5631 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa s14 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5645 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa DSC5676 Sri Lanka   Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya Sigiriya Polonnaruwa

Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya and Ella

Trains provide some of the best views of Sri Lanka’s hill country.DSC4815 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC4841 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC4851 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC4888 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC4935 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers One of the engineers asked if I would like to ride up front for a bit.  I said yes.  DSC5002 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC4856 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC5030 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC5038 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC5089 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC5146 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers DSC5178 Sri Lanka   Nuwara Eliya and Ella tea pluckers If you drink tea, these are the people who pluck the tea leaves.  They are known as tea pluckers.  One of the highlights of my time in Sri Lanka was returning on several occasions and getting to interact with a group of women who work the hillsides.  We learned about the hours they work, how much weight they have to pick, how many bags they fill, when they take breaks, how much they are paid, and where their families live.  It’s experiences like this that inspire me to get out on the road over and over again.  The ability to gain an intimate knowledge of the lives or people I would otherwise never meet is, simply put, a pleasure.

They told Anne that I was a very good man!  I think that’s something to be proud of.

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Irma Clement - These photos are phenomenal. Thanks for sharing!December 18, 2013 - 6:07 pm