❤ a beautiful comfy bed _ #travelgram #travelling

❤ a beautiful comfy bed
#travelgram #travelling #inthemood #instatravel #sweetdreams #traveling #nighttime #afterparty #vacation #nightynight #exotic #luxury #beautiful #partylightsout #bed #fun #life #love #rest #trip #warm #travel #relaxing #bedtime #vacations #happy #night #relax #sleep #bali

Location: Bali, Indonesia


The benefits of being small, nimble & agile when y

The benefits of being small, nimble & agile when you know you need to get somewhere but the road ahead is noisey & contested.
#travelgram #travellife #travelling #travelpics #instatravel #inspiration #leadership #worldwide #traveling #vacationtime #success #vacation #explore #breakaway #entrepreneurship #keepgoing #business #love #trip #travel #holidays #marketing #wonderfulplaces #vacations #entrepreneur #nomad #world #mindset #holiday #worldplaces

Location: Bangkok, Thailand


Travel Photography – Bali 2011

My partner and I have been to Bali for a couple of weeks – we go once a year – my girl loves to shop and I’m happy just to relax and read a book or two, take a few photos, test some new techniques and knock down a local Bintang beer (or three) at sunset. 

From a photographers perspective coming back to the same spot offers the challenge to find something new – there are just so many sunsets, flowers and rice paddies to shoot before they too become boring or cliché, so it’s about finding new ways to capture and create great images from the same things.

I suppose that search for uniqueness is true for all creative activities – fashion, art, music, advertising, writing, photography and so on.  There’s a need to develop your own style plus the desire to stand out, grab the viewer and create an emotional response.

Then again, like lifelong relationships, some people find happiness in security; the less things change the better, the same old food, comfort in the style they like.

Finding Style   

Following are images from the trip – hope you like – technically they’re a combination of HDR technique and experimenting a lot more with the lines of placement – Golden Circle, Rule of Thirds, etc.  Note: When travelling you’re limited to the amount of equipment you want to carry, so there’s much less options for controlling lighting in these shots.  

Sun Seekers PlaygroundPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Sun Seekers Playground – Kuta Beach, Bali.

Combination of HDR’s and panoramic stitching in Photoshop.  I used a polariser lens filter on this shot to remove a lot of the water glare.  New OnOne Perfect Studio 6 used for color enhancement and framing.

Daily WritingPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Morning Inspiration – Inspired by Julia Cameron – I try and write three pages per day – to connect and commit those subconscious thoughts onto paper.

The Fast BoatPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

In transit to Gili Trawangan

Island TransportPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Gili T – Only horse carts, push bikes and your legs as transport around the island

ProgressPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Gili T – It takes about 2 hours to ride around the island.

 ShipwreckedPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Sunset BarPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Sunset Bar

Whereever you travel in the world where the sun sets over the water you’ll generally find a bar and fellow travellers.

Just Another Amazing SunsetPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Just another amazing sunset – The sun sets over Kintamani, Bali

Bali Convenience StorePhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

Winner – Convenience Store 

An article today in the SMH about entering competions I found this on www.dpreview.com/challenges/ChallengeSlideshow.aspx?ID=51… and won!

Villa Tranquilo, Seminyak Bali

A few days of luxury accomadation at Villa Tranquilo in Seminyak Bali

After PartyPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia

After Party

Very happy with the way these pics are coming out. Just loving the lighting and detail in the timber and flooring. What’s missing from a creative image point of view is maybe an empty bottle of champagne, a few glasses and maybe an unconscious body or two.

ReflectionPhoto by Scott Maxworthymaxymedia


Bali sunsets never get boring.

The journey continues.

Love to know your thoughts.




Need a photographer for your tourist destination, hotel, airline?  Then please drop me line. 🙂