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Ballet By A Lamp Post
Tabitha 3
Tabitha 1
Breasts
Sea Fury
The love between horse and rider
Dancing In The Moonlight
Street Ballerina 27
Sophia
Moluccan Fleet
Perth Polar Panorama
Oia, Santorini
God Was Here
Street Ballerina
The Dolomites
Mystery At Warwick Castle
Galloping
Fashion shoot 2
Miss Monet
Morning Mist
Hannah
A street in Venice
Forest Fairy
BMW 540i
Teneille Jade 1
Ballet moves 2
Friso's Night Ryder
Cottesloe Beach
Blowing in the wind
Natures Window
Horse And Rider
Amy in flames

Ballet By A Lamp Post

A beautiful ballerina dances around a lamp post

Tabitha 3

A ballerina poses in a cityscape in the style of the ballerina project

Tabitha 1

Tabitha poses in the style of the Ballerina Project in front of an old sailing ship.

Breasts

A low key capture of the models breasts covered in oil

Sea Fury

An old ship sails past waves crashing on a castle seawall

The love between horse and rider

The love between horse and rider on a cold misty night

Dancing In The Moonlight

Dancing in the moonlight

Street Ballerina 27

Beautiful ballerina Alice poses in the early morning streets of Perth.

Sophia

Lovely Sophia poses in netting

Moluccan Fleet

In 1596, a ship named Duyfken sailed in the first expedition to Bantam, the crew was captured by the islanders on Pulau Enggano. On 23 April 1601, Duyfken sailed from Texel as the jacht, or scout, under skipper Willem Cornelisz Schouten to the Spice Islands. After reaching Bantam, the "Moluccan Fleet", consisting of five ships including the Duyfken under admiral Wolphert Harmensz, encountered a blockading fleet of Portuguese ships totalling eight galleons and twenty-two galleys. They engaged this fleet in intermittent battle, driving them away on New Year's Day 1602. Thus, the undisputed dominance of the Iberians (Portuguese and Spanish) in the spice trade to Europe was ended. The fleet received a warm welcome in Bantam, repairs were carried out to damage caused in the battle, and a survey of Jakarta Bay was undertaken, where the Dutch would later build Batavia, their capital in the Indies. Then, sailing by way of Tuban, East Java to the Spice Island of Ternate, cloves were loaded on board and the ship returned to Banda for a cargo of nutmeg. An illustration in the Picturesque atlas of Australasia depicting the Duyfken in the Gulf of Carpenteria The Duyfken was then sent on a voyage of exploration to the east when the newly formed United Dutch East India Company (VOC) was granted a monopoly on trade to the Spice Islands by the Dutch government. On the voyage home from the Indies the Duyfken was separated from the larger ships in a storm off Cape Agulhas, southern Africa and reached Flushing in April 1603, two months ahead of the larger ships. The Duyfken was then sent on a voyage of exploration to the east when the newly formed United Dutch East India Company (VOC) was granted a monopoly on trade to the Spice Islands by the Dutch government. On the voyage home from the Indies the Duyfken was separated from the larger ships in a storm off Cape Agulhas, southern Africa and reached Flushing in April 1603, two months ahead of the larger ships. On 18 December 1603, the Duyfken, with Willem Janszoon as skipper, set out on a second voyage to the Indies in the VOC fleet of Steven van der Haghen. The VOC fleet captured a Portuguese ship in Mozambique Channel and sailed to the Spice Islands via Goa, Calicut, Pegu and finally reaching Bantam, Java on New Year's Eve 1604. In 1605, the Duyfken was in the fleet that recaptured the fort of Van Verre at Ambon in the Spice Islands, from the Portuguese. She was then sent to Bantam, Java for urgently needed provisions. In 1605, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) sent the Duyfken, captained by Willem Janszoon, to search for trade opportunities in the "south and east lands" beyond the furthest reaches of their known world. Willem Janszoon took the ship southeast from Banda to the Kei Islands, then along the south coast of New Guinea, skirting south of the shallow waters around False Cape (Irian Jaya) and then continuing east-southeast. A 1670 copy of an original map drawn on board the Duyfken during her voyage of discovery along the Australian coast in 1606 from the Atlas Van der Hem. The legend of the map states that "This map shows the route taken by the pinnace Duifien on the outward as well as on the return voyage when she visited the countries east of Banda up to New Guinea." This map indicates the first European landfall on Australian soil at the point marked "R. met het Bosch", near the mouth of the Pennefather River. In early 1606, Janszoon encountered and then charted the shores of Australia's Cape York Peninsula. The ship made landfall at the Pennefather River in the Gulf of Carpentaria. This was the first authenticated landing on Australian soil and for the first time all the inhabited continents of the world were known to the European science of geography. Janszoon is thus credited with the first authenticated European discovery of Australia. The ship sailed back to Bantam. In 1607, the Duyfken may have made a second voyage east to Australia. Later in the year, she was sent to Java to get supplies for the beleaguered Dutch fortress on Ternate. In February or March 1608, the Duyfken was involved in hunting Chinese junks north of Ternate. In May 1608, the ship was engaged in a five-hour battle with three Spanish galleys. In June, she was sent with larger ships to capture the fortress of Taffaso on Makian Island. A month later, she was brought inside the reef at Ternate for repairs. It seems that she was hauled on her side to repair the bottom but this caused further damage, and the ship was condemned as beyond repair.

Perth Polar Panorama

Perth polar panorama

Oia, Santorini

The beautiful town of Oia on Santorini, Greek Islands

God Was Here

One of the most breath taking places I have ever been. While taking in the beautiful scenery of the Dolomites, I thought to myself "God Was Here" & captured in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

Street Ballerina

Early morning Ballerina in the streets of Perth.

The Dolomites

The Dolomites viewed from Cortina d'Ampezzo, Belluno, Italy.

Mystery At Warwick Castle

A composite image I created from a number of images I shot at Warwick Castle, England

Galloping

A blended image of a handsome Friesian Warmblood stallion galloping through a textured backdrop.

Fashion shoot 2

Miss Monet

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Morning Mist

Morning mist rises off the still water at 5am in Walpole, Western Australia

Hannah

Hannah poses at the beach at sunset

A street in Venice

Street photography captured in Venice, Italy

Forest Fairy

Melody poses as a fairy in the bushes

BMW 540i

Teneille Jade 1

Sexy Teneille Jade poses in front of a drag car

Ballet moves 2

Ballerina posing in the style of the ballerina project

Friso's Night Ryder

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Cottesloe Beach

A long exposure image captured at Cottesloe Beach, Perth Western Australia.

Blowing in the wind

Nude fairy with material blowing in the wind

Natures Window

Natures Window, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia

Horse And Rider

This beautiful Friesian Warmblood Stallion poses for the camera

Amy in flames

Sexy model Amy poses nude in flames