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Favorite Photos from Down Under

In one of my last posts, I shared with you one of my favorite photos from our trip to Australia.  My friend, Jeff, suggested that I write a post sharing my favorite photos from the trip.

I shared a few on the blog through all the individual posts, but I thought it was a great idea to focus specifically on the favorites – thanks Jeff!

I took over 3200 photos on our trip, and narrowed it down to 800 that I went through and edited.  The thought of narrowing it down to 5 favorite photos, or even 10, seemed a little daunting.  So I went with my top 15 favorites. 🙂

And here they are, in chronological order – because ranking them would be even harder than selecting them!!


December 21, 2011 – Cleland Wildlife Park:

Feeding the Roos

Josh feeding his first kangaroo

Kangaroo Close-up

Such a sweet face!

Holding a koala

Potential Christmas card photo? 🙂

December 23, 2011 – Great Ocean Road

The 12 Apostles

An amazing view of the Twelve Apostles

December 24, 2011 – Golfing with Roos in Anglesea

Kangaroo in the bunker

Josh posing with the bunker kangaroo

Sunset in Kilcunda

An amazing sunset in Kilcunda!

December 26, 2011 – Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

A view of the Australian War Memorial

December 28, 2011 – Exploring Sydney

Sydney Opera House

I just love the combination of the sun and clouds over the beautiful Sydney Opera House!

Inside the Opera House

I just loved the curves and shadows in this photo, taken inside the Orchestra Hall in the Sydney Opera House

Orchestra Hall

The stage setup in the Orchestra Hall at the Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Sails

The sun peeking over the top of the Opera House


December 29, 2011 – Cruising the Sydney Harbour

Panoramic View of the Sydney Harbor

Taken from our Captain Cook day-tour cruise boat.


Another view of the harbour

The photo we had printed onto a canvas for our hallway

December 31, 2011 – New Year’s Eve

Fireworks behind the Sydney Opera House

Fireworks leading up to midnight’s show

Fireworks over the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Happy New Year!!!


Going through these photos again was a lot of fun, I always enjoy re-living our trips!  This post challenge also inspired me to make a photo book before Kodak Gallery shut down and moved everything over to Shutterfly.  I should be receiving the photo book this week in the mail – and I’m very excited!  It took 60 pages to pull the entire trip together in one book, and I could have easily included more pages!

So these are my favorite photos from our trip.  Do you ever pick favorites from your travels?  And if so, and you have them online, please share – I’d love to see them!


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  1. Heather / Jul 19 2012

    You have some really nice lighting in some of these photos!! And the sunset at Kilcunda?! I love it.

    • Amy / Jul 19 2012

      Thanks, Heather! I had so much fun going through them again. I’m so happy I invested in a DSLR before our trip and took some time to start figuring it out. They’re not professional by any means, but Josh and I love them!

  2. Tricia / Jul 19 2012

    Your pics are fab! And now I’m positively drooling to hold a koala. 🙂

    • Amy / Jul 19 2012

      Haha, Tricia, thanks on the photo compliments! Holding a koala is a cool experience. There were no places in Sydney that allowed it, so the fact that this wildlife sanctuary had the option weighed pretty heavy on our decision to go to Adelaide, since it was so close. That was the ONE thing Josh wanted to do in Australia. 🙂

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