Thursday, 30 June 2011

Light Field Camera by Lytro

I was so blown away by this amazing new camera that I had to publish a quick excerpt from their website.  Check out the photos and have a play with them.  You will be as amazed as I was.    I definitely want one of these cameras!!

The camera that turns light into living pictures

This year, Lytro will debut the first light field camera for everyone. OK – you’re not everyone. You are a beautiful, unique snowflake. And you deserve an amazing camera that lets you capture life’s singular moments, like baby’s first steps not second, with maximum magic and minimum hassle. No more fighting with dials and settings and modes. No more flat, boring, static photographs. With a Lytro, you unleash the light.

No fuss focus. Click away. Shoot first, focus after. That's right, after. You can't miss.  Shares the magic. Immersive sharing with living pictures makes “wish you were here” come true. Speed, indeed.  From sleep to snap in under a second. Instant on. Bye-bye shutter lag. Travels light. Portable and stylish enough to bring along, from the beach to the bistro.

Photo Number 43

Photo by: Photographer James McEwan
This is an iconic and world famous building
Congratulations Margy!  You are our newest Top Traveler again!  Well done!  This building really needs no introduction.  The Louvre in Paris is one of the world's greatest museums and art galleries. 

Monday, 27 June 2011

This Week from the Traveler

This week I'm running a day behind!  Another great week with some fantastic photo's from Australia, Europe, China and the Caribbean.  My two favourites this week are these pictures from Europe.  The photo on the right has an amazing story which I will share when it's solved. And the lights in the photo below would have to be a must see.  I can see a trip to Europe on the horizon!

So this week we had 7 photo's placed on the planet with Tracy Z being our Top Traveler of the week.  She also became a contributing photographer which is fantastic.  Congratulations again Tracy!

The destination of the week is Disneyworld Orlando.  Two photo's were placed there this week and it really is the happiest place on the planet.

I hope you have had a great week and keep checking back to see if you can place our unsolved photo's on the planet, and don't forget to tell your friends, the more that play the more fun we will have :)

Photo Number 41

Photo by: Karen
Congratulations Margy!  You are our newest Top Traveler!  This photo is, of course, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Sydney Opera House to the left.  If you have never sailed on Sydney Harbour, it should be definitely on your "bucket list".  And if you get the opportunity to be on the water on December 26th for the start of the Sydney Hobart Yacht race, definitely take it!

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Photo Number 40

Photo by: Margy
Congratulations Jim!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This photo is of the beautiful Milford Sound on the South Island of New Zealand.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Photo Number 39

Photo by: Karen
Congratulations Margy!  You are our newest Top Traveler!  This photo is of the magnificent Victoria Falls and is indeed taken from the Zimbabwe side!  Well done on a hard photo!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Photo Number 38

Photo by:  Emily

Photo Number 37

Photo by: Bob
Congratulations Jim!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This photo is of the city of Melbourne, Victoria. A great place for coffee and live entertainment!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Photo Number 36

Photo by: Margy
Congratulations Leonie!  You are our newest Top Traveler!  This photo is of the Tian Tam Buddha in Hong Kong.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Photo Number 35

Photo by: Tracy
These sparkling pools are great for swimming and snorkeling.
Congratulations Jim.  You are our newest Top Traveler!  The Champagne Pools are on 75 mile beach on the beautiful Fraser Island Queensland. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Photo Number 34

Photo by: Rona
The men at the top of the poles depict

the different nations in the world all talking to each other.
Congratulations Margy!  You are our newest Top Traveler. This photo was taken in Nice, France.  Rona took this photo at night because the street looked so colourful at night and the streets are so busy.  She said "It was such a buzz".

Monday, 20 June 2011

Photo Number 33

Photo by: Wayne
Even sailing vessels of the past needed to put into dry dock. 

Photo Number 32

Photo by: the Traveler
Congratulations Rebecca!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This is the famous Cape Bryon Lighthouse.  It is the Australian Mainland's most Eastern Lighthouse and is the most powerful in Australia.  It was built in 1901.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

This Week from the Traveler

A great week for placing photo's on the planet!  We had 9 solved with Anna taking out Top Traveler of the week with 6 solves to her name - Congratulations again!  This week we had photo's from USA, Australia, Caribbean and Malaysia and 2 new contributing photographers Ken and Rebecca.  I look forward to seeing more of their top travel photos!

My two favourite pics of the week are the T38 on show at Kennedy Space Centre Florida and the sweeping view of Surfers Paradise Beach Queensland.  As I have said before space is a subject close to my heart and it was amazing to learn more about manned space flight while we were in Orlando.  I only wish I could be there for the final space shuttle launch.

Don't forget to check out the unsolved pics - Photo Number 11 is quite tricky - a quick hint - they serve a mean Painkiller in this part of the world.

Hope everyone has a great week and don't forget - anyone can be a contributing photographer - the pic doesn't have to be of an exotic location - I'm sure your home town has lots of interesting places!

Photo Number 31

Photo by: Melanie
This bear is 42ft high and is leaning on ....

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Photo Number 30

Photo by: Rebecca
This was the tallest building in the world until 2004
Congratulations Margy!  You are our newest Top Traveler. This unusual picture is of the Petronas Twin Towers Building in Kuala Lumpur. 

Photo Number 29

Photo by: Victoria
Congratulations Tracy.  You are our newest Top Traveler!  This rock formation is on Fraser Island Queensland and is known as the Pinnacles.  World Heritage listed Fraser Island is the worlds biggest sand island and a must see for visitors to Queensland.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Photo Number 28

Photo by: Ken
Congratulations Rebecca, you are our newest Top Traveler.  This photo is of Perth CBD in Western Australia taken from the 30th Floor of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Perth.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Photo Number 27

Photo by: Wayne
A Rolling Stone has a house over the hill from here
"Painkillers" were invented at this unusually named bar
Congratulations Tracy Z!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This is indeed the famous bar called the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke British Virgin Islands.  So named because there is nowhere to dock your boat, you have to swim to shore.  Behind the bar is a line to dry the wet soggy money!

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Photo Number 26

Photo by: Melanie
These are very famous ears.  Which park is this water tank at?
Congratulations Jen.  You are our newest Top Traveler. This particular pair of mickey ears is at Disneyworld MGM Studios Florida on the top of a water tower.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Photo Number 25

Photo by: The Traveler
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler!  This beach is indeed on the Gold Coast.  This photo shows Surfers Paradise, but the beach stretches all the way Nobby's Beach.  Queensland, beautiful one day, perfect the next.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Photo Number 24

Photo by: The Traveler
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler.  This photo was taken at NASA Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.  The T-38 plane was the early Astronauts form of transport.  For anyone interested in human space flight, a visit to NASA Kennedy Space Centre is a must.  The History tour was fascinating!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

This Week from the Traveler

A hectic week this week, but I still managed to have 4 Contributing Photographers and 3 photo's placed on the planet.  Photo's from Australia, USA, Turkey and the Caribbean.  Leonie is on a mission to work out Photo Number 11, can you beat her to it??

Another two favourite photo's for this week. Lone Pine Anzac Cove Turkey is a place that all Australians and New Zealanders should visit - to keep in perspective how lucky we are. I hope to go for the 100 year anniversary.  And what a fantastic photo of Tangalooma Wrecks on Moreton Island Queensland - Well done Brian.  Moreton Island is our Destination of the Week.

If you are one of the Anonymous Top Travelers, let us know your name so we can add you to our Top Travelers Page. Have a good week everyone and keep checking back to see the new pictures to see if you know Where On The Planet they are.

Photo Number 23

Photo by: Wayne
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler.  This photo was taken at the breathtaking Beaver Creek in Colorado.  The sculptures are all over the mountain resort and are quite amazing!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Photo Number 22

Photo by: Melanie
Congratulations to our newest Top Traveler!  The picture is, of course, Cinderella Castle - this one is at Disneyworld, Orlando Florida

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Photo Number 21

Photo by: Wayne
The island where this port is, hosted the World Cup Cricket in 2007
The famous cricketer, Sir Viv Richards was born here

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Photo Number 20

Photo by: Brian
Congratulations to our Anonymous Top Traveler.  They placed the photo at Tangalooma wrecks at Moreton Island Queensland Australia.

Photo Number 19

Photo by: Wayne
A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away ...
AT-AT for you sci-fi fans
Congratulations Connor!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This amazing giant model of a Star Wars vehicle is outside the Star Wars ride at Disney MGM Studios Orlando Florida.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Photo Number 18

Photo by: Shane

Photo Number 17

Photo by: Wayne
William Cody Lies here
"Wild West"
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler.  The grave of "Buffalo Bill" is on Lookout Mountain, Golden, Colorado.  An amazing view of Denver from where he lies - a perfect spot for one of America's legends.

Photo Number 16

Photo by: Brian
From a glider you can see all kinds of places around the scenic rim
"Home of the thunderstorm"
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler.  This photo was taken from the air of Moogerah Dam in Queensland. 

Sunday, 5 June 2011

This Week

What a first week!  We have had nearly 400 page views,  10 contributing photographers with photos from Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, China, Fiji, USA and the Caribbean.  5 photo's placed on the planet, and 3 top Travelers. Amazing!

I have two favorite pics from this week. One place I would love to go to and one that is close to my heart.  The ultimate travel destination!
Somewhere I want to go!  Looks Amazing

Space - the final frontier

Where On The Planet's Destination of the Week
Parkes New South Wales Australia

Photo Number 15

Photo by: Brian

This famous engraving is on a war memorial
The WWII diggers used this as graffiti 
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler!  This photo was taken in Washington DC at the WWII memorial.  Don't forget to send us your name so we can put you on our Top Traveler page.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Photo Number 14

Photo By: Melanie
Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck have been here
History was made here
Man nearly didn't make it to the moon because of what happened here

Photo Number 13

Photo by: The Traveler
I saw a famous concert here with a little known band ... U2
This natural amphitheater has dinosaur heritage
Anybody who is anybody has played at this famous venue 

Photo Number 12

Photo by: Em
This beach is also known as the "Super Bank" 

Photo Number 11

Photo by: Wayne
This was one of Edward Teach's anchorages
Other Islands nearby this hidey hole are: Norman and Cooper
You can buy a "Painkiller" at Pussers!
Best of British here

Friday, 3 June 2011

Photo Number 10

Photo By: Melanie

Queensland is the home of this fabulous museum
Want to see a working blacksmith - this is the place
In November 2010 "Thomas The Tank Engine" took part in a world record here

Photo Number 9

Photo by: Margy
Also known as Nine Dragons
Great shopping here too
Alexis has guessed the photo was taken in Hong Kong, can you work out what part of the great city the photo is showing?

Photo Number 8

Photo by: The Traveler

My husband assures me that surfers will know this wave - it's famous!
Gerry Lopez, Tom Carroll and Kelly Slater surfed here
The most famous north shore reef break
Congratulations to our shy Top Traveler!  This photo was taken at Pipeline on Hawaii's famous north shore.  There was a competition happening and an ambulance standing by.  It is one dangerous, but addictive wave.

Photo Number 7

Photo by: Karen

You'll find this award winning bar at Jimbaren Bay
A five star resort is the owner of this bar
Congratulations Tracy Z!  You are our newest Top Traveler.  This amazing place is the Rock Bar in Bali.  It is part of the Ayana Resort and a beautiful place of the world to visit.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Photo Number 4

Photo by: the Traveler
This Resort in Fiji is on an island in the Manamuca Group Of Islands.  What's it's name?
There are three resorts on this island just 10 miles west of the mainland.
This photo is way too tricky I think - here's a hint to make it really easy ... the Island name is Malolo LaLai - can you guess the resort name?