Liam Norris

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Autumn Storm, Perth

First day of Autumn and summer is just getting started…


Molloy Island Astro Photography

The south-west of Western Australia is an incredibly remote place. Molloy Island lies near Cape Leeuwin in Augusta, a desolate, wind-swept town that is subjected to freezing winds straight off the Southern Ocean. It’s very quiet, with very little light pollution from the surrounding areas. These were all taken with a 30 second exposure, around […]


Summer Storm, Perth, Western Australia

After a slow start to summer the hot weather has hit Perth with a vengeance. The usual high pressure systems have been floating in off the ocean since Christmas, however the last few weeks has also seen a series of tropical lows floating down the coast from the north. The result has been near constant […]

Wilyabrup, Margaret River

Wilyabrup, Margaret River, Western Australia

We hit the Margaret River region this week and happened upon a freak swell. This stretch of coast can handle some pretty epic waves but Wilyabrup was out of control. Quite possibly the biggest surf I’ve seen in Australia…

Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul

Moonrise over Ortaköy, Istanbul

I’ve been through Istanbul more times that I can remember but I’ve never made the journey up to the Bosphorous Bridge. Until now… Like most visitors to Istanbul, I presumed I was crossing from Europe to Asia when I walked across the bridge linking Sultanahmet with Galata. Not so… It’s only taken me five trips […]

Hagia Sophia Roof, Istanbul, Turkey

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey

With Jasmin a little underwhelmed by yesterday’s visit to the Blue Mosque, I thought I’d save the best until last… Next door is the magnificent Hagia Sophia. Constructed in 537AD, it’s considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture. A dome thirty metres in diameter sits sixteen stories up, floating on forty arched windows that stream light […]

Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet Camii, Istanbul

Blue Mosque – Sultan Ahmet Camii, Istanbul

It’s been 14 years since I last set foot inside the Blue Mosque, and I’ve been wanting to take Jasmin there for years. It is a stunning architectural icon, looming over the Istanbul horizon for some five centuries. Inside it’s one giant room, with an incredible array of curves that somehow manage to support the […]

Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey

Cihangir – Beyoğlu, Turkey

Set on a steep hill between the business district of Taksim and the Bosphorus waterway, Cihangir is the beating heart of Istanbul. The neighbourhood is a bohemian enclave of cafes, galleries and creative spaces that have popped up in what remains of the rapidly gentrifying suburbs of the greater Beyoğlu district. Amid the ramshackle houses and […]

Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Dominating the hill in Eminönü (on the European side of Istanbul) is the great Süleymaniye Mosque. Often overlooked by tourists in favour of it’s little brother the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (The Blue Mosque in the downtown tourist district), it is almost always quieter and every bit as impressive. Built in 1550 by the master architect […]

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