This is Me

iheartmycamera

I am addicted to photography. I carry my camera everywhere. And three lenses.

This blog was supposed to be about travel. And sometimes it is. But it has become a place for me to share my photography with this lovely community. I have also started writing short stories and I find that I am loving that as well. It’s a great outlet and I seem to write a lot when I fly (and I fly a lot).

I’ve always loved taking photos – seeing a frame around a scene, capturing a moment, recording memories. I love the colour and the light and the whole process. I can’t tell you how good it feels to leave everything behind for a couple of hours and just take my camera on a walk to see the world around me.

I travel often for my job, mainly around Australia, but occasionally to the UK and the US. I’m a scientist (chemistry, biochemistry, biology) who left a research lab to take a job teaching other scientists how to use robotics – yep, robots. I’ll show you them one day soon.

So, my camera, my science, recently my writing, there’s one more – my puppy, Gidget. She is a sweet little dog with such intelligence and a sassy attitude. She loves nothing more than when we curl up on the couch together (see my photo below).

I love sharing my photos, thoughts and experiences with you. I am including some science here as well, which I hope you will find interesting. If you are interested in finding out about how and why I got into science, please visit this page here.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you come back to visit again soon.

x desleyjane

Me&MissG-framed

94 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s interesting to see how a scientist who usually has a traditional and conservative lifestyle would develop into a creative artist. I’ve seen your pictures and enjoyed your numerous trips.

    You seem to be part a new breed of artistic scientists. I’ll drink to that. Skoll!

    Keep them coming, Desley Jane.

    Best Wishes,

    Omar.-

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Omar – “a new breed of artistic scientists” – I like that! Cheers!
      It’s been busy lately but I’m hoping to get out snapping again very soon.
      D.

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  2. Read your story with great interest, DesleyJane. I have an 18-year-old daughter getting ready to begin college next fall to study human biology (with a great interest in research) 🙂 So happy that you’re taking the time to really “see” on your travels – it’s wonderful for the soul!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      How exciting for your daughter! I remember the start, it was so much fun. Yes it IS good for the soul. I love my job but it feels like the thought that I can pick up my camera at the end of the day and lose myself “behind the lens” really motivates me to work harder. Best wishes to your daughter and to you. I hope we can hear how she’s doing as she goes on her journey!

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  3. carto says:

    Save room for your camera when you travel. Nice pictures.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! Yes I usually squeeze in it 😉

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  4. nerdycanuck says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the comment:), I followed and looking forward to seeing more photos 🙂

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  5. Hello Desley Jane, your introduction is welcoming and your blog is amazing. We have bumped at each other’s blogs through Photo101 but I hadn’t yet had time to stop by and read more, due to the course, and NaBloPoMo. I’m going to do so by following you from now on.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Lucile – thanks for stopping by and for commenting. We have been running into each other a bit lately, haven’t we? Looking forward to keeping it up!

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      1. Hi Desley Jane – I’m happy we did! Likewise! Cheers.

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  6. gfchopstix says:

    Hi, I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award since I really enjoy your posts! There is no obligation to accept. Thanks for your lovely blog. Check it out: https://gfchopstix.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you, that’s so kind of you. It’s my third one this month, I feel so humbled.

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  7. Britta says:

    Hi Desley Jane, I absolutely love your blog so I decided to nominated you for the Versatile Blogging Award. More details at my most recent post if you are interested: https://brittabottle.wordpress.com/2014/12/31/lets-get-versatile-versatile/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Well thank you so much, that’s lovely! And you’ve reminded me that my first order of business is to sort out my nominations for a coupke of other awards as well. Thank Britta – that’s so nice to hear. Happy New Year!

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      1. Britta says:

        You’re most welcome. Happy New Year to you too!

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  8. Andy Townend says:

    To a new and good friend and for all those reminders of a life I miss

    http://belgianstreets.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh Andy, how lovely. And I’m so happy to count you among my friends. Thank you so much, I am very humbled.

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  9. I have seen your comments on some of my favorite blogs 🙂 I like what you have to say and shall look forward to more!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Terri, that’s most kind of you. I will pop over and take a look again 😉

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  10. Sam Rappaz says:

    So happy to have met you! 🙂 Happy new year and I hope you do get to travel more 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you and the same to you 🙂

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  11. Andy Townend says:

    Great new look to the blog!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you! This process of changing my theme has made me mindful of actually going to people’s blogs rather than staying in the Reader.

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      1. Andy Townend says:

        I know that feeling, there’s a whole new world out there!

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  12. Wonderful. We identify and can’t imagine being without a camera.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      It just makes you see things another way. I am so at home with a camera in my hand. Thank you!

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  13. Paula says:

    It is impressive that you carry all three lenses with you all the time. A very nice place you’ve got here Desleyjane 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you! They’re small enough to fit them in, thank goodness. It used to be my 17mm and 60mm. Now that I’ve added the 45mm, it is getting to be a lot!

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      1. Paula says:

        Three prime lenses :O

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  14. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Desley Jane! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #1! Feel free to come visit me when you can at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Jacob (?) thanks for making me #!! How did I appear in your list? I’m so pleased you found me. And what a great idea to follow some blogs each day. I took a quick poke around your blog and it seems like a nice place. I’ve hit the follow button 😄 happy new year to you too!

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      1. thatssojacob says:

        Thanks for the love! I was just looking around at some blogs of friends of friends of mine and yours stood out. Glad you like it, hope you visit again, and comment if you like something!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          No worries. Thank you. And I will!!

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  15. Lovely blog! I just nominated you for a blog award. Please check my latest post: http://thetezzyfiles.com/2015/01/19/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much, that’s very kind. I was nominated by someone else recently as well, what a humbling experience. Thank you again!

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      1. Wow a double nomination! Well done 🙂

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  16. Hi dj, I nominated you for a Versatile Bloggers award. You can find out what accepting the award involves at https://jillypopmusic.wordpress.com/2015/01/24/the-versatile-bloggers-award/

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  17. guevaragem says:

    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. The post is on my blog. I hope you can accept. 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi love – thank you for this, of course I will most humbly accept. I have been nominated for this one late last year but still haven’t posted my response (such a bad blogger).
      Your message to me was in my spam folder, so I only just found it sorry!
      🙂

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  18. I look forward to joining you on your virtual journey.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much!

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  19. Hi Desleyjane,
    I’ve been perusing your lovely blog and wanted to say congratulations, I have nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognize some of the awesome posts fellow bloggers (like you) are publishing. The award comes with a tradition of sharing a few things about yourself and spreading the love to other bloggers. You can check out what was passed onto me here:
    https://spanishmossseries.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/liebster-award/#more-344
    Congrats,
    Janet

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Janet, that is so kind of you! I have a little collection of awards that I need to respond to. I will dive in shortly. Thank you again so much, I really appreciate it. X

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  20. Sam Rappaz says:

    Hi! You may have received this award already but I just wanted you to know that I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the world Blogger Awards. Please don’t feel obliged to do anything about it unless you want to. I just needed to let you know that I appreciate getting to know you through your blog! Here’s the link to my post: https://tokillamimingbird.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/a-final-acceptance-speech-made-to-share-33-blog-sites/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Sam. Yes I have, but I haven’t responded to it yet. I will aim to do that this weekend, it’s time! I am so humbled by you picking me, and congratulations on your award!! X

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      1. Sam Rappaz says:

        Yay! I look forward to your post Desley 🙂 Thank you and you deserve it!

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  21. joannesisco says:

    I loved looking through your photo gallery and amazing photos 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you Joanne, that means a lot to me! X

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  22. We nominated you for the Inspiring Award! we are not accepting any more so we wanted to share this one with you.
    http://faradayscandle.com/2015/02/07/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you lovelies! I have a nomination or two for this one already ☺️ I will add your questions when I respond. I hope I don’t take TOO long! Thanks so much….

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      1. No proble!. We are one of our inspirations. A woman scientist with an artistic eye! Talking about (mythical) left brain right brain!

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        1. desleyjane says:

          😃 thank you, you’re very kind and that really does mean a lot to me x.

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  23. I nominated you for a Liebster Award because I enjoy your enthusiasm, so much. It seems a little daunting to accept but not really. I hope you will accept. Thanks.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Michelle – that’s so nice of you, thank you so much x.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Hi Marigold – it appears that I haven’t replied to this comment and nomination. MY sincerest apologies. Thank you so much, I am touched by this.

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      1. Marigold says:

        No worries Desley. Many people don’t have time to get to it so I understand if you don’t, but you deserve the little award icon on your blog 🙂

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Well thanks hun. I would love to dive in and do this one 🙂 Many thanks!

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  24. MiaMusings says:

    When someone says scientist, usually the first picture in one’s head is that of a nerd! But here is a scientist who is so creative and takes lovely photographs! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog Desley and look forward to reading more.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Mia, that’s nice of you to say! Welcome aboard 😊

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  25. afairymind says:

    Hi Delsey – I’m nominating you for a 5 day b&w photography and / or story challenge that I’m taking part in. If you wish to join in (there’s no obligation), check out my post for the rules.
    https://thestorytellersabode.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/5-day-black-white-challenge-and-5-photos-5-stories-challenge-day-4/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Ooo I’ve been reading along with you, I will join in! Thank you 😄

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      1. afairymind says:

        Thanks for accepting. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your 5 days as much as I’m enjoying mine! I look forwards to seeing what you produce.

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  26. amommasview says:

    Lucile guided me over here and I am very happy to have found you 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much! Lucile is the best 🙂

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      1. amommasview says:

        She is pretty awesome 🙂

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  27. Vlad Zaycev says:

    Hello!
    You have very interesting blog. I enjoyed it. Well done!
    If you like music and fashion, please, look my blog too.
    I hope that you will enjoy it!
    -Vlad

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  28. andy says:

    He Desley,
    Thank you for following my blog 🙂
    Nominated you for an award. Check it out 🙂
    https://acbistro2014.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/real-neat-blog-award/

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh wow thank you Andy, that’s so lovely of you. And congrats on your nomination as well!

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  29. I must apologise for not following you sooner, I thought that I was, even though there were a distinct lack of posts popping up in my reader… durr. Your blog looks so neat and interesting! 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      No worries!! That’s happened to me a few times as well. Thanks so much!

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  30. Hi dj, I’ve nominated you for The Blog Tour Award at https://jillypopmusic.wordpress.com/2015/06/08/the-blog-tour-award/
    Hope you’ll accept!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much JillyP, I’ll check it out.

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  31. Kat says:

    Hi there, you have such lovely photos here! Great blog, am looking forward to see more great images 🙂

    Cheers,
    Kat

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Kat. What a wonderful comment. You made my morning ☺️

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  32. gunroswell says:

    Hello Dear,
    I have nominated you for the versatile blogger award please check out:
    https://gunroswell.wordpress.com/2015/07/21/versatile-blogger-award-featuring-the-gun-rap/
    Cheers!
    Gun

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    1. desleyjane says:

      How lovely. Thanks Gun! I have been nominated for this one before but never made it to participating. I am honored and will try to respond next week 🙂

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  33. Debbie H says:

    Loving the update Desley!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Deb 🙂
      A change is as good as a holiday, right?!

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  34. Happy New Year and congratulations on your move.
    It all sounds so exciting! New City, new home and a new life.
    What an adventure to start your new year with.
    We miss your beautiful blog and your wonderful comments.
    It has been too long.

    Looking forward to hearing more stories✨

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much. I’ve missed you too. I’m back now, hoping to get around and see everyone. Happy new year!

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  35. Jane Lurie says:

    Hi Desleyjane- Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you enjoy my work. Your blog is terrific and I look forward to more.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      My pleasure Jane. Oh and thank you so much.

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  36. Love your pup. What is she?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! She’s a Maltese X Lhasa Apso and the love of my life 💕

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      1. Cute. Dogs are such good company and seem to know our moods, giving us space when we need it or that loving cufdle and closeness when we’re feeling down. Maggie’s a gem.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Very true. Is yours called Maggie? Mine is Gidget.

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          1. Yes, Maggie is our baby, an 11 year old ‘sprollie’. She got her name by being a people magnet when she was a pup. How on earth did you come up with Gidget?

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            1. desleyjane says:

              She just looked like a Gidget. 😊

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