Lost in the Reflections

12 Jan 2016: Every day produces something new to marvel at and today was no exception. We had vivid early morning reflections that developed into one of the most beautiful sunrises I have seen for some time. Early on I had the entire lake all to myself but it wasn’t long before the activity ramped up with dragon boaters, kayakers and scullers all enjoying the calm and warm conditions.


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Canberra Collection 2014

What a memorable 2014. I’ve continued to be mesmerised by the beauty of Canberra with each and every season offering a spectacle of colour.

I have peacefully paddled amongst soft pastels tones, navigated my way through pea soup fog and have been wowed by our -8 wintery conditions as I glide my way on glassy, often near frozen waters. Each and every sunrise is different and I am continually amazed by this natural beauty especially the golden sunrises which are special to our inland city.

Through my paddling experiences I have been fortunate to meet fellow paddlers, friends and others who have become influential in my life. Our common link is our love for Canberra and all that it offers.

I have found it extremely hard to put a selection of shots together as there have been so many memorable moments this year. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I have enjoyed capturing and sharing them.

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and I hope that you have an enjoyable festive season. Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you in the New Year.

Paul Jurak


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Classic Canberra Morning

3 Nov 2014: What a beautiful morning out on Lake Burley Griffin. I can’t believe that people can write and say that LBG hasn’t any life or activity. There were kayakers, stand up paddle boarders, dragon boats and hot air balloons floating through the morning mist. There was a multitude of sculls and their support crews flying past me on the water and at one point I was nearly ‘T- Boned’ by a quad. On the shore line there was plenty of action with boot camps, joggers, walkers, cyclists and dog walkers all enjoying a gorgeous Canberra morning. What a fantastic atmosphere and to top it all off, the day began with a beautiful golden glow!
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Splash of Pink

21 Jan 2014: The ever happy Dragons Abreast ladies certainly added a huge splash of colour to a dull Canberra morning and there were plenty of other people out on the water enjoying the calm conditions as well. It was nice to catch up and have a chat again, you all looked fantastic out there and thanks for brightening up my morning.

How good do they look!

How good do they look!

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100 photos for a 100 years of Canberra

I thought it only fitting to compile a 100 shots as a tribute to the Centenary of Canberra. I’ve had a fantastic year being mesmerised by so many gorgeous sunrises and I am continually amazed at how LBG constantly treats me to a wonderful natural lightshow each and every paddling session. Canberra should be known as the ‘Sunrise Capital of Australia’. The four seasons have been superb. One minute you are paddling through pea soup fog, the next you’re being wowed by amazing pastels tones, or being dazzled by brilliant golden hues, the variety is extensive. I found it extremely hard to select the final 100 as I have snapped over 30,000 photos this year. That would have to be a life time of sunrises in one year- how lucky I am!

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas and I hope that you have an enjoyable holiday break.

Thanks for your support and I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the new year.


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Tuesday Delight

17 Dec 2013: The full moon was high in the dawn sky as I cast off for 4.45am, the winds were light, the tones were excellent and yet again the ‘Red Chilli’ was slicing its way through glassy waters. Terrific Tuesday is here and what a beautiful morning it was out there on LGB.The warmer weather has arrived and this was evident as there were plenty people out and about making the most of these gorgeous conditions. It’s shaping up to be an absolute cracker of a day here in CBR, I hope you get the chance to get outside today and enjoy it.

4.53am: Swan and a full moon are a great stating combination.

4.53am: Swans and a full moon are a great stating combination.

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