"A Life of Adventure"
Darren in his spare time is a passionate adventurer, philanthropist and photographer.
He is currently employed full-time as a Senior Wealth Manager in Sydney Australia with Ord Minnett Private Wealth. www.ords.com.au
Photography provides Darren with the creative outlet to capture amazing, breathtaking and memorable moments in life through the lens.
“Cutting Through Life’s Waves”
This photo is from my recent visit to Darling Harbour. I just love the way the bow of HMAS Vampire is designed, purposely built for pure speed and efficiency to cut through the ocean’s waves with ease to get it to its destination. I guess it is not called a destroyer for no reason. Wouldn’t it be nice if our attitude to life always had the same consistent and permanent design to cut through the negative waves in life? Me included; I am sure many of us go from being the bow of this destroyer, to being the bow of a blow up raft. I believe the key word is consistency, if we just try to have an attitude like a destroyer more times than a blow up raft, we will cover much more distance by cutting efficiently through life’s waves to reach our ultimate destination.
“War Machine” – HMAS Vampire, Sydney
This is a great close up photo of HMAS Vampire,which is currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, Sydney. I could only capture this angle as the “NO Tripod” police were positioned on the other side. It was a little disappointing that HMAS Onslow which is an Oberon class submarine was not docked next to it as it sometimes is.
“Battle Zone” - Darling Harbour, Sydney
After an awesome afternoon at Darling Harbour in Sydney yesterday, I managed to take this photo of HMAS Vampire, which was a Daring class destroyer and was commissioned for service from 1956-1986. HMAS Vampire, Australia’s largest museum vessel which is currently on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, is the last of the country’s big gun ships. After this battleship, Australia’s fighting ships were equipped with missile weaponry. The Daring class were the largest destroyers built in Australia. These powerful, fast ships were designed principally for the machinery and weapons of war.