About me

Elizabeth Krall

Self-portrait in mirror

I was born in Canada and lived there until I was 29, when I moved to England. (Thanks to my father’s convenient origins in that country, I acquired UK citizenship at birth. A strange law, but one I was happy to take advantage of!) After 10 years in London, I applied for – and much to my surprise was granted – an immigration visa for Australia. In 1999, I set off for Sydney. After five years there, I took out citizenship.

My first act was to obtain an Aussie passport and return to London for five years. In 2009 I returned to Sydney, and have no intention of leaving the country again. Well, not to live, that is. 😉

I’m an inveterate traveller, which is the reason I am slated to live in small rented apartments my whole life – all my money went on travel. While friends were settling down and having children and mortgages, I was counting countries. I passed the 50 mark a while ago.

While in London, I discovered tall ship sailing. You’ll see a few photos on this blog from my various voyages. I was heavily involved with the Jubilee Sailing Trust, an admirable organisation that mingles able-bodied and physically disabled people in their crews. Helping to build their second ship, Tenacious, was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life.

I developed a semi-serious interest in photography only a few years ago. WordPress has exposed me to talented photographers around the world, from whom I have learned so much and whose photos I enjoy viewing.

One more thing — You may have noticed the URL for this blog is elizabethkrallphotos.wordpress.com, but my name is Karen. I was a wildly unsuccessful writer, having self-published three novels and five short stories under the pen name Elizabeth Krall. When I began this photo blog in July 2013, I seriously considered using my real name, but I decided that if there was a chance using the EK persona would sell a book or two, I should use it. However, now that I’ve chucked in the fiction writing and self-publishing, I want to be me, not her! More about my alter ego here, if you’re interested. However, I’m stuck with the URL — if I changed it, all the old links would break.

Thanks for dropping by, and I look forward to sharing photos with you.

Karen | Kaz | Elizabeth

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14 thoughts on “About me

  1. What an inspiring and beautiful blog Elizabeth! I admire your versatility – you take really great photos of various different things. I also like your little stories and explanations that go along with the photos. Will be following with enthusiasm 🙂


  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog “Retire for the Fun of it” and getting to meet you. I’m from Utah, formerly from the recently very frigid area of Green Bay, Wisconsin. I love your stories and can’t imagine celebrating Christmas in the middle of summer either. We love winter, but sometimes cabin fever takes over and want to escape for a few days. Looking forward to our friendship across the miles and ocean.


    • Elizabeth Krall says:

      I think there are a few of us Sydneysiders on WordPress. 🙂 Thanks for the visit to my blog.
      As a non-meat eater, I can’t get too excited by roast lunches at any time of the year! But prawns on the barbie, yum. 😉


  3. oops, I sent my comment on the email form!!! well, I have a hard time following directions!! 😀
    Nice to meet you Elizabeth. I see you are a writer! I’m a would be story teller ( short stories only!!). I also try to combine photography with my tales. I will be stopping by here again to look around!!!


  4. I was drawn to your blog by the gorgeous photos taken from the Holiday Inn in Suva where I stayed a few weeks ago having lived in Suva some years ago. Now in Canberra. Very interesting background here too.


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