Where Will 2016 Take You?

As the last sunsets over the evening sky for 2015 we all generally like to sit back and bot reflect on the year that has gone and look forward toward the year that is ahead.  Most of us will have grand plans of what it will be like and the amazing things we will achieve.

Most will move on from new years day with little direction toward the grand plans they made just a few hours before.


I see the world through a lens and in a series of frames, with each frame different from the next and all frames unique and can never be repeated, so if you do just one thing tonight take a photo of yourself with all the warmth of these new and wonderful grand plans you have for the year ahead, and when you lose faith or just get busy in life pull out that photo and remember…..  Remember that moment in time where you were for just a fraction of a second free to dream and become whatever you want to be.  🙂

The process of capturing a fraction in time that lasts a lifetime is an amazing thing and one I don’t think I will ever get sick of.

Now for me I will be spending tonight not alone but with the love of my life.  Under the stars with my photography 🙂

For me the night life and the crisp early mornings make for fantastic photos so I will be spending it under the stars with my camera by my side to capture one of Australian’s true wonders……  The Australian Blue Mountains.

What are you planning for tonight? and what amazing things will you be doing over the next year?

Wishing on a star, night photography, camiping, rhino rack, foxwing sunseeker
Wishing on a star

PS: If you are interesting in learning how to capture night shots like this one and the technique of painting with light let me know as I am looking and conducting some workshops if the interest is there. 🙂

Technical Info:

  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Aperture: 2.8
  • Focal Length: 24 mm
  • Lighting: Used a flash light to paint the trees and everything in the foreground.

And then he was done!

As I look back over the last few days I must say I could never of planned or even considered how my fantastic my trip was going to be.
Was it super busy?  Yes.

Did I get some fantastic photos? Yes I think so.

Did I take full advantage of my time away? Yes.

  • Meet a heap of new people
  • Caught up with people I have not see in some time
  • Had a super cool early morning tour around the rocks with a good friend
  • went walking in the rain
  • had multiple nights out 
  • Had dinner with some truly wonderful people.
  • Got a chance to really get to know some friends
  • Learned a lot
  • Hopefully enlightened others while coming across more hipsters that I would like to count. 🙂

While I was away I had some bookings come in at short notice and while I wasn’t able to help out the clients and I found support from my fellow photographers, and to them I send them my thanks.

This adventure comes to a close a new on will open tomorrow and I must say I am excited to see what and where it will take me. 

As I head home i get ready for the next asventure.