Over the new year I was up in and around the Blue Mountains of NSW taking in this wonderful countryside while capturing some landscape photo and what an experience!!!
Waking up on new years day I rolled out of my swag to get some early morning photos before the sun decided to cover the entire area with harsh shadows as the light pieced through the trees.
Quick stroll through the campsite revealed this little fella just having is morning breakfast. 🙂
These little swamp wallabies are the cutest little things you’ll ever see. They only stand around 40 cm high and have the fluffy as coats that look incredibly soft. This little chap was happy for me to snap his photo while he went about his business of foraging around the campsite.
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this campsite but after a five hour drive was happy to see the sign of what would be the place I would spend my New Year’s Eve.
I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised of the quality of this campsite. It had toilets scattered throughout and had the option to either camp next year vehicle or use one of the other predefined camp spots that had established fire pits with hot plates. The location of this campsite is ideal as it is located just down the road from Kanangra Walls, which was fantastic as I got to see 2015 out while taking photos and looking out over the gorge.
The campsite also has a small hut with a very impressive fireplace, one I could see myself sitting in front of. 🙂
No matter how impressive the campsite and the fireplace was it really couldn’t compete to what I was about to see!!!! The Kanangra Walls and waterfall….
If you want to see photos of the gorge and the Kanangra Walls you have to stick around for a few days as they will come in a follow-on post. 🙂
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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?
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. 🙂
Exposure: 30 seconds
Focal Length: 24 mm
Lighting: Used a flash light to paint the trees and everything in the foreground.
Christmas holidays are all about relaxing for me. Some like to hang out with friends & family and some like to hit the tourist places.
I spend a lot of the year at events, parties and with lots and lots of people I didn’t know before the event, so for me this time of the year is about hiding and getting away from it all.
Spending time getting back to nature and grounding my soul for the year ahead.
It’s about having and giving myself time so I can in turn give that back through my work.
What do you do this time of year?
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