The weekend away was full of fun and excitement in such amazing scenery that I cannot comprehend. The strangest part of the weekend is that we are in a drought, and the lakes and the dams which we visited are amazingly low. While in North Queensland around Townsville they have had over a metre of rain in the last five days. Here is a photo took at blowering reserve some hundred kilometres west of Canberra. As you can see the dam is really green, the water levels are extremely low and the fact that is green means that the water levels have been so low for such a long time the vegetation has grown says a lot. I have a heap of photos which I want to share and will I guess I’ll have to space out over a few days so I dont bore shitless, so here is the first of the ones which I took. Hope you enjoy them and let me know what you think.
Since the weekend is upon us it is time for people to go to the party and have some fun, for me is also time to party except I generally party with my camera in hand while I capture the fun and excitement of the events that are part of being an event photographer.
To celebrate the end of the week and the start of the working weekend I snuck out to capture a few quick photos of the sunset as the colors in the sky were just amazing!!
So put on your dancing shoes and get ready for the wild weekend and maybe, just maybe you might see my face through my lens at an event near you. 🙂
Wow, what a fantastic weekend and OMG what a sunset we had this afternoon.
After a weekend here in Canberra with two consecutive mornings hitting -8° I took the opportunity to take my family camping. hahahaha
Yes I know right! Completely batty and completely insane but with all the cold into super frost that we experienced we got time to bond and capture my own memories, only to get home this afternoon and be greeted with the most amazing sunset.
A lot of photographers run away from the rain and the dark clouds. I am not one of them. The drama in the clouds the extra saturation in the landscape and the clean air always make for fantastic photos…..
Sure you might get wet but we are not made of sugar and you will survive.
The dark clouds formed and the rain started to come down so I jumped on the bike to chase the light like you only can on a BMW RR 1000s super sports bike and I must say I love the results. <3
So next time when the rain starts so falling go hunting for great photo ops… you will be surprised where you will find them.
One of the great things I love about shooting sunsets and sunrises is that they are always changing but still the same. They bring their own feeling to the shot and the random formations that the clouds and sun bring is always mesmerizes.
The darkness is so close to the light but everything is still visible and to be able to have such contrast next to each other is truly beautiful and breathtaking……. To think most people don’t even release this is just outside their door or window and all they need to do is to stop and take a few minutes to watch this and I must say, for me seeing this puts life back into perspective.
What will tonight’s sunset bring and are you ready to watch it?
Yeah, I know I don’t want to overload you guys with post but WOW….
Look at this sunset!!!!! Fair dinkum it is freaking awesome. Man, I just love this time of year. It is warm but not hot, you can have your doors and windows open and don’t need air conditioning but the best part is are the sunsets. They are truly spectacular!!!!!
With a shoot that was postponed as the client had to go away I had the day to myself to relax and catch up with house duties… yay for a day off!!!!!
With half of the day cleaning and shampooing carpets and the other half watching “Highway Thu Hell” on Netflix which I think I am addicted to (thank god there is only 23 episodes) I grabed a wine and watched the sun set from my back door. 🙂
And That Ends Another Day!
I feel so relaxed that I think I am ready what another week…. Except tomorrow is a public holiday in Canberra, oh well what ever will I do with my time…… 😉
I know how about I organize a 5 hour shoot with a model, makeup artist and agent on a private farm, where we can capture natural and free spirit images.
If you have to work tomorrow have fun but those of us in Canberra will be enjoying the day and thinking of you…. ok ok ok maybe not..
Oh boy what a week. Covering events and portraits through the week was fantastic but I must say it is nice to have a night off so I can get to bed before 2am and sleep into at least 6:05 am. lol
Once again the sunset tonight was spectacular and something I will never get sick of I dont think. 🙂
I will be posting a how to on this image tomorrow on my sister site http://www.photographicworkshop.com.au/ so if you are interested in how to take and post process this type of photo have a look see tomorrow.
With a full on afternoon of post processing photos from last night’s event and corporate portrait at photos of the Canberra Raiders cheer squad The Emeralds, I have a break in the weather to run outside and get a quick snap while I export 300 images.
At the top of the stairs there is a fantastic lookout that looks over the magnificent Kanangra Walls. These walls form the southernmost and of what is a spectacular valley and gorge that goes on for miles and miles from this location and believe it or not I had the opportunity to watch the new years eve fireworks from there.
Now for anyone that knows where the Kanangra-Boyd National Park is, they would know it is miles and miles and miles and miles away from Sydney so imagine my surprise when some of the other people there who have been regulars for years asked if I was hanging round to watch the fireworks. Now considering only had to wait another 40 minutes hell yes I was going to wait.
And to my surprise i could in fact see the fireworks from there!!!!! WOW
Before it got dark and the fireworks started I snapped this picture below and you can see why they call it the Blue Mountains!!
There are varying stories as to why the mountains seemed blue however one smart little cookie scientist put it down to the fracturing of light and the fact that only the blue light is disbursed due to atmospheric conditions within the gorges. This is not a unique to the Blue Mountains in New South Wales it can be seen in other places around the world which share similar characteristics.
No matter what the reason the view is spectacular and one I will definitely go back and see.
It was kind of a shame to leave this place but my journey and travels were taking me north up to the Jenolan Caves.
Man, I could watch sunsets everyday, and in fact I almost do when I am at home or out on set. The beauty that is in the sun going down is only beaten by the sun coming up in the morning..
It makes me feel alive and connected with what is around me…. be it people, pets, animals, nature, country, city and my chickens… bwhahahahah… Sorry I was watching them free range around the yard with the sun setting and boy, oh, boy they have it tough…..
Anyways… back to my sunset….
I hope you had a fantastic weekend and that you got out, and had a bit of fun. If you had a wedding or some other event… congrats on getting through it, as they can be stressful leading up to them, but they are a lot of fun on the day/night…
Oh one small thing… If you did have an event, how come I wasn’t the event or wedding photographer… You know my number right??????? If not pop over to my contact page and write my number down…… 😉
As we come to the end of the week, and what was really my first week back in the swing, I must say it was a fantastic week.
If I look back over the week I see that I made a lot of new friends, I looks some great photos of a great cause, I got out and about in the sun shine (maybe somewhat more than I should have as I got sun burned), I got some exercise, rode a good few km on my motorbike with friends and got to see a wonderful sunset as I walked around the lake yesterday.
Days end and days begin… what makes them different it the way we look at them…
Some days we have shit days and some days we have great days… but what makes up a good day? or for that matter a shit day?
I look out over by backyard and see this view… It is amazing in all aspects… but it is a view that we all see and we all see must about every day of our lives… but why is it that we do not see it?
Most of the time we walk around with our eyes shut… There is soooooo much beauty in this world that we take if for granted… We just walk through our lives not looking around and as some would say, not smelling the roses… lol