All posts tagged: sunset


Weekend Wanderings: A Trip to the Coast

Yesterday afternoon a spare of the moment decision was made to see if we could catch a sunset. We didn’t know where, but then I had also had an email about the possibility of some Aurora action. That decided it for us and we headed down to Blairgowrie, to one of the back beaches. We drove all the way down there and when we got there there was a lovely glow over the beach, golden hour. As the sun went down it was clear that it was going to be a pathetic sunset. We stuck around hoping to see the Aurora Australis. Or is that Australis Aurora? Again it was fairly clear that it wasn’t going to be possible to see as there were too many clouds. So the whole trip was a bit of a waste, but it is always fun to go out and take photos. I have a small gallery for you so you can see what I got. I hope you had better luck this weekend.


Weekend Wanderings: Kinglake and Back

On Friday I had another One on One Photography Session and this time we decided to do some landscape photography. First we headed out to Kinglake to see what we could see. It has been nice to see the countryside here again, especially as spring is happening all around. The weather has been warm, and that also means the snakes are going to be waking up, so care has to be taken as well. We were looking at lighting and how it can make your images more interesting. It was getting late in the day and we were able to get some great shots of back lit trees. Also trees that are blossoming with the season. With spring are also flowers and they were everywhere. Lots of wild ones, well they were growing out in the wild, so I assume they are. They are small, most of the ones we saw, and very beautiful. We were also looking at how the light was hitting certain things. Breaks through the trees and then the light hits …


Wanderings from the USA: Santa Cruz, Capitola and Monterey

Things are taking longer to get back to usual that I thought, and getting out to take photos here at home hasn’t been as easy as I thought. Still with thousands of photos from the USA I still have lots to show you. I also realized that while I was away I showed you some photos of places, but from the same place there are still many more I can show. I visited Santa Cruz, Capitola and Monterey on my third day in the US. I also did a post on it back there, USA Wanderings: Santa Cruz to Monterey, so today I thought I would go through the folder and show you some more of those photos. I’m not going to talk about them, I think you can see what they are.  It is the weekend here, and things have to be sorted out. I need to get on with some stuff, so I hope you have a safe and productive weekend.


My Melbourne – Things Returning to Normal

Yesterday I had my first One on One Photography Session since returning and I guess it means the holiday really is over. In some ways it was nice that everything is getting back to normal, but then again I feel like I’m in a strange place as well, in my head that is. I don’t know how to explain it, but I think having my client being someone from the US was really good. We talked about my experiences there and she talked about her experiences here. It is always different to see your country through the eyes of a visitor, the good, and the bad. We met under the clocks at Flinders Street Station, a very iconic meeting place, and then caught a train to Southern Cross Station to take photos around Docklands. I think that is a place that visitors hear bad things about and might not go to, so I thought it would be a great place to start. We walked around there and eventually ended up at the Yarra River where …


USA Wanderings: Home and Back to Reality

It really is over now. I’m sitting here writing this blog where so many others have been written. It is a little sad, but it is also good to be home. Now I have to get back to work, so many things to do, but I thought I would tell you about my trip home, and let you know I had arrived safely. My trip was fairly uneventful, that was until I got almost home, nothing bad, but it took longer than expected. I left New York on Friday and caught a plane to Indianapolis, though I really only got to see the airport. I hung around there for two hours before boarding my flight to LA or LAX for the final part of my journey. While flying to LA I saw a beautiful sunrise and because we were travelling back in time, I don’t know how else to explain it as we were going through a different time zone, I saw the longest sunset I’ve ever seen in my life. It lasted for almost …


USA WAnderings: Walking and Viewing the Brooklyn Bridge

There are things in life that you know you will get to do and then others that you often feel are just out of the realms of possibilites. This whole trip to the USA has been the latter and I’ve been very fortunate. I do love bridges and it has been great to explore bridges here and one bridge that you can’t miss out in New York is the Brooklyn Bridge. My first glimpse of the Brooklyn Bridge as we were approaching it so we could walk over it. This is from the same day that I spent with Stacy, Robert and Robyn, though by this stage Robyn had had to leave. So over the bridge Stacy, Robert and I went. It was as we started walking over it that I realized how sore my feet were. It would have to be one of the most photographed bridges in the world I think and trying to come up with an original way to photograph itis a hard task. In the end I decided to just …


USA Wanderings: Being Introduced to New York

I had my first full day in New York yesterday. We did a few things, but not a lot, today is the day that we will be doing a lot as I catch up with a few other WordPress Bloggers. It is going to be a great day, but first I should tell you about yesterday. So far New York, or Manhattan, has been great. I haven’t been at all disappointed. It was as I imagined it and more. I loved the streets and the architecture is fantastic. I had to make sure I didn’t just look up all the time. I got to go on the subway, which was really fun. I know a train is a train, but they are all different really. The stations were just like I’ve seen in movies and television shows. It was hot down there though, and I did have trouble with my ticket, You have to be so fast when you use them. So with the subway, that’s a tick and I’ve done that now. I know …