I took these photos up against the mosh rail like a total fanboi, unashamedly so. Check out the Lock It video to remind yourself why
The Falling Joys, a set on Flickr.
Every year there is a Balloon Festival and until this year I stayed in bed… what the hell was I thinking. Well this year I go up early and went to launch sites and hills over looking landing sites, took Catie out to see them, generally got really involved.
Perhaps it was because we went up in a balloon on the Gold Coast for Libby’s 40th, maybe because I’ve turned into one of those “camera people” I won’t say Photographer because I’ve got a LONG WAY to go before I’m willing to say anything other than “Happy Snapper” but I’m having fun with it and I get out and about which is cool too.
Oi get off, we just built that
Wow that’s close
More on my Flickr
Canberra Balloon Festival – 2013, a set on Flickr.
When Hillary says Photo Walk I tend to think hells yes I’m in.
Even better this time it coincided with the opening weekend of the Enlighten Festival which made it extra high on my priority list for the weekend.
Got to meet some lovely people and take some nice photos. Even better I got to pick Alan Kerln’s brain about Astro Photography.
When I find time on a dark night I’ll share the results.
Photo Walk Canberra March 2013, a set on Flickr.
The night I took many of these images was the night of the Photo Walk Canberra event and I had the pleasure of a shooting partner who I had only just met an hour or so before.
I learned some tricks and continued to pick his brain about Astro Photography too which was great. Thanks Alan
Not my favourite photo but so important because I fell over a few minutes earlier and it proved my camera survived scratch free and working so pretty happy
Enlighten 2013, a set on Flickr.
NKRYPT is Questacon’s contribution to the area of cryptography, but also the lighting makes it a beautiful subject in the forecourt and I really hope it stays part of the permanent collection.
If you get a chance go have a look, you might even see me there because I just might give decryption a go while I wait for my son on cold winter nights… Yes I know I could use photos and do it at home but where’s the adventure in that.
Different Enlighten Perspective, a set on Flickr.
Yesterday I spoke about the “Joy” of taking photographs and it was reinforced today too
This is Hillary the event organiser and Professional Photographer look at her expression … See that’s what I mean.
Might have learned that Macro Tubes are great for in studio but hard to perfect outside with the wind moving the subject.
I wonder what else I will discover going to a few more of these I’ll definitely find out, should have been going to these all along
Anyway these are the “Best” of the ones I took today…
A few weeks ago I took my Daughter to the opening of Floriade the Spring Flower Festival here in Canberra.
I took a few photos of people and zillions of flowers but I noticed something about the people who were taking photographs…
They were Smiling which got me thinking how many other photographers have the same look?
So today when were at Floriade again I started shooting shooters. Here is what I saw…
I guess the reason we shoot is because it is really quite enjoyable, well I think it is anyway.
I have to start walking regularly and sad as it may seem to some I need more motivation than just going for a walk. I will never be a go for a walk around the block kind of guy so I need a destination and an interesting journey.
I have also recently bought a Camera so mixing both walking with finding interesting images is ideal.
The De Salis Family Cemetery at Cuppacumbalong is somewhere I have not been before and is about 2 Km walk from Tharwa Bridge so not too far from home.
I didn’t expect to discover how unique this cemetery is although I understand the reasons for it to have been built in this manner. If you have ever tried to did garden beds in our little valley you would be all over the build up not dig down plan.
I love that the location was chosen for it’s outlook and 136 Years later it is exactly the same
Walking past Cuppacumbalong I notice there are no people around, when I was first going out with my wife there was a coffee shop, manicured gardens and people all over the place. I know there is competition from Lanyon Homestead and the closure of Tharwa Bridge from so long can’t have helped but I can’t help but wonder what could be 🙁
Anyway the walk was great and there is quite a bit to see on the way.