Category: Out in Canberra

Canberra Balloon Festival – 2013

Daddy and Daughter

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.

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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.

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Oi get off, we just built that

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Wow that’s close

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Walking and Macro Pictures

IMG_0048I went on a Photowalk in the National Botanical Gardens today there was a great turn out and I really learned a lot about taking photos of things really close up …

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…

Shoot the Shooter

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…

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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.