Drifters

April 14, 2010

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Well who would have thought that Canberra would be fun?  I was there for the magazine doing a feature on the balloon festival which runs for 9 days. On the first day of the festival we could see that the weather wasn’t looking too great so we ducked off to Jindabyne for a few days and came back to Canberra later in the week.  This shot was taken on the Saturday morning when all of the balloons managed to get up (ahem..you’d think with so much ‘hot air’ in Canberra it wouldn’t be a problem!) We were following them on the road when the sunlight started to shine through the dark clouds, giving off that magical light that sometimes happens on a wet day. Dave pulled the campervan over onto the verge and I legged it over to the lake (Lake Burley Griffin for those playing along at home) and captured the balloons as they flew (VERY low) overhead. A couple of them actually touched the water and kind of hung in suspended animation. I was especially pleased to have captured the golliwog – he’s my favourite 🙂

Big thanks to the team at Balloons Aloft for their patience and professionalism and also for the brekky on the day we stood around a field for 2 hours waiting for the weather to come good.

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Summer evenings are here at last

December 20, 2009

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I popped down to Hillarys Boat Harbour last night for a paddle and a look around.  I was hoping for some stormy skies and got some lovely colour. It was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the warm summer evening with kids paddling and jumping off the jetty and families having picnics on lawns. I do love this time of year here in Perth although I do wonder if I’ll ever get used to hot weather at Christmas.

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and prosperous twenty-ten!


The Mighty Ghan

December 1, 2009

I recently got back from a trip on The Ghan for the magazine (article HERE if you’re looking to kill a few minutes 🙂 ) and this is one of the shots that I took of the carriages as we got off in Alice Springs.  The trip was great but when we stopped at Katherine and Alice I didn’t want to get back on….just wanted to get into a 4wd and take off in search of ‘perfect light’.  The second shot is Cape Spencer lighthouse on Yorke Penninsula in South Australia.  I have been guilty of bagging out South Australia in the past, I’m not usually a wine drinker so the Barossa Valley doesn’t really thrill me. When I got off the Ghan I decided to take off to Yorke Penninsula for a few days instead and was suprised to discover just how beautiful it is down there.  Will post a few more shots from that region soon.