Posts tagged “sunset

My favourite Model Monster :)

As the title says, this here is my favourite model.  Gorgeous, isn’t he?  And doesn’t he just know it!  These photos were taken just before sunset (the golden hour) in a neighbor’s front yard.  You don’t have to go far to find a gorgeous spot for photos – these autumn leaves were beautiful!


A fantastic weekend with some amazing women

This weekend I spent two days  in the South West of Western Australia with some fellow photo enthusiasts.  We’d planned this weekend away as a chance to chase sunrises, sunsets and anything that took our fancy (photographically :)) in between.  And we covered some kilometres!  Thanks to some ‘interesting’ navigation from Shirl, some of those kilometres were off-road.  Good thing we took a 4WD!

We had a fantastic couple of days and had a LOT of laughs (not least at Shirl’s navigation skills and my inability to ‘get’ a particular card game!).  Thank you Shirley, Nicole and Sue-ann, for a weekend I won’t ever forget and that I can’t wait to repeat!

Project 52 – Week 1

Merry New Year everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted; the last few months of the year were crazy busy with school graduations, other (boring) work, a few photo jobs, Santa photos :-), and some ill health.  Fortunately the new year has started off with a lovely week holidaying in Busselton, Western Australia.  Plenty of rest, relaxation, and waaaay too much food!  So, we’re back into exercise, endless cricket training and best of all, photography!!

This year I wanted to participate in Project 365: basically you take a photo a day and post it for comment / others to see.  After some thought, I realised once the year starts in earnest (read: cricket training, work and school) my chances of keeping up with this were pretty slim.  So, I’ve opted for Project 52.  Same thing, but one a week.

Here’s my first effort: a day late!  Taken on 1 January 2011 on the beautiful Geograph Bay.  I shot this in jpeg which I don’t normally do, so I’m a bit disappointed in it, but it’s a start nonetheless.

A beautiful sunset

Last night some photo friends and I ventured to Coogee Beach ( just south of Fremantle, Western Australia) for a sunset photo shoot.  I was hoping for some long shutter speed shots under the jetty.  I love how the water looks all misty in long exposures.  With long exposures comes too much light so it’s a bit of a balancing act to get all the settings right.    Clouds always make for a beautiful sunset, too, but there were none last night – we’ve had such beautiful weather the last few days.

All up though, we had a fantastic night – five similarly minded people doing what we love then out of dinner after – awesome way to spend the Sunday night of a long weekend.  When and where is the next date? 🙂