Wednesday, February 11, 2015

January 2015 Highlights

January was a time of rest for this photographer, but I did kick off my photography for 2015 in a pretty special way. 

Seeing sunrise over Sydney from the air was something I'll never forget, and I highly recommend doing this at least once if you ever get the chance! This was my first foray in aerial photography and whilst it was a challenge, I did walk (fly) away with great photos! Must do this again! Must say a big thank you to Sydney HeliTours for a great flight and all of the support they gave our photos on social media after the flight!

I've also slipped in some a image from December which you might notice is now the banner image for this page. I didn't manage to get a post out in December because I was so busy editing my European Album, so I hope you enjoyed those instead! This shots were from The Photowalk Guys Christmas Photowalk at Dawes Point in Sydney. 

My parting shot this month is from the Pool of Siloam, in Leura NSW. We discovered this spot the Photography Hotspots website and decided we had to try it out.  Our trip took a turn as we became involved in a small emergency on our way down to the pool, rescuing a bushwalker who had slipped off the trap and hurt themselves. The pool was a real reward after turn of events had left us a little rattled. I think that this was timely reminder that we always need to be respectful of the Australian bush- even the most tranquil of locations can be dangerous! 

Lots of exciting things planned for 2015, see you soon!

Sydney Heli Tours - Sunrise over Bondi/Sydney Harbour

Dawes Point, Sydney

The Pool of Siloam, Leura NSW 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Europe 2014- Visual Diary

He woke up, still didn't know how he got there
Still wasn't sure why either
A believer of sorts
Believes in the faith that he found in the places he's been in
When the sun goes down each evening
He's dreaming of somewhere scenic
Behind the horizon there's a whole world to see
He won't stop till he's seen it
[Nick 'Solo' Bryant-Smith]

Itchy Feet, sometimes known as the 'Travel Bug'- I can now truly appreciate what this strange sensation feels like and what it does to a person. I'm sure everyone who has been on a big trip can appreciate what I mean here. I can relate a thousand annecdotes to the images you see below but I'm not really sure they will mean as much to you as they will ever mean to me, or how they will become distilled in my memories, so I will spare you the stories, this post is long enough, and I apologise in advance as this one may take some time to load up.

Instead- I ask you to remember your 'big trip', whether it was your first time travelling, your longest journey, most adventurous or for whatever other reason you may treasure your memories.  I opened this post with some lyrics from a song, which had no impact on me before I left for this adventure, but upon my return became crystal clear. If you have song that brings back memories of your trip, put it on. 

Then scroll on and simply appreciate my emotions as I stood in each of these places and pressed the little button on my camera. 

Locations here include, in roughly chronological order:

Helsinki, Finland // London, Britain // Paris, France // Turin, Italy // Florence, Italy // Venice, Italy // Santa Maria, Lake Como, Italy // Furka Pass, Switzerland // Interlaken, Switzerland // Triberg Falls, Schwarzwald, Germany // Stuttgart, Germany // Rothenburg, Germany // Landsberg, Germany // Munich, Germany // Schwangau, Germany // Wolfgangsee, Austria // Vienna, Austria // Hong Kong