The Sunday Snap 37

The need to disconnect from the world continues to grow, slowly becoming fed up with all the noise coming from all angles of life, always demanding but never giving.

Days like these on a remote beach help to forget about all the demands and provides an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, and to sit and watch the waves knowing no one can reach you because there is no phone reception.

Until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 36

Sculpture by the Sea event returned to my local beach after a long break due to, well you know why it got cancelled/delayed, and the crowds returned as well. The crowds can be frustrating at times as people will inadvertently be in your frame, and I found to achieve the best results by focusing on a particular area of the sculpture or angling the camera up away from the crowds. This technique sort of worked most of the time however there we occasions that it was unavoidable.

It was enjoyable experience getting out and photographing my local area as the sun set on another sweltering day and I was reminded I needed to photograph more of my local area in the future.

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My First WordPress Story

WordPress has released Stories, and its about time. Instagram and Facebook have had this feature available for some time. Learning how to get the most out of the stories is the next challenge and hopefully I will be able to share more in the future.

Would love to know your thoughts on my story and others, until next time happy shooting

Happy International Women’s Day

I captured this moment during the Rip Curl Pro Surfing competition at Bells Beach in 2018. Each day I was there I took about 1000 photos, maybe more, but this one was thrust back to the fore front of my mind today as we celebrated International Women’s day.

Steph Gilmore was crowned winner of the Rip Curl Pro in 2018 and she deserved every ounce of that win, it was gutsy and the crowd rushed her as she came out of the surf and onto the beach, hoisting her onto the shoulders to cheers of the crowd. A moment I won’t forget for a long time.

To all Women, may we Men recognize what you do is awe inspiring and we should hoist you onto our shoulders more often.

To all the women out there, Happy International Women’s Day.

The Sunday Snap 34

I’ve been working on tidying up my photo library and started with a new external SSD hard drive. Not wanting to make the same mistakes again I have spent considerable time plotting (watching Youtube) ways to make it work the best and I have come up with a few questions that need to be answered before a solution is found.

  1. Do I use one library for all of the photos or keep the current method of a library per year?
  2. How are the photos organised, by year, by event, by file name etc.
  3. Do I stick with Capture One Pro or is there better editing software available.
  4. Are all the photos titled Family put into one folder so they can be easily found when needed?

These has to be a better way of cataloguing your photos and I’m yet it but the advantage of going through your photo library is finding these little gems, distractions they may but they just reaffirm the photo library needed to be sorted out.

I don’t think has been posted/ published anywhere before and I wanted to share it with you. I took this photo on a island, 9 hours by boat off the coast of Broome, Western Australia. Its hot and humid but remember, your not the top of the food chain in the water, the Saltwater Crocs are, not to mention the sharks.

Until next time, happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 33

Wandering the streets of a country town I spotted this service station with vintage signage on the wall filling my view with the contrast between the yellow and red of the vintage signs. The scene also shows life does renews itself with red roses blooming in the hot outback sun.

I took a few photos with my phone and my camera with the intent to post to Instagram however the photos out of camera provided a better result however I do regret not having my film camera with me as a good roll of colour film may have provided fantastic results.

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Until next time happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 32

A Smiling Portrait

Photographing protests allows you to capture people, sometimes at their best and sometimes at their worst and the Invasion Day (Australia Day) rally I recently photographed was something different. It stood out from both protests last year as both had feelings of anger and frustration, this year had the feeling of the opposite as it was filled with cultural dancing in the streets and generally, people from all walks of life getting together to protest against something they believe needs to be changed and doing it with a smile.

Australia Day/ Invasion Day Protest

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The Sunday Snap 31

We are all different in many ways, and some of us express it a little differently, which is something these two young people had decided to do. I’m not sure how many times they had been approached for a photo but they were extremely happy to oblige.

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Until next time, happy shooting.

The Sunday Snap 30

Sometimes in life, we come to a fork in the road and we must decide what path to choose and choose wisely.

The decision I faced was not deep with philosophy but if we wanted to end our adventure or continue on.

Until next time happy shooting