The Friday Snap (TFS 26)

It only ever seems to happen when I have time on my hands. I sit down and comb through the archives, not looking for any particular photo, stumble across one that attracts my attention, make a few minor adjustments only to completely stuff it up and have to go back to the original to start again, destroying what had been done.

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Thankfully, this time that didn’t happen.

This shot was captured at the Rip Curl Pro held in 2019 at Bells Beach Victoria.

Where ever you are, Happy shooting.

The Friday Snap (TFS 25)

A number of photographers inspire me with their photography style, and one photographer’s style stands out. Allan Schaller is an amazing black and white street photographer creating images that play with light and contrast resulting in clean, crisp and incredibly well composed framed images. His style of street photography drags me in with every photo finding it hard to not get up and go and shoot.

Quickly realising that Tel Aviv, Israel was going to be an amazing location for street photography had me deciding, at least attempt to shoot in a similar style. There was never going to be any hope that I could create similar images however I did try and see the light and contrast in each and every composition with a black and white edit in mind.

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Overall I spent a week in Tel Aviv, Israel creating photos each morning and afternoon and did come away with some memorable images but I also learnt a lot. Firstly Allan’s style takes a lot of work and that is obvious in his work. I also learnt not everyone in Israel is keen on street photography so you need to exercise caution but the beach in Tel Aviv is heaven for street photographers. If you would like to see more street photos from Tel Aviv, you can find them here

Let me know in the comments below who inspires you to get out and create photographs

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

The Friday Snap (TFS 24)

As an Australian, I have only seen Dingos (Native Australian Dog) in their natural habitat maybe 7 or 8 times throughout my life. On this occasion, we spotted two together but the lead Dingo wasn’t sticking around to pose for a photo. I did try to photograph from inside the car however wasn’t having much luck so I very quietly and slowly got out the car, switched lenses and using the bonnet (hood) as a stable platform squeezed off a few frames. EmptyNameIs it perfect, no it’s not but both my wife and I feel pretty fortunate to see not one but two in their natural habitat.

There are plenty of Australians that have only seen a dingo, and other native Australian animals in a zoo! and to be honest, it’s probably the safest place to see them.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

The Friday Snap (TFS 23)

I find it impossible to not look down at train stations as there are so many colors, lines, a variety of people and at various times of the day, shadows creating contrast adding mystery to your image.

But just where is the Yellow line?

Hope everyone has a great weekend

Until next time, happy shooting

The Friday Snap (TFS 22)

Chinaman Creek fishing hut

The afternoon light was not suitable to photograph the two remaining huts at Chinaman Creek, South Australia however the morning bought dark and moody clouds threatening rain and storms.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and until next time, happy shooting

 

 

The Friday Snap (TFS 21)

Many people said that crossing the Nullarbor Plains was boring as there is nothing to see or do. Well, they’re wrong!

Night Camp Eucla

Nikon D810 – A: f3.5, SS: 15 sec, ISO: 1600

There’s plenty to do but sometimes doing nothing except looking up into the dark night sky to see how many stars you can see is the best and those stars always to start you to wonder, are the stars just a portal to another world?

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Hope everyone has a great weekend

The Friday Snap (TFS 20)

Strangely enough, the coincidence that this post is no 20 in The Friday Snap series and the first post for 2020 hasn’t made it any easier to post something thoughtful or insightful, considering that a considerable area of Australia is being ravaged by bush fires and crippling drought.

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Even though I am located in Western Australia, on the other side of the country, I have become glued to news broadcasts, almost hourly, learning of a new area that is under threat only making my concerns for not only family and friends but also the everyday Australians that are fighting the fires and those suffering grow significantly.

I have been around awhile and I have lived through previous bush fires however this is on another scale all together and the impact of these fires will be felt for a considerable period of time.

A test of resilience by all Australians will be if a large cyclone or a major flood in Australia’s far north hits and potentially causes loss of life and massive damage either at the same time or immediately after this is resolved to an acceptable level.

If you can, donate to the fire appeal. Link is here, here and here.

My thoughts are with all Australians affected by these fires and the drought.