The Sunday Snap 27

First Sunset of 2021

The first sunset of 2021 was an absolute killer. The sky was filled full of drama and the sun just lit the sky up and it just kept getting better and better. Couldn’t stop taking photos

Until next time, happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 26

Photos and videos from drones have always captured my attention, and after much research of what was the best drone to purchase I decided on the DJI Mavic Mini 2 with the Fly More Combo. DJI list the drone as a beginners or entry level drone and the likelihood of crashing is high, it seemed to be the most appropriate drone to purchase.

After test flying it around the local park I decided to be a little more adventurous and head to the beach. The laws around flying drones here in Australia are fairly clear, no more than 400ft in Altitude, must have line of sight and be at least 30 meters away from people.

Until next time, Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 25

Finally the horror show of 2020 has come to an end, therefore I would like to wish everyone Happy New Year and (hopefully) 2021 is a whole lot better than last year for everyone.

Also, the Thief Images Photography Blog has recently reached a few milestones. Firstly, I’ve been blogging here on WordPress for 10 years and I’ll be the first to admit, I never expected it to last this long. The blog has undergone some changes over the years, even had periods of inactivity but I kept coming back and blogging, probably because other social media platforms are well, not for me.

Secondly, this is blog post number 301, personally this is mind blowing achievement as it goes hand in hand with the “I never expected it to last this long” comment. Here’s to another 300 blog posts.

The first post of 2021 will be a little different, decided to share a short YouTube video of an adventure. A group of mates (friends) finally called me on something I have been talking about for what might seem an eternity. To try and conquer a remote four wheel drive track in Western Australia called the Holland Track. Stretches for approx. 260 kilometers, the track can be challenging, technical and filled with deep muddy bog holes and after much pressure and persuasion, I planned a boys trip and we went for it.

Day one wasn’t without its challenges as we only covered 50 kilometers in just a little over 5 hours. As you can imagine it took several days of driving through beautiful scenery that constantly changed. It was an a really enjoyable trip and we are now trying to work out where the next trip should be, and who in 2021 will be planning it.

Until next time, happy shooting.

P.S Edited using Davinci Resolve 17 Beta – Its Free and is amazing video editing software. If video editing interest you, check it out. Link is Here,

The Sunday Snap 24

Always seem to stumble across a piece of Australian history when we’re out wandering through the bush, and I never seem to have my camera at the ready and revert back to using the phone to take a few shots. I think it all comes down to the ability to do a quick edit without having an internet connection to show your mates.

Abandoned

Stumbled across a few old buildings from a sawmill that are no longer in use, the main sawmill building is pretty uninteresting and bland but the building in these two photos has a lot more character, and even though I wasn’t wearing appropiate footwear I was still drawn inside to look around.

Abandoned

For those of you who are under a lock down, please keep smiling as the lock down and self isolation will eventually come to an end and hopefully life will resume some sort of normality.

For those who celebrate it, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

Until next time, Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 23

Walking through the bush with a good friend late yesterday afternoon had both of us looking at the way light fell through the trees and cast shadows across the path. We eventually found a spot that fitted our needs to capture the falling light and hopefully some leading lines to draw the eye down the path.

Until next time happy shooting

The Sunday Snap 21

Climbed Mount Holland, Western Australia to watch the sunset after some of the hardest four wheel driving myself and group of friends have ever attempted, and we weren’t even half way!

The Holland Track is only 260 kilometers long and is pretty remote with incredibly tough obstacles to navigate. The track threw everything at us and we weren’t disappointed.

A great long weekend four wheel driving followed by a great number of beers around the camp fire at night.

Until next time…..Happy Shooting

The Sunday Snap 18

Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the horrific and tragic events which unfolded in New York on 11 Sept 2001. Sadly, 2977 people never returned home to their loved ones including five members of the FDNY Ladder 10.

Their names will not be forgotten and their memories will live on. Please take a moment to remember those who have gone before us.

Until next time…….

The Sunday Snap 17

Walking the esplanade in Tel Aviv, Israel I spotted a group waiting for the sun to set whilst having drinks and chatting with friends, just on the edge of a building.

Sunset Drinks

It strikes me that they showed no fear of heights and were pretty casual about it. It seemed more like a daily ritual than a once off.

For those in celebrating Fathers Day today, Happy Fathers Day.

Until next time, happy shooting

P.S Please note, Flickr presents photos better and by clicking on the image you will be taken to my Flickr gallery.