Even though Niagara Falls is surrounded by what could only be described as a tourist trap (dive) its hard not to take away that the falls are amazing to experience.
To capture the falls at their best comes down to timing. And the best time is early morning or late afternoon when there are fewer people around giving you ample time to scout a good location to shoot that shot.
The walls of the famous, iconic High Country Craigs Hut which featured in the Australian movie classic “The Man from Snowy River” has seen and heard a lot from every day Australians to famous movies stars who graced the movie set in 1981.
It now stands as a landmark to setller history and has become one of Australia’s most photographed icons.
Standing in one spot pays off, especially in front of an art installation in Hyde Park, Sydney which allowed me to capture images of people stopping and appreciating the work done by the exhibiting photographers and artists.
I’m forever amazed by the inspirational work done by so many photographers from all genres and I take my hat off to anyone who gets published or included in an exhibition.
The landscape changes almost every day with the seasons, the weather but this day was something special. The reflections on the still water from the clouds in the sky, the radiance from the sun trying to burst through stopped me in my tracks and appreciate what lay before me.
It’s been awhile between blog posts due to travelling for work and for personal reasons and it has felt good to put the camera down, to not stress about taking photos or the feel the pressure of writing blog posts.
So its time to get back into the swing of things, there are some blog posts in the works which just require a little motivation to be completed but what better way to start with a photo challenge curated by Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo. He does an amazing job with collating the weeks submissions and coming up with next weeks theme. So I take my hat off to Frank for doing a fantastic job. If your not involved, jump over and join in. It keeps your photography and blogging skills honed.
Follow the Trail of the Rainbow Serpent
Trails never followed will only result in wonder, wonder what was down there, wonder why we never……….and wonder what could have been.
There were only a few hours that were available to wander through the back streets of the Old City in Jeruslam. The sounds and sights added to the overwhelmng feeling that before me, potentially millions of people from all walks of life had walked these streets, I stood looking at the surrounding buildings and stared into a darkened room struggling to make out the lone figure sitting in a chair. As I entered I noticed the room was filled full of rugs and towards the rear was a younger man in the middle of a sale with a couple.
I approached the old man and asked, as pointed to my camera, if he minded if I took his photo, he nodded his head yes and I took one photo, just one. I showed him the photo and in a fleeting moment we had connected. As time was short, I left in a hurry in search of another photo oppotunity.
Going the extra step, being a little curious can lead to unexpected photo opportunties.
The theme for this week’s photo challenge is Rock and while my initial thoughts were to photograph my family because they are my rock, it was at the point I found out that there is no way on Earth they would allow me take their photo and then publish it. I tried to sweeten the deal with a very poor attempt of including our two border collies however the two dogs were nowhere to be found either. So with little choice I’ve been forced to find an image from the archives.
I spotted this scene as I walked along the foreshore and intially had planned on lining up the sun with centre however it just didn’t work. So as the old saying goes, if at first the composition doesn’t work, move three feet and its changed.
P.S I’m not actually sure that’s a saying but try it some time!