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 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 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.

The Sunday Snap 16

Moving through the crowd at a BLM rally I spotted this young lady and asked if I could take her photo, she turned and directly engaged the camera by looking down the barrel, I pressed the shutter, thanked her and walked away. Something I now regret.

A Real Aussie

These regrets could have been avoided for a couple of reasons

  • Didn’t spend enough time with her to have her pose properly but its still worked out
  • Didn’t ask her name or email address so a print or digital file could be sent to her.
  • Realized that this is one of those photos you keep going back to over time.

I also learnt I need to slow down photographing protests, this is not easy as most are pretty fluid, filled withe emotion and can turn violent in the blink of an eye, however there is also a fear of not capturing the event in its entirety.

Until next time, happy shooting.

Please note: due to limited space on WP, a full-size version is available at Flickr which can be seen by clicking on the photo. Flickr presents the photo better

The Sunday Snap 15

Over 500 photos were taken during the BLM protest and now I am wondering what to do with them all. Sure the blurry, poorly exposed and badly composed images can be deleted but once the cull has happened there will still be around 300 images that need to be edited, but then what. What do you do with so many images?

Full size image can be viewed by clicking on the image

They can’t all be posted on social media or here because people switch off and loose interest.

Some will be printed and hung on the wall above my desk to stare at when I’m struggling to think of the right word or ideas for a blog post. Maybe the best photos should be collated into a coffee table book to be thumbed through by visitors.

What do you do with all of your photos, Do they sit on a hard drive or do you print your best work to show to either family and friends or enter into competitions? Would love to know what you do, because I’ve run out of ideas.

Until next time happy shooting.

Please Note: Full size image can be viewed by clicking on the image. You will be take Flickr to where the image is stored. This has been done to save space here on WordPress and Flickr presents the image a lot better.

The Sunday Snap 14

Whilst film photography is not  my main method creating images but rather I find that helps to remain creative whilst reminding you to be cognizant of how many shots you can take. There is no snapping away unless you have a healthy budget to buy and develop film.

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Nikon F75, FP4 Ilford, ISO 125, F8, 35mm B&W film

This gentleman is a lovely bloke and was really easy to chat to, which only made it easier to ask permission to take his photo.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday, until next time…..