Recently I went to Canberra on a quick Christmas shopping trip. I had only a short time in the evening to go out with my camera and I discovered the joys of city lights. (I live in a rural area). I plan to go back again just for this purpose and will be adding to my Canberra Gallery.
Central Australia is a magic place. Loved every minute of my trip out there. So much to see and photograph. I never tired of looking at the flat or rather very slight undulating landscape rolling by as I drove up and back along the Stuart Highway. The vegetation and the red earth is beautiful. The wildlife always surprises when you see a dingo or an eagle. If travelling on a dirt road and you get a rain event, then you stay put until it dries out. I saw lots of wild flowers. It seems that winter is the season for them because it gets so hot in summer.
First snow of the season. Saw a car on it's side having slid off the road. Police tape showed that it had been attended to. Missed the photo because the weather was getting worse. However I managed to get a few shots including this one of the Sugar Pine Walk.
Had a great afternoon at an inspiring photo mentoring event run by thephotoschool.com.au today. With an emphasis on rule of thirds, lines and looking for great light. It was quite cool to cold in the forest so it was nicely rounded off with a great mug of tea and Nest Cafe cakes. Check out the Gallery for more photos.
Welcome to the start of my blog. Photography trains you to really "see". That is, you become more aware of the things around you, things that many people would miss or not give a second glance. The deeper you get into photography, like any passion, the more you discover and the more you grow. As a result so does your art. I have visited the location, where I took this photo, many times. Even in the familiar there is always something new.