Saturday, 26 December 2015

Byron Bay God's Beam, NSW Australia

Byron Bay God
A walk to the lighthouse when the sun was setting in Byron Bay, I was hoping for some clouds but I have more than that. I had the God's beam and light train after. The walk back to the hostel was also very interesting. I had lighting also but too bad I didn't bring any protection from the rain so I had to protect the baby from the environment. 

Friday, 25 December 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas 2015 by Travis Chau on 500px.com
Merry Christmas and if I don't post anything up during now and new year. Happy New Year. May the festive season brings you all the joy and happiness.

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Upper House State Parliament of Victoria, Australia

Upper House State Parliment of Victoria by Travis Chau on 500px.com
A wonderful tour into Victoria Parliament House. So much history can be learned especially for those into law and politics. There was the lower house and upper house in the same buildings. The red seats are still the original seats. I had the privileged to seat in one of those seats.

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Noosa Heads Qld Australia B&W 2015

Noosa Heads Qld Australia B&W by Travis Chau on 500px.com
I had minimum time in Noosa Heads before heading out to Fraser Island. The bus was leaving at 7;30am so for a landscape photographer that was enough time to capture the sunrise at Noosa Heads National Park. So I woke up early and brought my cameras out and head out to Noosa Heads. I didn't know where was the best shot so I just went with the flow. I climbed down this cliff to this rock formations to capture this photo. The sky wasn't great so I have converted to black and white.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Wesley House, Brisbane Queensland Australia

Wesley House Brisbane CBD by Travis Chau on 500px.com

Walking around in Brisbane in the early of the morning was fascinating. The streets were empty of foot traffics and basically you have the whole city to yourself. The landmarks or attractions you want to take photos at other times have no people to take away the beauty of the place. But there is a catch to all this experience you have to wake up early. So no late night party till when you on a photography trip.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Fraser Island Sunrise 2015

Fraser Island Sunrise by Travis Chau on 500px.com

A memory back from Fraser Island on this wonderful morning where the sand, beach and the crashing waves await my morning rise to catch this sunrise. This location was just outside our resort. I didn't have my own four wheel drive on the island so the best thing was staying very close to the beach.

Some people party all night on the island and for me personally I was there to take photos and I don't want to miss the sunrise on this magical sand island. So I set the alarm for 4am wake up call. Yes as I don't want to miss the sunrise and that's a normal time for landscape photographers anyway. No complaint there and I was treated to one of the most memorable sunrise in my life. I hope you enjoy it as I was. This photo was before sunrise.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Young Cherry Picking Season 2015

Young Cherry Orchard Sunset by Travis Chau on 500px.com

First time updating my blog for over a month. I was busy picking cherries in Young. A small town in Country NSW, Australia. This is my new lifestyle and fruit picking as a job to pay my way around Australia. 

As this was my first time ever cherry picking, the first 10 days was horrible. I didn't make any money at all, it all the depends on the farm and how they pay you. Usually with cherry picking they pay you by lug pick. Expect to get pay around $1/kg pick. If you converted it to hourly pay expect to get around $20-$30 per hour depends on how fast you work.

The average working hours 6-8 hours sometime longer if the weather permits. For the first 10 days I was a cherry picker, but I was promoted to a quad-bike driver, If I had another chance to go back I still remain a picker as the way I work I can make more money as a picker, less the stress of a quad-biker.

The experiences at Young is invaluable as I am planning to follow the harvest seasons. Right now in Melbourne and enjoy a short holiday before heading down to Tasmania for more cherries. Expect to meet up with old backpackers that I met during the Young Cherry Season. More parties on the farm again. That's the lifestyle of a fruit picker.