Sunday, 27 May 2018
Usually around this time of year is the best time to Visit Sydney as Vivid Sydney is on at the moment. However, since someone die a few years ago they have put measures to ensure the safety of all people including drunks.
Nowadays there are barriers all around the major attractions that make photograph harder. And I guess it becomes too popular that so many turn out to see it every year. It so much hassle just to take photos this day.
I guess I have to skip Winter in Sydney for good from now one. There are better place in the world I rather be than Sydney Winter. The only reason why I am not up in Queensland right was Vivid Sydney. I have missed it for 3 years as I was chasing the sunshine. I guess I'll be chasing sunshine again next year.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
A few street town roughly 2 hours drive from Sydney. Well the main attractions in my opinion is the tall trees on the main street, especially in Autumn. Most people just pass by the town or have a short break but I doubt anyone stay longer. But I could be wrong, there's a few motels popping up as I didn't see it when I was here about 4 years ago.
Monday, 21 May 2018
Five hours drive from Sydney and you in a total different world. That's where beautiful Tumut lies at the foot of Australia highest mountains range. There so much to explore in this area that I have to visit it again for some photography adventures. Thanks so much Jacky to let me use his balcony for this shot.
I think I've got the photos that I wanted from this year Autumn. The fog photo above had added to my collections of Autumn photos which was missing. The fog and Autumn foliage, a photographer dream comes true for me.
I've seen others photo of people with Autumn trees in misty fog and I really admired those photos. Now I have something for other people to admire hopefully. Tumut is the place to be if you want Autumn foliage and fog in your photos.
Did I tell you I sleep in the car? It was freezing but the photos really make the cold worth it. Tumut has some great accommodations if you wanted some luxuries. Spend a weekend or a week there and you experience it all.
Thursday, 17 May 2018
Lately I have been photographing Woolwich for my collections of the places in Sydney that are now well known by tourists. Not even locals know about them for that matter. One of the best kept secret place is Woolwich just opposite Cockatoo Island.
I have been to the area about three times to scout the area for some night photography. Usually I will go to the same area multiples times to get the right light or new angles. And so far this particular spot in Woolwich with the old sleeper log really gave the photos a dramatic foreground to Sydney CBD in the background. Ofcourse you can will recognized it from the Harbour Bridge on the left of photo right?
How do I've found out about Woolwich? Well Sydney New Year Eve firework display is well known in around the world and the best spot that I know already taken by the media. So I was searching for a place that is not crowded and still have great view and I found Woolwich. I was wrong about it's not been crowded on Sydney NYE but the view is absolutely spectacular any day really.
Monday, 7 May 2018
Have you heard of the town Crookwell? Not really if you're not a traveller or a sense of adventures like I am. Well Crookwell is about 2 hours drive from Sydney and it's a world apart from Sydney. A great weekend escape for city dwellers.
But I was not in Crookwell for a short escape, I was there for the Autumn foliage. One of the best in NSW. The photos I took doesn't do it justice, you have to see it for your self and please bring alpine clothing. It's freezing in the morning. And morning is the best time to see it all.
The cars do not park in the way of the tree or some of them anyway. Too lazy to Photoshop the cars and the power lines away from the photos. If I am going to print it out myself, I'll probably pick out the best one and do more work to it but I just want to share the town and my joy of photographing Autumn again. I have missed it for the past 2 years due to travelling up North. You don't get Autumn in sunny Queensland unfortunately.
There's good and bad to everything isn't it? If you try to escape the Winter months then head to warmer weather. Fortunately for me I could do it for two years in a row and somewhat miss the Autumn and Winter in my home state of NSW. I'm doing a lot of photo catching up since I'm back in Sydney.
Wednesday, 2 May 2018
I haven't been taking much sunset photos when I'm in Sydney. When you out on a photography trip sunset and sunrise are your main photo opportunities. So on this trip to Canowindra for the balloons challenge I was not going to miss the sunset or sunrise.
Monday, 30 April 2018
I haven' t been back to Canowindra to for the Balloons Challenge and I promised myself that I will come back one day. Hopefully I don't lose any photos this time around as I didn't do a good backup of my photos.
I think it was 2014 when I first introduce to the small town of Canowindra in Central NSW. My sister introduced it to me as she was a photo enthusiast just like me, or maybe her enthusiast has rubbed on to me.
I came back this time by myself and ofcourse the camera on as my friend. I camped right next to where the balloons usually took off each day and that was helpful. But the best view where you could see everything is at the lookout "Blue Jacket Lookout". Only the locals know about the place and when we were first arrived in 2014 we ask where was the best lookout in town as we like to take photos during sunrise and sunset and it happens to be the best spot in town to see all the actions.
I usually have at least two cameras with me but a freakist wave took out two of my cameras so I have to get use to having one camera and no backup. It really sucks if somehow my camera broke down when the effort to drove 5 hours to get to the town. That's my next goal a new camera with in camera stabiliser from Panasonic. I haven't lost a photo due to a camera failure yet with Panasonic.
Sunday, 22 April 2018
I am being really slack with my post this year. Too busy making a living I guest. That's BS. Anyway there's always time for photography and create new art each and everyday. Just too lazy to pick up the camera and go out there and make some serious art. Hopefully it is art anyway.
It's not a bad time to brought out the camera when Autumn is in full swing. I went to my usual place in Mount Wilson, Blue Mountains to photograph. Usually it was perfect timing with the Autumn colours but this year the weather is usually warm for Autumn so I guess I have to come back for in another two to three weeks to capture the main attractions of Mount Wilson which is a labour of love gardens. Stay tune.