Wednesday, 25 January 2012

An Off World Sunset

An Alien Landscape on Earth

I was at Redhead Beach recently taking photos of an awesome sunset.  I always look for something a little different and will try to capture it if I can.   The light was reflected of the surface of the grass & sand on the dune and it totally looked like something from another planet!   Here it is!


Sunday, 22 January 2012

I have another Daughter….!



Naomi - on her engagement

Last night, Lachlan proposed to his girlfriend Naomi !   We had to keep it a secret for just on 6 weeks and that was hard!   Lachlan masterfully planned a limousine, dinner for 2, motel room, breakfast and, a beautiful set of diamond engagement and wedding rings.   He even took his sister shopping with him to buy Naomi a casual dress and clothes to wear today so she wouldn’t twig that they were staying out overnight!   From all accounts; it was a wonderfully romantic night.   Naomi apparently had her hopes high and admitted that when she was hugging him after dinner she was secretly patting down his pants and coat pockets!….that cracked us all up!

Lachlan and Naomi

It looks like a busy year for them; Naomi is in her last year at Newcastle University studying Nursing and may be away for some time with her placements.   Lachlan has accepted an offer from Newcastle University for Bachelor of Visual Communications Design.   That is a 3 year course but it is always something Lachlan has had a huge interest in.   He already has his Diploma in Digital Multi Media, so that prior knowledge may assist him through.

A whole new chapter in their lives is beginning and we couldn’t be happier for them!   We’re so proud of them both & wish for them everything they desire!

Love to all

Jordy……..a very proud Dad!

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Redhead Sunset

Yesterday I was chomping at the bit to get out to Redhead at Sunset but, when I arrived I was very disappointed! There was this cloud band covering the Sun & it did not appear as if it would dissapate. I figured that I may as well wait it out and see what the outcome was. So glad I did! It was one of the most awesome Sunsets I have seen in ages; the fiery sky reflected off the wet sand was a truly awesome backdrop for beach walkers. Sometimes ya just gotta hang around and wait!

Redhead Beach Sunset

So very happy with the outcome of my Photo Safari to Redhead Beach yesterday.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Fire Escape

I liked all the angles here and the way the shadows fell. Taken with my wide angle lens, hence the slight bend on some parts.

The Nurses Walk, Sydney

I did a little experimenting with this photo. Original in RAW format I changed the exposure details in the RAW organiser in PSE and then merged them as sort of a fake HDR. It hasn't turned out 'too bad', but I think 3 original separate exposures may have worked out better. Hhmmmm..more experimenting to take place I think!