So as i said, i have been pretty slack with the blog, so i thought i would do a a few quick posts to bring us back up to date. 2012 was a pretty big year for many different reasons and also super super busy. We were lucky enough to spend 10 weeks in the United States driving from Coast to Coast (West to East) – thats a whole other blog and bunch of photos that i have neglected quite significantly.
Upon returning from the states i happened across a very active photography group – The Sundancers, here in my home town of Newcastle. I think i was invited or advised of them by a good mate – De – for which i am very thankful. I think at times they may have been one of the only things keeping me sane. They are a wonderful larikin bunch of photographers that love to have fun and obviously take pictures, with some extremely talented photographers amongst them more then happy to share their skills and knowledge with others.
So with this group came a lot of photography firsts, new friends, laughter and a whole new level of photography activity and also an obvious improvement in my photography.
Here is short pictology of my adventures and the year that was 2012:
A trip to the Barrington Tops National Park a few hours drive Nth West of home, in search of snow, also no snow this trip.
Shooting my first moonrise – not to successfully – at Redhead Beach NSW
A favorite little sunrise spot of the sundancers – Chalky Beach, south of Newcastle.
Some shots from a Portrait Class i completed with Warren of Imagine Studios, to help expand my skills and knowledge, which i thoroughly enjoyed.
Helping to record the Leukemia Foundation, “Light the Night Festival” with my good mate De, after being asked by a wonderful and generous man, who knows who he is 🙂
Some of the wonderful Vivid Light Festivals Fish came to town for a few weeks and lit up the foreshore.
A fullmoon and sunrise at Norah Head Lighthouse, NSW
Many shoots at the iconic Newcastle baths and wading pool
Shooting from atop of Nobbys Lighthouse, Newcastle Harbour for both sunset and sunrise.
My first experience of steel wool spinning – i am hooked, this is where magic happens.
An amazing weekend away at South West Rocks with the Sundance crew, lots of laughs, food, drinks and shooting.
My first attempt at star trails, whilst the Geminoid Meteor showing was happening – definitely one to keep working on and to get right away from the city lights.
Some time out at Christmas to take in the wonderful Springbrook National Park, Natural Bridge area near the Gold Coast and Protesters Falls just outside of Lismore, NSW.
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