Posts from the ‘skyscape’ Category
Apologies for not posting for a little while, but it’s been for a good reason, as I am currently busy setting up my photography company…, registering my business, creating a business plan, buying a new Apple computer, designing a logo and many more things! It’s really happening! :-)
I hope to have my website ready to go live soon…stay tuned.
On another positive note, I am intending on starting my 2nd 365 project next Wednesday 25th March. I will be going away for a few days then, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to start it, plus I’ve had a little break from taking photographs, so I will be recharged and ready as ever.
This shot was taken towards the end of last year, on the mid North Coast of NSW Australia.
A Beach That Goes on Forever
This shot was taken on the same day that I saw dolphins surfing in the waves….which really isn’t something you see every day.
This was taken over Christmas. If I am honest, I prefer this shot to the dolphin one, but like I said, it’s not something you see every day, so this one had to stay on the back burner. I hope you like this.
Let the Fanfare Commence Play- My Last Sunrise (and day of this 365/366 project)
Let the fanfare commence play….for today is a monumental day for me, for I have made it to the end of my 365 days project (366 with it being a leap year).
I had a quiet word with Mother Nature this morning, requesting a decent sunrise for my last day…she didn’t let me down.
I think I can say now, with my head held high that I did it! Not one day did I miss, no cheating for me, I actually did it! I am so incredibly proud of this project and I am overwhelmed by the support I have had from people all around the world, people that I didn’t know before I started this project.
This project has had a profound effect on me and on my life, which is why I am going to be doing a second one, starting in a few days time.
Thank you again, to my followers and to all of your comments. I apologise if I didn’t get round to replying to you, but thank you, they mean a lot to me.
Well, I hope you like my final post on this 365. I just took it enroute to work. I am in fact writing this in the car, so this really is hot off the press :-)
Kangaroo Point Wharf, NSW, Australia
Well, firstly, I still have 1 more day, due to the Leap Year, so technically this project was actually about 366 days, not 365 days.
I have so much to say and I guess I will say most of it tomorrow on my final post for this 365 project….however, I will be doing a second 365 project as it is part of me now… this 365 bug! and like I mentioned in a previous post, I hope you will join me on that adventure too! Especially as I will be concentrating much much more on my photography, as I am dedicating 2 days a week to photography, for not only is this project coming to an end this week, but on Friday I will be leaving one of my jobs and I am going to focus more now on what I want in life and what I need to do to make me happy and that is taking photographs. of course, my partner makes me happy, friends, family etc but I want/need to do something for me.
Some good news regarding my second 365, is that I will be travelling to the other side of the world during 2012, so I will get to share this with you!
As I write, this, I am sitting alongside the waters edge, getting bitten to death by ants, as I have been patiently waiting for the sun to go down. I hope my efforts were worth the while!
By the way, it was grey and miserable this morning with lots of rain to go in the is and I was so worried that I wouldn’t have a nice photo to share today, looks like lady luck was on my side!
So, just one more post to go! And one more thing to say on today’s post….today, is my Uncle’s 60th Birthday, so Uncle John…this one is for you.
Just took this photo, I am in the car as I write this enroute to work. My partner kindly stopped for a while, so that I could photograph the sunrise and the reflections on the water.
I feel so alive seeing beauty like this, first thing in the morning, What a nice start to my day! :-)
I only have 3 days left (3 days….as I am doing 366 days, due to leap year). Can’t believe that I am almost at the end of this huge journey I have been on. The fact that I have an entire year of my life documented in photographs, is to me, mind boggling and I have to say, that this will be a year of my life that I will never forget! I am not going to get all sentimental now, now is to the time, just that I guess, this photo that I took this evening, reminded me just how close I am to the end, as I thought….on Sunday, the clocks change here in Australia and I won’t get to see the beach late afternoon and that I would need to make the most of it, whilst I still can…..but I won’t need to next week as the project will have come to an end! Which actually feels wrong to me.
This project has become part of me and with saying that, I think I will give myself a few days off at the end and will start again and that is mainly due to all the support and amazing people I have met through my humble little blog…..I will dedicate my last day to you all, but I am not quite there…..just yet! Bu I hope you will support me on 365 part 2?!
I am rather glad to see the back of this week as it has been such an incredibly long one and I feel mentally exhausted. Looking forward to kayaking at some point during the weekend, especially as the weather is forecast to be as nice as it was today..blue blue blue sky!
I took this shot on my way home, after my daily commute. The days are closing in and soon the clocks will be changing, which will mean even shorter days. I need to make the most of the daylight, even if it is just for a short while, whilst stepping out of the car to take a photograph like this. It’s the best I can do I am afraid! I hope I can take some nice/better photographs over the weekend.
Out Came the Landing Gear…
It only took me 2 hours to get home today, so I made the most of my time and went to the local beach, hoping to photograph another sunset.
There I was, sitting on a rock, watching and listening to the waves and also looking up at the sky every now and again….monitoring how much longer I’d need to wait before the sky would start to change colour.
I had taken quite a few shots, of the cloud formation and was all poised, ready to take another shot, when right in my view came this rather haphazard pelican, who landed rather clumsily but then composed itself and went about its business….of floating and doing, well nothing really!
I am really pleased with this shot and as I uploaded it onto here, I couldn’t help but smile….I hope it has the same effect on you. :-)
You can also see that the clouds were just starting to change colour too….btw it was a nice sunset!
The Things I do for Photography….
After a very long day at work, I saw the most amazing sunset…which really lifted my spirits. I waded in to the middle of a lagoon, with my skirt tucked into my undies, so that I could take this shot….I hope you like it! :-)
Avoca Beach Lagoon, NSW, Australia
It was a beautiful day today. It felt more like Summer than Autumn.
As my day was spent in an office, without having an opportunity to see natural light, when I finally did get an opportunity, I grabbed it with both hands and feet, and boy did the sky have some impressive light to show me, once I had finished my train commute.
This was taken in a place called Gosford, NSW, Australia. Apparently, they are predicting storms tonight and I think they may be right.
Anyway, I hope you like the reflections.
This morning I woke up at 3am! Yes, you heard me right…3am on a Saturday! Too many things on my mind.
I decided to walk to my local beach to watch the sunrise and it was beautiful.
Avoca Beach is so incredibly beautiful and I must say, I have missed witnessing the sun rise over the ocean.
I was very tempted to put one of the sunrise shots up, but as there weren’t many clouds (not that I’m complaining about that….after all the rain we’ve had of late, a clear blue sky is welcome in my day, any day!), the sunrise wasn’t as atmospheric as I had hoped and I actually rather like this capture, of 3 surfers off for their morning surf. Felt rather envious of them actually.
At the End of the Week
So happy that it is the end of the working week. On our way home, we stopped off at a sports stadium to watch an NRL rugby game. It was an exciting match and our team won.
This photo was taken enroute to the game.
Gosford, NSW, Australia
My Perfect End to a Day
I had such a full on day at work today, but thankfully my commute home only took just over an hour, which meant that I was able to get to my local beach, before it got dark.
The waves today were incredible and there was some amazing surfing going on, mostly by little boys who only looked about 8 years old, yet there they were…out there in the big surf, full of confidence and enthusiasm and they showed no fear.
Not only was the water breath taking to look at, but so was their surfing. For the first time today, I felt alive! That is the power the ocean has over me, I really mean that.
Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia
After along day filled with facts and information and what felt like an even longer journey I home, it was nice to see these flowers coming to life in the garden. I am not sure what they are, I think they may belong to the onion family as that is what they smell of.
I took this just a short time ago whilst enroute to work. It was taken in the same place as yesterday’s post. Right now, it seems the best location for me to see/photograph sunrises. I hope maybe at the weekend that I will go to the local beach to capture the sunrise.
I love today, not because it’s Valentines Day (well maybe I wish I could say that) but then again…spending over an hour in a car with my partner on our commute and he only said Happy Valentines Day to me only after the man on the radio said “Happy Valentines Day to those who haven’t been wished already a Happy Valentines Day!” My partner would have been better off in my books saying nothing….obviously it was a heart-felt Happy Valentines from him!!
So…going back to the reason why I love today, I love today because of this photo and the beauty that I witnessed enroute to work. Seeing such an amazing sunrise truly makes me feel alive and for this reason…..I love today.
A Different World
This photo was taken as the day was coming to an end. The sky was rather surreal….what you see in this photo are layers of different clouds, mostly one massive cloud with a hole in it, where other smaller clouds appeared.
I felt rather insignificant and tiny whilst I looked up at this dramatic sky.
I really had a tough choice on deciding which photo I would place her today, as I had another one which was quite unique, of the lagoon here that I took shortly before this one. The difference with the lagoon shot, was that it was really misty. I took this on my early morning walk, about an hour ago.
This shot, I like because it’s my Mums birthday today and though we are far, far away from each other, I’d like to dedicate this photo to her, so Happy Birthday Mum!
Avoca Lagoon, Avoca Beach, NSW, Australia