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After 365….Archive 14

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Uphill

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.

After 365….Archive 13

Drama Looming

Taken at Seal Rocks, NSW, Australia. I really liked the light in this one and the dramatic sky.

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After 365…Archive 12

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Starfish

This shot was taken on Sydney Harbour, at a beach called Clontarf. I love starfish, for some reason, they make me smile.

After 365…Archive 11

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Waiting for the Right Moment

I watched this surfer for about 10 minutes as he stood waiting….waiting for the right moment.

This was taken up on the North Coast of NSW, Australia, back in December.

After 365….Archive 10

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Wild Kangaroo

Came across this beauty, back in December. :-)

After 365….Archive 8

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Chance

This is yet another shot that I took over Christmas, whilst we were at Seal Rocks. It’s heaven for me, as far as photography goes.

After 365….Archive 7

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One of My Favourite Places/strong>

Seal Rocks, it’s a place I love and feel so peaceful and at ease with the world whenever I am there.

This shot, was another taken over Christmas. I just sighed out loud as I wrote, because I so wish tht I was there right now.

After 365….Archive 6

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Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is somewhere, even though I lived in Sydney, I didn’t visit all that often….I guess mainly because I lived on the Northern Beaches in Sydney, so didn’t really need to go there, but when ever I did go….it was always a nice change. This shot was taken, when I went to see USA against Australia in a friendly waterpolo match.

After 365…. Archive 5

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Wild Goanna

This is a photo that I took whilst we were camping over Christmas, of a wild goanna, that came very close to our tent. I think it’s really beautiful!

After 365….Archive 4

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Beautiful Manly

This was one of the beautiful sunrises I was fortunate to see in Manly, Sydney, Australia.

Happy days!

After 365…Archive 3

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When The Fog Rolls In…

This was taken in Avoca, early one morning, as the sun was rising, but it was so foggy. Rather atmospheric.

After 365… Archive 1

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Little Yellow Bird

As promised, here’s the photo of the little yellow bird that I took last weekend, but I chose another photo that I took on the same day to represent my day, in the 365 project.

Today was the first day in a year that I haven’t taken a photo and I must say, it feels really strange!

Over the next week, I will share some photos, like this one, of shots that I took during my 365 project, but didn’t make it in to the project itself. They will be put on here in no particular order… After or maybe during Easter, I will start my 365 project part 2, so stay posted. :-)

Day 366 Thursday 29th March 2012

Let the Fanfare Commence Play- My Last Sunrise (and day of this 365/366 project)

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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

Day 364 Tuesday 27th March 2012

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Reflecting

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! :-)

Day 363 Monday 26th March 2012

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Curved Ending

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?!

Day 362, Sunday 25th March 2012

Grey Skies Looming……Again…

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Had a relatively quiet day today. went for a very short ride on my scooter to the local beach, where I took this photo. As you can see, rain was threatening, but as I write this, the sun has come out and so far, there has been no actual sign of rain….perhaps this afternoon, it will brighten up.

Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Day 361 Saturday 24th March 2012

A Day of Tranquility

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Today has been such a lovely day, as went to a place called The Forest of Tranquility, which is located on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia, where we went for a 5km walk and then had a picnic.

Afterwards, we drove back along the coast and stopped off at a lake which is where I took this photo. Both the water and sky were so blue.

If I hadn’t taken this shot, my other choice for today,would have been a photo that I took of a yellow bird…it was really beautiful. Perhaps I will share with you, after my 365 project comes to an end.

This photo, of the pelicans ties in really with me and my passion of water, of peace and well….tranquility.

Day 360 Friday 23rd March 2012

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Calmness

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.

Day 358 Wednesday 2012

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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!

Day 357 Tuesday 20th March 2012

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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

Day 356 Monday 19th March 2012

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Exhausted

As I write this, the evening, I feel absolutely exhausted and it’s only Monday.

I took this photo, on my way home from physio.

I am in need of sleep and wish it was Friday tomorrow. I can but dream!

Day 354 Saturday 17th March 2012

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End of the Season

Today, we went to Sydney so that my partner could play in the last game of the Summer waterpolo season. Unfortunately, his team lost today, but in my eyes he’s a winner and I am always very proud of him.

Day 353 Friday 16th March 2012

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2 Skies

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.

Day 352 Thursday 15th March 2012

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Sunrise on My Train Ride

This morning, I took the train to work. I am actually writing this on the train. This photo was taken as the train made its way to Sydney.

Looks like it’s going to be a nice day weather wise. Wish I didn’t have to go to work today, so that I could go for a ride on my scooter. Oh well, I guess I have that to look forward to at the end of the day.

Enjoy your day and may you have some sunshine in your life today too!

Day 350 Tuesday 13th March 2012

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a Never Ending Journey

After another long day in the office, I had to wait for a while at the train station for my train and it was so hot! I was looking forward to sitting in a nice cool carriage, but that didn’t happen, instead the train was roasting hot as there was no air conditioning.After about an hour of being stuck on a train going nowhere, they announced that the train had major problems, to the point where they announced on the speaker for everyone in the last 4 carriages to get off and board the front 4 carriages, which were already full. I was already in one of the front 4 and over 100 people tried to get in. It was awful. Eventually the train started, minue the 4 rear carriages and we carried on to next stop, which was thankfully mine, because they then announced that the train was going nowhere else, I felt so sorry for everyone else.

Because my train was so late, I missed my connecting bus and so decided to hop on any one, I didn’t care to be honest! I ended up going on a really lovely journey with a very nice driver and he dropped me off st the far end of my beach and I walked home and it was bliss to paddle in the water.

What made my walk even better, was from out of a nowhere an absolutely beautiful dog appeared with a great big stick, wanting me to throw it for her, and that’s exactly what i did, for the entire length of the beach. I actually said to the dog (as if she could understand me) “where’s your owner?” and with that, with perfect timing, she turned around and ran the entire length of the beach back to wherever she came from.

I felt as though she was meant to find me, as she cheered me up no end.