This wasn’t the exact shot I had in mind when I went out for a walk yesterday with all my boys & the puppies, and it’s technically not the best shot, but I love it anyway. I especially love the glow the sunlight has left around John, Kody & Juno.
The first afternoon I arrived in Sydney for my conference I went for a walk around Darling Harbour. The atmosphere is always pretty magical down there on a Sunday afternoon, and this day was no exception with the sun setting behind the buildings.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a sunset over Lake Macquarie last night in Cam’s Wharf. I thought it very worthy of sharing, even if it was taken with my trusty iPhone. Sometimes it is just not appropriate to be lugging around an SLR and unfortunately last night was one of those times. I really want to find myself a worthy point & shoot!
This is the last of the Patonga sunset images. I had to include one of this pelican perched on a post. There were actually four pelicans on posts seeming to be enjoying the sunset just as much as I was!
Another shot of the magnificent sunset from our camping trip to Patonga. The wildlife seemed to be enjoying it too!
It was a mad dash over to the creek on the Saturday night we were camping to capture this magnificent sunset. I have to thank John for pointing it out to me, as I had my back to it. The gorgeous colour only lasted about 5 minutes and it was gone! There will be a couple more of this. Just breathtaking…
I am on a mission to capture some more sunrises and sunsets and the dawn & dusk images that come with that. The light changes so quickly in that first & last hour of the day that it’s crazy! Just two minutes prior to shooting this, the sun rays were three times as dramatic! So I will be staking out some good spots in the future to go and watch the sun rise and set. This was taken on the Maitland Vale side of the Melville Ford bridge.
I thought it was only natural to progress from dusk to sunset. In a fairly similar spot, I captured another boy with his fishing rod as the sun went down. Next time I hope it’s my own boys in the foreground, even if that does mean relinquishing my “me” time! Just a beautiful spot…
I spent an hour or so down by the break wall in Harrington, clicking away as the sun went down. It was a gorgeous afternoon, and I thoroughly enjoyed my “me time” with my Nikon! What made me shoot this scene in particular? Other than the beautiful light of the sun going down, it was the little boy and the net he was holding that caught my eye. You could tell he was having a ball with whom I assume was his Dad – especially when they both ran and jumped onto something they were obviously trying to catch!
I was reading with the boys the other night, when John stuck his head inside and said “Camera, tripod, outside – now!” To be honest, I didn’t feel in the least like going out with the camera, I was tired and cranky in the middle of nightshifts. But I’m glad I did – the sky was amazing with bright pink shining through the grey clouds. It was gone about 5 minutes later, so it was a very short window of opportunity. So thank you John for giving up your bunny for me!