Whenever I thought of the Galápagos Islands, I always put them in the holiday category of ‘once-in-a-lifetime’, ‘remote’, and ‘very expensive’. Especially if travelling from Australia! Then the chance came up for a holiday to South America, and suddenly the far away dream of visiting the Galapagos seemed much more
Following on from my previous post about my foray into the world of photo editing, I have really been enjoying the combination of slow shutter speeds with various neutral density filters, with some tweaks in Lightroom. I’ve discovered that even though there is the desired blurring of water in the
Some images from the last few months that I hope capture all that is magical about the Sunshine Coast!
When I’m at the beach early in the morning, I often have the same photography routine – get there before sunrise, set up the tripod and do some experimental long shutter speed shots, then get some nice landscape photos as the sun rises, then put the camera in the waterproof
There is magic in the air, ocean and sand at dawn and dusk! I love the subtle colours and other-worldly glow you can capture in the early or late hours of the day.
One thing I have always struggled with is taking photos of people who I don’t know. I have this idea that, somehow, getting a photo of someone without them realising is an invasion of privacy – having their image committed to a kind of permanency that they may not appreciate.
Another beach I often visit is Burleigh on the Gold Coast. It has some interesting rock formations at either end of the beach, and is a fairly quiet beach if you are there early enough in the morning. Recently I have been venturing out of my photographic ‘comfort zone’, playing