For me no matter where I travel and what I see, nothing warms the heart faster than a sincere smile, moments earlier i turned to see this gorgeous woman chatting to my girls and smiling away, language barrier? I think not, she was fascinated by them and I couldn’t help but fall in love with her, and i had to ask her for a hug, no journey is complete without the people you meet.
Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar, Burma
Do you want to see that smile, click here.
This image of this gorgeous girl was taken back in August 2012 while I was growing, learning to see differently, my own self directed learning, how does one learn? practice, practice, practice until you can see what stays in and what gets left out oh and all the other elements that go into a beautiful portrait, it is a never ending wonderful journey of discovery, today I decided to re edit with Photoshops skills I have learnt over the last few year, a great foundation with formal training and then hours and hours of self directing learning, i have to say it’s so easy to forget so a little brush up exercise on beauty retouching best be included on my to do list while I am working on other areas in photography. It’s really is great to go back every now and then be grateful of how far I have come and looking forward to the continuing journey ahead, Funny that I studied for 2 years at diploma level, I only intended to go in and learn a bit more lighting and photoshop, Its amazing how much more I have learnt to see through a little square, not only externally but internally and that’s what make me love photography even more.
There days I just want to play like a child, think like a child and colour outside the lines. Allowing myself this gives me peace by just playing. A great way to fly off into the compass of the mind, through away what overwhelms and learn my way back to inner quiet. I was not striving for perfection or an award with this image, just going with the flow.
I met this lovely man about 3 years ago at Bradmills, Yarraville, selling his winemaking grapes, I spotted him for a distance pulled up and went over and had a chat, he was from Adelaide. I asked if i could take his photo and he put of a little show, I have 4 great images of this lovely bloke, always great when people laugh and have fun and don’t take it serious. We said our good byes, I thanked him, he gave me a bag of grapes for my ride home, sweet.
Imagine having this beautiful beach all to yourself on a warm sunny day.
It’s possible at Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island!
Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Another great shoot on location at Sherbrooke forest. Dandenong, Victoria
A little bit of a walk to get to the waterfall although well worth the effort.
That gorgeous kitty was a random!!! as we were walking out the owners were walking towards us and more than happy to allow their kitty to be a star, yes of course I took a few pics of their much adored pet and emailed a couple very cute shots….you have to love when things fall into place with a few little surprises.
A warm and inviting morning at Bay of Fires, a water over the rocks and through the water was a great was to start the day and continue on our Tasmanian journey.
I love that a few times the water swelled up over the barrier and soaked my feet, she certainly rises to the occasion.