I took the family camping this weekend in a forrest 35 kilometres from home. No phone or internet for 2 days. Within 5 minutes of arriving at the campsite we had two possums looking to be fed. I could get the camera within 2 centimteres of this fella’s nose and he didn’t care. After we went to bed they were fossicking through our crockery within minutes and trying to get into the food crate which was well secured.
One of our regular tasks as ambulance officers is to transport patients from the local hospital to the airfield for transfer to Perth by the RFDS. Today we had two transfers about 5 hours apart. The RFDS do a great job in getting patients from the rural areas to the city so if you’re looking for a worthy cause to support, please consider them.
Our first fortnightly grocery shopping for the year so couldn’t think of a better way than to start the year off with a bit of hot spice. Reminds me of the hot weather we have been having these past few days.
For those of you that might be wondering, yes I do go with Brenda to do the grocery shopping. There has probably been less than 20 times in nearly 20 years of marriage that we haven’t done the shopping together. Besides, it gives me a chance to sneak a few things into the shopping trolley!
Last Thursday I attended a Priorty One Ambulance call to a tragic accident. Two days later the boy passed away and I thought this image was an effective way to remember him. The 2 candles in the background represent his 2nd birthday that he was to celebrate in 1 month’s time yet sadly never got that opportunity.
As I was looking for my photo of the day this Stop Sign made me think about how easily we get so caught up with things. We fail to take the time to stop and consider what is worthy of our time. Taking the time to plan our day will generally result in a productive day. So next time you see a Stop Sign, maybe you will take the time to consider what is important to you.
After a busy weekend in Perth and a lot of travelling it is nice to see the sun setting on what has been a hectic but fun time away. This is taken just a few minutes drive from home and for me is symbolic of the fact that I can sleep well in my own bed tonight and enjoy the serenity of the Country Atmosphere once again.
The Bride and Groom flew to Australia from the Netherlands for their wedding. Temperature reached 40 deg. C but it was a lot of fun photographing a beach wedding. My first “International” clients.
We travelled to Perth today in preparation to photograph a wedding early tomorrow. After a busy day of travelling, shopping and visiting we chose to dine in at the hotel where we were staying. Rebekah was excited to be eating out and charmed all the waitresses.
To start off Project 365, I visited Foxes Lair just 5oo metres from our house that was substantially burnt a few weeks ago. On reflecting on the damage, my first thought was a resemblance of 2009 – just memories of what was. As I look at this photo I see destruction but I also vision the new growth that comes forth after a fire.
Maybe you had destruction in your life in 2009 but dream about what 2010 can bring into your life. I will revisit this scene again later in the year to see what mother nature restores into this area as fire can often be the resurrection of seeds that have laid dormant for years.
Commencing 1st January 2010 I will be embarking on a project that many other photographers have done in the past.
The aim is to take one photo a day for the year and post it on this blog.
It will be quite incredible to look back at the end of 2010 and be able to reflect on what I was doing every day of the year. It seems to be a common concensus that as we get older the years seem to go quicker.
I’ve no doubt also that this concept has to make one a better photographer as you become more familiar with your equipment and try new ideas and techniques.
If you are up to the challenge, why not take on the Project yourself and let me know you are participating so we can share our journey. If you need help on how to set up a blog site to participate, drop me an email and I will give you some ideas.
I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I hope to.