It was a pretty cold and grey day today. I didn’t have much hope of there being much of a sunset but I decided to go to Pelican anyway just in case. Luckily the clouds ended up clearing for just long enough and it actually ended up being a very nice sunset. The photos turned out well too.
This is a photo collage I put together recently of some of my favourite photos from the last few months. It’s going to be part of an exhibition next month.
The photos document some of the restrictions and changes that the first months of the pandemic brought to our lives as well as the beauty of Lake Macquarie throughout that time.
During the worst parts of those first months I thought it was important to remind myself that, despite everything, there was still beauty in the world so I focused on going for a walk every day with my camera and photographing the setting sun. We had some truly stunning sunsets and I think those pictures make for an interesting contrast, showing hope and beauty amidst the isolation.
I hope you like the photos. I’ll post a link when the exhibit opens in case anyone would like to go along. It features some really fantastic and inspiring works.
I took these photos last Friday afternoon at Nobbys Beach and along the breakwall.
Nobbys is one of my absolute favourite places to photograph in Newcastle and this was the first time I’d been able to go there for a photowalk in about four months because of the Covid-19 restrictions. So I made the most of it and made sure I got there early to enjoy the best light and the sunset and dusk.
It was a great afternoon and I really like how the photos turned out.
Went out with a friend last night to shoot a bit of astro. We went to Norah Head lighthouse on the Central Coast and I managed to get this despite battling the light from the lighthouse. Really like how it turned out.
It was nice being out under the stars again. I love the solitude and the perspective you get when you’re out shooting, particularly the moments between shots, standing there, staring up at the stars. It really makes you realise just how small a part of the universe we are. And how lucky we are to be here at all.