This one was attended by a couple of enthusiastic families and we had a great time enjoying the beautiful morning as the sun rose, the mist shimmied around and the waterbirds woke to an other magnificent day in paradise - oh what a beautiful day! We arrived a little after 6:30am to try to catch the sunrise and do a time-lapse series, to create a small movie: Dawn Reflection with Mount Warning. The others also arrived early to try to catch the beautiful sunrise then we enjoyed breakfast accompanied by the resident kookaburras and butcher birds.
Michelle’s girls seemed keen to model for the photographers, so after breakfast we walked through the long wet grass to some old wooden fences where the girls perched themselves. The background became beautifully moody as dark clouds and rain quickly passed through. Here are some of our favourite photos from the morning.
On Saturday night we had an other Gig at the Church in Uki, where 3 very talented local songwriter musicians graced us with some beautiful original music. First there was Wendy Grace singing some of her original songs that had a great deal of personal meaning to them so it was great that she was able to share so much with us. Then came Fiona who with flute and keyboard sang some of her originals also. I hadn’t heard Fiona Ryan before so it was a pleasant surprise to catch up with an other very talented local. Murray Kyle was the last on and as usual blessed us with his beautiful melodies once again all originals. What a great night, and we managed to get some reasonable shots, despite the very low light.
On Sunday we ran the last workshop of a series of three, four hour workshops. Once again we had a great time with all of the participants really getting into it with a little macro photography with water lilies (the frogs had gone AWOL) and seeing what a macro lens is like compared to a standard lens. We also covered composition and the many elements of composition.