As a bit of fun we tried shooting a storm over the ocean in Sydney a few nights ago.I give respect to the storm chasers. Thats one hard scene to capture.
Night photography with a friend Ian.
We first had the opportunity of photographing Tom & Connor last year, when their Mom, Carmen brought them down to Bondi. We had so much fun with them, that when Carmen asked us to have another session this year on Balmoral Beach with the boys, we decided to have a bit of fun with them by having a Pirate Treasure Hunt. Of course, Anton wasn't averse to joining in on the action and playing the part of the " Evil Pirate" ;)
Today we are pleased to announce a little side project we are starting called Bondi Photo Club. It is all in the name actually. Simply a photo and imagery club in Sydney's beautiful Bondi Beach aimed to being anyone with a love for making amazing images together with beer to fight it out in the pub with sharp knives. Finally we will know which is bette Nikon or Canon!
Well kind of.. Everything but the knife fight is true. We are having out first meet up on the 4th of July 2012 @ 7PM down at the Hotel Bondi near the beach so come down, enjoy a beer with some fellow photographers and have a chat about camera gear, Photoshop, filters, tripods and creative projects.
Jump onto the main website at http://bondiphotoclub.com or the Facebook Fan Page for more up to date info. [googlemaps https://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Hotel+bondi&aq=&sll=-33.889967,151.275451&sspn=0.007722,0.009645&ie=UTF8&hq=Hotel+bondi&hnear=&ll=-33.889967,151.275451&spn=0.007722,0.009645&t=m&output=embed&w=425&h=350]
My friend Ian and myself have bee seeing a lot online about light painting with steel wool so after a couple of halted opportunaties because of rain, we drove down to Coogee beach and found a spot out of the eyes of the locals and police.Ian had rigged up a cooking whisk on a roap where we stuffed the steel wool into before lighting it up. After a couple of attempts we hit uppon the winning stratergy that you cant have enough steel wool to make fire. More fire. MORE FIRE!!
On a serious note, steel wool is flaming molten miniature death that can hurt you. Like us you should bring safety glasses and long sleeve clothing which we neatly placed in a pile away from where we were working so as not to get damaged and then proceded to set ourselves on fire.
The wind kicked up as soon as we started but this was only a problem when trying to light the steel wool. If its very windy, you can replace the lighter with a 9V battery which works just as well.
A walk down to the beach on a cold afternoon amongst the tents being set up before City to Surf. I wonder if there will be another wild storm like last year that tore up anything man made on the shore.
Last week Bondi closed off Hall st (not intentionally and to the frustration of all the cars) to a music festival. We wondered down the st stopping every few meters to watch with a crowd around people pouring their musical wears onto anyone who would listen and potentially donate a few coins.It was a great way to end the afternoon
My friend Ian and I rose before dawn and made our way down to Bronte beach this morning to try capture the sunrise and clouds on a slightly chilly Monday morning without coffee. I was not a pretty sight but Ian seemed to handle it just fine. Unfortunately there was a massive spot light shining on the pool that is usually turned off that we had to compensate for but besides from that and the occasional wave splashing our cameras, I'm quite happy with the result of 5 minutes work :P
As I arrived home today, the sun greeted me with a deep warm glow on my skin. I thought to myself "Self, I will go down to the beach and have a swim and a bit of a tan".
About 5 minutes later the sky turned black and drizzled while I took advantage of the change and shot a couple of photos on the beach. Hope my lens is OK. I don't think it is weather sealed like the camera.