I always look forward to a visit from my photographer girlfriend from Cocos (Keeling) Island, not only for the fact that she is an amazing person and very good friend but also that we end up planning photo adventures that keep me blogging about the funny stories that happen on our travels, the great locations we find and the amazing photos captured along the way.
This particular weekend we arranged to meet up mid afternoon for coffee and a chat before heading out to a secret location in Brisbane and meet up with other photo friend to capture tonight’s sunset. Karen is lucky to live near a wetland reserve so after our hello, coffee and chat whilst looking through Karen’s latest photo book we headed out for a walk through nature. On our walk we found alot of interesting things including lots and lots of butterflies, dancing in the sunlight.
Heading along the river we came across a man fishing, he has Parkinson’s but is such a friendly gentleman who loves to take photos. He took alot of pleasure in showing us a few of the swans he saw at this location a few days ago. He also was kind enough to warn us of a snake up ahead, so change of direction and we are back on our walk heading up the river. We came to an opening where the trees are coming out of the water and I see reflection, colours and ripples, all the elements to create a magnificent abstract photo in camera. It was a picture in my head, I knew exactly what I wanted to achieve. Now I know abstract is not everyone’s cup of tea and very subjective but I will show my before and after photos so maybe you can see what I saw.
Time was getting away from us and we hurried back to the car to head into Brisbane to our sunset location and meet up with Vikki, another good friend, who also shares the love of photography. We are somewhere on the Brisbane River right under the Gateway Bridge. From underneath you look up at the Bridge and appreciate the enormity of this structure. So many interesting lines and curves combined with the calm waterway and a stunning sunset, it’s a photographer’s dream.
We spent a good couple of hours at our location, talking, laughing and of course taking photos whilst waiting for the sun to set on the horizon. Tonight’s sunset was another Autumn delight, the warm orange rays from the sun danced and reflected on the water surface. However the best was yet to come, after the sun went down the twlight colours lit up the sky.
Another perfect day in Paradise, thanks to Karen, Vikki and Kire for a wonderful afternoon.
Until next week.