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Behind the scenes with Dave Lucas Portraits and Miss Fairyfloss

Miss Fairyfloss is the result of collaboration between photographer Dave Lucas, model Jess-ami and makeup artist Sarah-Jane. I first met Jess at a model workshop held by my camera club.  Jess was the obliging model while we learned tips from photographer Paul Robinson.  I remember thinking she was very patient as everyone lined up to … Continue reading Behind the scenes with Dave Lucas Portraits and Miss Fairyfloss

The little things…..

Something I've noticed since discovering my passion for photography is that it forces you to view the world through different eyes.  Suddenly you are seeing the beauty in the mundane - in the little places least expected - in places you never used to look.  These small treasures also provide an opportunity to practice camera … Continue reading The little things…..

Waterfalls

OK, so I always knew there would have to be a "waterfalls" blog before too long.  Here goes. I think I may have mentioned in an earlier post that I'd always wanted to be able to achieve "calendar" type images.  Upon reflection now I may have overdone the waterfalls a bit to the point of … Continue reading Waterfalls

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 10 – the home stretch.

After 10 days on the road, 4 locations and nearly 2,500 kms, we are now back to the  "normality" of suburban home life.  Funny thing is though, it doesn't feel so normal.  The biggest thing we've noticed is that we don't feel the cold.  We haven't even been looking to turn the heater on until … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 10 – the home stretch.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 9 – Lake Lyell to Gundagai.

Today it was time to pack up the camper trailer for the last time and begin the big slog home. According to Google Maps, the drive time between Lake Lyell and home was close to 9 hours non stop.  We still had a day up pur sleeves before Jamie goes to work so we decided … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 9 – Lake Lyell to Gundagai.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 8 – Wentworth Falls.

We are now at the tail end of our holiday and were keen to put in one more adventure before leaving the Blue Mountains. Originally, we had planned to move camp to a place near Canberra today to stay 2 nights before heading home.  In reality though, it didn't seem such a good idea to … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 8 – Wentworth Falls.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 7 – Jenolan Caves.

The day began with another sumptuous breakfast cooked in our new camp kitchen.  Sometimes I think we eat better while camping than we do at home. Today we were planning to knock off another of the major tourist attractions in the area - Jenolan Caves.  Again, this had been recommended to us by many people … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 7 – Jenolan Caves.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 6 – Katoomba’s Scenic World.

We awoke this morning to icy conditions - white grass, hard tents and a layer of ice a couple of mm thick on the buckets.  Despite the chill, today actually seemed warmer than yesterday as there was no wind.  As the sun rose it warmed us up nicely.  The kids (well, Adam) were pretty excited … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 6 – Katoomba’s Scenic World.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 5 – The sights of Katoomba.

Day 5 and the main purpose of our trip was here.  The Blue Mountains.  Out of the 5 of us, Jamie is the only one who had been there before. We've been blessed with fantastic winter weather on this trip - it is cold (winter), but during the day the sun has been shining.  Couldn't … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 5 – The sights of Katoomba.

Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 4 – Dubbo to Lake Lyell.

Day 4 arrived and it was time to move on to our next temporary home.  At least today we had a dry pack up - it made things so much better.  We've been really lucky with the weather so far - a bit chilly but sunny during the day.  Yesterday was even a short sleeves … Continue reading Blue Mountains Odyssey. Day 4 – Dubbo to Lake Lyell.