As my daughter Melinda's wedding day draws closer, I realised that I spent the last 3 weddings that I attended behind the lens, capturing some "reportage" style informal shots.
However this Saturday, all this will be in the hands of (at least) a couple of other very competent photographers. I'm not even taking a camera along, I'll just be caught up in the joy of the day!
However I did go out to Bass Point, Shellharbour the other day, for an informal portrait session with Melinda & Cameron, and this is one of the shots.
I wish them a very happy wedding day, and I'll be giving the photographers my full attention as they capture the joyous event. Geoff Smith
Just finalised a couple of images for the upcoming Members Exhibition at Project Contemporary Artspace in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Gallery details can be found at:
A triptych titled "Life"
and a moody, misty landscape titled "Solitude"
3 days in Popes Glen
I'm just back from 3 days break over the New Year's weekend, and I was served a reminder that landscape photographers should never tire of re-visiting "favourite" locations. The weather and lighting will be different on each visit, the foliage seasonally different. You will never cease to be amazed at the subtle (sometimes not so subtle) variations in look and feel. I guess that may have been one of the main reasons that Ansel Adams made so many visits to his favourite national parks and canyons. It didn't ever seem to him that he'd "been there, done that". As these images from my 3 days show, the look and feel of a landscape changes daily, hourly, or even by the minute. Next time someone queries why you were back at your favourite location yet again, just smile knowingly ;-) Geoff Smith
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