My poor, neglected, blog. It’s been seven months since I’ve posted anything. Situations changed, and life got a bit busier, and other things happened.
My most loyal companion of the last fifteen years died, on a cold, Winter’s day in July, and I didn’t feel too inspired or motivated after that.
(I should probably write about him one day, the best dog ever.)
I ended up canning my photo-a-day project, that lost momentum around the time my dog died, until I stopped it completely in October (the blog isn’t updated to this point, but my bulging hard drive tells a different tale, and maybe one day some of these photos might see the light of day).
And somewhere in between the neglected blog, and the photo-a-day blog failure, I made a web page. It’s a work in progress, and a nice distraction.
Anyway, here’s some photos from today’s St. Barbara’s Day parade, and a couple from the Twilight Maker’s Market.
My daughter, Carys, is pretty happy to help me out when I want to try something new, or test some gear.
Testing a new flash got a bit much for her after a while though (understandably).
This was the last frame – the flash was bounced off the ceiling, in a dark room.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8G, Yongnuo YN-560 III Speedlite
Southern Coastal region
(Click on the first image for a slideshow view)
Marketed as ‘Australia’s Biggest Party’, the annual Kalgoorlie-Boulder Race Round (‘The Round’) attracts thousands of people from all over Australia – and from all walks of life – to the West Australian outback city, that lies four-hundred kilometres from the coast and six-hundred kilometres from the nearest capital city (Perth). The week-long event is held every September, and features everything from horse racing and fashion competitions, to two-up in a rusty old shed on the outskirts of town.
Over the last two years I have been documenting The Round for various outlets/organisations. These are some of the photos.
(Click on the first image for a slideshow view).
What’s left of it.