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Morning light at Cathedral Rocks, Kiama

To get back into the swing of things for 2015 i thought it would be a good idea to get back to the roots.

I reached out to William Patino who is a Sydney based sea scape and landscape photographer. A massive inspiration for me.

Unfortunately the sky didn’t really turn it on, however the water colour and movement was incredible.

Hope to visit soon with some colour in the sky.

Thanks for stopping by.

LB

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Kurnell Sunset (Back into the swing of things for 2015)

Thanks for visiting again and Happy New Year!

I slacked of heaps last year with photography, however last night the Magical Adventures Of Photography crew got together again (Itchy, Alex & Amy) and we headed out to Kurnell.

The plan was to try out our new Pixel Stick sadly it was missing the power cable. The wonderful dudes at BitBanger Labs responded within a few hours on Facebook and later that night I received an email that the item had already been shipped. Thanks Guys!

We ended up shooting and sunset with some incredible colours and stuck around into the night for some light painting.

I’m not very happy with how my images turned out, but it has been probably 10 months since I have done a sunset or lighting painting, it may take a while to get back into the swing of things but I am looking forward to nailing some wonderful images this year.

Enjoy

LB

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Queenstown 2014

Last week Bianca and I where in Queenstown on annual leave for the week, you may remember a few years ago we drove around the South Island and we always said we should spend a week in Queenstown because of the beautiful landscape, food, people and the environment. For those who have never been I highly recommend it.

We spent most of our time in Queenstown we also took a few days trips to Lake Te Anau, Glenorchy and Arrowtown.

Arrowtown is an old gold mining town about 20 or so minutes from Queenstown. Home to some great watering holes, restaurants and lollie shops. We spent most our time walking up Tobins Track to get a vantage point of the town.

Our journey to Lake Te Anau wasn’t as productive as we would have hoped, we were booked into a tour of the Glow Worm Caves and sadly the caves were flooded with the amount of rain the South Island has had over the past few weeks, so we grabbed some Gluten Free burgers a cider and enjoyed the landscape.

For those with food allergies/intolerances Queenstown is certainly a food friendly place, I was blown away with the amount of Gluten Free and Dairy free options that cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants offered. I would have struggled to find a place that didn’t offer a meal to suit my dietary needs.

Much Love

LB

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Sculpture By The Sea 2013

Finally I have caught up on all my photos, there was a huge back log and just in time too as ill be extremely busy for the next 3 months working as a teacher’s assistant at General Assembly in User Experience Design.

Back in October, Sculpture By The Sea was back again for a few weeks showing of a selection of amazing artists and their fine work. For those who unaware of Sculptures By The Sea it starts from Tamarama beach and finishes up at Bondi beach, Sydney. 

While shooting my favourite pieces from this year I was extremely lucky with the sunset, such warm, rich and vibrant colours! I couldn’t have been happier. After the sun had set, it was time for a little bit of light painting, only one image turned out well, though sometimes that’s all you need.

I’ll let you make that call.

Much Love

LB

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Tokyo to Kyoto

Well it seems its true what they say about the travel bug, once you get a taste for it, you can’t stop. The dust hadn’t even settled and Bianca and I were off to Japan.

We didn’t have a great deal of time so we picked the wonderful and very welcoming cities Tokyo and Kyoto, only knowing a few sentences of Japanese and no understanding of Kanji we packed our bags and put one foot forward.

For our time in Tokyo we stayed at the Shibuya Excel Hotel Tokyu right above the chaotic Shibuya Crossing, the district was full of bright neon signs, food stalls, pubs, restaurants, standing sushi bars they had everything. We wandered the back streets of Shibuya up Cat Street to Harajuku stopping at every single shop we could find. As you can imagine it took forever, not so much the walk but taking it all in.

Roppongi, Kamakura and Asakusa were also on the list, checking out temples and places of worship, in our time in Tokyo it was Spring Festival so we had the privilege of experiencing the Japanese culture first hand.

After 6 days in Tokyo Bib and I were ready for a change of pace and we jumped on the Shinkansen which reaches speeds close to 300 km per hour. On the 3 hour ride to Kyoto I tried to take a GoPro time-lapse however a lesson well learned that 5 second intervals will not cut it at those speeds, so the footage was a bust.

Kyoto was the old capital of Japan and the serenity it is truly breath-taking, we stayed at The Hotel Granvia at Kyoto Station, we stepped of the platform and we could almost touch our bed with views of Kyoto Tower, the main strip and surrounded by mountains on all sides it was breathtaking.

On the list in Kyoto was the Arashiyama bamboo forest, Kinkakuji aka (The Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Arashiyama Monkey Park and the Kyoto Aquarium with shopping and exploring we almost ran out of time, but we managed to fit it all in. You can do most of that on push bike but I would allow at least 3 days to fit it all in.

This is where this journey ends, we said goodbye to Kyoto and Tokyo and the monkeys at Arashiyama and headed back to Sydney. We both can’t wait to get back to Japan you could spend a life time trying to see it all.

Much Love LB

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