Photo Safari #3 A walk in the Rhody's

Photo Safari #3 A walk in the Rhody's

Can you spell Rhododendron?  I must confess, a google search was required to double check my spelling, I was getting red underlines all over the place. Well the Rhododendron may be a tricky one to spell, but on all other fronts they are wonderful!

A few days ago Amber and I went up into the hills of Melbourne to the magical Rhododendron Gardens, it was photo safari time! (again) The sky was SOOOOO blue, the Rhody’s were SOOOOO beautiful and we shot in the harshest sunlight ever. And, it was ace fun!

Amber is a super dooper talented photographic retoucher and a photographer, oh and a very obliging model. Amber and I recently got back in touch with each other and it didn’t take long for us to start discussing photo safari ideas. You see, the beauty of the photo safari is that all you need is your camera and a friend with a camera and before you know it, you are taking the time to create, to see, to explore.

Taking time to explore, this is my happy place. Enjoy.

Photo Safari #2 (me, my new camera + the woods)

Photo Safari #2 (me, my new camera + the woods)

Two days ago, I had one of the BEST mail days ever. I got a lovely cheque from some wedding clients, and I also got something big and black that I’ve been dreaming of for some time. My new camera had arrived!!! So, this morning before the sun was up, my camera and I were up (not my ideal waking hour let me tell you). We drove up the mountain to an amazing location and had the whole hill top to ourselves, I’m still taking about me and my camera you know. The only sounds to be heard were some tweets of the birds and my fabulous shutter in action. I didn’t think a shutter could sound so good! Soon I’ll be used to it, but for our first shoot together, it rates a mention.

The verdict…. LOVE. Yep, I LOVE my new camera. I think we’re going to get along just swimmingly.

This was my morning today, a little impromptu photo safari is my idea of an excellent start to the day. Now, I need a nap. Enjoy.

There will be plenty more photos from my new camera, but the first time is always a bit special hey? Do you remember your first shots on your camera?