#9: Posh walks in Mosman

Took the camera out for a stroll in posh suburbia this morning. Had breakfast at a cafe where a customer asked to try the yoghurt that would be used in her meal before committing to it ... the sky was good at least. 

 

#8: Local coffee & local football in Newcastle

Camera came with me today when I went out for coffee and to the local football. 

I’m gonna need a bigger lens for sports photography. I had to wait for to ball to come down the wing I was standing on to get good shots.  

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#7: ANZAC Memorial Walk at dusk

Newcastle’s ANZAC Memorial Walk is a kilometre long lookout for photographers with vantage points for sunrise and sunset shots.

I’m still getting used to my new camera setup (Nikon d750), so I took it out this evening to get some sunset shots and test my long exposure game. Also snapped my father-in-law cooking dinner on the BBQ.

 

#3: Another after work walk

Here’s some more shots from my after work walk last week. I’m starting to have fun with the lowlight shadowy look of my night shoots.

I took these on the way down to Mrs Macquarie’s Chair and kept getting side-eyed by everyone walking home. In hindsight, stopping on darkened footpaths to take photos could be seen as suspicious.

Happy snapping 📸

 

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#2: After work walk in Sydney

I took my new tripod out for a shoot around near Mrs Macquarie’s chair. Also wanted to test out some long exposures before the Vivid Festival and snapped these cityscape captures!

 

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Happy snapping 📸

#1: Monastiraki Square, Athens

There’s a lot of ratios and relationships that whiz through my brain when I’m travelling. One of them is the popularity of a location is directly proportionate to the number of touts, hawkers and “gift-givers” roaming the area.

I used to avoid these areas, mainly because I’d freeze in response to any approach. In those moments, I’d be swamped with paranoid thoughts of hoods being thrown over my head and ransoms being issued for my safe return, all because I refused to take a bracelet.

Thankfully, I learnt to get over myself before visiting Monastiraki Square in Athens. While there are a lot touts and “gift-givers”, there’s so much laughter and action going on that makes it a great place sit for hours while knocking back the Greek caffe. 

Mad Max: Fruit Market. Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.

Mad Max: Fruit Market. Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.

Street cricket, Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.

Street cricket, Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.

Nut seller in flea market near Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.

Nut seller in flea market near Monastiraki Square, Athens, November 2017.