People ask me why I spend so much of my time and sacrifice so much sleep working on my photos and photography.  The answer is simple- because I love it and it makes me feel good.  It’s like therapy for me.

So when life is busy or stressful, I seem to somehow come up with some I am particularly pleased with.  Like these shots from a recent Sunday road-trip south of Sydney- somewhere I’m sad to say, isn’t particularly familiar to me.  Apparently I have been missing out.
Anyhow, I’m just getting into the groove with my new camera, which you may have seen me raving about on my Facebook page if you follow me there! But if the colours, tones and depth of these shots are anything to go by, there will be good things to come!

Also anyone wondering about for my WTAC coverage that has been floating around on Facebook, don’t worry- my full wrap up is coming soon!

First stop was Helensburgh.  These photos are taken of the old railway station and tunnel, which has been carefully excavated and restored to some of its former glory.  It certainly is beautiful, a hidden gem, it is not easily found but stepping into it is like stepping onto some sort of fantasy movie set.  The echoing acoustics and seemingly endless (i tried) black of the abandoned tunnel certainly add to this.  I recommend seeking it out if you are in the area.  

Next stop was Kiama, I haven’t shared a lot of shots of this area, as I have decided I loved this place so much that I am going to return and do a dedicated shoot!

As you probably know by now, I live for Golden Hour, and on this particular trip fate dropped us at Austinmer beach right as the sun disappeared.  I have no words for these pictures, but I hope they convey at least some of the feelings I was feeling when I shot them.

Don’t forget, if you want to see these photos in their full high-resolution glory, before Picasa or Facebook have their evil way with my precious pixels, go to my Flickr page: