Sometime back me and a few friends from high school took a road trip to William Wallace country. From Edinburgh to up North there was not one piece of the land I didn’t like. I plan to go back again and explore further north next time. I have my eye on the Isle of sky…
I just hope the weather is as kind. Not one day did it rain, and the temp was as hot as the delicious yorkie we came to love at the pub we frequented.
Here are some snap shots…
One of the BEST places in Australia for anyone to visit, Australians included. One thing that still sticks with me, is just how overwhelmingly BIG this rock is!!! Photo’s (the ones that you see) don’t do it the justice.. you really have to see it in person to believe.
My time is Uluru was short, I LOATHE having tight schedules you must adhere to! Although short, my time was blessed there, hugely, I only had one sunrise.. and to everyone’s surprise (I just felt like rhyming for some reason) we were met with a magical light show that produced a rainbow in full view of the biggest rock this earth has seen.. but that will come later.
You must submit your photo’s to the National parks board if you plan to use them commercially.. That means make money. This is why you only see the same typical shots of Uluru.. There are HUNDREDS of excellent compositions you could have, that wouldn’t impede on Aboriginal customs (there are signs telling you where you can and can’t shoot) and I can’t understand why… it would only bring in more money to the parkes, which seams to be their main concern. Is more people visiting Uluru a good or bad thing?
Myself I think it’s good, they have a good set up there that is in force to keep people within the boundries – they even have rangers that drive the loop around Uluru to make sure you don’t stop your car where your not supposed to! They are vicious too 😉 or maybe I just caught one on a bad day.
Anyway, I could rant on all day and I haven’t begun to scratch the surface yet. I need to put an image in 🙂
Bottom line, most people think the Aboriginals are the money hungry/power control freaks there, but from my experience of talking to a couple, and some vetern Uluru visitors (on their 7th trip!!!) It’s the National parkes that have the monopoly on that sacred ground.
Here are a few pics I took on a quick trip to Belgium not that long ago… We were on our way to Germany and it’s the coldest weather I’ve been in, in a long long time!!!
I quite like shooting in the snow, it’s something I’ve never done before, although I’ll have to aclimatise as all these shots were taken from a moving car! 😀
Jess booked in a portrait shoot with Professional photographer Neville Prosser ( http://www.nevilleprosser.com/ ) who is a really cool guy. Neville encouraged me to bring my gear and shoot along side him, always giving tips etc along the way. He also let me use his 70-200 f2.8 so I thought that was quite nice of him also (for those of you that don’t know that lens is worth over $2k)
So this is some of what I came back with. Looking back it was a pretty fun afternoon.
Hope you enjoy.