I have had the best time putting together my posts for Photography 101 – it’s been really great to have to think about my photos more analytically. Now I can see why I like the look of some before editing; because they’re already straight or align with the rule of thirds….you get the picture! So now, here’s a compilation of my favourites from the course; have an absolutely wonderful weekend everyone 🙂
An afternoon at Luna Park, Sydney ended with the most spectacular sunset – I snapped this as we wandered to the ferry. It had been a very bright day, so it seems the sun wanted to show us how to set with style! I highly recommend an afternoon trip to Luna Park rather than early; then you get to go home feeling all fun and frivolous.
This photo is one I took in the fading light at Versailles (France) as we dashed off to catch the bus back to the hotel. It isn’t centralised properly, it’s grainy and the colours are all funny – but something about it really appeals to me. It just looks so calm and soft, like Versailles actually felt – that is, if you go there early before everyone else arrives! There are some truly spectacular gardens in Versailles, but I like the atmospheric quality of this view.
On a family trip to Albany (Western Australia) we stayed next to Lake Seppings, which has a relaxing walking trail around it. On the first day Mum, Dad and I went on said trail – and discovered a section of it that was overflowing with beautiful blooming nasturtiums which were attracting almost supernatural numbers of white butterflies. It really was like walking in a romantic painting – all soft light and quiet rustling leaves. It is my favourite visual experience to date; unfortunately you can’t capture exactly how charming it was, but here’s my best attempt from the day!
This was just a building on the side of the road in Paris, but all of them had such lovely windows that glowed when the sun came out. This one looked particularly awesome so I snapped it!
This one is so unmistakably Australian – I took it at one of the stops we made on our round-Australia school camp. It was incredibly humbling just how expansive and isolated the places we went were – not a soul for hundreds of kilometres.
Now this was something I had not expected to see – a writhing mass of huge koi fish – where was I? Versailles, in Marie Antoinette’s sweet little faux-farm. Battling for a little boy’s breadcrumb offerings. they made the oddest gulping noises as they tried to grab the bread – it was so unusual, I had to take a picture.
Another French shot – I don’t know how well this fits the theme, but it was the best I had in my stash so here, have a clock! Versailles was a beautiful place but I loved the outside roof the most; it was a very dark navy blue tile with golden windows and this pretty awesome clock. Such a lovely colour combination!
Early morning in Sydney on holiday wth Mum – lovely!
I love these flowers; they grew in our front yard for a long and lovely time; however have since been removed to make room for necessary paving. A shame, but at least I got some lovely photos of them before the time of beauty was over 😛
Sydney harbour…with a bit of colour editing. 😉
It was all a bustle at Luna Park with the little avenue filled with happy families and smiling friends – this unspoken happiness gave the whole place a very genial and welcoming mood. The afternoon sun was soft and warm as people made their leisurely way around to the final ride for the day. This is one of my favourite snaps from my Sydney adventure, as it captured the soft mood of a satisfying, fun day winding down. ❤ Mum and I had a whale of a time!
I’m willing to bet there’ll be a billion more Eiffel Tower pictures out there…but I like the Eiffel Tower, and I like this photo, so here’s my two cents! Paris is once again AMAZING.