Rain Dancing in the Light

I have been seeing a lot of photos of the current east coast low that has been dropping water by the bucket loads onto us. Most of these photos show the destruction and chaos that has been wrought. What I want to do here is show something a little different, that with the destruction there is beauty.

Instead of running home to keep out of the rain I spent about 20min shooting and admiring the rain dancing in the car park lights (and getting drenched) to end up with the above video and this one photo.

Golden Dawn at night

Happy New Years!

It is the end of another year and the start of a new one that offers endless promise to be better than the previous and a chance to leave behind all the baggage that was 2015. So in the sprit of a new start I took to the streets as I normally do every new years to try and capture the sprit of new years as I go about mine.

I have broken it up into three parts the first is the build up of people around the Sydney CBD, what I got up to new years night and finally New years day.

New years eve night is like one giant brithday party where every one is the birthday boy or girl. Over the years I have done the Fireworks, stalking the city streets trying to get that one magical shot that sums up new years and of course I have done that lonely night at home on your own.

This year it was about board games and food at a friends place in Stanmore. So after running around the city trying to grab some shots I had to quickly duck into the closest supermarket which happens to also be close to circular quay and let me say the bottle shop was full to the brim and a lot of the shelves in the super market were empty.

I had intended to only stay till about 11pm then head back into the city to grab some black and white flash shots as they headed home after the fireworks as I have in the past. But the company and the games were just too much fun to pass up. It is always fun hanging out with actors and creative types though it was a little annoying to lose Settlers by one point to the only engineer at the party.

For the majority of the population they will only see a couple of sun rises in their lives and the most likely one is that of New Years day. This is the second year I have gone down to Coogee for sunrise as most other photographers would think about going to Bondi.

This year it was rather cool over night (18C) so there were not as many people about and even fewer in the water than last year. Even so it was interesting seeing what every was doing to bring in the new year. By this stage of course I was ready for a quick nap before heading to Bondi for sunset.

After shooting so much after the past 48 hours and feeling in a daze I find the scene at Central station. It did not even cross my mind to get my camera up to my eye and I only got it on ym phone something that I regret now.

A lot of tired people at central at the moment I wonder why?#newyearsday

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