photo of the week
Every week I'm on the road I choose a photo of the week. Sometimes it's a fantastic photo, other times it's all about what that shot meant to me. Be sure to let me know what you think.
I am so very fortunate to have won the life lottery and be Australian. A LOT of hard work, blood, sweat and tears has gone into Brad and I being able to live 400m from this beach on the stunningly beautiful Gold Coast. I am always appreciative of where I live but never more than when I get to see it under these sunset conditions.
Brad has some very good friends on the river at Chinderah and we headed down and camped overnight last weekend. This was taken with my phone and while I'm sure you can figure out its crap quality, what you don't know is that is a cane fire behind those trees. It is a sunset but the glow is primarily burning cane. I didn't have time to get back out to the road to actually get the cane on fire sadly.
Our last week in Greece was on Zakynthos which we loved. Lots to see there but its not a huge island so you can spend 8 or 9 days and switch between sunbaking and sightseeing. This is Zante the main town where you come in to on the ferry. We were a bit early for the first ferry of the day and the sun was coming up coating the town in an amazing golden hue.
We only had two weeks for Greece so rather than trying to spread ourselves too thin we only did the Ionian Islands in the north. While this isn't a spectacular sunset pic, it had been a gorgeous day and we had swum and sun baked during the day, strolled around the village in the afternoon and ate Calamari at this lovely little family owned restaurant for sunset. It was one of the best vacation days I've had. Just Brad and I in Greece.
Egypt is not in any better position than it was when we went 5 years ago sadly. This however made it very easy to spend a full morning cruising the Nile on a Feluca, eating a traditional lunch at a Nubian village and then sitting still for an hour to capture the sunset over the opposite bank. All for around $15 AUD. My last day in Africa and a sad day but the perfect day at the same time.
When you see the sunrise photos from Africa they have this giant glowing orb that looks so spectacular. In practicality the glow is dust. Its just an unclear sun rising, however the sunsets always seem much clearer and way more dramatic. I'd forgotten how amazing sunsets on the west coast of anywhere can be and Africa is no different. This was from a bush camp in Western Sahara after the sun had dipped below the horizon, but as you know, in the west that's the time it gets really great.
You would all know by now of the foot drama day 3 of the camino, however you would also know I did all the right things and met my sister in Burgos and started walking again the day after she arrived. This was the start of the Meseta and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunrise our first day out on the plains. So grateful to have dodged what could have been the end of my Camino and forever grateful to Sue for being there to join me for the balance of "The Way".
Sometimes in the midst of all the craziness, mother nature just blows our mind. This was (obviously) Coachella Weekend 2 - 2016. It was the Friday evening and on the way to the bathroom I spotted this sky. After taking a couple of photos I was just standing there looking up in awe and then when I went to walk off, looking around, others were wondering what I was looking at and also stopped to admire this amazing pink sky. People were just looking up and smiling. A great moment.
This is one of those photos that is always going to be more special to me than to anyone else. While I love the reflection of the Paraw at anchor, I look at this image and I can still see Gener and Bong and Emrik and Ton and Donskie and the entire crew laughing and having fun. I can't look at this boat without smiling and that's what Tao does to you.
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.