Virtual Visit :: Sydney, Australia

Came across this in my notifications today. Made me laugh. 95% of my images are from Sydney … I live here! Most of you would have seen these photos already but for those of you interested in checking out the UNEDITED “story”, here it is. All the images here were taken over the course of 2 days (even though it says 4) w/ one of the locations “checked in”, probably what prompted the “collection”.

I think the feature will come in handy for my upcoming travels this July – August. Look forward learning more about it & sharing new stories 🙂

The Ship Has Landed!

An impression from last night's walk along the Circular Quay during the final hours of #vivid .

I brought my young daughter along to see the lights as we'd missed out on our annual family pilgrimage to the festival this year . Needless to say, she's not really into waiting around for settings, tripods & long exposures. Most of my frames contain a waving hand, extra blur from getting pushed along, and of course > plenty of close up photo bombs! Still, good fun w/ pic's to prove it 😉

Thx again +Jason Ruth for taking the time to tell her about the interactive lights just around the bend while I captured a few frames. Great to catch up again +Colby Brown, appreciate you understanding why I had to make it an early night. Would loved to have talked shop & walked the whole circuit … look forward to seeing crisp, clear & colourful shots from both of you!

All the Best~
G

#vividsydney2014 #vividsydney #sydneyoperahouse #operahouse #seeaustralia

 

The Ship Has Landed!

An impression from last night's walk along the Circular Quay during the final hours of   #vivid .

I brought my young daughter along to see the lights as we'd missed out on our annual family pilgrimage to the festival this year . Needless to say, she's not really into waiting around for settings, tripods & long exposures. Most of my frames contain a waving hand, extra blur from getting pushed along, and of course >  plenty of close up photo bombs! Still, good fun w/ pic's to prove it 😉 

Thx again +Jason Ruth for taking the time to tell her about the interactive lights just around the bend while I captured a few frames. Great to catch up again  +Colby Brown, appreciate you understanding why I had to make it an early night. Would loved to have talked shop & walked the whole circuit … look forward to seeing crisp, clear & colourful shots from both of you!

All the Best~
G

#vividsydney2014   #vividsydney   #sydneyoperahouse    #operahouse   #seeaustralia  

Up in the Blue~

Billie Holiday – Moonglow 1952 – Irving Mills

"We seemed to float right through the air …
now when there's moonglow
Way up in the blue
I always remember that moonglow gave me you…"

#lyricallyinspired w/thx to +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta +Rachel Tine & +Amanda Recker

#moodymonday w/thx to +Philip Daly & +Annelies Jansen

#sydney #sydneyphotography #sydneyoperahouse #operahouse
#moon #moonglow #billyholiday

 

Up in the Blue~

Billie Holiday – Moonglow 1952 – Irving Mills

"We seemed to float right through the air …
now when there's moonglow
Way up in the blue
I always remember that moonglow gave me you…"

#lyricallyinspired  w/thx to +Jason Jakober +Tara Romasanta +Rachel Tine & +Amanda Recker 

#moodymonday w/thx to +Philip Daly  & +Annelies Jansen 

#sydney   #sydneyphotography   #sydneyoperahouse   #operahouse  
#moon   #moonglow   #billyholiday  

Sunset :: As the Ship Sails In :: Sydney :: Australia

Billy Bragg – When The Ship Comes In

A song will lift
As the mainsail shifts
And the boat drifts on to the shoreline
And the sun will respect
Every face on the deck
The hour that the ship comes in.

And the sands will roll
Out a carpet of gold
For your weary toes to be a touchin'
And the ship's wise men
Will remind you once again
That the whole wide world is watchin' ~Bob Dylan

Thank you +Mykal Hall for convincing +Jay Patel & +Varina Patel to photo walk with us Sydneysiders! Always great fun to gather on the Opera House steps, meet new people & catch up with familiar faces.

I hope you Patels have made it home safely and are enjoying a well deserved rest/recovery from the whirlwind tour … you'll be back before you know it! +Jay Patel, our walking conversation was priceless & much appreciated. I hope this photo I took on the walk to Observatory Hill captures a little of that spirit, emotion & connection we spoke of 🙂

+Varina Patel, you are AMAZING. < full stop! We know Jay's a smart man … he married you 😉 Oh, and remember what I said about about not getting "pissed" at the Aussies when they "get on the piss" and "take the piss out of" ya. If there's one thing I've learned in the nearly 20 years I've been here it's to have a lighthearted laugh at one's self over a pint (or a schooner as the case may be). That, and to cheer your mates, even if they occasionally behave like idiots after consuming the afore mentioned libations. Which of course is why many stick to lemon, lime & bitters! ( thank you for your hospitality +Dianne Hall )

#sydney #sydneyoperahouse #sydneyharbour #sydneyphotography #tallship #patelsydneyphotowalk

#lyricallyinspired w/thx to +Tara Romasanta +Jason Jakober & +Amanda Recker