Well its been a while thats for sure. Been busy having babies, selling a house etc etc all that stuff. We are still here in the NT amazing really…but we thought we might as well wait until our little one was born before making the big move west. Selling didn’t go so well with the market changing dramatically just as we decided to list SIGH but its all for the best and we will rent our property out now.
I had a little boy Archy Arnhem, well I say little but he is 5 months old now and not so little, I seem to have these beautiful budda babies Elsey is going to school and every one its growing up much too fast I have to say!
We still plan to move and hopefully now within the next two months. My Mum is very ill now and we have to get down there asap. I went to WA for a 10 day visit last week and am really looking forward to living down there again.
Anyways until the next post which will hopefully be sooner rather than later, take care,
Well still here in the Territory as you can see by the attire and not long before things are about to get alot busier! Yep baby number 2 on the way with one very excited little sister waiting, waiting.
I have been doing my usual photography work but due to being down to just a laptop I haven’t bothered to do much editing as I find the colours vary so much. So basically all I’m doing is filling up an external harddrive with loads of images that I will one day go through.
Nearly 38 weeks pregnant now so things are slowing down somewhat, but the pool is getting a work out thats for sure. Its really hot here this time of year, build up time erhhh. Plans to move to WA are still all happening we just thought we better have the baby first..then sell the house.
My mum has been very ill and is now out of intensive care and has been tranferred to her local hospital at Margaret River. It was a scary couple of weeks but things look to be improving, yet another reminder we need to be down that way asap.
So wish me luck hopefully back soon to post some newborn baby pics!
Above is an image taken from one of my favourite spots to photograph, Marrakai just a few clicks down the road from us here in the Northern Territory of Australia. I have finished a Photoshop course and have am happy to try out a few new tricks I learnt along the way, infact it was a reassuring course just letting me know I am already on the right track. This image has just been processed with the channel mixer and a texture added, too easy! Now I am up with all the tricks of CS4 I’ll have to start brushing up with CS5 soon enough!
Well been busy getting the house ready for sale, painting for the last 4 months non stop and finally all is ready! Meanwhile I have signed up to do an advanced Photoshop course here in Darwin. Its been 10 long years since I was in a formal photoshop class so I figured I was well overdue and with a little one at home it’s alot harder to study online.I have been thinking (not surprisingly) alot about real estate photography recently…and with all the market research I have done the images that go with most house sales are really crap! Anyways before I buy my dream camera when we finally get to WA I thought a good travel camera for the family would be good so I bought a Panasonic LX3 and gosh I am impressed for a little point n shoot! I love the fact that it can be used fully manual and it has a superb Leica lens. To tell the truth I also got it for the real estate pictures as it has a wonderful wide angle lens and was cheaper to get than a wide angle for a DSLR. I wouldn’t have thought twice about getting a L series Canon wide angle lens but with the possibility of upgrading to a medium format camera I thought this the best option. Logic in the madness well thats what i tell my other half!
So below is one of the first images I took with the Lumix not a remarkable image by any means but not too bad either! My daughter and I watched these two crows smooching and preening each other at Fogg Dam. We don’t see too many crows up close so it was nice to watch. The second image is the Fogg Dam road a road I have seen many a tourist and local stand in the water to take photos which is super SUPER scary as there are crocs everywhere!!! Infact if they look around they’d see the very large croc trap set in the lillies trying to catch a fairly decent sized scaly handbag. Infact if you look closely at the last image (bottom left hand corner) you will see a little croc just sitting there, a freshie but a croc no less! Every tourist car drove straight past it oh how easy it really is to get eaten up here!!