Australia

Big love to all of my beautiful friends and family in Australia. Would have loved to have been there with you by the pool, on the beach or at the Big Day Out having a few beers but this will just have to do…

Nic


I am not too sure if this really was a good idea but this photo was taken with no casing or any form of protective equipment whatsoever. A storm had just passed through so the water was calm and still with nice little clean waves coming through and breaking. I was out there with the strap around my neck, a cloth in one hand and my camera in the other. There was no-one else on the beach apart from Ash and I thank goodness as here I was out in the water with my DSLR in the ocean trying to set everything manually, running right out in front of the waves before they broke, taking the shot then quickly lifting the camera over my head and jumping as the wave was breaking. Not my smartest moment but hey, I escaped without getting my camera too wet.

Out of all the photo’s I took, none came out much better than this! This is the shot I had envisioned and what I had set out to achieve so to come out of it with my camera unscathed and getting my shot, I could not have been any happier.

What can I say, sometimes you have to put yourself out there to get what you want. That goes for photography and life in general.

Thanks

Nic


I took Ash for a drive on our last day to Werribee Gorge down the road from my home town of Bacchus Marsh for some fresh eucalyptus air before we left for Canada. I was surprised to see so much water in the river as we checked out the Lerderderg River the week before and it was bone dry. Here is one of my favourite pictures from being out there complete with a huge gum tree in the foreground, the gorge in the back ground and calm river in the middle.

Hoping to upload a few more in the next week… Stay tuned.


Talking about friends is an interesting subject. I have been lucky in my life to have the most amazing friends anyone could ask for. Some I have grown up with since I was 3 or 4 to the people who I have met and been friends with since primary and secondary school and the others who I have met along the way.

I have found since living over here in Canada that people refer to others as their best friends or simply just their friends. I really don’t think I can do that. I have been asked many times about who is my best friend from people over here. It sort of brings me back to being in prep or grade 1, it is such a foreign thing to me that I don’t think I could ever get used to. I have acquaintance’s, I have some friends and I have some amazing friends. I don’t think if even a person put a bullet to my head I could pick a best friend! Everyone to me is special in their own way and i love them for that.

As I mentioned, I have some friends who go a long way. I feel like I am such a lucky person to go through such friendships. These friendships I speak of are from people from back home, in Australia who I know I will see again. They have meant so much to me and basically shaped me to who I am today. I have wondered whether I would find people as amazing as the ones I love so much from home and to be honest never really thought I would. I have to say that after 11 months, I think I am on the right track. I am not going to mention names, I haven’t through this whole rant but they know who they are. Some through work, some through Ash. I will never, ever replace the friendships I have in Australia, I wouldn’t ever dream of it but there are some real genuine people over here who I have taken a shining to and I look forward to continuing what we have throughout my time both here and anywhere else. Tonight really proved that.

I am a lucky person. I seem to find love wherever I go. I would never change what I have and what I have been through with anyone. I don’t think of myself as a religious person but I truly feel blessed for what I have.

My life is pretty amazing.