Roaring through the week of change.
Currently I’m a free agent, still shooting, still surfing and just being me. I can see the open space ahead. There are a few niggling doubts about closing the gallery but I can’t help but think in the fullness of time Warrahwillah will be stronger for the decision.
The ocean cane to the party and I’d like to think it was having a small celebration for Warrahwillah. Actually “small” might not be the best choice of words, “Huge” would be better for sure. Twice in the last few days it has got to proportions that most of us would just stand back and move into a spectator role. Clean, huge lines of ocean pouring down sou west reefs. Offshore, sunny, etc, etc.
I know there have been epic sessions. The slab crew have been in town, Taj has been in the mix between his WCT contests. The local crew have owned the local big wave spots. I cheered.
If you don’t surf or don’t care I apologise for the rambling. Let me just say this. The last few afternoons have seen huge rolling swells throwing plumes of spray backlit by the golden setting sun. You can’t not love that.
Truthfully I have not shot that much. Loose ends have tied me down. I did get out last night for some of that evening glow stuff. I was hoping to show you but my computer sabotaged me. See the post script note about the computer.
East coast next week. Then home again.
At that point I’m freelance backed up by a proud body of work called Warrahwillah First Edition, Crystal project, Giant, Aerial series etc.
I will be shooting when I get back.
I have a selection of weddings to photograph and I am so excited about that. Twenty odd years in and I’m still keen as. How good is that. Thanks to you Brides and grooms. Respect to you. Incidentally there is room for three more this financial year so if you know someone that would like a boutique photography service get them to give me a call.
My Nikon and water housing are crying to get back in the ocean. The gallery was fabulous but really put the brakes on the freedom to shoot when ever.
And whenever is now and all looks bright.
Roar on the Indian, roar on.
Oh, the portrait photo of me in feral mode was taken by the fabulous Freedom Garvey. Her weddings and portrait work is excellent. You can find her here.
The wave image is Backlit Feathering Lip and it is the all time favourite of the Warrahwillah images.
P.S. Funny how these things work out.
Yesterday my main computer gave up.
It’s been a solid workhorse.
Having said that, it was really tested by the new Nikon and it’s huge files (and my patience). Last week apple announced a new laptop with amazing specs. Tie this in with what I see as two odd years of sporadic travelling and a laptop that can handle these images is sounding right on time. Everything happens for a reason.