Spring sunset

The seasons are in a bit of a battle in my patch of the world at the moment. Winter isn’t quite ready to leave but spring is putting up a good fight. The result is stunning, but a little chilly, sunsets with amazing light that just call me to capture them.

The sunset behind the trees
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The answer was blowing in the wind

I have a fasination for windmills and this old one has seen its day.

They were once the answer to pumping much needed water to the surface but now they appear to be left negected and replaced by solar pumping system.

A weary windmill
A weary windmill

What I have learnt – Finding five fascinating things

I am grateful to have recently attended a short photography workshop which was led by the incredibly amazing photographer/artist Pete Longworth. Pete grew up in Narrabri, a farming community a few hours from my hometown and now spends his time following summer in the US and Australia. He is such an inspirational person and his workshop was simply the best thing I’ve done for myself in a very long time.

One of the key points he shared of his craft was to see things, not just look at them. He also encouraged the group to find five fascinating things a day which is a challenge I have really enjoyed taking on – it is incredible what you really see when you stop looking and start seeing. It is all about capturing the moments that can pass too quickly and looking at the beauty that is all around us. Confused? Check Pete’s work out at his webpage and if he is doing a workshop near you, go for it.

Anyway, these images are some of the many I took on the day as I started looking at things differently. Pete also showed me a few settings on my camera I didn’t know was there. I hope you like them.