Morning at Crams Farm

Yesterday we had a barbecue breakfast at Crams Farm, a beautiful local secret location for all sorts of activities. Not only is it very picturesque it also has all sorts of wonderful facilities like under cover areas as well as barbecues (free, just press a button and away you go) and heaps of room for almost any activity. We had invited past photographic workshop participants and families for an informal, fun breakfast. The first attempt had to postponed due to far too much rain in February.
This one was attended by a couple of enthusiastic families and we had a great time enjoying the beautiful morning as the sun rose, the mist shimmied around and the waterbirds woke to an other magnificent day in paradise - oh what a beautiful day! We arrived a little after 6:30am to try to catch the sunrise and do a time-lapse series, to create a small movie: Dawn Reflection with Mount Warning. The others also arrived early to try to catch the beautiful sunrise then we enjoyed breakfast accompanied by the resident kookaburras and butcher birds.
Michelle’s girls seemed keen to model for the photographers, so after breakfast we walked through the long wet grass to some old wooden fences where the girls perched themselves. The background became beautifully moody as dark clouds and rain quickly passed through. Here are some of our favourite photos from the morning.


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Busy week

We have had a busy week, on Friday night with a Gig at Uki hall, where they had to start turning away people as the hall can only hold a max of 250 people. As well as Hamilton DJ pulse, we were blessed to listen to some great music from Oka www.okamusic.com. We have 3 of their CD’s, so it was great to be able to get up close and photograph them playing.




On Saturday night we had an other Gig at the Church in Uki, where 3 very talented local songwriter musicians graced us with some beautiful original music. First there was Wendy Grace singing some of her original songs that had a great deal of personal meaning to them so it was great that she was able to share so much with us. Then came Fiona who with flute and keyboard sang some of her originals also. I hadn’t heard Fiona Ryan before so it was a pleasant surprise to catch up with an other very talented local. Murray Kyle was the last on and as usual blessed us with his beautiful melodies once again all originals. What a great night, and we managed to get some reasonable shots, despite the very low light.




On Sunday we ran the last workshop of a series of three, four hour workshops. Once again we had a great time with all of the participants really getting into it with a little macro photography with water lilies (the frogs had gone AWOL) and seeing what a macro lens is like compared to a standard lens. We also covered composition and the many elements of composition.

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