Another week has rolled on by, time is passing quickly and people are starting to ask if I’m missing home. Of course I am but this journey is as much about work as it is about finding me. Travelling alone is definitely an experience. During the week I’ve had some amazing people to work with and I have had to trust my photography ability in many different conditions. Studio lighting is nice and straight forward whilst shooting in sun, shade and wind has provided a little bit more of a challenge. Today was a trek to a small school of just 26 lovely kids. Arriving early to get my self sorted and then find a teacher that is braiding the hair of 6 or 7 students so they can have an amazing school portrait. It felt so good to personalize the service offered and lots of fun and laugher could be heard as everyone was eager to have their photo done. I’m sure I have left them with a fun memory of their photo day.
The trip back from the school showed me some amazing scenery that is on my list to go and explore. Ill continue writing this with tomorrows adventures. I cant wait for the sun to come up so that I can go an explore again.
As I lay listening to the heavy rain at 3 am in the morning I thought there goes my adventure but at 6 am it had stopped so I grabbed my gear and headed to Mill lookout. As I sat and watched the first light break I thought this is not going to be a nice sunrise but the sound of the birds chirping as the bush around me was slowly waking up was extremely relaxing and there was no wind and I could just watch the sun creep over the hill and through the clouds. There is something about a sunrise that makes the day a whole lot better. I continued on down the road amongst the fields of gold, the early morning sunlight glistening off the fields and throw in a rainbow or two just to make me smile even more.
I think I managed to annoy a few drivers as I cruised along the road stopping frequently to check out the old buildings, churches, sheds and old windmills. The countryside is really pretty in the early morning light and the rain held off long enough to enjoy the morning.
Back into town and the rain has started, Oh wait that’s hail and wind and now the sun is shining, it feels like I’m back in Melbourne. Four seasons in one day. The rest of the day as a chance to catch up on some much needed sleep and just relax.
I am super grateful for the chance to travel around the countryside. My photography has taught me many things, it’s taught me to trust myself, it’s taught me to really see the world and it’s taught me to believe that anything is possible. Follow your dreams and photography is my dream.