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The warmth in my heart has transferred through to my shutter button finger commonly known as the index finger and released some creative images I’ve been wanting to produce for some time. With the lack of swell the past months I’ve had to adapt to a different perspective. Landscape photography is the weapon of choice. With so much on offer in summer time it’s hard not to want to capture what is around me. My forthcoming months of Jan and February will see me have 2 weeks of relaxing bliss with family and friends and my old mate Jack Daniels. This will no doubt result in some interesting photos and perhaps a few blurred memories. From here we set forth to the place where heroes and champions are made, Pipeline on the North shore of Oahu will be our base camp, the objective is to shoot as much of this pristine wonderland and document my travels from the surf lifestyle, to the hills and mountains.

 I’ve armed myself with a new water housing. I’ve upgraded from the SPL water housing to an Aquatech water housing for my Canon 7D.  The weapon of choice should allow me to shoot my targets in still motion and also video. The controls I have are everything you could ever want, aperture, ISO, Still photography to videography, play back buttons and most important of all, THE SHUTTER BUTTON conveniently placed on the pistol grip.

By the end of February facebook and the social media sights like flickr and Twitter won’t know what hit them, a monsoon of gnarly surf photo’s bombarding the shores of the interweb. This my friends is only the beginning, the beginning of a new dawn, a new era and all the cliché things you can think of.

This photo has nothing to do with what I have written, apart from the fact Brisbane city is part of my life. Every week and every day I sit on the bus “walking the mile” to work. Sitting, starring as the bus driver alternately hits the brakes and accelerator. The stop, start, stop, start motion is as repetitive as my day job. I look around and see the passengers on the bus. I contemplate “do they have meaning in their lives, do they enjoy what they’re doing”. Photography is my utopia. Suddenly the impulse emerges from deep within and I decide it’s time to shoot that place, that place that everyone on the bus will see whilst driving to work. I’ve seen it so many times before, I visualise what it might look like on digital film…..I now ponder if the passengers have ever seen it like this……

-          11:30P.M. on a Saturday night. You ask yourself “what 25 year old male would shoot at that time” One that is extremely bored and wanting to waste some time, one that decides to turn boredom into creative images. Ok perhaps I’m talking myself up, but it’s my blog, my website I’ll do what I want to.