Wandering in the Winterlight

Happy Monday friends.

How was your week? What about your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

I was out and about quite a bit this weekend – there’s just so much to do in this amazing town. Yesterday afternoon, I went to a talk at the ACP in Paddo with this fellow, Mark Rogers. It was INSANELY GOOD. SO INTERESTING! Sorry for all the shouting but I was PRETTY EXCITED. I might do a longer post on it in the next couple of weeks, but if you have a look at his website you’ll see all the amazing films that he has taken the stills photos for. Amazingly, there weren’t that many people at the talk, so we could ask questions whenever we wanted along the way. How awesome is that? I asked a GREAT question. No, seriously, wait for it, I’m like SO intellectual.

‘Was it scary taking the photos for Wolf Creek?’

I know right? BIG question. HUGE.

Evidently it wasn’t. Although, he did say that taking the scene in the underground cave with the ‘bodies’ was pretty unpleasant.

So anyway. After the talk, I moseyed my way back down Oxford Street marvelling at the beautiful light. It was freaking incredible. Oh yes, there was muttering. There was muttering and there was stalking and … now we’re back to Wolf Creek again.

Needless to say I took lots of pics. In particular, I took a few in this one spot outside the Ariel Bookstore. 24 hours later, I am STILL struggling to decide which of these three photos I like the best. I’ve posted* one on insta, but I thought I’d toss it over to you my friends.

Which one do you prefer?

Paddington City of Sydney Winterlight

Paddington #Winterlight 1/3
“Puppies”
Iphone 5S processed with VSCOcam

Paddington City of Sydney Winterlight

Paddington #Winterlight 2/3
“Books”
Iphone 5S processed with VSCOcam

Paddington City of Sydney Winterlight

Paddington #Winterlight 3/3
“Lady light”
Iphone 5S processed with VSCOcam

*A LIE: at the time of writing I still don’t actually know which one I’m posting, but there will be one.

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8 thoughts on “Wandering in the Winterlight

  1. The winter light is glorious. I prefer picture No.2. The composition is clear. I can immediately see what I am looking at and then move around to explore more. I feel something when I look at it. The anticipation of getting that parcel home. The evening mood is lovely and warm and hopeful. I really like it.

    • thanks kate! yes the winterlight was mind bogglingly beautiful that’s for sure – shame that was the last that we saw of it all week! No.2 was the one I thought initially too. but then i had that moment of self doubt. Thanks for letting me know, yay.

    • Thanks lovely. There’s something anticipatory about that transparent bag isnt there … i think of the three it has the strongest composition. pulls you in and pushes you through. Sometimes though i think i should have more subtlety in my photos. But then subtlety of any form is a real challenge for me so it could be something i’m working on for a loooong time πŸ™‚ Hope you’ve had a good week. You’re still powering with those collages. Legend!

  2. I love your photography Rachael and I’d say for me it’s a toss up between 2 and 3 – more about the subject matter though as they are all pretty stunning. I love the ethereal quality of 3 in that you can start to write a story in your head behind the image, but then that beautiful spark of light in 2…yes, number 2 takes it. Great work, as always πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Rachael! Jacquie from birdandfox sent me a link to your glorious blog. I’m going to disagree with the others and say I like photo 1 the best. Those dogs are really on a mission to get somewhere, I love their energy, and I like the burst of sun reflected in the window. They’re all great though. How cool is Sydney. I lived there for two years and loved it x

    • Hi Isabel, nice to meet you! Thanks for the comment. I had almost forgotten I had a blog. bad blogger. bad blogger πŸ™‚ The puppies were so cute and you’re right they sure were on a mission, you can definitely sense that. Sydney is not my home home, but it’s home for now and yes, some days i have ‘pinch myself’ moments at how fortunate I am to have access to such great things and predominantly great weather.

      • Haha, don’t worry, probably good not to let your blog take over your life πŸ™‚ I’m studying overseas so have a) more time to blog and b) more desire to connect with people back in Aus. Where is home for you?

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