Friday, 31 January 2014

Andres Pena Flamenco Workshop

The wonderful Andres Pena came to Brisbane in December, last year. At that stage, about 30 weeks pregnant, I was not up for the dancing part of the workshop, but I could join in by taking photos. Little Trevor (NOT her real name, rest assured) was kicking up a storm throughout the workshop - she was either objecting to the noise, or she was dancing away. I like to think it was the latter. 

I've never done any action/dance photography before, so was grateful for the experience. Thankyou for the opportunity, Sharon. A steep learning curve - I must confess that I put the camera on the wrong setting, and didn't realise until the end. So the photos are not as sharp as I would like, but to me, flamenco is about the movement and the small nuances - like the curl of a hand, or the shape of an arm. I hope these photos capture that.

Apologies for these taking so long to upload. Life has been a bit hectic of late - and there were a LOT of photos to edit! 

It was also great to see all my flamenco buddies again - I hope to be back to classes soon. 

If you'd like to find out more about Andres, you can go to his website here:

Saturday, 25 January 2014

A Belated Happy 2014

well, this post is a little belated, I'm afraid. But I decided if I didn't post now, it is never gonna happen. Not with a baby on the way in five weeks! I promise not to bore everyone with endless baby pics - at least I promise to TRY. 

These a a few pics I took over the Christmas break near our place in Northern NSW, on our roamings through the backblocks. Most of these though are within a 10 minute drive - I know, how lucky are we? The wallabies are the ones we see every morning at dawn from our bedroom window.

There was pretty much only one temperature range - stinking hot. So our good intentions of slowly taming our 5 acres took a bit of a battering. We did manage to start on kitchen garden, and get a few seedlings started though. But mostly we watched the Poms get thrashed.

I've just had our first mangoes from our very own trees - heavenly!  

Happy New Year to everyone - I hope its a good one.