The best hack for daytime photography! Well . . . Just daylight. A must know.

iPhone – I sat the iPhone on the ground – infact on the white line – your eye may follow the white line into the photo – gives an interesting perspective – sun is about 45 minutes away from setting – nice mini shadows and textures on the path – sky looks dramatic – what do you think?

Firstly, welcome to my blog and read on . . .

This is really easy . . .

The first hour or so of day light in the morning and the last hour or so of day light in the evening make the best times to take photos.

This time is called “The Golden Hour”.

Photos taken in this period look just magical!!

again an iPhone – very difficult light – sun was setting behind me – used a park bench to sit the iPhone on to keep it steady – is the photo too full?


This applies to mobile phones with cameras in them, or right through to very expensive high end cameras.

The reason for this, is that the light casts nice soft shadows and the light is also softer, almost golden, in that hour.

Low level shot using an iPhone – nice soft light coming from the left – gives interesting shadows –
which do you like better – this black and white or the colour version above this photo?

When the light is above us, it becomes harsh and photos look flat, lack contrast and zing !

You will be surprised how good your photos turn out when you go snapping in the Golden Hours.

Another benefit if you go out early in the morning is that the sights look different in that light, sharper.

Remember to make sure your lens is clean on your mobile phone’s camera – follow this link to see how.

Also many thanks to my spell checker HB!! xo

Happy snapping and let us know how your photos went!!

thats Brisbane – photo taken about 2 hours before sunset – if I had of waited another hour – the buildings would have had a nice gold glow about them – that’s for next time.

The single most important thing to do when using a mobile phone’s camera!

From Norfolk Point looking towards Port of Brisbane.  Using an iPhone on panoramic setting.  Can you see me in the photo?

This will improve your photos from your mobile phone’s camera 100% – if you are not doing it already.

It’s so easy to do!! Most of us forget to do this very simple thng . . .

Before you take your beautiful photo simply clean the lens with a lint free microfibre cloth.  Gently wipe from one side to the other.

Norfolk Point, Manly, Queensland. Australia. iPhone


Manly boat harbour – iPhone

Don’t use any chemicals or cleaning fluids

Don’t use tissues or paper towels as these can make your lens dirtier.

Once you have cleaned your lens, snap away, you will be surprised what a difference cleaning the lens will make.

Happy snapping!  Let me know how you went.

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All roads lead to Gum Flat . . . well sort of . .

The road to Gum Flat is . . .

Field of clover
Field of clover after the rain
The local hall that is over 100 years old – was restumped and had the electrical system replaced with Goverment Funding a few years ago – top job – bit chilly inside at night.
Honour Roll
Honour Roll from WW1 for the local men that went to war. Notice that where the date is on the top of the board, the date on the right is incomplete. The names with a cross on the right side, these men died during the war.
A window into days gone by, what stories could be told.

Suzie went away for a few days to a place just past Inverell, NSW, called Gum Flat.

Gum Flat is not far from Inverell, about 15 minutes drive.

It’s a pretty drive from Brisbane, via Warwick and Tenterfield.

You pass through the ranges, where the road is in good condition.

Inverell and Gum Flat are very scenic places, lots to see, so we will have to come back again and photograph some more.

The Public School in Gum Flat is over 126 years old.

This is a map of where Gum Flat is – Gum Flat

country road
A country road.

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Gum Flat
Gum Flat vintage houses.
One of the roads to Gum Flat.
mail box
Local mailbox – a sight to see.