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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!!
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.
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!!
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.
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.
Sometimes you meet people in your life that leave a mark. Jim Matheson was one of those rare people.
I first met Jim about 2 years ago (late 2014) at an aged care facility in Murgon, Queensland when I was visiting my mother in-law.
Jim was an interesting man, he told me a little of his past and after an hour long conversation, I knew that I would want to talk to Jim again on my next visit.
What I also discovered was that Jim didn’t mind having his photo taken, so the first photo of Jim was taken, the first photo of many, he liked that!
I had the photo printed and took it back to Jim on my next visit. I think he liked it . . .
Jim had a great sense of humor, very dry but funny. We usually had a good laugh during our conversations.
I lost count on the amount of visits Jim and I had, but they were always good. Good conversation and the odd photo here and there.
Jim enjoyed posing for me and having his photo taken, I was able to print off a lot of photos of Jim on the spot with a portable printer. He would walk around with the photos and show people!
Whenever we went to Murgon, I always tried to look up Jim.
Jim died in January 2017 . . . I was sad to hear of his passing . . . but I do have many fond memories of Jim and his dog Dutchess.
Jim, thank you for being a friend, I will miss your smiling face . . .
I will share some of Jim’s photos here.
Brisbane is on the east coast of Australia and is located on the banks of the Brisbane River.
Brisbane has a population of 0ver 2 million people who come from various ethnic backgrounds.
The climate in Brisbane can be rather warm and humid of a summertime, but the rest of the year it is very comfortable.
We had stroll around Southbank and checked out some of the lights to be seen at night.
The Wheel of Brisbane is “almost” 60 metres tall. It was opened in 2008.
You get a great view of the city and surrounding areas.
The Brisbane River has a very good ferry service that runs frequently and is a must for locals and tourists to have a “ride” on.
If you are into fine food there are heaps of great places on South Bank to eat. There is a train, bus and Taxi service there and it’s an easy walk accross the Victoria Bridge from the city.
Plenty of parking and the theme at South Bank is changed often.
Its close to the GOMA, SL and Art Gallery.
There is a Mall that runs through the centre of the city shopping area – the Mall is called the Queen Street Mall.
Talking of royalty – all the streets named after Kings run in one direction and all the streets named after Queens, run over the “king” streets, so its easy to find your way around.
Hope you have enjoyed looking at my photos and reading a little about beautiful Brisbane.
Suzi, says “Good Night” and enjoy South Bank and surroundings!