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.

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.


Suzi stays out after dark in Brisbane, Australia.

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 sign is correct, it’s Brisbane.
Brisbane City from Southbank.

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.

Wheel of Brisbane

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.

Victoria Bridge at Sunset


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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.

Riverside Freeway and Casino behind the Freeway
From the overpass that leads onto Victoria Bridge facing South

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.

Brisbane lights

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.

Bus Stop at the southern end of Victoria Bridge at South Bank
Yes, you got it, thats Brisbane at night!

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!


Should Suzi go to the GOMA?

The Brisbane GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) has it’s 10th birthday this month . . . wow it doesn’t seem that long ago that it was opened.

It’s one of my favorite galleries around the world, and I have seen a few.


The exhibits at the GOMA are extremely interesting and would be enjoyed by people of all ages.

The exhibits are changed every few months, so watch the internet for what is on currently.

As you can imagine, the daytime temperature in Brisbane can be very humid – but the GOMA has a very comfortable air conditioned building with viewing areas and eating facilities.

There are areas where you can sit and take in all that’s around you.

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Come see the Gallery and the People

What I find very interesting, is how the artists ‘dream’ up the artwork and then execute the artwork, to get art that is very individual for each person seeing it.

What absolutely creative minds they have (the artists)!

To see peoples reaction to the artwork is in it’s self very interesting.

Often, the GOMA has art that the public can get ‘involved’ in as well and that adds to the enjoyment of the visit.

So . . . should Suzi go to the GOMA?

Definitely . . . if you have never been before, then go and have a look . . . . it’s on the South Bank side on Brisbane City.

There is parking close by and if you dont mind a 10 minute work, then the King George Parking Station is good value on weekends, it’s about the cheapest around – was $5 on weekends – check what it is before you park there.

Next door to the GOMA is the SL (State Library) and also the Art Gallery.

If you have been before – then come again and visit.

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Where to from here?

A photo a day keeps the doctor away . . . No that’s not it . . . A photo a day keeps us interested . . . 

But, Suzi goes on adventures in all sorts of places.

So Suzi, Rose and I are getting our “stuff” together and soon you will get to meet us all.

As they say in the movies, I think . . . “Watch this space”