I took my new camera out today to take some photos for this month’s Changing Seasons series. This series was initiated in January by a fellow blogger, Cardinal Guzman from Oslo, and has people from all over the world participating.
A few weeks ago we had a very chilly start to Winter, but this weekend was almost balmy with the temperature hitting 17 degrees today. Federation Square was as busy as a Spring day – children ran about, shoppers sat to rest and chat, families lazed around on the deck chairs, and the outdoor tables at the bars and cafes were overflowing with people enjoying the sunshine and warmth. Buskers were also out in force, taking advantage of the crowds. By late afternoon Princes Bridge was lined with tourists and locals, cameras ready, waiting for the sun to set over the river, so they could take the perfect shot. On the east side of the bridge at Birrarung Marr, the Circus Oz tent decorated the skyline with colour and fun.
The abundance of activity coupled with great winter light, was the perfect combination for me to practice using my new camera. I also had good fun experimenting with black and white. Here are some of my favourite shots from today’s shoot.