I had a great Christmas day getting together with Tyson, Nico and Jake on Tyson and Nico’s rooftop over in Flinders Lane. The boys recently moved in with a BBQ so it was a great opportunity to try it out and for once Melbourne stayed warm and dry for the day. My first attempt at making a pavlova was a huge success. Though it was just a matter of adding cream and fruit to a huge merangue bought at the supermarket. We had music, a huge inflated Santa Claus and a Santa pinyata to be smashed after lunch. It really was a fun day.
Must have been good this year. Santa left me a Canon 7D with a 17-55mm f2.8 constant appeture lens this morning when I woke up. I’m spending Christmas day with Tyson, Nico and Jake over on their rooftop having a BBQ. So there should be plenty of great photos to share tonight.
The weather in Melbourne lately has been absolutely perfect! We get about 14 hours of daylight now and the days are really warm… sometimes pretty hot. I’ve been using the perfect light to do some shooting out on the rooftop. I’m really happy with the results. But I still have so much to learn about lighting, white balance and that dreaded Av mode. I kinda wish I had gone to photography school a few years ago when Jake went along. But I’m thinking that practice makes perfect and I’m getting plenty of that right now.
Model wears cap from Cotton On, board and pads from Rebel Sport, Phillip’s old GStar jeans and Converse trainers, and model’s own singlet.