If you follow me on facebook or instagram you may have noticed that I've not been anywhere near home for the past two weeks. Instead I've been traversing the south east corner of Australia with my band on our very first tour! Before I left I had some good intentions. I planned to line up some guest posts so ye olde blog wouldn't collect cobwebs. I intended to get my uni work done and I intended to get super organised when I got home. None of these things happened. Whoops.
These photo's come to you in several sets. This first set of photo's was the last outfit I wore to uni before semester break. I don't remember what day it was, or what I was doing, but upon reflection, I like the ensemble I put together.
My life kinda sorta fell to pieces after that day (in the best way possible). I participated in a flute workshop with Tim Munroe, then a few days later holed up in grove studio's with Vanishing Shapes and Jack Tuckerman to record an EP! Day one was really full on, so I didn't take any pictures (we recorded the bulk of the audio then). Day 2 was a little more laid back, so I took some happy snaps.
The day after we recorded, we left for our tour. The first stop was Wollombi Music Festival. It was wet, and slightly cold, but really fun. Tour stop 2 was Sydney, which despite being in a tiny loud pub was actually pretty fun. After Sydney was Melbourne via Woodonga. We camped on the Murry River for two nights between our Sydney and Melbourne gigs. These photo's are all from night two.
One of the weirdest/coolest things about being down south was the sun sets. The place I live is surrounded by hills, meaning the sun stops being visible long before golden hour (I'd often try and shoot during golden hour, only to get disappointed that it was fairly pathetic). The place we camped was fairly flat, so when it was time for the sun to set, the bush was lit by this brilliant yellow glow.
We were met with spectacular views in the evening as well. We had a huge bright moon, and once it had risen, a fog rolled in across the river. The air was super still as well, giving me the perfect opportunity to play with long exposures. (A long exposure is when you leave the shutter on the camera open for an extended period of time. I used a 15 second shutter for each of these images.)
After Albury I didn't really take many photos. We had a whirlwind journey playing in Melbourne two nights in a row, then busking and gigging in Canberra. (We managed to get caught up in a marriage equality rally as well which was super cool.)
We made so many new friends and stayed with some really cool people (Thankyou so much to Jake's Parents, Katie and Trent, Julie and Chris and Angus+Housemates for letting a bunch of crazy folk musicians stay with you!).
It should be business as usual from here on out (at least until summer.)