Showing posts from October, 2013

Spring Splash - Lane Cove Swim Meet

Perfect spring weather. Not too hot or cold. Mostly sunny set the scene for this fun meet.  Swimmers of all ages competed and when they weren't racing, they were hanging out together playing handball or doing handstands! It is a perfect team building event. What impressed me most though was the level of effort and participation by the parents.  Cooking, marshaling, name it. This meet could not have achieved its success without these fabulous people. The pace was set by the President, Louise Bain who was a ball of energy racing all over checking that everything and everyone were all going well and to plan. And then there were the great swims. Not known to be a fast pool by any means, records were broken and PBs made none the less! The younger swimmers enjoyed collecting their medals whilst the older swimmers were happy to use this as a good training exercise. I had donated a prize which was luckily won by one of my best cli

Swimmer Athlete Action Photography - NSW 2013 LC Qualifying Meet Highlights

From 7 year olds last weekend at the Summer Sprints to the "big kids" at this NSW LC Qualifying Meet. The biggest difference.....SPLASH! Bigger and stronger, these guys make a mess of the pool.  The races are tighter so I have to try to shoot through the leg splash of the swimmer in the parallel lane to the one I'm aiming for then try to focus through their arm splash! A lot of dead images but still some good ones! What is cool about these guys is their experience and style makes them so beautiful to watch. So streamlined, flexible and powerful! More images are on my website. Just click here . See you at the District Championships!

Swim Action Photography - SMNE Summer Sprints

The stars of tomorrow were at this meet. It is so much fun to watch them swim. Some as young as 7 years of age swim with such style only seen with older swimmers. Some great dives and lovely strokes, all attributed to the quality coaching for certain as well as some definite natural talent. Though what I like the most about the District Meets - The SMILES!!!  You can see the rest of the images on my website. Just click here . If you would like to see more of my portrait work, just go to my here . Thanks for visiting my blog!!

The Worst Bushfires In A Decade - Sydney Bushfire Smoke Over Chatswood

This is where I live. Chatswood.  Last night on my way home from a meeting, the wind changed direction and the smoke from over 100 burning bushfires smothered our town. Sydney Morning Herald touts that these are the "worst in more than a decade". my street      I woke this morning to find out that 34 of these fires are uncontained, out of control. Mother nature is MAD!  Possibly 100's of families have lost their homes and everything in or around them including pets and livestock. A devastating tragedy.  What makes me mad is that some of these fires were most likely caused by someone carelessly tossing a cigarette out of their car window...seriously. How stupid are these people?? Thankful for the cooler day today as I am certain all of our brave firefighters are too. I hope it is all under control very soon.    Here is how you can help:  Members of the public who wish to help are asked to do so via the Salvation Army

Australian Support Dogs - Helping those in need!

Jade, loyal and very smart support dog! These incredible dogs are selected, trained and then placed to work in support of people with physical disabilities. I happily volunteered to capture images of one of the dogs, Jade, demonstrating a few of the many tasks she performs daily.  You can find out more on the ASDOG website, click here .