We started our shoot after having a chat for a little bit (about love and life and the future, as you do) and had taken a couple of shots when we heard the distinct sound of very fast, very heavy rain approaching from the south. Within one minute the rain was pounding down.
We scrambled together under a single umbrella. Suddenly the road brought rivers of water towards us and swirled around our ankles. “We’ll call time on this venue and head over to Darling Street where, at least, there’ll be street cover. For now, RUN FOR THE CARS”.
I belted the fifty metres to my car and got quite the soaking.
It stopped raining the second we got to Darling Street (of course). That’s Sydney for you in January. Storms, heat (well, not this year so far), rain, wind, fire (definitely not this year) and rampant, clingy, sticky humidity (most of the time).
Down at the ferry wharf we took a few shots as the ferries came and went. It was lovely seeing “Friendship” show up, so I had to grab a couple of shots with that Ferry in the background. Incidentally yesterday was Australia Day and on Sydney Harbour they do a ferry race across the harbour as part of the celebrations. The old ferries are decked out and race each other to the Harbour Bridge. Which ferry won yesterday? Friendship!
Craig and Karen worked beautifully together. I constantly marvel at how easy it is to pick people in love. Looking through these images it’s easy to see how electric Karen’s smile and laughter are. What’s that word? Mega-wattage!
Favourite images? Sarah likes number three (the b&w one). I’m quite partial to that last one. Intimate, quiet, a little moody. For the photographers, that last one was shot in virtual darkness. Cloud cover, sun was down, small Balmain alley. ISO bumped right up. A tiny bit of car headlight in the background slightly lights up the left wall. Sarah has retouched Craig and Karen with her usual deftness.
Newly engaged? Congratulations! Contact Sarah (or myself) about beautiful photography…