Sometimes things align perfectly. A Free Sunday (A Rarity), A Photowalk (Haven’t done one for years) and then a break in Rainmeggedon that Sydney was being smashed with, led to a great afternoon out in the suburbs.
Zen Garage Guru Justin Fox had put the calling card out to the social media world that the inaugural Zen Photowalk would start at Zen Garage and end up at the Rozalle Tram Sheds. For those that haven’t heard of Zen Garage just take a moment and ask the nearest person to slap you in the face! Alternatively check out these great articles all about Zen and what Zen is about.
I woke up on the morning of the photowalk and Sydney was being lashed with rain, it wasn’t looking good.
Thankfully we got lucky and it cleared just in time to jump in the car and get to Zen.
Arriving at Zen just after 2pm I met up with Craig Jeffries and was really pleased to see a small group, around 15 people eager to get out and about and explore the local suburbs. Maybe the weather put people off or the usual Social Media Event rules apply as the expected large number didn’t arrive.
I actually forgot how much I enjoy photo walks, I often find myself observing others, hanging out at the back rather than taking too many pictures, it’s a great way to see how people think and create image.
The group had a great mix of skills ranging from pictures being taken on mobile phones to professional level full time photographers. The one thing in common is we all had fun, shared ideas, got creative and had a great day out.
Here's a selection of out shots.
Security and the local Police Force making an appearance at the Rozalle Tram Shed which split the group up and thankfully a stern warning for those in the Tram Sheds didn’t spoil the day.
We headed back to Zen Garage, The light was fading and we did a quick impromptu photoshoot with my car finding her Zen. These photos were shot at ISO3200 and ISO6400 loving the way these came out.
The next Zen Photowalk is planned for October and I’m hoping it will be the similar smallish group, however with the power of Zen and good weather it could be huge!