Winter Magic 2014 Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW Australia

Winter Magic in Katoomba was an event that I\’ve heard about from another traveler when I was in Coonamble for the rodeo. They were from the Blue Mountains. I missed the parade which start around 11am. I had work in the morning so I missed the parade, I heard that was the best part. I didn\’t miss it completely. I just got there in time for the end of the parade.

When I photograph a parade I prefer to shoot at the beginning or at the end anyway. That\’s where you get the best shots. As this was the first time I was involved in the Winter Magic, I stayed till the end for the fireworks. I didn\’t get any good shot of the fireworks, I didn\’t have a cable release with me at the time so no point in trying to shot fireworks without it.

While I was waiting these locals ask me to take photo of them. I was hesitate first but I brought out my flash and start bouncing around. This was the first shot that I took with the flash bouncing on a white temporary gazebo. I was glad it was white otherwise it would be difficult to achieve the result that I was after. Soft light.

With post processing I learnt this technique a few months later and went back to the photo and processed it again. It turn out great and I simply enjoy the expression and the whole feel of the photo. It looks like she was drawing him. 

This post was schedule to be coincided with Winter Magic 2015 and this year I\’m back again on time ofcourse. Hopefully I see them again as we promised that we meet back there again at the same place for this year Winter Magic. I\’m sure they are a willing subject.


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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