It’s the original Frother checking in today from Newcastle. I hope everyone has been well!
The family and I have been great up here. The boys are growing up quick and it won’t be long until I bring them back to Bondi to drop in on you all. As you all know I don’t and can’t shoot as much as I used to but still absolutely love it when I do. It’s so much fun and still to this day is my true passion in life apart from my wife and kids. There is just something about nailing a sick photo that I am addicted to. As the kids get older and we are able to travel a little more freely I am going to update my camera gear and get frothing with it all again. For now though it’s all about doing the house and backyard up so the kids have a good place to rumble as they grow up and cause havoc!
I really miss everyone down in the Eastern Suburbs. I’m down there every once in a while so hopefully catch you all next time I am down!
Just so you know some things I miss and what you may take for granted from the East
– Bill and Tony’s veal schnitzels – Three Blue Ducks Bircher Muesli – Swimming laps at Cloey with my gang – Chapter One’s TAFE Brekky – Swimming laps of Bondi with my lifeguard pals – Bronte Reef – Schooners at North Bondi RSL – Peroni’s with Luke Stewart and Quiggers
Adios Amigos – I hope you liked my images from the last couple of weeks here in Newy!
Today is about yesterday. Yesterday was about tomorrow, in other words…today. Let me clarify…
When I was shooting yesterday morning, I knew that:
– I would not be able to sort/edit/post/write the newsletter in the same day due to some back to back appointments
– tomorrow (today) would most likely be a disaster weather-wise
So I thought ”perfect! Let’s keep the shots in the pipeline for the night and send them tomorrow” (today…).
What I didn’t know though, is that before it all turned to grey and wet, there has been a 10 minutes window of incredible colours in the clouds…damn! If you were outside around the 5:30am mark, you must have witnessed it.
Tomorrow (tomorrow), the North Westerly should have done its thing and the sky should be clear again. Swell is shifting NW, so I am not sure how much we’ll get around here. Crumbles most likely.
Almost there. The long weekend is ’round the corner. Hold on tight.
Not a breath of wind, some two footers and some incredibly textured clouds: that’s what you could find this morning at the beach.
It’s becoming warmer and busier on the sand and in the water. Some fun ones to be had that’s for sure.
The sky has now cleared up and we’re going to have a pretty nice day ahead of us. Enjoy it. You won’t be wearing your new fancy hat this weekend: it’s going to be windy as. And by windy, I’m talking 25/30knots+, from NW to W, so it won’t stay as warm as today for very long (I’m putting it out there so that Morning Bondi can get a reliable forecast to publish;)).
A bit of shameless self-promotion: Paul Amestoy Photography has done a little story/portrait of me. You can find it here.
I just wanted to share with you a few recent panoramic images that I have shot in this beautiful part of the world when I have decided to settle quite a few years ago now.
Those panoramic images are made for larger formats, and seeing them in this newsletter on your laptop or smartphone might not to them justice. However, you can view them in full screen on the Frothers Gallery website or by clicking on them directly. However, for purchase purposes, please contact us on [email protected] for sizes & prices.
But the other thing for me to day, is that I wanted to share the stoke with you all Frothers: one of my favourite underwater images of Francisco Porcella shot in Teahupoo has won the first prize of the Salt Awards Photo contest organized by Tracks Mag. The level was so high (go check it out), that I was really honoured to take the win.
As forecasted on Windguru, there wasn’t much to expect from this morning’s conditions.
Still, I went up to North Bondi to take one shot of the spaceship. As you can see in the clouds, there is a fair bit of wind. South West. It makes for nice mouvement on the photos, but it’s a spoiler for the surf conditions which could have been solid otherwise.
So let me brighten your morning with a few shots taken in the Glenan Islands, in French Brittany. An amazing archipelago made of tiny islands and clear water. One of the best places to sail, kitesurf or dive in France.
I caught up with the team from the Expedition ”Under The Pole” with whom I worked last year in the North of Greenland for ”Under The Pole II”. A team meeting to keep the spirit going, but mainly to start preparing the next episode: ”Under The Pole III”. A 3 year (!!) underwater expedition which will go from France, alongside the west coast of Greenland, then through the ”North West Passage” to Alaska, Hawaii, Galapagos Islands, Polynesia, to end up in Antarctica in 2020. One of the most ambitious scientific expeditions of our times, developping breakthrough diving techniques which will allow the divers to stay several days underwater without surfacing.
I am super priviledged to be part of that Team and will be taking part of this next incredible adventure.
Those shots were taken by 30 degrees, in smooth and relatively warm waters. It’ll be a different story when we’ll embark for real.