I was invited to join in an instagram meet up this weekend, as part of world tourism day. A group of us went round Norfolk Island taking photos and posting to instagram as part of the #Helloworldrelay. I thought I'd post some of the images from the day for you to see :) Or you could just go check out my instagram account.
I am in full swing with my fine art degree and painting has taken a back seat for a few weeks as I have grappled with my first creative assignment. Here are some images of the results of the weeks excercises. The task has been to take a cardboard box and experiment with it, experiment with texture, with ways of pulling it apart and using it for something else.
Cyclone Pam skirted 500km's west of here thank goodness, but the sea and skies have certainly shown there has been something going on with the weather. The sea at Cascade pier was crazy....
I've been told there is a 20m swell in the Kermadec Islands. By the time the swell got to us, it was a mere 4-6m swell, as if that is a mere nothing. It is not a mere nothing. It is quite something. It was beautiful and powerfull, and somewhat scary. It accompanied my Tsunami nightmare last night.
It threw up a sea mist, made churning seas, and splashed high on the cliffs. And then, with the sun setting, the water started to glow.
But before that, there was this big blue sky, and this beautiful light cast across the jetty.
Leaving amazing shadow lines on the ramp, and crisp light along the barrier timbers.
And there were layers of sea mist climbing the cliffs.
And then there was this dark and churning sea, with this glow of gold scattered across it.
In 1788 the first Englishmen and women stepped foot on Norfolk Island and established a settlement. This weekend, was the anniversary of that day, and along with a ceremony and speeches there was a re-enactment. With Mr. Rugby there in official capacity, I ended up spending most of my time chasing a wired three year old, who was intent on getting soaked, and doing his best to interrupt the ceremony, and so didn't get the photos I wanted to, but I can point you in the direction of someone who did, whose photos are just beautiful, and that is Michelle from Norfolk Exposure. Go check them out.
We went for an excursion out to Captain cook lookout yesterday. I was in awe at the colour of the ocean and the sky...I had a few difficulties taking photos whilst trying to stop a 3year old heading for the cliff....this is the best I got, but you get the idea.