I recently remarked that I live in, and for, the shadows. Perhaps this is because I am a night owl. However, much to my surprise, I actually managed to rise and shine before dawn this morning. The reason for this was that my insulin pump’s battery ran out at 5am. It could not have happened at a better time as it was Canberra Day today and Skywhale and Skywhalepappa were scheduled to make their first joint appearance. Now my husband took some convincing that we should go and see this spectacular event, because we don’t do photography for the masses. We are too up ourselves for that. Just joking. Better to sound like an idiot than admit you can’t get out of bed in the morning. However, get up we did and the outing was totally worth the sacrifice. I took a photo to honour this occasion. Coincidentally, it was the last photo I needed to embark on a photographic journey of a hypothetical day for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge on natural light.
Despite the overcast conditions, the light was still really lovely this morning. I don’t know why I don’t get up early more often. Skywhalepappa appears at the top of the next photo with Skywhale below in hot pursuit. The Skywhale balloon/artwork was designed by sculptor, Patricia Piccinini, as part of a commission to mark the centenary of Canberra (Australia) in 2013. Skywhale has been flying solo until today when she was joined by her partner, Skywhalepappa, for their first public outing.
Apologies for the artificial light in the following photo but I thought it would be rude of me not to show you the skywhales together.*
As we proceed through this hypothetical day, we have some lovely kangaroo grass reflecting the colour of its surrounds.*
Sticking with the grass theme, we have grass threaded with gold and silver of the setting sun and mirrored lake.*
Excuse me, sir, it is time for bed.
Turn out the light when you leave.
It really is time for bed. Goodnight, everyone.
*Photo taken by my True Love.