Back from the Canon Light Awards grand final now. Wow what a weekend, started off at 3:30am in the morning Saturday morning getting up at home to head out to the airport, to fly some where I had no idea where. Ended up getting home Sunday night just after 10:30pm with not much sleep in between, only to get up at 5:20am Monday morning back to work again. So a hectic weekend.
I left the house a fraction late, Opps not a great start as we pulled in to the rail way station car park we saw the train pull out. Good think I had another two trains to catch before I would not make the time. I managed to get the next train so all good and so began my weekend of fun and excitement. I got to the airport and made contact with the Canon Rep there. She said to head to the Qantas terminal and meet at the large Christmas tree there. It wasn’t hard to find it was certainly large and she was the only one standing by it. The first order of business was to be handed an envelope and get filmed opening it to see where I was going to go. Destination was Tropical Cairns, Far north Queensland.
Only a few hours flight. Once we got there we picked up a hire car and headed to the Hilton Hotel to meet all the other contestants and get given our instructions for the rest of the weekend.
Our brief was to shoot four images that would show the colour of Australia each image had to be unique but be able to stand as a group of images. We were then matched up with a Conon rep who would be there to make sure we were safe and didn’t get over carried away putting our self in danger to get a shot. We were given our camera and lenses to shoot with everyone was given a New Canon EOS R with three lenses a 16-35, a 24 - 105 and a 70-200, a set of three filters and some maps of the area. We were given 24 hours to shoot our images get back to the hotel and have the images printed and mounted. All with in the 24 hours.
An so the fun began.
While driving into the hotel I noticed the main trees in the Centre of Cairns were covered in Bats, so I thought that’s as good a place as any to start off with.