Tips for photographing the Canberra Balloon Spectacular

It’s that time of year again in Canberra when the balloons take to the skies and drift across the lake and city as the day breaks. Each year a flotilla of balloons rise each morning for a week from the lawns in front of Old Parliament House and float across the lake and city. It’sContinue reading “Tips for photographing the Canberra Balloon Spectacular”

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular – what you need to know

For nine days in March every year, Canberrans awake to the magic of a flotilla of hot air balloons drifting gently across the city skies. It’s something we’ve been witnessing for more than 30 years, but it’s a sight that never grows old. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular, originally held in 1988 as a one-off, isContinue reading “The Canberra Balloon Spectacular – what you need to know”

10 tips for photographing Canberra’s balloon spectacular

  I’m a amateur, trying-very-hard photographer, trying very hard to capture some great images of Canberra’s wonderful Balloon Spectacular. It’s more difficult than one might think. I am in awe of those stunning postcard shots on official websites and splattered elsewhere in cyber land, with perfect lighting and framing and timing. Those beautiful images are way harder to capture thanContinue reading “10 tips for photographing Canberra’s balloon spectacular”

Capturing the magic of Canberra’s Balloon Spectacular

I am not a morning person and I’m really struggling to get up and out in time for the Canberra balloon spectacular. I’ve been three times this week – and not once early enough. Actually, my earliest arrival coincided with a too-still morning that kept most balloons grounded. But even a little too late, when theContinue reading “Capturing the magic of Canberra’s Balloon Spectacular”

Canberra’s Heritage Festival -reimagining the past

If you live in Australia, you’ve probably heard of the famed Floriade Festival in Canberra or even the rather spectacular Balloon Spectacular. But did you know the city has been hosting another festival bursting with activities for much longer than either of the first two? The Canberra and Region’s 2021 Heritage Festival has in factContinue reading “Canberra’s Heritage Festival -reimagining the past”

Canberra’s having a party and you’re all invited: Enlighten Festival

If you’ve been considering a visit to Canberra, the mild month of March might just be the perfect time to book it in when the annual Enlighten Festival lights up the city—literally. Held over 17 days from 26 February, Enlighten is one great big birthday bash with a string of major events, and my absoluteContinue reading “Canberra’s having a party and you’re all invited: Enlighten Festival”

A Canberra Girl’s Guide to the Gold Coast

With a 57 kilometre stretch of spectacular beaches, it’s easy to think of the Gold Coast primarily in terms of sun and sand. But beyond the beaches is a world of coastal chic, fine food and an array of opportunities for indulgence, perfect for a girls’ getaway or romantic interlude. There’s a fair bit ofContinue reading “A Canberra Girl’s Guide to the Gold Coast”

Enlighten Festival: Canberra’s having a party

Canberra is just about to erupt into a month long feast of festivities and birthday celebrations and everyone is invited to the party. If you’ve been considering a visit, this might just be the incentive you need to come and a perfect time to discover the hidden secrets of the capital as it lights upContinue reading “Enlighten Festival: Canberra’s having a party”