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”

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”