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What’s the best thing that happened to you today?

About three years ago, while travelling in Borneo with my son, Kim, we befriended a Canadian couple, Carol Mah and Warren Duggan. We hung out together for a few days, bonded by a shared love of music and cold beer. Carol introduced us to a delightful custom. As we raised the first large beer at the end of the day, we would each, in turn, tell each other what the best thing was that had happened to us that day.

Well, today, I was photographing the huge open cut gold mine at Kalgoorlie, known as the Superpit, when an African childrens’ choir disembarked from a large bus to view the mine. Beautiful children; the boys with shaven heads and the girls with tightly-braided hair, they chattered happily as they gazed down into this enormous hole. Well, Carol and Warren, the best thing that happened to me today, was when their choir-mistress called them together and they gave an impromptu performance to the dozen or so of us gathered on the viewing platform.

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If you would like to share my delight and hear the Watoto Childrens’ Choir go here.

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It’s a wrap!

Cast and crew pose for a group shot after the final take on Castaway in Broome

Haven’t had much time to post lately with working 12 hour days in the summer heat (40 degrees) and humidity of Broome, shooting publicity stills for the children’s television series, Castaway. But now looking forward to getting home to the cooler climes of Hobart and the family. This was taken last Wednesday, after the director called “It’s a wrap.” My 17 year old son who was along for work experience is on the extreme right of the shot still holding the clapper board he had been using a few minutes before. Homeward bound…

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On the road again…

This morning at 4.45am I was scraping ice off the car windshield in wintry Hobart, Tasmania.

Tonight I am 3100km away luxuriating in the tropical warmth of a Broome evening after a 30 degree (C) day. It’s so good to be on the road again and great to be able to avoid almost a month of a Tasmanian winter. Working as stills photographer on the the Northway Productions childrens’ television series, Trapped.

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