Photographing Perth

A lot has happened in a week:

I went up to Kings Park on Sunday to take some photos and had such a great time. Being a long weekend there were lots of people. There was a wedding reception being held at the restaurant with ribboned limousines and lots of girls in fancy dresses and high heels prancing their way through the bitumen car park. The immaculate lawns were strewn with people of all types – Indians, Chinese, Germans, Koreans…. I could smell curries and bbqs. There were little kids riding bikes and scooters along the footpaths. A father and son kicking the footy trying not to land it on a nearby picnic rug. Groups of tourists taking photos. There were punks with tatoos and blue and green hair. Indian women in their beautifully coloured saris, a woman in her hajib looking after her two lively little girls. Everyone seemed to mix in really well together, being friendly and polite. One couple asked me to take their photo against the backdrop of the Perth skyline. Other people laughed and joked together while enjoying the view. I stood in front of the war memorial looking out at the city and water as the sun went down. The water went from blue to silver to pink then to dark blue. I lined up with the tourists and a few more serious looking photographers with their tripods. I wasn’t 100% sure who were the tourists and who were the locals – everyone seemed to be enjoying the view just as much. I did hear the sprinkling of a number of languages, and their were more than the usual variety of skin colours that frequent my part of suburbia. The city lit up as the sky became dark. A lovely view. What a beautiful city.

On a technical note – when taking landscape photos make sure you don’t use a 28mm lens – had to discard a few nice shots as they looked a bit bendy!

Got my Certificate of Registration of business name in the mail this week. With that in hand then went to the bank and began the process of opening a business bank account. Far less draining than I expected. Must say CBA have improved their customer service a lot recently! The bank account should be functional today – then I can start spending money!

Great news – I have 4 people who are interested in being agents for Stacey College with Korean, Indonesian and Chinese contacts. They bring me students and I pay them 20% of the students fees. A sweet deal for both parties I think. If you are interested in being an agent and have contacts in the international community please contact me at staceycollege@hotmail.com

Still working on the website – should have a home page online within a week. Launching of the new logo is immanent. STAY TUNED!!!