oh, the light
Posted in pia's photos, sydney August 19th, 2008 by piablog


Believe it or not, this is a Winter’s afternoon in ol’ Sydney, in my parent’s backyard. I took these photos at around 4pm, astounded myself, at how penetrating our light is down here. Back in The ‘Dam when I’m on shoots I talk alot about the light in Australia. Especially when I’m on food shoots as Australian food photography is the talk of the industry, and our Aussie food photographers are (amongst) the best in the world (hmm, can you tell I’m a bit proud?). Anyway, I tell everyone about the light and I describe it as “being so strong it even penetrates the walls”. French Boy laughs in disbelief, and thinks I am exaggerating but here is the proof in the puddin’, blossoms, check it out for yourself…




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  1. French Boy says

    D’accord, je ne me moquerai plus!

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  2. Persephone says

    Yes, I feel the same way about Greece. The light is so crystalline and intense that you can almost see the individual photons scattered about. I love that light. I miss it.

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  3. Krissy says

    I wish our winters were this beautiful!!

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  4. Stephanie says

    Oh Pia. Your list over at Simply Lovely was just perfect. So inspiring.

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  5. stacy says

    Sydney looks fantastic. I wish summers in Seattle were like winters in Sydney.

    Best wishes to your mom. I am sure your visit made her feel better.

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  6. cindy k says

    l’hiver semble beau à sydney. je ne parle pas français, ainsi j’ai traduit cet en ligne afin de me mélanger dedans avec le garçon français. j’espère qu’il semble raisonnable ;).

    August 20th, 2008 | #

  7. Tartelette says

    I have a huge crush on the light in Australia and the purity of the food shots in Aussie magazines. You’re right, there is nothig quite like it! The shots with those greens and blues are wonderful!!

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  8. Emily says

    You are very right the light is amazing. It reminds me of the light at home in Argentina.

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  9. sofia says

    c’est magnifique !

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  10. katiecrackernuts says

    We’ve had good light these last few days. I went for a run yesterday arvo and came home to a sun dipping in the west, the golden arc of water and then that rose gold cast atop the hill of bushland that backs my house. Truly beautiful. I love that the light changes with seasons and that it’s different in the country than the coast. I thought I’d die for not seeing the dusk and dawn of Mudgee, where I’m from, but I haven’t and I’ve learned to appreciate the coastal light. Last night, well after the sun had dropped, the skyline to the west showed me a dark ridge against a silken blue sky that dropped to a burnt orange and then a soft yellow. There was one lone bright star.

    August 20th, 2008 | #

  11. Liberty Post Editor says

    I can feel the light. You are so right.

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  12. robin-bird says

    as a lover of photography light is the what makes the magic happen and i can truly appreciate what you might mean by the fact it can penetrate walls….that is quite an image to think about.

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  13. robin-bird says

    p.s. your photograph of those succulent leaves just seems to glow with your love of home :)

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  14. itsasne says


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  15. Aran says

    beautiful indeed pia!

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  16. Carol says

    I do wish our Summers in the U.K were this beautiful… please send some of that sunshine our way :-)

    August 21st, 2008 | #

  17. Miss Bebop says

    so lovely!!

    August 21st, 2008 | #

  18. Jeska says

    Wish our summer could look half as good as this! I’m snuggled up in a cardy and its August!

    August 22nd, 2008 | #

  19. Rachel Haynes says

    I believe, I believe!!

    August 23rd, 2008 | #

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