I must have looked at around 100 or more levitation shots of one kind or another. But I've never gotten round to doing one of my own until this weekend. It wasn't planned, I just knew I had a short window of time to play out with my camera and I didn't want to go far from home. Thanks to Trish for this location tip-off! It was actually identified via the Community Safety Officers as a potential hot spot for ASB, however it made for a perfect shoot for me :)
I don't think I have mentioned yet, but 2 of my friends have requested my services as an official wedding photographer this year! One in August and one in September. In preparation for both of these I have been breathing very calmly(!) and researching exactly what type of lenses I will need and other potential props and equipment.
With the movement that is 'wedding photography' its easy to become
absorbed in the machine adapting yourself to what you think it should
look like rather than the other way around. I'm sure film directors
don't approach new films by changing who they are to produce what they
think people want to see- they are hired because of who they are and
the response people have to their style.
With that in mind I bought a new (second hand ebay) lens this week. I am now the proud owner of a Sigma 12-24mm.
One word thus far. WIDE!
I'm super-excited with it. So excited I can fly!
EDIT: Revisited this tonight, I wasn't too happy with the washed out sky and bright whites, after a bit of tinkering, I got it to a place I'm happier with.