This month's post is just a bit different from past 10 on 10 posts.
For starters, this post marks the one year mark for the 10 on 10 project!! People from all over the country have come together to participate in 10 on 10 this year, which has been truly fantastic. When I first came up with this idea, I wasn't quite sure how it would turn out, or who else would see the vision of the project enough to keep it going. I was lucky to find some amazing photogs from all different areas of the country who have been committed to the project. They have all shared incredible work as well as some insight into their own lives. While I have yet to meet any of them personally, I feel as if I know each one individually because of their willingness to not only open up to me but also to all of you. It's pretty darn cool if you think about it. PLUS, next month we will have a few more photogs joining us! Most of the original 10 on 10ers will continue and we will also have a few more newbies to spice things up. So make sure to check back next month to see some great new additions.
The second reason this month's post is a little out of the norm is that I'm writing from Sydney, Auuustraaaiiillliiaaaaa (<---- said like Oprah)!! This year's International Rotary Convention was in Sydney, so my sister and I were lucky enough to tag along with my step-dad (aka "Pops"). He went to the convention and we explored the city. Since the convention has ended, we have been able to discover more of the great things this beautiful country has to offer. It's been a little over a week, and I can tell you that Austrailia is definitely on our list of places to return and explore more. While we have been busy exploring this week, it seems we've just reached the tip of the Australian "iceberg".
Needless to say, I had a difficult time narrowing down which day to use for this post ....and also narrowing down only 10 photos. I'm sure you can imagine, I have hundreds. After taking to some time to think about what I thought most people would like to see, and also what I most enjoyed, I decided on the, perhaps cliche, Sydney Harbor and Opera House. Because seriously, it is an extraordinary site to see. Both the setting and the architecture create an atmosphere where photos will never replace being here in person. That's one of the things I love most about traveling. ...and because it's not in the states where we rope and fence off
, you can literally walk right up to the Opera House. Did you know that the roof is made of white tile? I had no idea. I always pictured some kind of stretched canvas material.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some photos of the Vivid Sydney Light Festival that was going on the week that we were in town. I'm sure I'll write another post with PLENTY of Austrailia pics that include Vivid Sydney, but for this post I wanted to focus on one particular morning. On our third day in the city, we woke up early to watch the sun rise over the harbor. I think even if you lived here and saw this view everyday, it wouldn't ever get old. On par with the Eiffel Tower, you just can't not look. It's too good!
Keep checking back. I hope to post more photos from our excursions around Sydney, to the Blue Mountains, and to Hamilton Island.
And, if you haven't already, make sure to check out the other 10 on 10ers. As always, they are bound to show you some great work. Also, be sure to check back next month to see some
10 on 10ers.
Until next time...