Bathurst Lighthouse by Jacob Lucas

 

I don't think I'd ever spent a night on Rottnest Island, off the coast of Western Australia before, so when I had the chance this past December I made sure to make the most of it. For the most part the island is quite rural, except for a couple of small townships and old army barracks. At the North-East end of the island, sits a rather picturesque lighthouse, protecting from the reefs offshore. There weren't too many clouds on the island, and so I focussed my work on the colour in the scene in front of me. Colour was a strong focus of mine during the time, as I worked to shoot an abstract series exploring how it can affect us.

I can't wait to return to this place again. There aren't too many people here most of the time -- it's a wonderful place to call your own and relax with the world.

 

Sydney Harbour by Jacob Lucas

 

As everyone gathers to celebrate the end of 2015 and the beginning of 2016, I'd like to take a moment to wish everyone a most wonderful, safe, and successful new year! 

Take a moment, and enjoy the lead up to the clock ticking over and celebrate with your family, friends, and loved ones. This image, is from last year's celebrations when I was fortunate enough to spend the day ringing in the new year for 2015 with about a million other people at Mrs. Macquarie's Chair on Sydney Harbour. Just before the sun went down, the Opera House and Harbour Bridge lit up and got everyone on their feet to revel in the moment and anticipation of what was to come a few hours later.

See you all in 2016!