Answer: Of course, you hop on a plane and fly down to Sydney for your daughter's wedding. Mind you, it was cloudy down there as well, but on the wedding day the sun shone through and the reception at Bondi Beach was held in clear, sparkling, summery weather.
As we were leaving the reception in the late afternoon, this young man and his adoring dogs presented me with the perfect shadow shot.
And now if you go to Hey Harriet's blog, you will see some truly beautiful shadow shots.
On the Sunday after the wedding, we met up with the honeymooners at the Art Gallery of NSW to take a look at the Archibald Prize, which had been announced a couple of days beforehand. The winning painting, a striking portrait by Guy Maestri of young blind indigenous singer Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, would make an excellent Shadow Shot Sunday entry.Among my favourite entries were these two quite different images:
This is a portrait by Hong Fu of Dame Elizabeth Murcoch (yes, Rupert's mother) who is now over 100 years old and is something of an icon in Australia. This small image doesn't show the incredible detail which makes this portrait a stand-out in the crowd.
And now for something completely different. This double portrait of rock legend Jimmie Barnes was painted by Ben Quilty. The artist used loads of paints on one of the images and applied a blank canvas on top to produce the mirror image. How brave was that?
As well as the Archibald Prize, the gallery simultaneously holds the Wynne and Sulman Prizes. The winning entry in the Wynne Prize was brilliant.
Created by Lionel Bawden, The amorphous ones (the vast colony of our being), consists of countless white colouring-in pencils, glued together, then carved into this remarkable sculpture. Simply stunning