This past weekend I took to the streets, to walk around and perfect my silhouette photography. Because silhouette photography is best at night I had a lot of time to waste. I walked from where I live in Pyrmont down to the Sydney House Opera and eventually ended up across the Harbour at Milson’s point. Milson’s point is home to Luna Park a small theme park that is somewhat similar to Coney Island in Brooklyn.
The Dunlop Slazenger Factory is an abandoned sporting goods warehouse in Alexandria Sydney. The remains are now covered with amazing street art.
Sunday October 12, 2014
The past two weeks fellow Oswego Student, Najee and I have been doing some urban exploring. This is our trip to Malabar National Park. The park is home to some abandoned lookouts from World War II.
Malabar National Park/ South Sydney
Last Weekend was the most eventful. I was able to catch Kanye West on his Sydney leg of the Yeezus tour. It was without a doubt the greatest concert I have ever been to.
The day after I attended the Festival of the Winds, which is a kite flying festival that takes place at Bondi Beach. Although I missed all the large kites, I managed to catch some of the smaller one that were still floating around.
Took A trip to the Sydney Opera House for the sunset. The sunset was not as colorful as I expected but it wasn’t bad. I’ll try another day, but here was my view.
Tuesday, I forgot to check my email and got to school and there was no one in the class. It was a finally a nice day out so I took the chance to walk around Sydney and view some street art. Here are some photos I took, with my own little artistic spin on them.
St. Peters Sydney
Sorry that I am behind in my post everyone. It has been raining for weeks as it is now approaching summer. I haven’t really been able to get out and tour because I am afraid to get my camera wet. But I would like to reintroduce myself and catch you guys up. My name is Kadeem Watts. I am a Broadcasting major and photography minor. I am spending my Fall 14′ Semester abroad in Sydney Australia. I currently attend a small university, named the Australian Catholic University. Over the course of the semester I will be compiling a photography blog of my various trips and sightseeing adventures. Hope you enjoy.
Here is a pic of the Strathfield Campus where all my classes are taken.
ACU Strathfield September 3, 2014
Last week I have won the photography competition at ACU. I entered literally 15 minutes before the deadline. This was the photo entered.
Yesterday I was presented with an award at a small ceremony along with the first prize reward.
Hello, my name is Kadeem I arrived in Sydney two days ago. I came here for an exchange program at the Australian Catholic University, which is better know as ACU.This trip was my first time ever being a passenger on a plane. It wasn’t as bad as I thought, especially being paranoid by watching and listening to the news over the last couple of weeks. I believe the hardest part of my journey was the first takeoff, after that everything else felt completely natural. The only thing I hated about the trip, was the obnoxious amount of chicken and rice the airline served. It was a Chinese airline but still, I had every type of chicken the Chinese diet could offer. The journey included connecting flights in Osaka and Tai pae which made my flight time about 24-hours altogether. I never really knew what 24-hours felt like until this trip, I can remember everything I did within the day I spent flying. I arrived wednesday around 10:30 am not knowing what day it was. Instantly after leaving the airport, I already felt how different this country was from the US. It is winter here but everyone is wearing spring or light clothing. Compared to Oswego weather, this was a summer night. I took a shuttle to a hostel where I have been staying until I get my housing situated. Everyone I have come across is very nice as well as personable. My first day wasn’t actually as bad as I thought it would be. I knew everything in Sydney would be much more expensive probably because the taxes placed on imports, but even toothpaste and a toothbrush ran me $7. I walked around for a couple of hours to get to know the area, and it is not so different from New York City. The strangest part was crossing the street, which will take some getting used to. Something that is done everyday without thinking must be carefully done because drivers drive on the left .Other than that my first day was very pleasant. I was able to contact all my friends and family, and catch up on some rest.