ISLAND INSTAMEET 2015
Sun warmed the coastline of Phillip Island all day in lead up to our first Instameet held in Australia.
Together with local Phillip Island photographers Dale and Celia Rogers from Photo Rangers, Rhia Love Photography and Claire Stribbles, THISWORLDEXISTS founder Ryan Gray challenged any Victorian photographers to come down to explore Cape Woolamai with us.
There was an overwhelming turn out to our first event that indicated to us and our co-hosts that our communities want more ways to get involved in photography adventures in unique and beautiful locations throughout our world.
People from all walks of life, readiness to adventure and photographic proficiency came together for an evening that we will never forget.
People shared their experiences and memorable moments whilst making new ones with those that we have followed their journeys via social media. Many stoked to walk away with faces to instagram accounts and a number of new friends to adventure with and be inspired by via their photographic story telling.
Sea mist continued to accumulate over the Cape that stretched out into the treacherous Bass Straight, rapidly cooling the sunny spring evening. Light changed dramatically as fog thickened and floated quickly over our heads as we made our way towards Two Caves.
Jim Delmar (@jim_delmar) can be seen shooting the fog covered Two Caves face that is significantly different to Mitch Smith's shot above. This shows just how quickly these conditions can change.
Returning to the Pinnacles just before sunset, Ryan Gray and Mitch Smith can be seen scaling the huge rock stack known as Castle Rock to get a unique vantage point of the incredible granite Pinnacles.
Whilst we were all looking forward to the stunning sunsets that Cape Woolamai and Phillip Island are renowned for, the fog created really interesting lighting conditions for all that made the trip down.
It was a great day for all involved and feedback was overwhelmingly positive. Plans for more adventures have already been made with those that attended.
We cannot wait to share those with you and wish to encourage you all to attend one of these great events.
Be sure to check out the #islandinstameet2015 on Instagram. Also,for those that attended the event, please include links to your accounts in the comments section below so readers can find and follow your adventures.
If you wish to discuss co-hosting an instameet with THISWORLDEXISTS, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
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