Stu’s a madly talented photographer, and lately has been trying his hand at making videos....with great success. If you look down the sidebar, under my favourite posts, you see a link to The coolest bread making video ever. That's one of his earlier videos, which l shared in March this year.
We've got a similar irreverent sense of humour, and look basically....sometimes he's just a goon.....but gosh he makes me laugh. And, who can't use a laugh?
Stu shared with me his latest project, and man his videos are getting better and better.
This one is a little more serious, but it's still Stu, so it's entertaining as ever.
It's about fishing in the Orara River and it's been published on-line on ABC Open's website. AND he's just told me that this Friday (27th Sept) it's going to be aired on national tv on ABC News at 6:45pm.
The Orara is such a special place, and brought back so many childhood memories for me. I grew up on the banks of the Orara, and there's something about the sandy river bottom, black bean trees, and flood swept bottlebrushes that just gets me everytime.
I think Stu's really captured the essence of the area, and the whole video has such a cool North Coast vibe.
I'll let Stu introduce the video.....enjoy :-)
Forget patience, I've discovered persistence.
Today I can't help but feel a bit like a 10 year old kid who has just brought home his first "keeper" to show Mum.
Spring, Summer and Autumn have passed and we've now got something to be proud of.
The filming started so well. Simon Walsh and I captured all the sequences about fish habitat in pretty much one hit but the bass were elusive.
Did we have the story?
I'm not saying luck doesn't play a part in things in fact a chance encounter got me in touch with Catherine and the whole ABC Open world. She confirmed what we thought. The filming wasn't finished until the audience got to eyeball a fish on the line.
However the "quick trip back to catch a better Bass" didn't come easily.
3 times I grew back that ridiculous Abe Lincoln styled beard, 8 times I dug out that hand-me-down hoodie and finally after 3 floods and a bit of failed technology I got my fish.
All I'm saying is that plugging away seems to pay dividends, especially when you've got some good people along for the ride.
Finally, one in the bucket!
Fish Bits from the Clarence from Stu Murphy on Vimeo.