Making the most of a wet night ...

I was returning to my hotel on the last night of a recent trip to Brasilia, Brazil's capital. I had been banking on using this night to go and shoot however it was raining hard.

That morning I'd told the taxi driver that I wanted to shoot a couple of places so he was still keen. I did not have a rain coat or umbrella so at best it was not going to be wet. I told the driver that I wouldn't bother. Then when we got near the hotel I thought stuff it, may as well. I gathered my gear from my room and went and bought an umbrella.

I was very glad I did as got so different images to those I'd taken in these locations in past trips to Brasilia. The reflections from the wet concrete and bitumen was unexpected but really added dimension.

The whole experience was a reminder to me to take opportunities as they come about as some might result in unique results.

Here are a few of my favourites:-

Brazil National Congress in Brasilia

The Cultural Complex with Cathedral and Congress in Brasilia

Brasilia Cathedral

Then on a totally unrelated day, I was treated to a visit to a natural park called Chapada Imperial and was able to spent time with some amazing birds. This is an Arara or Macaw and he was the most brazen of about six that were hanging around...


All in all an incredible trip to a wonderful country. Brasilia is not the most typical and dynamic city in Brazil however it has wonderful architecture (mostly thanks to Oscar Nieyemer) and digging around there are many experiences to have not to mention some great fresh food ...

Stained glass ceiling

Cultural Complex Brasilia Brazil

Brazil National Congress in Brasilia

Attorney General's Office Brasilia

Photo credits: Bevanward.
  • Bevanward
I moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1978 from Auckland, New Zealand, as a child. Raised in Townsville, North Queensland, I left home to work in Central Australia where I first became interested in photography as a field geologist. From there I took a role in Johannesburg, South Africa, returned to Australia to marry, moved to Santiago, spent five years there in the capital of Chile and since have moved back to Brisbane, Australia where I am now based. I live with my wife of eight years and our three year old son. I have spent the past 10 years travelling all over the world and as part of my travel I have had the privilege of seeing and progressively becoming a more dedicated photographer, trying to represent the world as I see it.

My passion in photography is diverse, but the area I enjoy most is the wonder of what is revealed within macro photographs. I enjoy abstract and realistic portrayals of natural subjects and ordinary things. Bright contrasting colours, dense texture, rhythmic and seemingly random patterns at all scales captivate me. The detail revealed through high resolution photographs demonstrates to me how much we miss while “living” life and suggests that any amount of time spent observing will never be too much.

I particularly enjoy being stirred by a photograph which displays the awe delivered by a landscape, a raw/seized/held/bound/ captured emotion, rich morning light or a captured sense of movement. I am inspired by viewing photographs from the greats through to amateurs. They challenge me to continue to learn how to see.

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April 24, 2013

Wow! Thanks everyone for the compliments I wish you all many many great sales! The first image here has already sold so first 42 cents from the trip! Take care Bevan


April 17, 2013

Absolutely stunning images! As others have said - truly inspiring. Congratulations!


April 17, 2013

Brave and nice story. Really inspiring. Well done!


April 16, 2013

NIce story, your images are amazing. Thaks for sharing.


April 16, 2013

Great shots - best of luck with them


April 16, 2013

Whow! That´s inspiring!


April 15, 2013

Thanks for sharing and congratulations for your images!


April 15, 2013

Thanks for sharing! Those night shots are just beautiful.

Can't wait for the next rainy night here so I can try some shots like that!!


April 15, 2013

very nice images


April 15, 2013

Beautiful pics, thanks for sharing.


April 15, 2013

thank you for sharing - I love those reflections and I will wait till it rains here in Sydney too and go out and see what sort of reflections I find - I must confess I really underestimated rainy days and the other good things - there won't be many people around ;)


April 14, 2013

Great images ! Thanks for sharing!


April 14, 2013

Cool pictures!This wet concrete makes photos looking very Cool!I like the much!


April 13, 2013

Beautiful images!Congratulations and thank you for sharing!


April 13, 2013

what a wonderful place to visit! ahhh I hope someday.... good shoot an wonderful photos. I had the same experience this summer with snow.... yes, yes, you have to take the moment every time and make it work!


April 13, 2013

Amazing architectures! Congratulations!


April 12, 2013

Nice story and very beautiful images. Thank you for sharing!