Photographing the project involved a number of challenges. Firstly, I was operating in an actual wetland so gumboots and old clothes were donned as I waded through the long grasses and swampy areas at the property perimeter. Secondly, it was incredibly windy which made keeping the camera steady on my tripod very difficult as I attempted the dusk and night time shots. And thirdly, perhaps as many as two dozen people were milling around inside (and outside) the house during the latter part of the shoot – a barbeque organised by the building company to celebrate the completion of the project with the proud new owner and his family. Rain clouds were threatening but thankfully it remained dry throughout the shoot. A stunning but rapidly changing sunset materialised out of nowhere and I worked quickly to grab the so called “hero shots” in the small window of time it provided. In the end, the isolated location, the windblown long grass, the colour in the sky and the people milling around inside, all added to a sense of moody drama. I’m extremely happy with the end result and so is the client. Here is the full final set of 16 images delivered – enjoy and feel free to comment, feedback is always welcomed.