"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Monday, September 26, 2016

a long lens

I've been having some trouble with the lens on my camera that I usually use (17-85), so when I went into the city last week to meet Justine, I took my longer lens. It's 70-300mm. It was fun to look at things a little differently. I couldn't fit everything into the frame as I usually do. I really like the results.

I caught a ferry into Sydney Harbour and met Justine at Circular Quay. We decided to walk across the bridge & after wandering past Luna Park & having some lunch, we headed back across the bridge.













Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rouse Hill

Last Saturday, David, James & I went for a drive to Rouse Hill regional park. It's an excellent spot to visit- open space,  hardly any people & brimming with history. There were a number of rebllions in this region beginning with the Aborigines rebelling against the early settlers between 1790 & 1804. Then in 1804 Irish convicts escaped from a nearby government farm and battled at Vinegar Hill. And in 1808 a battle known as the rum rebellion took place-which started after Governor Bligh stopped the trading of spirits for goods- which was a popular form of trade amongst ex-convicts & soldiers. 

It was also a beautiful morning and it was just lovely to walk around. I'm very glad I decided to take my camera along....











































Saturday, September 10, 2016

ten on ten

It's time for ten ton ten again! Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month- a great way of documenting an ordinary day.
I nearly forgot today so all photos are taken with my iphone. I remembered as we were driving to the beach for a few hours of sand & sunshine. 

This is a bit of what my tenth looked like....


















10.51am - looking out of the car at beautiful trees
11.22am - a cup of Rooibos tea
11.32am - looking up at pink flowers, not sure what these are called
11.52am - James & David waiting for lunch
12.44pm - surfers walking along the beach
12.54pm - beach flowers
1.53pm  - looking out of the car on the way home- a clock on a building
2.16pm - beautiful blue sky coming home on the motorway
5.33pm - Charlie & David in the kitchen
7.05pm-  Poppy down the hallway







Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ten on ten

Ten on ten time for August- ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of each month. A way of noticing and documenting the beauty in the every day.

This is a bit of what my tenth looked like...








7.19am     poached eggs for breakfast
7.53am     jonquil erlicheer in my garden in the morning light
8.46am     tibouchina on my morning walk
10.11am   donuts - canteen duty for Charlie's school canteen
11.10am   an old building down the road from school
11.48am   a teapot & some jars on a shelf in a Japanese restaurant I visited unexpectedly with a lovely friend
1.16pm    healthier options in the school canteen 
2.03pm    august break- 10 {yellow}
3.09pm    James getting a haircut
5.48pm    Poppy watching James eat his dinner- hoping that he'll drop something. 






Joining in with Rebekah