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

Friday, May 18, 2018

52 fridays

Autumn has been a bit slow to arrive in my part of the world and towards the end of May it's still all blue skies and sunshine. It is getting cooler though, so the trees have begun to put on their annual show. I've been noticing all the autumn colours while taking the pooch for a walk, so this morning I took my camera to take a few photos. I couldn't decide on just one, so here are four Friday morning photos from my daily (almost) walking route.

52 Fridays is a year long photography project that I started last week. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

water colours

Over the last few months I've done a few creative classes & it's been a lot of fun. I had a lovely time on the weekend painting with water colours. The colours look so beautiful in these photos & I enjoyed making a mess & letting the creative juices flow. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

52 fridays

It's my 52nd birthday today so I thought I'd start a new photography project. 52 Fridays. A birthday age that is perfect for a year long project. Each Friday I will take one (or more) photos and post here, until I turn 53. Simple. Starting with a self portrait (out of 10 timer photos my favourite was the one that I was out of focus).  I'm not sure yet how this project will continue but I'm sure as I find my rhythm 52 Fridays will take shape.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

ten on ten

May ten on ten... Ten photos over ten hours (or so) on the tenth day of the month-capturing the beauty in my every day. An excellent way of documenting the ordinary. Today was a quiet day today.

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

6.39   backyard view in the early morning
7.28   colourful gerberas in a vase- a gift from a visitor on the weekend
8.12   basket weaving using tendrils from our jasmine plant- this is one I made earlier in the week- I cut some more this morning to have another go
9.53   looking up on my morning walk- autumn is here
9.55   ...and looking down a few minutes later
11.33 twining with jasmine- 2nd basket is well underway I did finish it)
12.20 on the mantlepiece
1.23  lunch (poached eggs & salad) and a book
2.04  sunlight in the garden
3.07  a little section of our upstairs bookshelf, a collection of books (I have recently finished Fatherland), a tarnished christening cup (mine) & a instant film photo of Bondi beach

Thursday, May 3, 2018


A few weeks ago I went into the city to do a basketry course in the Calyx, at the botanical gardens. (Really enjoyed it!). I love that in just a 45 minute ferry ride or a 30 minute train trip from my home, I can be in the centre of beautiful Sydney. I've had these photos sitting here ready to post but only just got around to posting now (blogging seem to be a bit like that for me at the moment).

First a shot of the Harbour bridge as I walked from the ferry to the Botanic Gardens, then a few shots from the course & the Calyx. 

I'm heading into the city again tonight for a concert at the Opera House so that will be great. I always love it.

Head over to two takes if you want to see our grid of photos from our basketry course :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

ten on ten

It's the tenth of the month again so it's time for my ten on ten post- ten photos over ten hours- documenting the beauty in the every day. It was a busy day- although I couldn't tell you much about what was achieved.. washing, walking, shopping -that kind of thing. My day looks very pretty if you just look at the photos- this is just a bit of what my tenth looked like..

::  8:04    sideboard with red roses from the garden (they smell beautiful)
:: 10:02   colourful poodles arriving at the pet shop
:: 10:04   lanterns- a common sight in our suburb
:: 11:08  a pineapple snack
:: 11.43   bottle brush (& a bee if you look closely)
:: 11:57   a feather on the pavement
:: 12:36  Poppy in our back yard
::  2:37   mango smoothie & a book while I wait
::  3:32   in the hardware store- I bought garden scissors but the paint charts were pretty to photograph
::  4:01   pink roses & afternoon light