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

Sunday, April 28, 2013

shadows & light

More from the Hunter Valley...
an early morning walk, no fog on this morning..
just beautiful shadows & light.

Joining in here

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

autumn leaves & a fountain

One thing that I loved on our short break at the Hunter valley was how autumnal it was.

I loved the colours & seeing the autumn leaves floating & dancing on the ripples of the fountain.
So pretty!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

a foggy morning

 David & I have just got back from a few days in the Hunter Valley. 
So lovely to spend some time together in such a beautiful place.

 On Thursday morning we went for a walk, it was foggy but not particularly cold. 

So much to look at & photograph in the beautiful morning light!
(there'll be more photos to come.....)

Joining in with stills at the beetle shack.

Friday, April 19, 2013

diptychs

I've been  reading about dyptichs in a few places lately, here, here & here, so I though that I would have a go. 
First I thought that I would have a look at some photos that I had taken recently to see whether I could find 2 photos that worked well together. 

These flowers taken from different angles seem to work.

These boats, first the bigger picture, then closer.

Then, I thought I would try to take some photos in my front garden with the idea of using them for diptychs. 
Taking photos in portrait rather than landscape, & trying to think of photos that complimented each other without just being a photo of the same thing with a different perspective (as in the photos above).

This is what I came up with....
Looking down, looking up.

I quite liked these 2 together but I'm not really sure what connects them.

And I think this is my favourite.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

scavenger hunt

I always enjoy joining in Ashley's scavenger hunt & I'm really happy that I managed to check the prompts this week!
 (I've become a very irregular participant)

So, this is what I've come up with...

glow...
these grasses look like they're glowing with the sun shining behind them

old...
with rusty dirty bottoms, these boats on the sand look fairly old

shadow...
I liked this interesting shadow of the boat ramp

spring...
it isn't spring in my part of the world but this autumn rose photo could pass for spring

smile...
I think it looks like she's smiling! She's definitely having fun.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. 
Looking for beauty in the ordinary.

I love documenting my day in this way...
this is what my tenth looked like (starting at about 6.30am)


Sunday, April 7, 2013

stills:: in black & white


:: pigeon on a rooftop
:: railway bridge at Meadowbank
:: playing around with selfies, one out of focus,
                                                one in focus
:: hinge on our front gate
:: can you guess what this last one is?

Joining in at the beetle shack

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

circles

Some shots taken while walking with Poppy this sunshiny afternoon

Hipstamatic:  Buckhorst lens, GS-O film