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

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of each month for October. I had a lovely day with an old friend -we walked & chatted & had lunch. I always love to document my day in this way...

This is a bit of what my tenth looked like :)





































:: a rose from the garden brought inside
:: James' colourful lunch
:: a view over Narabeen from the track up to the headland
:: a beach discovered that we didn't know existed
:: a beautiful plate shared & a glass of wine for lunch
:: artwork in the cafe
:: coffee art
:: my latest woven basket & the dog resting after a walk- she paddles her feet in her water bowl-hence the wet paw prints inside :(
:: spring leaves






Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Barossa Valley

 David and I have just spent a long weekend in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. It's a wine growing region with beautiful rolling hills & plenty of wildlife (there are kangaroos under the tree in the top photo). We walked, we cycled, we drove, we ate cheese and drank wine. It was a lovely weekend.












Sunday, September 10, 2017

ten on ten

Ten on ten for September... ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.
A great way to document my day..











:: bathroom selfie
:: a bunch of tulips in the morning sun
:: a new round rug under the coffee table
:: a drive down to cottage point- an interesting lounge chair by the river
:: trees
:: boats
:: a neighbour's blossom tree in the afternoon light
:: Poppy loves this rug
:: wooden coasters that belonged to my mum & dad
:: pizza for dinner















Wednesday, September 6, 2017

lately...

For a good deal of August my family have been sick with flu and coughs and general exhaustion- starting with me and working its way through all but one family member. Now, as Spring is here we've all got a bit of our energy back so I've been out and about taking some photos ready to share in this space.

Last week I went with a friend to 'Hidden' -a sculpture exhibition held in Rookwood cemetery. I always enjoy public art and it was really lovely wandering through the cemetery and finding hidden treasures in amongst the grave stones....






















































On the weekend we had a lovely few days by the beach....































And yesterday I went with Justine for a wander around the city..

(There are more photos from yesterdays outing on our collaborative blog, Two takes)

Hopefully there will be much more photo taking and posting over September. x














Tuesday, August 1, 2017

faux film

I went to some hand made markets on the weekend, and I had some fun experimenting with a new app. It's called Gudak & it simulates a film camera. You have a 'roll' of 24 film, and once you've taken your photos you have to wait 3 days to see them. No previews. On the app it says "believe your instinct!! have fun!!" And I did. 

I was really excited when I got a message on my phone saying that my film was ready. Here are some shots from Saturday. I've already started on my 2nd roll of 24. 











































Monday, July 10, 2017

ten on ten

It always surprises me just a little bit how beautiful a day can look even when nothing much happens. This is why I keep on taking ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. It really is such a great way to document a day. I've been doing it for such a long time and each time I do it I'm so glad I did. 

This is a bit of what the tenth of July looked like in my part of the world....







::  early morning out the back
::  dead roses and sunshine out the front
::  a mosaic statue in a  community garden near where I dropped James off
::  lorikeets, winter trees and blue sky
::  cup of tea, banana bread and instagram
::  Poppy
::  grocery shopping done
::  picture frames, photo and some greenery
::  winter trees
:: Charlie making some cereal before dinner









Saturday, June 24, 2017

people watching

On Tuesday I went to the State library to see the World Press Photo 17 exhibition and Beauty in Difference: the street photography of Jon Lewis.  I went with Justine and we were both quite inspired by the street photography that we saw, so we chose to spend the next hour or 2 snapping away at what we saw as we wandered around.  This is some of what I captured and we also made a grid over at two takes.