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

Friday, February 2, 2018


 Beautiful Sydney is always inspiring but I had a particularly wonderful day yesterday with the lovely Justine. We met at the Museum of Contemporary Art and participated in a free tour of some art collections that engage with language and texts. It was so interesting and so helpful having artists intentions communicated to us by our fabulous guide (and we were the only ones on the tour!)

So after feeling very cultured and inspired we spent the rest of our time together plotting and planning our photographic project ideas for the year. We've decided for February we are going to take photos of windows so looked out for all sorts of windows as we wandered around the harbour.

Here are just a few of the windows that we found....

Monday, January 29, 2018

taking stock 2018

Happy New Year! December and January have been both busy and relaxing, spending time with family and friends and doing all of those things that summer enables. It's been pretty hot in our part of the world so its been glorious to spend time outdoors in the early morning & the late evening. There's been plenty of walking, swimming, eating and drinking. Not so much photo taking but I did try a new video app (one second everyday) and made a little video of our holiday by the beach over Christmas and New Year. It was fun.
I have been thinking recently about this space and I do want to keep posting here. I don't look at many blogs these days- and I don't think many people look at mine but I do like it as a way of documenting  parts of my days, a reason to keep on taking photos and a way to stop and reflect every now and then. 
So my first post for 2018, and probably my only post for January,  I will  do a taking stock post.... thinking about what's happening for me right now..

Making : plans to have some structure in my week
Cooking : trying some new things- Ive bought a couple of magazines to be inspired
Drinking : iced water with lime- perfect for this weather
Reading: an old book of short stories by Katherine Mansfield, found on the bookshelf and belonging to my husband who studied it in his final year of high school - still has pencil comments in the margins
Next read: I have a list but have seen "Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine" in a few places so I might give that a go.
Wanting: magical answers to difficult issues
Enjoying: thinking about getting back into a rhythm
Liking: sunny days
Wondering: where the time has gone and what's around the corner
Loving: seeing my boys being men- my baby turned 18 last week!
Considering: doing some sort of creative course
Buying: clothes and shoes on line- quite successfully
Watching: just finished Alias Grace- loved it!
Next watch: more episodes of the Office
Hoping: to carve time out each day to create
Needing: to delete the rest of the prompts...even though I'm answering with the first thing that I think of -its taking too much time :) 
Knowing: that it is just fine to stop here. 

If you want to see my  previous taking stock posts, click here
Inspired by Pip as always. 

Monday, November 20, 2017

reptiles and wildlife macro

Last week Justine and I did a workshop with Canon, playing around with a macro lenses and some little creatures...here are some of the shots that I took and we also made a grid on our collaborative blog two takes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

a beautiful walk

Today I went for a walk with my friend from Manly beach to the Spit Bridge. It's a 14 km or so walk along the coast and it is incredibly picturesque.  It was quite a warm day so it was lovely to take our walking shoes off near the end of our walk & have a bit of a paddle before we got on a bus at the spit & headed back to Manly.

Here are some of the photos that I took...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. It comes around so quickly and it's November already -second last ten on ten for 2017.  Mostly a quiet day, I love looking for the beauty in the ordinary. 

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

:: roses brought inside from our garden
:: Poppy- always baking when i try to photograph her
:: hanging out the washing
:: tea and a book
:: ironing a  spotty handkerchief
:: a new log ring
:: fruit, seeds  and yoghurt
:: Charlie
:: afternoon shadows and a spiral staircase
:: candles and a dirty outdoor screen

Thursday, October 26, 2017

walk by the river

Over the past 2 years a friend and I have been walking alongside the Parramatta river (on both sides) between Parramatta and the city.  A few weeks ago we completed our final section between Huntley's point and Meadowbank. It was a beautiful day with beautiful views along the way. 

There were small bays, large bridges, boat houses, a community garden and hosts of other things.  So good to complete this little project and now it's time to think of what to do next. There are so many good walks in Sydney.

Here's a little of what we saw..

If you want to see more of our Parramatta river walks click here..