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

Friday, March 24, 2017

a coastal walk

I walked with Justine from Bradley's Head to Chowder Bay yesterday- a stretch of coastline on Sydney Harbour. It has been so wet in Sydney through March but it stayed dry for the morning (although it was very humid).

Most of the walk is through National Park with a combination of bushland & coastal views. Once we got to Chowder Bay we walked back to the start through the streets of Mosman. 

Chowder bay is an interesting historical spot. It's named after whalers who made ‘chowder’ from the bay’s abundant seafood. Chowder Bay was opened to the public in 2000 following decades of military occupation. The area features a complex of historic buildings and facilities originally established as a Submarine Miners Depot, and later used as barracks and mess buildings for the Australian military. The buildings have since been carefully restored by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and they now house a range of organisations and businesses offering diverse visitor experiences. Chowder Bay, together with Middle Head and Georges Heights, form Headland Park—a new parkland created by the Harbour Trust.

We also took some photos for our two takes blog which mostly feature some of these buildings.. click here if you'd like to see...

Friday, February 24, 2017

foreshore walk

Yesterday I went on a very long walk with a friend-we caught the ferry to circular quay then walked for 15.6km (nearly 22,000 steps) along the foreshore to Balmain. It's part of our plan to walk up & down the Parramatta river & around Sydney Harbour. It is such a beautiful way to explore our spectacular city. It's been a project that we started in October 2015 (see here) & have been taking opportunities when we can to get together & complete sections our walk. We have 2 sections of Parramatta river to go then we might make some plans to explore other parts of Sydney by foot. 

One thing we really love is to see all the sights & colours from a different perspective. Plus it's always great to spend a day with a lovely friend. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.... a great way to document an ordinary day.

7:13am   gardenia leaves in the morning light
7:51am   packed lunch
8:51am   dropping James at his day program
11:39am toes and paws
12:53pm new cushions
1:14pm   on the sideboard
2:16pm   artwork on the wall outside a vet
3:58pm   flowers
5:50pm   Poppy in the afternoon light
7:53pm   take away with friends

Monday, January 30, 2017

last days of January

So,  this week routine kicks back in with early starts and to do lists, everyone in the family has new adventures & challenges for 2017.  It's been incredibly hot & dry this summer so we've had plenty of time out & about trying to keep cool. 
I just thought I'd post a few photos from January that capture a bit of our summer.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


I spent the day with Justine yesterday at the beach & we decided to revive our two takes collaboration after a break for a bit over a year. A new project for 2017, slightly different to what we had previously posted -check it out here if you'd like to have a look.