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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

ten on twelve

So the tenth of the month came & went- I took 2 photos in the morning then forgot to take my camera to work- so I did my ten on ten yesterday instead, hence ten on twelve. Ten photos over ten hours on the twelfth day of the month. I do love this project- a chance to stop ten times in a day to notice something that's photo worthy. It was probably easier to do that yesterday as I managed to do a fair bit of walking in beautiful places. So not quite as 'every day' as it would have been if I had of taken my camera to work on Monday :) 

Here's a bit of what my twelfth looked like...

7.36am   -  2 week old gerberas on my window sill
9.53am   -  colourful house
11.11am - flannel flowers as I walk a coastal track
11.20am - looking down at the edge of the cliff
11.44am - chain on a rusty gate
11.52am - a king parrot fossicking in the bush
12.20pm - water bottles in a coffee shop
12.37pm - boats tied to a jetty
2.33pm   - flowers & blue sky
2.41pm   - bunting ready for a local fair on the weekend

Monday, September 26, 2016

a long lens

I've been having some trouble with the lens on my camera that I usually use (17-85), so when I went into the city last week to meet Justine, I took my longer lens. It's 70-300mm. It was fun to look at things a little differently. I couldn't fit everything into the frame as I usually do. I really like the results.

I caught a ferry into Sydney Harbour and met Justine at Circular Quay. We decided to walk across the bridge & after wandering past Luna Park & having some lunch, we headed back across the bridge.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Rouse Hill

Last Saturday, David, James & I went for a drive to Rouse Hill regional park. It's an excellent spot to visit- open space,  hardly any people & brimming with history. There were a number of rebllions in this region beginning with the Aborigines rebelling against the early settlers between 1790 & 1804. Then in 1804 Irish convicts escaped from a nearby government farm and battled at Vinegar Hill. And in 1808 a battle known as the rum rebellion took place-which started after Governor Bligh stopped the trading of spirits for goods- which was a popular form of trade amongst ex-convicts & soldiers. 

It was also a beautiful morning and it was just lovely to walk around. I'm very glad I decided to take my camera along....

Saturday, September 10, 2016

ten on ten

It's time for ten ton ten again! Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month- a great way of documenting an ordinary day.
I nearly forgot today so all photos are taken with my iphone. I remembered as we were driving to the beach for a few hours of sand & sunshine. 

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

10.51am - looking out of the car at beautiful trees
11.22am - a cup of Rooibos tea
11.32am - looking up at pink flowers, not sure what these are called
11.52am - James & David waiting for lunch
12.44pm - surfers walking along the beach
12.54pm - beach flowers
1.53pm  - looking out of the car on the way home- a clock on a building
2.16pm - beautiful blue sky coming home on the motorway
5.33pm - Charlie & David in the kitchen
7.05pm-  Poppy down the hallway