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

Friday, October 20, 2017

Roid week

Apparently it's 'roid week' ... an opportunity to play around with Polaroids. While technically I don"t have a Polaroid  camera I can still enjoy some instant film photography with my Fujifilm Instax. It's a little different - rectanglar photos rather than square and the colours appear stronger. Both fun!

I went with Justine to Bondi on Monday. We both took our instant cameras and walked along the coast from Bondi to Bronte (& back again). It's always beautiful & this time we enjoyed snapping away with our instant film. So much blue!



You can have a look at some of the other photos we took in a grid on our collaborative blog.  two takes .





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.