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

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Parramatta river walk

A friend and I have decided to walk together once a month and explore the foreshore of the Parramatta river. Last month we walked from Meadowbank to Cabarita ( about 10 km) so today we caught the ferry to Cabarita and continued the walk to Abbotsford. It was a similar distance- maybe a little further- and we finished at the Sydney rowing club for lunch. 

We walked around bays and discovered interesting bits of history about Canadians that were sent to New South Wales because of an uprising in Quebec in the 1840's. We found and walked through an old animal quarantine station. We walked through quiet streets and parks that we had never seen before. It was a really lovely walk ( although very hot!) and so nice to explore new places that are so close to home. 

I took some photos along the way...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ten on ten

 Ten on ten for November! I'm joining in with Rebekah as I do  every month with ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. Looking for the beauty in the everyday. It was a busy day- moving from one thing to the next so it was so good to stop from time to time and look for a moment to photograph.

This is some of what my tenth looked like....

6.10am    sunrise through the bathroom window
6.38am    gerberas on my sideboard
8.59am    fallen jacaranda petals
9.05am    year 4 artwork
1.02pm    purple flowers and blue sky
1.31pm    Charlie in character ready to perform a monologue that he wrote- he nailed it!
3.06pm    Mad Hatters tea party
3.42pm    lavender
5.44pm    heritage brickworks and afternoon sun- I drive by this most days
7.19pm    evening sky

Saturday, October 31, 2015

my 365

Since the beginning of July, I've been taking a photo a day. Each month I've chosen a theme & used that to guide my photography, to keep me interested and to explore & practice one particular idea. So now I'm a third of the way through..hooray! 
It's been good. There are some days where my photos are quite good & others that are very average but I collect them anyway.  There are some days where I really don't want to take a photo but I  do anyway. So, I have now gathered 123 photos of moments in my days over the last 4 months. I'm really glad I'm doing it.

Here below is one example from each month..

July- instant film
August- up close
September- mornings
October- black & white

November will be buildings & architecture and December will be people... not sure what's after that :)
If you're interested in having a look at them all they're over here on flickr

Thursday, October 29, 2015


October, you have been overwhelming!

So, right now, instead of attending to my to do list, I'm just going to fiddle around with some photos and spend a moment writing a list of 5 things that I noticed as I took my dog for a walk this morning.

  • Jacarandas are out and they are stunning
  • There are still new paths in my local area that I haven't discovered
  • Some people think that they should practise their dog training skills on Poppy as we walk by- she will sit on command but failed the hand shaking (why is that a necessary skill for a dog?)
  • The sound of lorikeets and cockatoos playing in the trees is quite loud at this time of the year
  • Fresh air, sunshine and exercise are excellent for my mood

Now, on with the to-dos....

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

an afternoon walk

 One afternoon  a week Charlie has a trombone lesson. So when I drop him off, James & I wander around nearby streets (and past a golf course) until he's finished. Lately I've been taking my camera with me in order to take some photos for my 365 project (October is B&W)

These 2 were taken one stormy afternoon...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

fresh air & sunshine

I had such a lovely day today, I did a long walk with a friend along the Parramatta river.  It was 10 or so kilometres of foreshore walk, but really we had a lot of variety on the way...mangroves, river, countryside, luxurious housing estates, construction sites, paths dedicated to war memorials, sporting fields, a hospital & more. 
When we got to where we were heading (after stopping for coffee & lunch) we caught a ferry back to where we started. Always great to be outdoors in the fresh air & sunshine.