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

Monday, May 25, 2015

kayaking

On the weekend Charlie was involved in an environmental project where a group of 16 students and 2 teachers kayaked to a small island in Sydney Harbour. They spent the day removing weeds and then kayaked back again.
 In the afternoon when I went to collect him the sun was sparkling on the water, people were enjoying the harbour and I was able to watch the kayakers return. Quite an exhausting but worthwhile day. 












































Thursday, May 21, 2015

autumn colour

I was out and about for work this morning and the childcare centre that I visited was across the road from a park that is in full autumn swing. Over the last few weeks, autumn has really been putting on a show, so it was nice to stop for a moment to capture some of that autumn colour. 












































Friday, May 15, 2015

yesterday

Yesterday I met up with the lovely Justine to visit the art gallery. We went to see an exhibition called 'the Photograph and Australia'.  It looked at how photography connects people, place, culture and time. In the brochure it says that this exhibition is a 'treasure trove of stories reflecting on our nation's evolution from varied perspectives'. It was interesting. We were quite fascinated with photos from the late 1850's and early 1900's.  There was a lot to see, we didn't love it all but it did get us talking about what makes a good photograph. (I even bought a book called 'When Photography Works")

After wandering in the gallery and having some lunch we walked in the Botanical which is right next door. It was a beautiful (and  cold) autumn day.
















































Sunday, May 10, 2015

ten on ten

It's the tenth of the month again, so it's time for ten on ten for May. Ten photos over ten (or so) hours, seeking beauty in the every day. I love documenting my day in this way. Mother's day today, time with my lovely family. 

This is what my tenth looked like...














Joining in with a bit of sunshine

Friday, May 8, 2015

blue sky

The sun is out after a few weeks of wild weather and I am loving looking up. The sky is so blue and looks so good as a backdrop to all the autumn leaves and flowers.




































Joining in with skywatch Friday

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

taking stock #4

Time is flying by so I thought it would be fun to stop for a moment and 'take stock'. 















Making : time to post here on my blog. Life has been quite full lately and I haven't been taking as many photos as I would like
Cooking : slow cooker yummies-last week it was lamb shank, fennel & vegetable soup and chicken & lentil curry. Both delicious!
Drinking : liquorice tea
Reading: Just finished 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed
Wanting: to capture autumn with my camera
Looking: at sun shining through autumn leaves as I walk through my neighbourhood-so pretty
Deciding: what to do with photos that I had printed and framed
Wishing: for one extra day each week ( a weekend day preferably :)
Enjoying: spending time with extended family lately
Liking: chilly evenings & fluffy slippers
Wondering: whether Charlie will be able to easily find his way by public transport to his work experience placements over the next few weeks 
Loving: blue sky after over a week of crazy weather
Considering: a new camera...maybe
Buying: men's clothes for my boys- they're growing so quickly especially my 15 year old. 
Watching: the Bridge season 2- we have one more episode to go
Hoping: to get back into my exercise routine- it's hard to get organised after a little break
Marvelling: at how quickly cold & rainy is forgotten with a day of beautiful sunshine
Needing: a new book to read
Questioning: 10 year olds about what they're reading
Smelling: toast
Wearing: red beads
Noticing: that my phone doesn't stay charged as long as it used to
Knowing: what's important
Thinking: that world events and life in general can be overwhelming
Admiring: people who are lovely with children and adults with disabilities
Sorting: through a list of tasks..never ending
Getting: a bit bored at work at the moment (hopefully only temporarily)
Disliking: feeling like my time is being wasted
Giggling: with friends
Feeling: tired and happy
Snacking: a little too much :)
Hearing: birds singing and morning traffic

Inspired by  Pip.

Some more taking stock posts here