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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

autumn colours

We're in the midst of Autumn & the skies are blue & the weather is warm, not that I'm complaining.  I always enjoy this time of year,  and I am loving the autumn colours.

I'm always quite fascinated by the way trees do autumn. These 3 trees above are all next to each other in a street around the corner from me. Yet even thought they are the same type of tree, and getting similar amounts of sun, warmth & water, they vary in their states of autunmness (I know it's not a word, but I'm sure you know what I mean).

One is full of coloured leaves, one is only just starting to change colour & the other has only a handful of leaves left on it's branches. Interesting, don't you think?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

fish & chips

Even though we are well & truly into autumn the days have been (mostly) warm & sunny. Last week while we were on holidays, we went for a walk along the foreshore at Woy Woy & then finished off with fish & chips for lunch.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

a long walk

Today I walked from Huntley's point across the Gladesville bridge,  then on to Birkenhead Point,  across the Iron Cove bridge and  all the way to Birchgrove & Balmain - nearly 14 km all up. I went with a friend and it's part 4 of our quest to explore both sides of the Parramatta river which leads into Sydney Harbour. It was a really pleasant day- I always love walking near the water. We discovered places where we hadn't been & saw things that were familiar  (like the harbour bridge) from new perspectives.
I'm not sure when we'll go again or where we'll start & finish next time but it's such a great thing to do & as we've both lived in Sydney for all our lives it feels great that we can still visit places that we haven't been.

Here are some of the things we saw as we wandered over bridges & around the foreshore. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of April- a monthly practise of seeking the beauty in the ordinary. This is a little of what my tenth looked like...

7.39am     a rose in my front garden
9.34am     hanging out the washing
9.52am    Charlie made himself an omelette for breakfast
12.38pm  leftover lemon tart
1.51pm    a spider's web in the back garden
2.34pm    an afternoon  bushwalk near the water
2.54pm    James
4.43pm    afternoon light on the sideboard
5.14pm    Nick having a snack before church
6.15pm    beautiful  evening sky

Joining in with ten on ten

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

art and cockatoo island

I decided to take advantage of the summer like weather this morning and caught a ferry to Cockatoo Island to check out the Biennale2016- the 20th Biennale to be held in Sydney in a number of locations. I always love to visit Cockatoo Island as its such an interesting place to wander around, whether there are art installations or not.

And this morning did not disappoint.  The sky was very blue, the weather was incredibly warm & there was plenty of colour & texture to catch my eye in the views,  the people & the interesting works of art .

I've posted about the biennale  before in 2014 and in 2012, -its a great thing to do every 2 years. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

instant film

So, I had a bit of fun with my instant camera on the weekend as we went for a walk in a park that is a little bit of a drive from our house. The park is adjacent to an old heritage homestead which had a couple of rusty cars in the paddock. I had trouble scanning the photos for this blog post so I took a digital photo of them instead.