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

Thursday, February 26, 2015

black & white

It's been quite a while since I've joined up with 52 photos project but I'm feeling the need for a bit of inspiration with my photo taking. I took this photo last month in the early evening at Hyde Park. I love the way the sunlight glistens on the fountain.

This weeks theme is B&W and I enjoy a bit of a B&W challenge.




































































Friday, February 20, 2015

february





















I know it's a short month but it seems to be zooming by. February is the time when our routine is set: work, school, uni, music lessons, sports training..... David travels for work, and this month has been particularly  busy for him with international and local travel, so it's been busy for me as well, as I keep the family routines going.  At three quarters of the way through  the month I'm feeling pretty tired. Those memories of summer holidays are fading quickly (so of course it's time to start planning that next little getaway). These cool blues and greens that I snapped in the city last week remind me of the colours of the ocean. That place that is so relaxing and peaceful for me.
So looking at this will have to do for now.













Thursday, February 19, 2015

lit up



In my last post I had photographed the Chinese warrior lanterns in the day time with an idea of getting back to see them all lit up. So, last night I was in the city with Charlie and 2 of his friends to see a theatre performance nearby. I convinced them to wander around with me to have a look.  In the dark it was hard to get good photos but the boys were very patient and happily posed for me :)






































Saturday, February 14, 2015

chinese warriors

On Thursday I met up with Justine in the city. There's always so much to see in Sydney so our morning began with us wandering around Circular Quay to see the terracotta warrior lanterns.  
As part of Sydney's celebration of Chinese new year these colourful warriors have been placed at Dawes point opposite the Opera House. They're actually lanterns and will be lit up at night for the next week or so. I'm sure they will look stunning.

"Created by Chinese artist Xia Nan for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008, these larger than life lanterns also include women and children arranged in family groups. Fashioned out of fabric and wire, they have all the delicacy of a traditional Chinese lantern, on a scale that inspires awe. With 90 2.1 metre high warriors and two horses glowing in brilliant bursts of colour, this is a sight not to be missed."

It was all still being set up when we arrived, you can see the ladder in the top picture. We asked if we could pop under the rope to take some close up photos and they let us. We even met the artist but he didn't seem to speak English.
 So, I'm looking forward to heading back one night next week to see them glowing. 










Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ten on ten

Ten on ten for February. Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. I really enjoy this project-noticing and photographing beauty on an ordinary day. 
Tuesday is normally a work day for me but today it wasn't, so a quiet home day filled with a few jobs (cleaning, sorting, washing etc) plus a bit of time for me (walking, reading & taking photos).

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









































Joining in with Rebekah
















Monday, February 2, 2015

collaboration

A project that I'm keen to continue this year is a photographic collaboration with the lovely and talented Justine. Two takes is our blog (you can find us here). Each week we make a diptych -two photos side by side-one from Justine and one from me.  We generally choose a theme monthly and post on Sundays.  We began over a year ago and it's been fun and creative. We've just had a break for January but we're back. February's theme is film. Below is my half of our first 'February on film' diptych- we'd love you to come and have a look.