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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

twenty on twenty

The tenth of the month came and went and for various reasons I didn't participate in my usual monthly project of taking ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. As I've been printing my ten on tens over the last few years I thought that it would be sad not to have a July 2016. So today, on the 20th of the month I'm taking twenty photos (on my iphone) over ten hours. Looking for the beautiful in the everyday.

This is a bit of what my twentieth looked like :)

7.28am & 8.25am- rain on the deck & winter trees
8.32am & 9.29am- James at his day program & roses fading on my windowsill
9.31am & 9.31am- bits & pieces on Charlie's desk
10.27am &10.29am- morning tea & a photo book
11.29am &11.38am- a walk in the rain, succulents & a bushy path
11.50am & 12.23pm- magnolias in bloom & selfie
2.53pm & 3.01pm- sculptures in the garden at Charlie's school & looking up while I collect James
3.11pm & 4.29pm- front porch & sideboard
5.01pm & 5.41pm- on the deck (but different shoes) & traffic
6.02pm & 8.34pm- watching while I'm waiting & rumbles with Poppy

Monday, July 11, 2016


I have just returned from a few days in Singapore. Its such a fantastic city with so much to see and do. We found it so easy to get around. While we were there I mostly took photos with my iPhone but I did take my big camera to Chinatown to capture the vibrant colours and textures.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

365 finished!

This time 12 months ago I started a 365 project. I'm glad I did it but I'm not in a hurry to do it again. I took a photo most days, occasionally snapping two in one day if I missed one. It's very good to get to the end of it.  I took some photos that I really love & some that I don't and I did often feel that the whole project was a bit of a chore. But I persevered & overall I think that's a good thing. 

So I'm ready to find another (less onerous) project :) 

Here are some photos from the last 4 months of my 365....

March- a month of 50mm
April-  a month of perspectives (looking up/ looking down) 
May- a month of daily life
June- a month of winter

Thursday, June 23, 2016

a winter walk

 So, yesterday was part 5 of my exploration of the Parramatta river. We started at Meadowbank & headed away from the harbour down the river towards Parramatta. We walked 15km all up, had lunch in Parramatta Park then headed home on the rivercat. This section of the river isn't as pretty as the parts closer to the harbour- quite brown & muddy but there was plenty to explore... historical buildings, bridges & bats (!) and it was a beautiful mostly sunny (but cool) winter's day.

Click on Parramattariver in the tags below if you would like to see part 1-4 of the river walks. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

on being a tourist in my own city

A few days ago I met Justine in the city & we attempted to do the tourist thing. We had an app to guide us through the hidden laneways in Sydney. It started off  very well. After a coffee at the Museum of Contemporary art we began the guided tour & discovered the history of some of the buildings in the laneways. Sadly however,  after a relatively short time our map reading skills let us down & we ended up doing our own thing :) 
Nevertheless,  it's always lovely to spend a few hours in good company in our beautiful city on a glorious winter's day. 

Monday, June 13, 2016

ten on ten

So, the tenth was a few days ago & I took ten photos over ten hours on the tenth of the month, as I do every month. We had a weekend away at the beach which was so lovely.

This is a bit of what our Friday looked like :

8.09am    looking out into our back garden
8.23am    morning shadows on our wall
9.45am    stripy shadows on Poppy's paws
11.14am  looking up through the sunroof, blue sky & winter trees
12.19pm  the last windy bit  of road through the bush
1.18pm    down to the beach for a walk
1.39pm    yellow daisies, wooden fence posts
2.20pm    thongs on the paving stones
3.02pm    gum nuts hanging off the washing line
5.54pm    cheese & biscuits & beer

Joining in with Rebekah