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

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

last day of school holidays

With my18 year old bushwalking with friends & my 13 year old at the movies with friends, 
James & I were left to our own devices on the last day of his school holidays.
James loves routine & has been a bit restless with the absence of one for the past 6 weeks.
So I thought it best that we find some fresh air & wide open spaces.

The clouds had gathered when we arrived at the park, so our time was cut short by rain, 
but to get out was definitely just what we both needed.

Monday, January 28, 2013

stills:: a weekly collection

:: grapes & morning light
:: love school holidays- extra helpers for hanging out the washing -thanks Charlie :)
:: gum nut flowers from behind {you can see some photos from the front here}

Just a small collection this week, joining in at the beetle shack

Saturday, January 26, 2013

gum nut flowers

I regularly drive past these eucalyptus gum nut flowers, so the other day I decided to stop & take some photos. 
I really love the look of them.

 Some had fallen off the tree, so I brought them home.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


"Through the dancing poppies stole a breeze most softly lulling to my soul."

John Keats

I always enjoy seeing quotes paired with images so for my challenge this month I thought I would do just that.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

stills:: a day with friends

:: beach
:: view from the kiosk
:: waiting for our coffee
:: shark nets
:: under the pier
:: getting ready to jump
:: splash!

Joining in at the beetle shack

Friday, January 18, 2013


On boxing day last month we went for a drive to West Head & stopped at this lookout. 
It looks onto Pittwater & then onto Palm beach. So beautiful.

It was a beautiful day and the sky was amazing.

Joining in with skywatch Friday

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

artistic blur

This month's Exploring with the camera focusses on artistic blur,
so I had a look through my archive of photos to see what I could find.

Charlie was jumping in our hallway & I must have moved the camera as well... 
his head & arms have almost disappeared - but I quite like the movement in this shot.

In an attempt to be creative with my selfies I chose to be slightly out of focus.

Some flowers with only a small portion in focus..

movement of the bird's wings...

and the blur of a reflection on the water.
All examples of blur (some more intentional than others).....I think it can be artistic & creative.
That's my exploring with the camera for this month.

You can find more artistic blur here.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

stills:: a weekly collection

:: sunshine sparkling on the water
:: David & Charlie waiting patiently while I take photos of sparkly water
:: I love that they humour me, I thought that this looked like a fun place to take a photo
:: a leaf
:: family boardgames 'Settlers of Cattan' (fun!)
:: I liked the look of this espaliered tree when I was out & about during the week
:: birthday brunch for Nick- I can't believe he's 18!

Joining in at the beetle shack

Thursday, January 10, 2013

ten on ten

It's time for the first ten on ten for 2013.
Joining in with a bit of sunshine.
Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.

The kids are still on holidays & all slept in a bit, 
I used this years Christmas cards to make bunting as I began to pack away the decorations, 
a train trip, a wander around,
a kookaburra chased away by our dog  (love the blur in that shot), 
a few jobs, a family board game....

this is what my day looked like.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

a giant rubber duck & beautiful skies

The other day, we went to Darling Harbour to check out the giant rubber duck that has arrived there as part of the Sydney Festival.
It was a bit of fun & such a beautiful day- I just love all the wispy clouds.
Linking in with Skywatch Friday 
(even though it's Tuesday)