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

Thursday, November 28, 2013

being thankful

 We don't celebrate thanksgiving in Australia, but I really like the idea of it. I think that's why I enjoy taking photos, to notice and be thankful. Not just for the big things like family, friends, food and shelter but the little things as well, a smile, a kind word or raindrops on a leaf.
I saw this really lovely movie yesterday called about time. I loved the relationships between the characters, the emphasis on family and the importance of slowing down and enjoying what we have. It reminded me again to be thankful.

Monday, November 25, 2013

:: stills

:: Wandering in Paddington, stopped to have a look in this groovy shop
:: I'm always attracted to bikes, I like to photograph them
:: I love the combination of urban & garden, pretty red & yellow kangaroo paw up high above a wall
:: We spent the weekend celebrating my parents in law 50th wedding anniversary!
:: Crocs & thongs from cousins lined up against the wall after a morning at the beach

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Paddington reservoir gardens

 Paddington reservoir gardens is a little haven in the middle of bustling Paddington. You can step off the main road, walk down the stairs and find yourself in a beautiful oasis, where you can grab a deck chair and a book and soak in the sunshine, as well as the peace and quiet. A space that was used as a reservoir containing the city's water supply in the 19th century that has been transformed to a serene public space, maintaining much of the original framework.
Justine and I met here yesterday to take some photos and to wander around the nearby streets.

You can read a bit more about the reservoir gardens here

Monday, November 18, 2013


:: looking down at the beginning of the Bondi to Tamarama walk for Sculptures by the sea- a man in the sun with a coffee & seagulls
(see here for some more photos from our day)
:: a beautiful view looking towards Tamarama & Bronte beaches
:: Bondi beach
:: coffee & a lamp
:: hanging vintage posters
:: chilling out with the guitar
:: A balancing act at Macmasters beach
:: I bought some sunflowers this week, always so cheerful

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

looking up

A few weeks ago I was in the city.
I don't get there often, but I always love looking up at the shiny reflections on the office buildings.

Joining in with weekend reflections

Sunday, November 10, 2013

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth of the month. 
A way of documenting my day and noticing the little things.

This is what my tenth looked like....

Joining in with Rebekah

By the way, there's a new post over at two takes. It's a diptych of pink.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

sculptures by the sea

".. the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a 2km long temporary sculpture park featuring over 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world."

I'm a big fan of public art & Sculptures by the sea is a fabulous example of beautiful artwork that is easily accessible to the public. I went yesterday with a friend. We enjoyed the beautiful day, a walk along the coastline & lunch at the Bondi Icebergs.
We both thought that there weren't as many stand out artworks as there were last year, but there was plenty of beautiful sculptures to look at, loads of colour & spectacular scenery. I really loved watching people interact with the art- sitting & posing in amongst it- I guess that's what it's all about. 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

:: stills

 From my phone this week...

clockwise from top left
:: birds on a wire
:: boats near where I worked during the week
:: I never get tired of the sounds, sights & smells of the beach- an hour or so feels like a beautiful break
:: me holding love- love is like oxygen, love is a many spelndoured thing,  love lifts us up where we belong, all you need is love

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