A few weeks ago I was in the city people watching, and taking photos. We saw these men working away in their workshop on the top floor of the Strand Arcade so I asked them if we could take their photo. Very brave of me! We had to stay behind the line, but we snapped away as they did their thing. I love the light on the shoes and in the workshop.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Saturday, May 24, 2014
This is my 500th post here on knowing where to stand, so I thought it might be interesting to reflect a little on photography and blogging.
I started way back in February 2011- here is my very first post. I had just completed a photo a day gratitude journal during 2010, and I became enamoured with taking photos. After a number of years of a part time paid work and a very busy family that was (and is) full of complex needs, taking photos was a great creative outlet for me. Having a blog seemed to me a good way to sort photos and keep them in one place. A way to have a focus on something other than the everyday grind. For me, it's never really been about numbers of followers or comments but I have really loved the community and the connections that I have made here. In fact, with a friend who I met through this blog I have enjoyed collaborating on a project that we call two takes.
After 500 posts, I really love this little space.
Monday, May 19, 2014
:: people fishing off the pier
:: beautiful blue water at a marina that we wandered around
:: rain in the distance, mangroves in the foreground
:: a rainbow at Mt Gravatt lookout
:: parrots at the markets
:: the gallery of modern art GOMA, pretty fountains out the window
:: GOMA again, a photographer checking his work
Friday, May 16, 2014
Lying in the hammock in the backyard, looking up.
Last week I was fighting off a cold. I had a quiet week, took some time to rest. I managed to lie in the hammock in the sun for a little while. Very restful & restorative. Then the clouds came over....
Joining in with skywatch Friday
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
:: random man on stairs- I've been doing a bit of street photography & I liked the pattern of the stairs & the lone figure
:: beautiful autumn colours, leaves almost glowing in the morning light
:: looking up in the city: blue sky, autumn leaves, reflections
:: pretty shadows in the Strand Arcade
:: Aesop do an awesome wall display
joining in with weekly stills
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of each month. Joining in with Rebekah, looking for the beauty in the ordinary.
Here are my ten photos for May the tenth, a beautiful autumn day :)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Starting off at Central station & meandered down to Circular Quay via the Strand Arcade we wandered slowly, stopped, observed & took photos. Our aim was to capture a slice of daily life. It is a challenge to do street photography in way that is unobtrusive & authentic, to capture people going about their daily life. It was definitely made easier by the company of the lovely Justine. We both took a lot of photos. I deleted more than half & ended up with only a handful to share.
Here are some of the photos from our day out....
'Daily life' is the May challenge for an amateur photography group that I'm part of- I may or may not submit one of these....