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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

sunday morning

On Sunday morning I had to drop Charlie at a school music camp in a semi rural part of Sydney. It's only a 40 minute drive from our place so I thought I'd take advantage of the sunny autumn morning and take my camera and visit one of the local parks nearby. 
I even stopped a few times to photograph from the side of the road (top two photos below).

Thursday, March 26, 2015

in my neighbourhood

I feel very fortunate to live in an area  that is both leafy & urban. So pleasant to walk around and so much to look at. This is what my morning walk looked like....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


The sky was really beautiful this morning. Pink tinges on all the grey clouds as the sun came up. I tried to capture it with my phone in between making lunches and breakfast, but it was too beautiful. I've used a shot of the sky and added some beautiful leaves that I took yesterday while I wandered around the streets waiting for Charlie to finish his trombone lesson. I really like a double exposure.

It's hard to believe that we're more than half way through March. A week and a bit until the end of term and Easter break. We'll holiday at the beach but before then I'll be helping year 4 children with persuasive writing, watching Charlie performing at theatresports, deciding what to have for dinner, doing another weaving course, catching up with friends for coffee....and the list goes on. Hopefully there'll be a little time for taking photos too.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

this morning

It's the middle of March and the mornings are getting cooler. We're easing into autumn in this part of the world. There's still plenty of warmth in the day though so I'm happy about that.  This morning I got out early into my garden to capture some of the early morning sun. I love the light at this time of morning. It seems to make everything shine. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ten on ten

Ten on ten for March...a photo an hour over ten hours on the tenth day of each month. A way of focussing on the beauty in the every day. 
Today was another ordinary day. This is a bit of what my tenth looked like...

Thursday, March 5, 2015

in 4

Last night I went to a fabulous performance of a new piece of music called 'in 4'; a collaborative piece created by some very talented young people using music cells that were submitted by 40 composers from around the world. To fit in with the '4' theme the piece was played by 4 quartets. It was a great night, a full house, lots of energy & really great music. 

I didn't think I would,  but I've rejoined the photography group that I was part of last year and this months brief is "performance and stage".  Perfect timing. I took my camera along but I really struggle with low light, indoor photography. I think it is partly my camera and lens (I needed a wider aperture) but I'm also unsure of the settings that should be used. I took a lot of blurry shots and many that were  obscured by microphones and cords. These are the ones that were the least blurry. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

second point trail

 This weekend I had a lovely 24 hour getaway. As well as going to the beach,  I went for a gentle walk up to the headland. Coastal vegetation is so different to the trees that I walked through to get to this place,  only a few hundred metres before. Dense and scrubby, plants that have been used to being exposed to strong coastal winds and salty sea air.
Then a lookout to the ocean at the top before going back down the hill.