Saturday, 28 June 2014

Fractured Clouds


Clouds in the reflection or clouds in the sky, what are they anyway and how is it that we can we see them at all?






Have a good Sunday people.

Val.



Monday, 23 June 2014

Mid Winter


Katoomba, a small town in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney holds a Festival on the winter solstice every year to celebrate the shortest day. It used to be small, a bit of a hippie/alternative thing but it has become something of a yearly tourist attraction and draws a large crowd. I went there as part of my Street Photography meetup group.












There was certainly something for everyone. After the parade there were stalls with handcrafts to look at, music, dancing in the streets and lots of characters in costume willing to be photographed...

It was an experience!

Val.


Friday, 13 June 2014

Lens Envy


This was taken during a Medieval Fair I went to last month. I liked the anachronistic wielding of the very modern camera but, well, the title says it all.


Have a good weekend,
Val.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Chinese Garden of Friendship Sydney


Last week I was in central Sydney on business and afterwards I had time to visit a beautiful place I had not been to in a while, the Chinese Gardens at Darling Harbour. This is an exquisite little piece of serenity in the middle of Sydney's waterfront.

Pay a few dollars to enter then enter another world. The path to the left takes you around the lake, past some pavilions, up the mountain to the waterfall and down to the tea house. It's gorgeous. Here's a link

This was taken leaning out of the Boathouse Pavilion. It could have been straighter but I would have fallen into the water..










Have a good weekend,
Val.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

More Medieval Fayre - Jousting



As promised, a few more pictures from the local Medieval Fayre a few weeks back. I am glad the
jousting was not for real but it was exciting nonetheless!









Have a good week, 
Val.