Friday, 27 March 2015

Summer's Gone



Dear readers,

Summer is gone. Even though some of the days are still warm, the air has a cooler edge.
Rain clouds roll down from the escarpment. Storm clouds gather, the beaches empty and it's even too windy for the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos.












I know I've had my last ocean swim for a while, but in a way I am looking forward to winter. I hope we have a real one instead of the half hearted effort we had last year.

Happy spring to my friends in the northern hemisphere from the land down under,

Val.

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Upside down world


Whats this? Some strange joy ride?




No, just tourists having a quiet coffee in the Queen Victoria building Sydney. It is one of my favourite inner city shopping arcades. In amongst the original Victorian features of the building are mirrored escalators. They have mirrors on the sides and underneath, as do the overhangs. It certainly adds interest when you look up..



Shards of light show between the escalators when you look to the glass domed ceiling.



I'll be linking to Weekend Reflections and then next week branching out to other subjects for a while.

Have a good weekend,

Val.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Mystery Reflection


I'm pulling some photos out of the archive today. Every two years Sydney hosts the Biennale art festival on Cockatoo Island. Cockatoo Island is an old ship building works that is now open to the public. A lot of the ship building machinery is still there as well as heritage listed sandstone buidlings. In fact the whole island is heritage listed and is a park administered by the NSW government. It is a fascinating place and a photographer's delight. There are old dungeons there too, quite spooky.

Anyway, I discovered it several years ago due to the festival. It's not on this year but I want to make a return trip just to roam around with camera of course and I think I'll ask a few photographer buddies to join me ...





Some of last year's art installations.



Have a good weekend,
Val.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The wonder of small things



I love macro. Take a photograph of a flower on a greenish blue succulent that grows like a weed, blow it up and wonder at the beauty of the tiny flowers and seed pods.



Or la little bug munching on a leaf.




I want to get myself a 100mm lens for macro... These were taken with my 24-70mm.. It's on the wish list..
Do you see beauty in ordinary things with the help of a camera?

Val.